Past concerts

5 December, 2019

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Lollapalooza was written as a fortieth birthday present for Simon Rattle who has been a friend and collaborator for many years. The term “lollapalooza” has an uncertain etymology, and just that vagueness may account for its popularity as an archetypical American word. It suggests something large, outlandish, oversized, not unduly refined. H.L. Mencken suggests it may have originally meant a knockout punch in a boxing match. I was attracted to it because of its internal rhythm: da-da-da-DAAH-da. Hence, in my piece, the word is spelled out in the trombones and tubas, C-C-C-E♭-C (emphasis on the E♭) as a kind of idée fixe. The “lollapalooza” motive is only one of a profusion of other motives, all appearing and evolving in a repetitive chain of events that moves this dancing behemoth along until it ends in a final shout by the horns and trombones and a terminal thwack on timpani and bass drum. John Adams

3 December, 2019

Cerddoriaeth Gyfoes o Dde Affrica

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neuadd Gyngerdd Prifysgol Caerdydd

Mae’r Ensemble Cerddoriaeth Gyfoes yn archwilio cerddoriaeth gan y genhedlaeth bresennol o gyfansoddwyr cyffrous sy’n gweithio yn Ne Affrica.

Contemporary Music from South Africa

6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

The Contemporary Music Group explores music by the exciting generation of composers working in South Africa today.

30 November, 2019

Rossini – Stabat Mater: Corws Symffonig a Cherddorfa Siambr Prifysgol Caerdydd

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eglwys Gadeiriol Llandaf

Yn ystod y perfformiadau cynharaf ohono yn ffrainc a’r Eidal yn 1841 clodforwyd Stabat Mater Rossini  fel gwaith meistrolgar ac erys yn ffefryn hyd heddiw gyda chynulleidfaoedd cerddgar.

Rossini - Stabat Mater: Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Llandaff Cathedral

Rossini’s Stabat Mater was acclaimed a masterpiece at its first performances in France and Italy in 1841 and it remains a piece much-loved by audiences today.

29 November, 2019

Jazz yn y Brifysgol: Laura Jurd (trwmped), Huw Warren (piano)

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Neuadd Gyngerdd Prifysgol Caerdydd

Mae Laura Jurd yn drympedwr ac yn chwaraewr byrfyfyr Prydeinig. Derbyniodd sawl  gwobr a bu’n Artist ‘New Generation’ y BBC o 2015 i 2017. Datblygodd Laura i fod yn artist blaenllaw iawn ac yn  un o’r cyfansoddwyr-berfformwyr mwyaf trawiadol a chreadigol yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf hyn.

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