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.

12 December, 2018

Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa

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

Founded in 1970 by the composer Jorge Peixinho, the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (GMCL) was the first Portuguese contemporary music ensemble, and has played a historic role in the vanguard of opening up Portuguese society to the musical aesthetics of its time.  Its first public appearance was in the Sintra Festival in 1970, and it has since then been a constant presence in Portugal, including recordings for radio and television.  In 1972 it made its first trip abroad, to take part in the Royan Festival of Contemporary Art.

14 December, 2018

Celebrating Morfydd Owen (1891-1918)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eglwys Dewi Sant

A programme of first modern performances of choral music by Welsh composer Morfydd Owen, marking the 100th anniversary of her untimely death in 1918. The concert will include music by her contemporaries Claude Debussy and Charles Hubert Parry, who died in the same year.

1 February, 2019

The Eric Hodges Lecture Recital: Musical Tales of Travel: Kenneth Hamilton (piano)

1:05 pm - 2:00 pm
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Kenneth Hamilton presents a kaleidoscope of pieces inspired by travels from Izmir to Ireland: pianistic pictures by Elgar, Grainger, Stevenson and Liszt.

26 February, 2019

Gould Piano Trio, Robert Plane (clarinet): Watkins, Fokkens and Messiaen

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

A hushed dialogue…
An urban idyll…
Two lines traced
And retraced.

12 March, 2019

Lucy Russell (violin) and Sezi Seskir (fortepiano) play Beethoven

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

Lucy Russell and Sezi Seskir give a programme of Beethoven violin sonatask including Sonata no. 5, op. 24, in F-major, also known as the “Spring” and Sonata no. 4 op.23 in A-minor.

16 March, 2019

National Museum Takeover - Cardiff University School of Music @ The National Museum Cardiff

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Whether you have a yearning to try out an instrument you’ve never had the chance to play, want to sing in a jazz choir for an hour or two, listen to some chamber music, sit alongside your children or grandchildren and play the drums, there will be something to interest and enchant you when Cardiff University’s School of Music takes over the National Museum Cardiff for a day.

19 March, 2019

Open Scores: Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group, Robert Fokkens (director)

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

Following the Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) Festival hosted by the School of Music in 2018, the Contemporary Music Group explores a selection of flexible and graphic scores from Contemporary Music for All’s collections of Open Scores and Part-songs.

22 March, 2019

Haydn and Beethoven: Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Llandaff Cathedral

Cardiff University’s Symphony Chorus and Chamber Orchestra join forces to perform two well-loved works in the glorious setting of Llandaff Cathedral.

24 March, 2019

29 March, 2019


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

Cardiff University’s West African drumming ensemble perform their end of year concert. Energy will abound!

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Previous concerts

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