Happy New Year to you all! We have lots of events coming up during 2019, and we hope to see you at some of them.

Over the weekend of 8th-10th March the city of Sheffield will come alive with music, as Classical Sheffield hosts Classical Weekend 2019. There will be performances in several venues by both professional and amateur musicians. One of the themes of the festival is ‘Women in Music’, and we have created a programme inspired by this. On Saturday 9th at 3:15pm in Channing Hall we will perform Fanny Hensel’s String Quartet, which she composed in 1834. It is an imaginative and lyrical piece, in which the influences of Beethoven and her brother Felix Mendelssohn can be heard.

We are also looking forward to performing Jenny Jackson‘s Focus Pull. Sheffield-based Jenny composed the dramatic quartet in 2017 for Music in the Round’s Russia in the Round festival. It was written as a companion piece for Haydn’s Quartet in B minor, op. 33 no. 1, and so we are including both works in our concert.

For more information about the Classical Weekend and to book tickets visit the Classical Sheffield website.

Later in the Spring we have a number of concerts in venues in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire – more information to follow, so please come back and take a look!