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14 April, 2018

Jazz at the University: Trish Clowes (saxophone) and Gareth Williams (piano)

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

Gareth Williams has unquestionably established himself as one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player, his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of world-class artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band “Us3” through to internationally-renowned jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, George Coleman and Jim Mullen. Described as “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” multi-award winning saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has made quite an impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene. Following her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, in 2008 she won the Peter Whittingham Development Award that allowed her to form her first ensemble, Tangent, followed by her eponymously named CD debut on Basho Records in 2010.

17 April, 2018

Contemporary Voices: Retorica

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

Acclaimed violin duo Retorica return to Cardiff to present a project exploring multimedia performance. With a growing international reputation for excellent performances of both classical and more contemporary music, Retorica has been praised by Gramophone magazine for the ‘faultless technique and unfailing insight’ of their playing.

Lleisiau cyfoes: Retorica

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

Mae gwaith Robert Fokkens, Dances and Chorales ar raddfa fawr. Mae’n waith i ddeuawd feiolin ac offer electronig byw sy’n datblygu syniadau mewn perthynas â Retorica sydd wedi bod ar y gweill ers 2015 ac a ddeilliodd o astudiaeth o gerddoriaeth linnynol o bob cwr o’r byd. Fel pâr i’r gwaith hwn clywn ddarn newydd gan y gyfansoddwraig o Awstralia, Wendy Hiscocks. Cyflwyniad clyweledol yw ei gwaith newydd hi sydd wedi ei sgorio ar gyfer deuawd feiolin a seiniau wedi eu recordio.Ysbrydolwyd y gwaith gan beintiadau o flodau gan Georgia O’Keeffe, ffilmiau mud arbrofol o gychwyn yr ugeinfed ganrif a rhaglenni dogfen Prydeinig arloesol o’r 1930au. Bydd y gerddoriaeth yn priodi gyda ffilm mewn tri rhan gyda’r seiniau mewn gwrthbwynt â’r lluniau a hyn mewn proses coreograffig mewn math ar fale clyweledol. I gloi’r cyngerdd mae Retorica yn perfformio Spielend gan John McCabe, gwaith a ysgrifenwyd ar gyfer Philippa Mo ac sy’n ymwneud â ‘chwarae’ yn ystyr ehangaf y term.

22 April, 2018

ESTA String Day at Cardiff University School of Music

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Led by distinguished professional players and teachers, Rowena Calvert, Robin Stowell and Pam Redman, the day-long series of events comprises interactive workshops including sessions on technique, masterclasses, talks and directed ensemble playing on specially commissioned works for string ensemble in Concerto Grosso formation by Cardiff University student composers.

24 April, 2018

Contemporary Voices: Dryads Duo

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

London-based Dryads Duo was formed in 2010 by violinist Carla Santos and pianist Saul Picado. The Duo performs lesser known repertoire from the late 19th century to the present day. After being awarded first prize at the Prémio Jovens Músicos Competition in Portugal in 2011, Dryads Duo has performed throughout Europe on the concert stage and at festivals.

Lleisiau cyfoes: Dryad's Duo

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

Ffurfiwyd Dryads Duo yn Llundain yn 2010 gan y feiolinydd Carla Santos a’r pianydd Saul Picado. Maent wedi arbenigo ar gyflwyno gweithiau llai cyfarwydd o’r 19fed ganrif i’r presennol. Ar ôl ennill y wobr gyntaf yng nghystadleuaeth Prémio Jovens Músicos ym Mhortiwgal yn 2011 mae Dryad Duo wedi perfformio ar draws Ewrop mewn cyngherddau a gwyliau.

26 April, 2018

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds: David Gordon Shute (director)

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

Malcolm Arnold: arr. Paynter Four Scottish Dances
Stephen Montague: Intrada 1631
Holst: Hammersmith
Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm
Bernstein: arr. Grundman Candide Overture

For their second concert of the year, Cardiff University Symphonic Winds presents a transatlantic programme. Works influenced by Scottish dance, Peruvian chant, Voltaire and Tudor psalmody.

27 April, 2018

Celebrating Debussy: Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra

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

Debussy: arr. Ravel Sarabande and Danse
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1
Mozart: Symphony no. 31, K. 297/300a ‘Paris’

The final concert in the University’s ‘Celebrating Debussy’ series features Ravel’s orchestration of Debussy’s Sarabande and Danse, Saint-Saëns’s first cello concerto which Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff considered to be one of the greatest examples of the genre and the ‘Paris’ Symphony, composed in 1778 while Mozart was based in Paris.

28 April, 2018

Huw Warren: Nocturnes and Visions

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

This will be a special evening as the album was recorded in our own university concert hall, and features original music as well as music from Brazil and reworkings of Bach.

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