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|Title:||Music in the Round|
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Music in the Round Autumn Concert Series 2013 includes world premiere of newly discovered piece by Messiaen, ground breaking musical conversation between Ensemble 360 and author Marina Lewycka and Elias String Quartet
Following the winning of a coveted RPS Award earlier this year, Music in the Round presents an innovative autumn concert series, including the world premiere of a remarkably discovered new birdsong piece by French composer Messiaen. Unearthed and completed by Messiaen scholar and pianist Peter Hill, La Fauvette Passerinette, will be performed for the first time by Hill on 2 November at the Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. The concert is to be recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
Other highlights of the series, which runs from 10 October - 9 December, include resident ensemble, Ensemble 360 s Conversation Pieces with A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian author Marina Lewycka (17 October), a first visit to the North of England for Romania s Arcadia String Quartet, winners of the 2012 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (30 November) and Elias String Quartet s return to Sheffield to launnch a series of six concerts featuring all of Beethoven s String Quartets (15 November).
Music in the Round founder member Peter Hill discovers lost Messiaen birdsong manuscript
Eminent pianist and world-renowned Messiaen scholar, Peter Hill, performs the world premiere of a previously undiscovered work by the great French composer. The new piece is called La Fauvette Passerinette (Subalpine warbler) and has been deciphered by Peter from several pages of untidily written drafts found among Messiaen's sketch material. Based on notations of birdsong made by Messiaen in 1960 and 1961 in the countryside near Montpellier, the new piece follows the pattern of the earlier piano cycle Catalogue d'oiseaux (1956 58), but contains a number of striking features not found elsewhere in Messiaen's output. It will be performed for the first time in Sheffield on 2 November.
Ensemble 360 celebrate Wagner and Lutoslawki anniversaries
This year s autumn series features seven concerts by Music in the Round s resident ensemble, including the season s opening concert on Thursday 10 October at Sheffield s Crucible Studio. The concert includes Lutoslawksi s Dance Preludes and a version of Wagner s Siegfried Idyll, celebrating the 100th and 200th anniversaries of each composer retrospectively, as well as a rare opportunity to hear Brahms Serenade Op.11, as it was originally conceived for 10 instruments, before he reworked it for orchestra.
Marina Lewycka in conversation with Ensemble 360
Number One best-selling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and We Are All Made of Glue joins Ensemble 360 for an innovative collaboration on Thursday 17 October, which will include conversation between the ensemble members and the author, as well as performances of a series of pieces that touch on Marina s background and musical experiences, including Prokofiev s Five Melodies which began as wordless songs for the Ukrainian soprano Nina Koshetz.
Tim Horton continues acclaimed Beethoven marathon
Ensemble 360 pianist Tim Horton reaches the halfway point of his survey of Beethoven s piano sonatas on Tuesday 3 December, with a set of three dedicated to the Countess von Browne.
Learning and Participation
The autumn series also includes an exciting programme of family and education concerts and workshops, organised through Music in the Round s Music in the Community Programme.
Family concerts include the world premiere performances of Stan and Mabel, a new piece composed by Music in the Round s award-winning Children s Composer in Residence, Paul Rissman, based on the book written and illustrated by Bradford-based author Jason Chapman. The story of a music loving cat and dog who live in a block of flats, and accidently end up competing in the Best Orchestra in the World competition, this one hour long concert is highly recommended for children aged 3+ and is accompanied by projection and props.
Other activities include Music Box: Giraffes Can t Dance on Saturday 19 October, a forty-five minute workshop for 3 6 year olds, exploring songs and dances based on the book, Giraffes Can t Dance, written by Giles Andreae, with music specially composed by Paul Rissman. There will also be a free String Masterclass with violinist Rebecca Thompson for 11 18 year olds (6 December), and a Lads, Dads and Grandads vocal workshop for any men with enthusiasm for singing, led by Matthew Beckingham (7 December).
The Music in the Round autumn 2013 concert series events take place at either the Crucible Studio Theatre, Upper Chapel or The Octagon Centre in Sheffield. Tickets for all concerts and events are now on sale and available via the Sheffield Theatres Box Office.
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