Music in the Round

Bennett and his Admirers

Ensemble 360 & Peter Cropper VIOLIN & VIOLA

SCHUMANN Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat Op.47
BENNETT Chamber Trio in A Op.26 – for violin, cello and piano
MENDELSSOHN String Quintet in A Op.18

Music in the Round’s co-founder and The Lindsays’ leader Peter Cropper joins Ensemble 360 for a concert which celebrates Sheffield-born composer Sir William Sterndale Bennett and two of his great admirers, Schumann and Mendelssohn.

Bennett was the pre-eminent British composer of his generation. Written at the climax of a brief creative period, this delightful piece possesses a flavour of Mendelssohn. Following a concert featuring the Briton’s music, Mendelssohn invited him to a music festival in Düsseldorf. Bennett asked, “May I come to be your pupil” and Mendelssohn replied, “No, no. You must come to be my friend”.

Written in his “chamber music year”, Schumann’s Piano Quartet has an infectious youthful energy, and an achingly beautiful slow movement.

Pre-concert Talk, 6.45pm: Angus Smith shares some of the stories he has unearthed while researching Sheffield’s music history for this year’s festival. Tickets are free, but booking is required: click here

Mon 13 May 7:45pm £5.00 - £15.00


Located within the Crucible building, the Studio Theatre has a flexible design allowing the seating to be adjusted to play on one, two or three sides or in the round. Seating in the Studio is unreserved.
The Studio hosts a mix of small-scale in-house and touring productions, as well as hosting the acclaimed Ensemble 360's tri-annual Music in the Round Festival.

  • 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
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