VIAF 2014

Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ by the dynamic Sheffield Academy of Music

Led by their dynamic leader Martin Cropper, the Sheffield Academy of Music String Ensemble, together with clarinettist Roberto Meoni, will this evening entertain us once more with a varied and colourful programme.

The concert will be under the distinguished patronage of the Hon. Minister for Justice and Culture, Dr Owen Bonnici and starts at 8pm.

Vivaldi’s best-loved work, The Four Seasons will be performed at St George’s Basilica, together with Elgar’s beautiful Serenade for Strings, our own Joseph Vella’s inspired Clarinet Quintet and Gustav Holst’s lovely St Paul’s Suite. Soloists for the Vivaldi concerto cycle are Lucas Ferguson, Thomas Hetherington, Sarah Razlin and Amy Kent for each season respectively.

Sheffield Music Academy provides specialist one-to-one instrumental tuition and advanced general musicianship training including aural, theory, musicianship and composition. Every student at the Academy receives individual support and a tailored timetable that allows them to develop at their own pace and grow as individuals. Students also benefit from a specialist class for their instrument group, providing performance opportunities with feedback and focusing on technique and musicality. All students join one of the Academy’s choirs and have the opportunity to perform with various ensembles and chamber groups for all instrument groups. In addition to individual lessons, students have access to a variety of workshops and performance opportunities on Saturdays.  Students also take part in concerts at various venues throughout the year, including St Andrew’s Psalter Lane, City Hall, The Library Theatre, The Crucible and Sheffield Cathedral.

This promises to be yet another exciting evening – don’t miss out!!