One of the newest chamber groups on the scene, Ensemble 360 is a group of extremely talented
young musicians from across the globe ñ wind, strings and keyboard ñ based at Sheffieldís Crucible, at the heart of Music in the Round. Britten ñ whose Sinfonietta shows the composer, at the age of 18, already highly accomplished ñ is paired with his friend Poulenc whose 1930s chamber-music masterpiece contains echoes of Mozart and the music-hall as well as darker moments. Elgarís gorgeous Quintet for strings and piano is from the same period as his Cello Concerto, and is in its own way equally profound and moving.
Meet the Artist: 6.45pm
Tickets: £14, £11.50 (£11.50, £9 concessions) young person £5.50ëWe are thrilled to have found musicians of such extraordinary quality with the commitment to be
resident in Sheffield and to form the foundation of the future of Music in the Round.
They are destined for great things.í Peter Cropper