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Music In The Round

Music in the Round, in Sheffield, promotes chamber music concerts, related educational provision and a variety of arts development programmes. It also directs, manages and develops the Around the Country touring scheme. Music in the Round aims to make chamber music accessible to everyone. Our investment supports its core activities.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £142,000
  • 2013-2014: £145,408
  • 2014-2015: £149,189

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Tim Horton talks about our new piano

Tim Horton talks about selecting and playing our new Steinway C piano.

"The children's concerts inspire me"

One of our young concertgoers describes her experience.

Music in the Round and Ensemble 360 in Barnsley

Find out more about Music in the Round's work in Barnsley.

Charlotte Bray describes the anticipation of a world premiere

Charlotte Bray, composer of Shadow Game, describes the experience of hearing a new piece of work performed in public for the first time.

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Music in the Round and Ensemble 360 in Doncaster

Find out more about Music in the Round's new relationship with Cast in Doncaster, where we'll be presenting the world premiere of Shadow Game by the outstanding composer Charlotte Bray on Saturday 8 February 2014.

Charlotte Bray's musical influences

Charlotte Bray, composer of Shadow Game, talks about her musical influences.

Charlotte Bray describes SHADOW GAME

65+ musicians take to the stage on 8th February 2014 for the world premiere of Shadow Game. The premiere will be given by Ensemble 360, Beechfield Youth Orchestra and Boyce Chamber Orchestra in Doncaster's new performance venue, Cast. Here Charlotte Bray describes her new work. http://castindoncaster.com/whats-on/music/shadow-game

Charlotte Bray talks about her new piece, 'Shadow Game'

65+ musicians take to the stage on 8th February 2014 for the world premiere of Shadow Game. The premiere will be given by Ensemble 360, Beechfield Youth Orchestra and Boyce Chamber Orchestra in Doncaster's new performance venue, Cast. http://castindoncaster.com/whats-on/music/shadow-game

Presenting Stan and Mabel

STAN AND MABEL - the latest commission from Music in the Round's Children's Composer in Residence PAUL RISSMANN, based on the book by JASON CHAPMAN, performed by ENSEMBLE 360 with POLLY IVES, narrator. Film by Soundhouse Media Details at www.musicintheround.co.uk

Showroom Cinema programmer, Joan Parsons, talks about the value of combining music and film

Final tour dates for Piper's 'With Stolen Fire' and Britten's 'Metamorphoses': WARWICK, Bridge House Theatre - 16th Feb 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=554 BARNSLEY, Penistone Paramount - 4th Apr 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=538

Oboist Adrian Wilson talks about Metamorphoses themes and stories

Final tour dates for Piper's 'With Stolen Fire' and Britten's 'Metamorphoses': WARWICK, Bridge House Theatre - 16th Feb 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=554 BARNSLEY, Penistone Paramount - 4th Apr 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=538

Composer Charlie Piper on the inspiration behind his latest piece, With Stolen Fire

Final tour dates for Piper's 'With Stolen Fire' and Britten's 'Metamorphoses': WARWICK, Bridge House Theatre - 16th Feb 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=554 BARNSLEY, Penistone Paramount - 4th Apr 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=538

Transformations: Music, film, steel

Final tour dates for Piper's 'With Stolen Fire' and Britten's 'Metamorphoses': WARWICK, Bridge House Theatre - 16th Feb 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=554 BARNSLEY, Penistone Paramount - 4th Apr 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=538 Watch a live recording of the premiere online at www.musicintheround.co.uk/transformations.php at 7.30pm on Saturday 16th November. Catch both pieces on tour at: MILTON KEYNES, The Stables - 26th Nov 2013 CUMBRIA, Old Laundry Theatre - 28th Nov 2013 WILTSHIRE Music Centre - 1st Dec 2013 WARWICK, Bridge House Theatre - 16th Feb 2014 BARNSLEY, Penistone Paramount - 4th Apr 2014

The collaborative process behind creating a film for Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid

Final tour dates for Piper's 'With Stolen Fire' and Britten's 'Metamorphoses': WARWICK, Bridge House Theatre - 16th Feb 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=554 BARNSLEY, Penistone Paramount - 4th Apr 2014 http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/event.php?id=538

Stan and Mabel Songs

Polly introduces the songs and actions in our new commissioned piece for the whole family, Stan and Mabel. The music is by Paul Rissmann, inspired by Jason Chapman's book.

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Following the success of The Chimpanzees of Happytown and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, this laugh-out-loud musical adventure is the new children's concert by Music in the Round's Children's Composer in Residence Paul Rissmann, based on the book written by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Korky Paul and published by Puffin, Penguin Books Ltd. Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives will present Sir Scallywag at the following venues in 2012-13: Sunday 25 November 2012: Wiltshire Music Centre Tuesday 27 November 2012: The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness Saturday 1 December 2012: The Octagon, Sheffield Saturday 9 December 2013: Maidment Hall, Shrewsbury School Friday 15 March 2013: Emmanuel Church, Barnsley Saturday 16 March 2013: Priory Place Church, Doncaster Sunday 17 March 2013: Bridge House Theatre, Warwick Wednesday 20 March 2013: The Stables, Milton Keynes Saturday 23 March 2013: Wigmore Hall, London Thursday 13 June 2013: Wigmore Hall, London

Warm Up for the Olympics

Choreographer Anna Olejnicki leads a mass participation aerobics-style dance to a brand new piece of music written by composer Stephen Montague and performed live by Ensemble 360.

The Chimpanzees of Happytown.m4v

Children's Concert Ensemble 360 and Narrator Polly Ives Claudia Ajmone-Marsan VIOLIN Judith Busbridge VIOLA Laurène Durantel DOUBLE BASS Polly Ives NARRATOR Benjamin Nabarro VIOLIN Gemma Rosefield CELLO Follow the story of Chutney the chimp as he and his beautiful tree help to spread colour and happiness throughout the town. "Chimpanzees, this town is dead. These streets are all the same. Let's celebrate our differences. Let's make it fun again! Let's make our houses colourful. Let's pull our fences down. And, while we're at it, Why not change its name to Happytown!" Following last year's sell-out tour of Little Red Riding Hood, Ensemble 360 and Polly Ives present this brand new piece for 2 -- 7 year olds. Music in the Round's Children's Composer in Residence Paul Rissmann has written this imaginative and inspirational piece based on the children's book, The Chimpanzees of Happytown by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees and published by Orchard Books. With projections of the images from the book and lots of audience participation, this concert is ideal for engaging young children in high quality music, as well as firing up their imaginations.

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www.musicintheround.co.uk

Central Library
Surrey Street

Sheffield
S1 1XZ

53.379959, -1.46546

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