What’s on

23 November, 2017

Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Clwb Ifor Bach

Sosimi will open the audience’s ears to the less obvious texts and musical structures that emerged from Fela’s little-known relationship to the orishas.

26 November, 2017

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra - Russia: Tsar and Soviet

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
St David's Hall

Good-humoured and uplifting, Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony, nicknamed Little Russian, was inspired by folksongs heard during visits to his sister’s home in the Ukraine.

28 November, 2017

Mozart Requiem: Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
St David's Hall

1791, Mozart was ill and in debt, and yet, 1791 was the year in which he composed La Clemenza di Tito  and the Clarinet Concerto, finished The Magic Flute and almost completed his Requiem.  Whatever the circumstances of its commission and completion, Mozart’s Requiem speaks for itself.

1 December, 2017

Celebrating Monteverdi and Telemann: Cardiff University Chamber Choir

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Augustine's Church, Penarth

In 1613 the Procurators of St Mark’s, Venice, dearly hoped that Claudio Monteverdi would restore the musical supremacy of Venetian church music established by Willaert, Rore and Zarlino. They would not be disappointed. Monteverdi not only put St Mark’s back on the musical map, but left a legacy comprising, arguably, some of the most beautiful sacred works ever written.

Dathlu Monteverdi a Telemann: Côr Siambr Prifysgol Caerdydd

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Augustine's Church, Penarth

Yn 1613 gobaith Procuradiaid S. Marc oedd y byddai Claudio Monteverdi yn adfer goruchafiaeth cerddoriaeth eglwysig Fenis a ddeilliodd o weithgarwch Willaert, Rore a Zarlino. Ni chaent eu siomi. Llwyddodd Monteverdi nid yn unig i roi S. Marc yn ôl ar y map cerddorol ond hefyd i adael etifeddiaeth gerddorol sy’n cynnwys, mae’n debyg, weithiau […]

2 December, 2017

Jazz at the University: Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble with Mark Lockheart and Huw Warren

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

Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble and their director, Huw Warren, are joined by award-winning saxophonist and composer, Mark Lockheart, in a programme which will feature Mark’s work.

5 December, 2017

Celebrating Debussy: Caroline Rae and Iwan Llewelyn Jones (piano)

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

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.

Dathlu Debussy: Caroline Rae a Iwan Llewelyn-Jones (pianos)

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

Dechreuwn ein gŵyl yn Rhagfyr 2017 gyda datganiad piano gan Caroline Rae ac Iwan Llewelyn-Jones sy’n rhoi mewn cyd-destun gweithiau hudolus ac atgofus y cyfansoddwr ar gyfer dau biano a phedwar llaw gyda golwg ar ddylanwad a chyfraniad ei gyfoeswyr. Bydd yr Athro Emeritws o Brifysgol Caerdydd, Stephen Walsh yn darlithio ar y datblygoadau diweddaraf yn ei ymchwil ef ar weithiau’r cyfansoddwr.

12 December, 2017

Prosiect Lleisiau Cymreig CMG: Rhan I

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

Bu Grŵp Cerddoriaeth Gyfoes Prifysgol Caerdydd yn archwilio cerddoriaeth cyfansoddwyr Cymreig ers 2014. Neilltuwyd gyngherddau i’r repertoire hwn a chynhwyswyd gweithiau unigol mewn sawl cyngerdd arall. Ym mlwyddyn academaidd 2017-18 daw’r prosiect  i’w llawn dwf gyda dau gyngerdd o gerddoriaeth ddiweddar gan gyfansoddwyr o Gymru ynghyd â recordiad  CD gaiff ei ryddhau yn 2018. Eleni […]

Welsh Voices 2017/18: Part I - Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group

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

Cardiff University’s Contemporary Music Group has been exploring the music of living Welsh composers since 2014. The Group has performed full concerts devoted to this repertoire, and individual works have been included in other concert programmes. In the 2017-18 academic year this project will come to fruition, with two concerts of recent music by Welsh composers and the recording of a CD to be released in 2018.

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