Hallam Sinfonia News

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New season and new developments on the horizon

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Our new season is nearly here and we're excited to announce we'll be replacing our website soon! We're in the code equivalent of dotting i's and crossing t's so watch this space!

In the meantime, here's all you need to know about our upcoming season:

Autumn Concert – October 19, 7.30pm – High Storrs School
SCHUBERT Rosamunde / TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture / STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite
George Morton conducting

Spring Concert – March 21, 7.30pm – High Storrs School
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter grimes / BEETHOVEN Romance in F / BRAHMS Symphony no. 3
Jon Malaxetxebarria conducting

Passenger Seats 2020 – March 2, 6/6.30pm TBC – High Storrs School
We're excited to be working with Sheffield-based Opera on Location for a thrilling operatic theme for our Passenger Seats concert. Watch out fore more info soon...
Juliane Gallant conducting

Summer Concert – June 20, 7.30pm – High Storrs School
MUSSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain / RACHMANINOV Isle of the Dead / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
Ellie Slorach conducting

Thursday 29 August 19

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Insights to our next concert: by George Morton

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We're pleased to be working with Sheffield-based George Morton again for our final concert of the year (22 June). We asked him for a few words about the programme – Arnold's Peterloo Overture, Strauss' Four Last Songs and Sibelius' First Symphony...

I’m thrilled to be returning to Hallam Sinfonia in June to conduct a programme of gorgeous music by Arnold, Strauss and Sibelius. We commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre with Malcolm Arnold’s extraordinary overture which pays tribute to, and celebrates the impact on humanity of, those who endured great suffering in Manchester at the time.

I’m thoroughly excited to work again with soprano Andrea Tweedale who is well-known to Sheffield audiences through her performances with Opera on Location, Rep Orchestra and most-recently as soloist in Beethoven 9 with Hallam Sinfonia. Andrea sings Richard Strauss’ surpassingly beautiful Four Last Songs, the composer’s final completed work which is both a musical and personal farewell.

The concert will finish with Jean Sibelius’ Symphony no.1, the piece that gave him his international break-through. The symphony is full of charming solos, big tunes and sizzling rhythms which will leave both audience and orchestra elated!

Thursday 11 April 19

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