What’s on

Cardiff University School of Music’s 2018/19 concert series starts with a programme of piano music performed by Késia Decoté featuring works by 20th and 21st century composers including a number of the School of Music’s alumni.

24 November, 2018

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall

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.

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra continue the celebration of Women in Music and Bernstein's Birthday

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall

In Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year, the Chorus will perform the life-affirming setting of Psalms first performed in 1965.

Cerddorfa Symffoni a Chôr Prifysgol Caerdydd

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall

Mae Cerddorfa Symffoni a Chôr Prifysgol Caerdydd yn uno i berfformio gweithiau gan bennaeth cyfansoddi yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth, Arlene Sierra a’r cyn-ddisgybl enwog Morfydd Llwyn Owen. Yn y flwyddyn y dathlir canmlwyddiant geni Bernstein clywn Côr yn  canu ei Salmau eneiniedig o 1965. Cymaint fu llwyddiant y gyfres gyntaf o Old American Songs a gyfansoddwyd gan Copland  ar wahoddiad Benjamin Britten, nes i’r ail gasgliad  ymddangos yn fuan wedyn. Mae’n siwr y bydd o leiaf un o’r caneuon hyn yn adnabyddus i chi.

25 November, 2018

Byd Pauline Viardot

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

oedd Pauline Viardot yn un o’r merched mwyf cerddgar y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg. Ail ferch  oedd hi i’r tenor a’r cyfansoddwr nodedig Manuel Garcia, gŵr  a ddaeth i  amlygrwydd  yn chwarae rhan Iarll Almaviva yn Barbiere di Siviglia  gan Rossini. Cafodd Pauline addysg gerddorol gampus – gwrersi canu gan ei thad a gwersi piano gan neb llai na Liszt.

The world of Pauline Viardot

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

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.

27 November, 2018

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

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

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.

1 December, 2018

Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble: Iain Ballamy (saxophone), Huw Warren (piano/director)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Join the University’s Jazz Ensemble for an evening of brilliant sounds.

2 December, 2018

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra: Robert Plane (clarinet), Andrea Quinn (conductor)

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Perhaps best known as a composer of operas, which he retired from composing at the tender age of 38, Rossini also composed a number of instrumental works. Today we have representation from both worlds.  The overture to The Silken Ladder is vivacious and sparkling, while his theme and variations for clarinet and chamber orchestra has similarly been popular with clarinettists and orchestras since its first outing. 

4 December, 2018

Three Figures: Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group, Robert Fokkens (director)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

The Contemporary Music Group explores vocal and instrumental music by three major figures in British music, Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir, Belize-born composer and song-writer Errollyn Wallen, and Wales-based flautist and composer Lynne Plowman.

6 December, 2018

America Comes to Town: Cardiff University Symphonic Winds

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

Copland |Emblems

Peter Graham | Metropolis 1927

Malcolm Arnold | English Dances

Eric Whitacre | October

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Previous concerts

Take a look at some of the artists we have welcomed in the past.