Horton’s day-long piano masterclass

Amy Freston is Rose Maybud in Opera North's Ruddigore
Amy Freston is Rose Maybud in Opera North's Ruddigore

TIM Horton is busily employed in all Ensemble 360’s concerts in Music in the Round autumn season in Sheffield (the group is also touring) and leads a day-long piano masterclass on November 30.

Bach’s B minor flute sonata, Beethoven’s Quintet for piano and wind Op 16 and Schubert’s Octet feature at a ‘special’ in the Crucible’s main auditorium on October 9 – purchase a ticket for a penny and pay what you want at the end!

Normal service is resumed in the Studio on November 3 with Rachmaninov’s Trio Élégiaque No 1, Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No 2, Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale Suite (clarinet, violin, piano) and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet Op 22.

Roussel’s Divertissement for piano and wind quintet Op 6, Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, Poulenc’s, Flute Sonata and Mozart’s Quintet for piano and wind are heard on December 1 and, on December 8, there is Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, Schoenberg’s String Quartet Op 10 both with soprano Amy Freston, and Brahms’ Piano Quartet Op 26.

He also has three lunchtime concerts with Ensemble 360 members – with Matthew Hunt performing Mozart’s K454 violin sonata (arranged for clarinet) and Weber’s Grand Duo Concertant Op 48 on November 1 and, on November 8, joins Gemma Rosefield for Beethoven’s Cello Sonata Op 5 No 1 and Richard Strauss’ Cello Sonata Op 6.

On December 6, he partners Juliette Bausor and Adrian Wilson in Schubert’s Trockne Blumen Variations for flute and piano, Dutilleux’s Oboe Sonata and Jules Demersseman’s (1833-66) Duo Brillant on themes from Rossini’s William Tell, arranged for flute, oboe and piano.