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Music in the Round May Festival - Meet the musicians: Amy Harman (bassoon)

When
Thursday May 16, 2019 at 12:45
Where
Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield
Tickets
£14, £10 disabled and unemployed, £5 students and under 35s
Phone for tickets: 0114 2496000
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  1. Phantasy Quartet, for oboe and string trio Op 2 - Benjamin Britten
  2. Quintet for bassoon and strings, 'Cantator and Amanda' - Roxanna Panufnik
  3. Wind Quintet in E - major Op 43 - Carl Nielsen

After a failed early career as a cellist, Amy has had much better success as a bassoonist. Former Principal Bassoon with the Philharmonia Orchestra, she is now Principal of English National Opera and the Aurora Orchestra, as well as a member of Ensemble 360. A particular highlight has been performing with Birmingham Opera as a ‘flying soloist’ from a trapeze suspended above the audience.

Amy’s chosen to include Roxanna Panufnik’s Cantator and Amanda in this programme, which tells the story of an ill-fated love affair between a 14th-century monk and the young maiden Amanda. She will also introduce Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, an entertaining piece that captures the character of the musicians he wrote it for, including a wonderful ‘argument’ between the bassoon and clarinet.


Venue
Crucible Studio Theatre
55 Norfolk Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 1DA
England
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