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|Subtitle:||Thursday 17 October|
|Author:||Music In The Round |
|ID & Publication:||20131011007 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Regional) |
Number One best-selling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka, is to take part in a unique collaboration as part of Music in the Round’s Autumn Series.
Sheffield’s Crucible Studio Theatre at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 October, Conversation Pieces will be the scene of a live, on-stage exploration of Marina’s relationship with music, touching on her family background and musical experiences. Music in the Round’s resident musicians, Ensemble 360 will play a sequence of pieces chosen in consultation with Marina, including Prokofiev’s Five Melodies, which began as wordless songs for the Ukrainian soprano Nina Koshetz.
During the concert, Marina and ensemble members will talk about the importance of her Ukrainian heritage and the experience of performing and listening to music, especially chamber music.
Marina Lewycka comments:
‘‘I'm greatly looking forward to discussing with Ensemble 360 how creating music and writing are similar, and the ways in which they are different. Like many authors, I am intrigued and slightly envious of the way music can act directly on our emotions, without the need to go through the messy business of making up stories.’
Artistic Director of Music in the Round, Angus Smith says:
‘Conversation Pieces is the first of a series of events in which Music in the Round will be exploring our relationships with music through a blend of spoken conversation and live music. We are delighted that Sheffield-based Marina Lewycka is the first to join us in such a collaboration.’
Running from 10 October – 9 December, Music in the Round's Autumn Series includes the World Premiere of a remarkably discovered new birdsong piece La Fauvette Passerinette (2 Nov)by French composer Messiaen, unearthed and completed by scholar and pianist Peter Hill. Other highlights include the 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 launch a series of six concerts featuring all of Beethoven’s String Quartets (15 November).
Conversation Pieces is also part of Sheffield’s literary festival, Off the Shelf. Off the Shelf, now in its 22nd year, runs from 12 October – 2 November and includes a wide range of events for audiences of all ages including readings, workshops, storytelling, exhibitions, talks, walks, poetry and more.
To book tickets please contact Sheffield Crucible Theatre Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
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