Spring 2021: A Season of Streams

Spring 2021: A Season of Streams

Our Spring Season is here! Due to current restrictions we are hosting this coming season all online – but we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you one of our best seasons yet, with a host of unique and exclusive live streams.

The beguiling and comprehensive mix of music across the next few months includes folk musician Fay Hield, the incredible Manchester Camerata, violinist Rakhi Singh, contemporary pianist Rolf Hind, as well as student performances and much more.

Rolf Hind, Seyed Ali Jaberi, Ella Taylor

Our season starts on Tuesday 6 April with Ella Taylor, a soprano with a passion for performing contemporary music and works by women and gender non-conforming artists. As an alumni of The University of Sheffield Music Department, it has been exciting to see Ella go on to the Royal Academy of Music, as well as working with the National Opera Studio.

Another highlight will be Fay Hield: Wrackline Tour. Fay Hield teams up once again with Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron to tour her new album, Wrackline. Exploring ideas of the space between, Wrackline looks to ghosts, fairies, spirits and talking animals to understand what it is about the unknown that entrances us. Working with traditional materials and ideas, Fay explores the feelings they evoke and how they relate to her experience in the contemporary world.  

It’s not all music either – we’re very excited to be partnering with Talking Gigs to bring you an illustrated interview and performance with Seyed Ali Jaberi & Hamdel Ensemble, and Professor Simon Keefe will join Manchester Camerata for an incredible event exploring the creative changes made in Mozart’s ‘Haydn Quartets’.

With streaming tickets from just £5, there has never been a better time to come along to a concert.

For the full season’s programme, visit our What’s On page here.

Everything you need to know about streaming

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Spring Season will be streamed direct to your living room from the atmospheric Drama Studio (pictured above), Firth Hall and Mappin Hall on Campus. We will be running a combination of pre-recorded events, as well as live-streams. All our streams are being recorded with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment, to help you feel as if you were really there.

Streams will be available for at least 24 hours after each event and you’re always welcome to rewatch. All you’ll need is a laptop, tablet, or mobile to join us.

If you do happen to run into any difficulties, our virtual staff will be on hand to respond to messages via email to help you and answer any questions that you may have.

A different approach to ticketing

We are aware that buying tickets to streams is a new experience for many, and very different from a live concert. To keep it accessible, and with this in mind, 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 out there will feel that they 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 to see the concerts.

You only need one ticket per household to watch the streams, so just pick the price tier for what you would like to pay, and join us for the concert! Tickets will remain available after concerts start. After you purchase a ticket, a link will be sent direct to your email with instructions on how to access the stream.