Wednesday 8 December 2021

2022 Sheffield Chamber Music Festival features composer Helen Grime as guest curator

Ensemble 360
Ensemble 360

Next year's Sheffield Chamber Music Festival will feature composer Helen Grime as the festival's first Guest Curator. Running from 13 to 21 May 2022, Music in the Round's festival features resident group, Ensemble 360 in 15 concerts, the majority at Sheffield's Crucible Studio Theatre. G
rime explained that "Each concert features the music of at least one female composer, including overlooked gems from the last few hundred years, as well as more recent pieces and a world premiere". There will also be guest artists including guitarist Sean Shibe, soprano Ruby Hughes & pianist Joseph Middleton, folk duo Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, and Bastard Assignments.

There are concerts at Sunrise and Sunset, links between works of art and music, a Nordic journey and an exploration of music in 20th century France. Throughout the festival, performances of Grime's music run as a thread including her String Quartet no. 1, Bright Travellers and Seven Pierrot Miniatures. Other contemporary composers featured in the festival include Caroline Shaw, Errollyn Wallen, Oliver Knussen, Huw Watkins, Anna Meredith, Judith Weir, Arlene Sierra, Hans AbrahamsenBritta Byström, Judith Bingham, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Julia Wolfe, and Tarik O'Reegan.

The festival was started in 1984 by Peter Cropper, leader of the Lindsay String Quartet, and is held in the intimate Crucible Studio Theatre, a unique in-the-round space that brings audiences to within an arm's length of the chamber musicians.  Ensemble 360 was formed in 2005 as the resident ensemble at the Crucible Studio Theatre.

Further information from the Music in the Round website.

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