Ensemble Cymru: Anniversary Finale
6 May 2018
Tickets: £10 / £3
After 15 years of music-making, our expanded ensemble enables an arresting programme for May 2018 that is truly diverse in both time and place. From Wales, we are absolutely thrilled to perform works by two living Welsh composers: a brand new commission from Gareth Glyn, as well as Emerging (lightly) by Aberdyfi-based Rhian Samuel.
From the 20th century is the rarely-performed gem, Nonet, by England’s great Arnold Bax, alongside Debussy’s Dances for Harp and String Quintet, conceived as a harp ‘showcase’. Going right back to 1738, Handel’s remarkable Harp Concerto Op. 4, No. 6 draws on nearly all our varied instrumental forces for this exciting season.
Music for the flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, violins, viola, cello and double bass
Claude Debussy – Dances for Harp and String Quintet
Arnold Bax – Nonet
Gareth Glyn – To The Four Winds (new commission for Ensemble Cymru)
Handel – Harp Concerto No. 6
Rhian Samuel – Emerging (lightly) for Solo Viola and Chamber Ensemble
Duration: 90 minutes (including 15 min interval)