Halifax Philharmonic Club presents
Fri 23 Mar, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium
Tickets: £19 - £2
Praised by The Guardian as “one of the most adaptable chamber groups in the country”, Ensemble 360 is renowned for its virtuoso performances, bold programming and engaging interpretations of music ranging from baroque duos, through classical quartets to new commissions for all eleven players.
Formed in 2005 to take up residency at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio Theatre, Ensemble 360 quickly gained an enviable national reputation. The group takes its name from the intimacy and immediacy of the Crucible’s in-the-round space, which influenced their performance and ethos to give audiences a ‘360 degree experience’ that goes beyond the traditions of classical concerts. Their spontaneous and energetic performances, lively spoken word introductions and talks, adaptability and engagement thrill audiences in venues ranging from prestigious concert halls to major festivals to more intimate spaces.
The group enriches the experience of classical chamber concerts through the addition of pre-concert talks, conversations with their audiences and performances for children. Their thoughtfully curated artistic programmes often take a theme such as a particular composer, city or musical style as their starting point, and can be presented as a standalone concert or extended into a full weekend programme of music and activities.
Performances include the Aldeburgh, Bath, Buxton, Guiting, Leamington, North Norfolk and Three Choirs Festivals; Barber Institute, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Kings Place, Paines Plough pop-up theatre, National Centre for Early Music, The Sage Gateshead, Wiltshire Music Centre and Wigmore Hall. Ensemble 360 has established its own concert series in Barnsley and Doncaster. The group appears regularly on BBC Radio 3.
Sextet for piano
and wind op. 100 Poulenc
Siegfried Idyll Wagner
Piano Quintet in
A minor op. 84 Elgar
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