A snapshot of Sheffield's classical music sector

A snapshot of Sheffield's classical music sector, the fifth report in the series, highlights how Sheffield’s classical music scene is ‘vibrant, hopeful and creative, and full of opportunities for young people'.

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Sheffield has a thriving and vibrant classical music sector, says new report.

A snapshot of Sheffield's classical music sector, the fifth report in the series, highlights how Sheffield’s classical music scene is ‘vibrant, hopeful and creative, and full of opportunities for young people'.

The report reveals a scene with an 'astonishing amount of classical music making going on'. It celebrates how Sheffield has a vibrant classical music sector, boasting strengths in the city's successful concert series, established and emerging festivals, vibrant music education for children and adults of all ages, and thriving amateur music making.

Overview

  • The report gives a snapshot of Sheffield's thriving and vibrant classical music sector.
  • The report identifies how classical music is currently being made and consumed and how it can contribute to the music economy of the city.
  • Over the course of one year, Sheffield held 423 classical events in up to 30 venues, selling 146,250 tickets and generating an estimated income of just under £900,000 from concerts and performances alone.

Sheffield has so much to offer as an international music city and this report clearly demonstrates that Sheffield is not only a great place to study music and live as a musician, but that music is the lifeblood of this city.

PROFESSOR VANESSA TOULMIN, DIRECTOR OF CITY AND CULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

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