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Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

24/11/2018

The University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra combine forces to perform works by the School of Music’s current head of composition, Arlene Sierra, and alumna Morfydd Owen.  In Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year, the Chorus will perform the life-affirming setting of Psalms first performed in 1965. Such was the success and popularity of the first set of Old American Songs, composed by Copland at Benjamin Britten’s request, that a second set soon followed.  You may find yourself surprisingly familiar with at least one of the tunes.

The world of Pauline Viardot

25/11/2018

Pauline Viardot was one of the greatest woman musicians of the 19th century. This lecture recital will feature some of Pauline Viardot’s finest songs, and will highlight the main events of her personal and professional life, from her early years to her death in 1910. It will demonstrate that this underrated composer deserves much wider recognition for her very special talents.

Schubert: Die Winterreise – Guy Withers (tenor), Esther Knight (piano)

27/11/2018

Cardiff University alumnus, Guy Withers, returns to his alma mater to perform Schubert’s Die Winterreise.  Guy is close to the age of both the composer and the poet at the time the words were set to Schubert’s exquisitely moving music.