Ensemble Cymru: Anniversary Finale

Friday 4 May


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Ensemble Cymru: Anniversary Finale

After 15 years of music-making, our expanded ensemble enables an arresting programme for May 2018 that is truly diverse in both time and place. From Wales, we are absolutely thrilled to perform works by two living Welsh composers: a brand new commission from Gareth Glyn, as well as Emerging (lightly) by Aberdyfi-based Rhian Samuel.

From the 20th century is the rarely-performed gem, Nonet, by England’s great Arnold Bax, alongside Debussy’s Dances for Harp and String Quintet, conceived as a harp ‘showcase’. Going right back to 1738, Handel’s remarkable Harp Concerto Op. 4, No. 6 draws on nearly all our varied instrumental forces for this exciting season.

The Programme

Music for the flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, violins, viola, cello and double bass

Claude Debussy – Dances for Harp and String QuintetArnold Bax – NonetGareth Glyn – To The Four Winds (new commission for Ensemble Cymru)Handel – Harp Concerto No. 6Rhian Samuel – Emerging (lightly) for Solo Viola and Chamber Ensemble

Tickets: £10/£8/£3 (students/under 18)

Duration: 90 minutes (including interval)


Composers Spotlight – the music of Gareth Churchill (Special pre-concert performance)

6pm - Duration: 30mins

Join Ensemble Cymru for a free pre-concert performance in the Seligman Theatre at 6pm. Performances of three solo works for the cello, double bass and harp, introduced by the composer. This will not be ticketed and all cash donations made on the night will be in aid of Ensemble Cymru’s work with composers in Wales.

Promoted by Ensemble Cymru and Composers of Wales.

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