A week on the road with Ensemble Cymru

Between Wednesday 5th December and Friday 7th December, Ensemble Cymru’s Wind Octet travelled around North Wales performing some fantastic works including Beethoven’s Octet, Mozart’s Serenade in C minor, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Krommer’s Octet. Throughout the three days, these fantastic musicians performed to people of all ages, at many venues including places in Pwllheli,… Continue reading A week on the road with Ensemble Cymru

The Big Music Challenge: Ensemble Cymru’s Big Give 2012 Campaign

Ensemble Cymru – Bangor University’s and Venue Cymru’s resident ensemble – needs your help to complete The Big Music Challenge, which aims to raise money to help Ensemble Cymru share its passion for chamber music with communities across North Wales in exciting and innovative ways. Taking place between 6th and 19th December 2012, The Big… Continue reading The Big Music Challenge: Ensemble Cymru’s Big Give 2012 Campaign

Composer’s Corner – Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 – Janáček, Leoš

Being unfamiliar with the piano works of Janáček and being a pianist myself, I was eager to experience this piece. I listened to piano sonata 1.X.905, (known as From the Street for ease more than much else) for the first time this morning, and was instantly convinced that I shouldn’t have started the day with… Continue reading Composer’s Corner – Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 – Janáček, Leoš