University of Sheffield unveils new season of concerts

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The University of Sheffield has unveiled its new spring season of concerts, featuring a Björk film screening, organised by the department of music.

The series of over 30 concerts, set to start in February, explore a Nordic theme with the concerts celebrating some of the region’s biggest artists.

The University chose to explore Nordic musical theme to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nordic musical giants Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius.

Concert producer Stewart Campbell said: “This season is set to be a exciting and fascinating chapter in our offering as a Sheffield home for musical discovery and understanding.

“Inspired by images of breath-taking natural beauty and the anniversaries of two outstanding composers, the Nordic theme that permeates the season allows us to explore a number of diverse musically rich cultures.”

The concert series will work with Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema in screening a film by acclaimed artist Björk on Sunday, February 8.

Biophilla Live was filmed on her last tour in 2013 and will feature a talk from University of Sheffield academic Professor Nicola Dibben, who helped compose her album Biophilla.