The University of Sheffield proudly opens its doors once again to performers and audiences alike, continuing its season of luscious songs, exotic entertainment, cutting-edge contemporary works and sensational Sheffield-based sounds.
Starting things off with a swansong of love and loss, is Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton performing a selection of songs from Schubert, Beethoven and Haydn. The pair will be bringing our ‘Schubert in Sheffield’ trilogy to a close before SongMakers dies down for a month in preparation for our exciting festival: La Belle Epoque - A French Weekend! We’ll be coming together with Music In The Round to showcase a spectacular selection of all things French and all things song, bringing together a vast number of performers in what is sure to be an unforgettable weekend.
Our Forged in Sheffield series will see the return of the much-loved Sheffield University Broadway Orchestra in yet another riveting research production by Dr Dominic McHugh looking at Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. This semester will also feature the university’s in-house orchestras and choirs, as well as an exciting new Alumni orchestra and choir as part of an annual tribute to the great Peter Cropper.
Global Soundtracks continues its cultural crawl through the world’s musical wonders, moving through Haiti, India and then finally Madagascar in an eclectic mix of enchanting styles. Be sure to join us and see what the world has to offer!
Finally, Sound Laboratory will be boasting a huge variety of music ranging from the striking strings of our associate artists, the Ligeti Quartet, to astonishing acousmatic music from our own students and guests in Sound Junction: Intersection II. This series will also feature an electrifying new cello work from our department’s very own Dorothy Ker and to top it all off, almost all of this will be neatly bundled into one frantic week!
We hope you look forward to joining us again for the rest of the year, because we most certainly look forward to welcoming you back!