Music in the Round Celebrates the Life of Peter Cropper
Music in the Round will celebrate the life and talent of its founder and former Artistic Director Peter Cropper with a series of concerts in his memory.
The concerts will be held in venues which have previously hosted performances by the renowned violinist who died suddenly in May 2015 and the Sheffield-based company Music in the Round. The first concert commences on 10 November at 7.30pm at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough before the series continues through Portsmouth, Bowness-on-Windermere, Milton Keynes and Sheffield until December.
The music – a selection of Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn and others - was chosen by Peter Cropper himself, as the performances were originally intended to mark his 70th birthday. They demonstrate his love of playing with friends and the importance of family.
The concerts include appearances from long-standing friends and colleagues and will provide an opportunity for audiences to reflect on the immense impression Peter Cropper made on chamber music worldwide throughout his distinguished career.
In Scarborough, violinist Katharine Gowers, pianist Martin Roscoe and cellist Moray Welsh will perform a programme of Haydn’s Trio in C Hob. XVI No. 27, Smetana’s Trio in G minor Op. 15 and Beethoven’s Trio in B flat Op. 97 Archduke.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Chief Executive Mathew Russell said:
"We are proud to present a concert marking what would have been the 70th birthday of Music in the Round’s founder, Peter Cropper. He made an immense impression on chamber music worldwide, both as a brilliant performer and as a passionate advocate for it."
Tickets to the concert at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, priced from £10 to £17.50 or £6 for under 30s, can be purchased online at www.sjt.uk.com and from the Box Office on 01723 370541.
For more information about Music in the Round and Peter Cropper visit www.musicintheround.co.uk.
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