Celebrating Debussy: Iwan Llewelyn Jones (piano)
05/12/2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is featured is this season’s University Concert Series as we join the international commemorations of the 100th anniversary of his death with a festival of concerts and lectures exploring different facets of his work, influence and legacy.
Our Debussy festival opens in December 2017 with a piano recital by Iwan Llewelyn-Jones and a lecture by Cardiff University Professor Emeritus Stephen Walsh discussing his new Debussy research.
The festival continues in March 2018, the centenary month itself. Trio Anima presents a beguiling programme of French chamber music, juxtaposing Debussy’s war-time Sonata for flute, viola and harp with works by Dubois, Jolivet, Fauré and Ravel. Internationally renowned pianist and Debussy scholar Roy Howat plays the complete Préludes (book 1) in a recital exploring Debussy’s indebtedness to Chopin and Chabrier, introducing his performance with an illustrated lecture. The University Symphony Orchestra and University Chamber Orchestra feature orchestrations of much loved Debussy works to conclude the festival. We hope you join us for this Debussy delight.
5 December 2017, 4.30 pm John Bird Lecture
Boyd Lecture Theatre, Music Building
Professor Stephen Walsh – Recent Discoveries in the Debussy Préludes
5 December 2017, 7.00 pm
Concert Hall, Music Building
Iwan Llewelyn-Jones (pianos)
Iwan was recently awarded a PhD from Cardiff University School of Music and will perform a programme including works by fellow alumni of the School, Grace Williams, Alun Hoddinott, Richard Elfyn Jones and John Metcalf, together with pieces by Rhian Samuel, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.
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