Helen guest curator at Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2022

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Helen Grime will be the first ever guest curator at Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.

Music in the Round's nine-day festival, running from May 13-21, is held in venues around Sheffield, including the Crucible Studio Theatre. The festival began in 1984 by Peter Cropper, leader of the world-renowned Lindsay String Quartet and more recently is built around the musicians of Sheffield-based Ensemble 360 performing in a variety of chamber ensemble variations.

With Grime as guest curator, this year’s festival will have well over a third of the featured music written by female composers. Helen Grime said “It’s been a huge pleasure and honour to be guest curator. I’ve had lots of fun, working with Ensemble 360, putting together programmes of music I love, finding connections between old and new music and threading through various themes close to my heart.” Grime goes on to say “Each concert features the music of at least one female composer, including overlooked gems from the last few hundred years, as well as more recent pieces and a world premiere


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Concerts featuring Wise Music Group works

Saturday May 14, 7.15pm
Helen Grime Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell) (2014) and Whistler Miniatures (2011)

Sunday May 15, 8pm
Cheryl Frances-Hoad Floodlight Starlight (2012)

Monday May 16, 7.15pm
Helen Grime String Quartet No.1 (2014)

Tuesday May 17, 1pm
Helen Grime To see the summer sky (2009)

Helen Grime Five North-Eastern Scenes (2016)

Wednesday May 18, 8pm
Julius Eastman Buddha (10’)

Thursday May 19, 1pm
Byström Kinderszenen (2011)
Abrahamsen Six Pieces for Horn Trio (1984)

Charles Ives Serenity
Helen Grime Bright Travellers (2017)

Friday May 20, 5pm
Judith Weir Airs from Another Planet (1986)

Saturday May 21, 7.15pm
Helen Grime Seven Pierrot Miniatures (2010)