Tickets for the Sheffield 2021/22 international concert season will go on general sale at 10 a.m. on Monday 6 September online from www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.
The first half of the season includes four shows, starting Friday October 15 with the Hallé resident orchestra playing Dvorak’s Ninth “New World” Symphony and Barber’s Violin Concerto, performed by James Ehnes.
The Hallés return on Wednesday 3 November with their artist in association, Sheffield-born composer Ryan Wigglesworth, conducting a program centered around his Piano Concerto. Ryan was born in Wincobank, attended King Edward VII School, and was a cathedral altar boy.
Members of the public can also join the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and their director Darius Battiwalla from 9:15 pm for a free After Hours concert in the Town Hall Ballroom.
On Saturday, November 27, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of its artistic director and principal conductor Sergey Smbatyan, opened a concert with the music of their native compatriot Aram Khachaturian. The Suite was composed by the composer and the concert comprises three of the five movements, including the famous Waltz.
On Saturday December 18th the Black Dyke Band and the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus reunite for their annual Christmas concert, featuring family favorites and Christmas carols.
Meanwhile, Sheffield’s world-class concert presenter Music in the Round is back in the city center Upper Chapel.
Bach’s monumental Well-Tempered Clavier will be performed by acclaimed pianist Libby Burgess on Friday, August 13, as part of a fundraising tour for four musical charities. More details on the Bach 48 project can be found on bachproject48.co.uk
Other highlights at the Upper Chapel include a concert dedicated to Beethoven’s string quartets performed by Ensemble 360 and the much-loved Leonore Piano Trio focusing on romantic piano trios, both held in September.
Ensemble 360 returns to their Crucible Studio home on October 22 with Dvořák’s Lyrical Piano Quintet and the world premiere of a new work, Naga, by Royal Philharmonic Society composer Rūta Vitkauskaitė.
The November guest list includes Last Night of the Proms star Roderick Williams. Music in the Round singer-in-residence Roderick is one of the greatest performers of English song and this highly anticipated comeback concert on November 4 features the poems of Thomas Hardy set to music.
Roderick will be joined by pianist Christopher Glynn and Momentum special guest artist Gareth Brynmor John.
Classical guitarist Craig Ogden teams up with award-winning accordionist Miloš Milivojević for a relaxed afternoon concert at Crucible Studio on November 6, playing Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Piazzolla.
Julian Joseph, one of the best jazz musicians on this side of the Atlantic, returns to Crucible Studio on November 6. When he performed in Sheffield for Music in the Round in 2016, he left audiences speechless at the scale and brilliance of his improvisational skills. .
Tim Horton returns to the Studio on November 26, when he will give the first in a series of six concerts of Chopin’s melodic music for solo piano.
The season ends with Ensemble 360 at the Studio on December 4, performing Bartók’s First Violin Sonata and Ligeti’s Horn Trio.