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Rachel Roberts talks about Sheffield Chamber Music Festival on BBC Radio 3

Rachel Roberts appeared on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ earlier this week, performing music by Helen Grime and talking about the upcoming Sheffield Chamber Music Festivallisten here.

This month sees the 38th year of the Festival and, for the first time, promoter Music in the Round has invited a guest curator to join them in putting together the Festival. Award-winning composer Helen Grime MBE has curated a wonderful programme of concerts and events in which cornerstones of the chamber music repertoire are placed alongside contemporary works, and every concert includes music by female composers.

Tashmina Artists Rachel Roberts (viola) and Tim Horton (piano) will feature as part of Ensemble 360, Music in the Round’s resident flexible chamber group, who will perform the majority of the Festival’s concerts.

On Monday, Rachel joined Helen Grime and some of her Ensemble 360 colleagues on ‘In Tune’ to perform some extracts of music that will feature at the Festival, and to discuss the Festival and its role on Yorkshire’s cultural lansdscape. You can hear the programme by clicking here, with the relevant section running from 09:58 to 33:57 minutes.

Between them, Rachel and Tim will appear in a staggering nineteen events over the course of the Festival week.

Tim Horton particularly looks forward to hosting a discussion session alongside Helen Grime, in which they will be joined by guests from the worlds of visual art and music to discuss the connections and themes linking these art forms, and the ways they are woven through Helen’s work and this Festival.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival begins tomorrow (Friday 13th May) and runs until Saturday 21st May. Click here to see a list of events featuring Rachel Roberts and Tim Horton.

Tickets and full information about the Festival are available via Music in the Round.

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