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Streaming season

Streaming season

Spring 2022 Season

Our live streams continue to be popular and are a really fantastic way of making our events accessible, so we’re continuing them once more for Spring 2022. We’ve got a fantastic programme of streamed events from both visiting artists and students for you to enjoy from the comfort of home, and once again we’ll be running our pay-as-you-feel ticketing bands, and many of the streams are now free!

The fantastic mix of performances across the next few months includes the Sheffield based folk fusion group Mishra, joined by special guest Deepa Nair Rasiya for the second half, avant-garde legends Apartment House performing a new string trio by Jim O’Rouke (Sonic Youth), the Queer Folk project exploring and creating songs from LGBTQIA+ stories in the National Fairground and Circus Archive. We’ve also got 2 free student recital concerts and a really exciting performance from Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra. Amongst other pieces they will play Song of the Prophets: A Requiem for the Climate, a special piece commissioned for Chineke! Orchestra in 2021. Collectively composed by four Black British composers, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Daniel Kidane, Shirley J Thompson OBE and Roderick Williams OBE, the work is a meditation on the climate emergency.

These streamed concerts will take place in the intimate surroundings of our venues with a multi-camera set-up, full lighting rig and state-of-the-art audio recording equipment to offer you an up-close and personal concert experience.

A flexible approach to ticketing

We’re aware that buying tickets to streams is a new experience for many, and very different from a live concert. With this in mind and to keep our concerts accessible we’ve made sure our streaming tickets are affordable – starting at only £5 per streaming household.

As we’re sure you’re aware, the Covid-19 crisis has meant that opportunities for work and income for musicians has been decimated over 2020 and 2021. We’re sure that many of you will feel that you want to pay a little more to support artists and keep music happening as we come out of the pandemic – so we have added two additional supporter ticket tiers for those who want to contribute a little more.

When you buy your ticket you will either be emailed a link to a streaming portal direct, or it will be included in the additional information section of your ticket. Please do get in contact with us if you have any issues.

We are also pleased to say our streaming tickets are included in the Return Fare deal – so if you buy a stream ticket and enjoy the performance, you can get 20% off a ticket to attend in person (or to attend another stream)! See your e-ticket for details.

Full Streaming Programme

Our full programme is below – click the event title for a link to access tickets. Our main event listings all include links to access stream tickets also.

Mishra & Deepa Nair Rasiya

Thursday 17 March, 7.30pm

Stream tickets £5-£10 – Pay what you feel.

Live event £6.50-£15.

Mishra are an award winning global folk collective who weave a web of intricate, Indian-influenced music from their UK folk roots.

Led by the songwriting partnership of Kate Griffin (vocals, banjo, and dobro) and Ford Collier (low whistle, calabash/percussion, and guitar), Mishra is completed by renowned tabla and santoor player John Ball, soulful singer and clarinettist Alex Lyon, and jazz-folk double-bassist Joss Mann-Hazell. Members also feature in The Magpies,  BBC R2 Folk Award nominated The Drystones, Rafiki Jazz, Indus and Auka. 

This will be one of the first performances of their new material in collaboration with Indian vocalist and composer Deepa Nair Rasiya, performed alongside music from Mishra’s latest album. 

“Fascinating stuff… I’m really enjoying Mishra’s blend”

Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen staffing issues, the live stream has now been cancelled. Emails have been sent out to those who have bought tickets and refunds will be issued- we apologise for the inconvenience. If you’d like to see the concert in person, please follow the link above to purchase a live ticket.

Saturday 26th March, 8pm

Firth Hall

Stream tickets £5-£10 – Pay what you feel.

Live event £11.50 Full / £9 Concessions / £6 Student & Under 30 

The Symphony Orchestra’s hard work under new conductor Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey paid off in Autumn with a socially conscious programme performed to a sellout audience – so don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic event this term.  

Amongst other pieces they will play Song of the Prophets: A Requiem for the Climate, a special piece commissioned for Chineke! Orchestra in 2021. Collectively composed by four Black British composers, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Daniel Kidane, Shirley J Thompson OBE and Roderick Williams OBE, the work is a meditation on the climate emergency. Student soloists Matthew Kendell, viola and Mia Martinovis, voice, perform music by Walton and Bizet.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START AT 8PM

Lunchtime Concert – Julian Payne Recital & Department of Music Students

Monday 28th March, 1.10pm

FREE

Our free concert series returns – no need to book a ticket, just turn up! Over the term we’ll be programming around 10 free events that will feature student recitals, small ensembles, and a few visiting local artists. They’re a perfect opportunity to check out something new or just unwind listening to our talented students. These are relaxed concerts and you are welcome to eat your lunch at our lunchtime ones.

Please check our website for up to date information and programmes for these events as they may change. All events take place in Firth Hall unless otherwise noted, but we are hoping to return to DINA with some more free events too.

This weeks event features the winner of the Department of Music’s Julian Payne Recital prize, awarded to the highest scoring performance student. This year, the performer is Zhongyi Wang, a singer. Alongside Zhongyi will be a host of talented students performing a selection of classical pieces.

This event will also be streamed for free. Visit the event page on the day of the event for a link.

Rush Hour Concert – Department of Music Students

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 5.45pm

Free

Our free concert series returns – no need to book a ticket, just turn up! Over the term we’ll be programming around 10 free events that will feature student recitals, small ensembles, and a few visiting local artists. They’re a perfect opportunity to check out something new or just unwind listening to our talented students. These are relaxed concerts with a casual atmosphere

Please check our website for up to date information and programmes for these events as they may change. All events take place in Firth Hall unless otherwise noted, but we are hoping to return to DINA with some more free events too.

This weeks event features a host of talented Department of Music students performing a selection of classical pieces.

Apartment House

Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm

Firth Hall 

Stream tickets £5-£10 – Pay what you feel

Live event Tickets: £15 Full / £12.50 Concessions / £6.50 Student & Under 30

Sound Lab

in association with Another Timbre

One for left-field and contemporary music fans – featuring the incredible Apartment House performing the latest piece by experimental legend Jim O’ Rourke (Sonic Youth). O’Rourke’s new string trio is an ambient intertwining of dissonant yet delicate tones . 

Apartment House was created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995, and under his direction it has become a venerable exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Renowned for their extensive performance schedule, the ensemble has a rotating cast that has stayed at the forefront of radical new music. Apartment House were awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for outstanding contribution to chamber music in 2012. They have a long term relationship with Sheffield based label Another Timbre.

‘Pure and rootless musicality’, The Times

‘Apartment House were impeccable.’ The Daily Telegraph.

Queer Folk

Friday 24th June , 7.30pm

Drama Studio

Stream tickets £5-£10 – Pay what you feel

Live Tickets:  £14 Full / £11.50 Concessions / £6.00 Student & Under 30

LGBTQIA+ people have always existed so where are they in our traditional music? Right here! Queer Folk (George Sansome and Sophie Crawford) have been delving into the archives to find stories, songs and dances celebrating LGBTQIA+ history. Come along to hear old songs and new by an array of LGBTQIA+ folk musicians!

George Sansome plays in Granny’s Attic and his solo album was One of Songlines magazine’s “Essential 10 Folk Albums of 2020”, Sophie Crawford’s album Silver Pin was Mainly Norfolk’s 2018 album of the year and she performs with the drag king band BOYZ.

Queer Folk is a project that has worked to build up a collection of LGBTQIA+ resources of songs, dances and stories, now looking to explore LGBTQIA+ stories in the National Fairground and Circus Archive partnering with Fay Hield.