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February, 2013

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Title:Music in the Round May Festival 2013
Author:Music In The Round 
ID & Publication:20130211028 ~ 

Music in the Round’s 2013 May festival will celebrate three centuries of music-making in Britain, with the aid of composers ranging from Haydn to Benjamin Britten, Beethoven to Charlie Piper, and featuring the world-renowned tenor John Mark Ainsley, top baroque musicians the Avison Ensemble and MitR’s acclaimed resident group Ensemble 360.

Titled Turtle Soup: The Curious Story of Music in Britain, the nine-day festival will run from May 10 – 18 and combine the centenaries of Benjamin Britten and Stainless Steel (discovered in Sheffield by Harry Brearley) with a combined chamber concert and film event at the Showroom Cinema.

Other highlights include a first-ever collaboration with Sheffield Industrial Museum at Kelham Island, a tribute to music-making in Sheffield, an exploration of the cross-fertilisation between British and Indian musicians and a glorious finale with a chamber music version of the Last Night of the Proms, with Beethoven’s take on Rule Britannia and a medley of traditional Proms pieces.

The May festival takes its title from a famous comment from the notoriously grumpy Chopin that music in Britain was like British cooking, ‘excellent, strong but nothing more.... ’. He was having a go at both and he used roast beef and turtle soup as his examples. Turtle soup was a popular course at the annual Cutlers' Feasts in Sheffield and there is a very fine soup tureen on show at the Millennium Gallery. As for the music-making, we aim to prove Chopin wrong.

Centenaries Marked

The centenaries of Benjamin Britten’s birth and the discovery of stainless steel in Sheffield will be marked by a live chamber music and film event at the Showroom Cinema on Saturday 11 May. Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid will be performed by oboist Adrian Wilson alongside a specially commissioned film that reflects and responds to the transformations depicted in the piece. The Way to the Sea, a 1936 documentary to which Britten wrote the score will also be shown as well as a performance of Britten’s Sinfonietta Op.1. The premiere of a new piece of music by Music in the Round’s Associate Composer Charlie Piper set to BFI archive footage of stainless steel production will complete the evening.

A celebration of all things British

On Sunday 12 May the Sheffield-based bassoonist John Parr (1869-1962) will be celebrated alongside a day of activities for the whole family at Kelham Island Industrial Museum.

John Parr was a Sheffield bassoonist who organised monthly chamber concerts at the Victoria Hall, Sheffield 1930-1957. An enthusiastic performer and passionate music lover, he was responsible for having discovered much unusual and unpublished wind repertoire and a large proportion of his personal library now resides at the British Library. In 1955 he donated his collection of bassoons to Museums

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