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Gareth Glyn talks new music ahead of Ensemble Cymru tour

Anglesey composer, Gareth Glyn, has written a new piece chamber music especially for Ensemble Cymru. The new composition, ‘To the Four Winds’ will be performed for the first time during Ensemble Cymru’s May tour, see full list of our dates here.

Here’s Gareth Glyn talking to Ensemble Cymru’s Artistic Director, Peryn Clement-Evans, about the new music. Continue reading Gareth Glyn talks new music ahead of Ensemble Cymru tour

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Shining a light on living composers in Wales

Ensemble Cymru and Composers of Wales have joined forces to shine a spotlight on the work of three Welsh composers this spring.  Three composers have been chosen to have their music showcased in special pre-concert events during Ensemble Cymru’s national tour this May. Continue reading Shining a light on living composers in Wales

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BBC Radio Cymru’s Tudur Owen to face Ensemble Cymru’s ‘Chamber Music Challenge’

As part of a special programme for Radio Cymru, comedian and presenter, Tudur Owen, will face one of the biggest challenges of his career when he joins six professional Ensemble Cymru musicians for a one-off live performance at Pontio Bangor, on 12 November.

Continue reading BBC Radio Cymru’s Tudur Owen to face Ensemble Cymru’s ‘Chamber Music Challenge’

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Ensemble Cymru marks 15 year anniversary with 11 date national tour

Wales’ leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, will mark its 15 year anniversary with an 11 date national tour across Wales this November with specially extended concerts which celebrate hidden gems from the chamber music repertoire. Continue reading Ensemble Cymru marks 15 year anniversary with 11 date national tour

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Save with our Early Bird ticket offer – on sale NOW!

Our Early Bird tickets are flying out, swoop up yours before it’s too late!

It’s so simple to take advantage of this value for money offer. Simply contact the box office at your chosen venue listed below, before October 13th 2017, and purchase your ticket for an Ensemble Cymru concert this November at the discounted Early Bird price. Continue reading Save with our Early Bird ticket offer – on sale NOW!

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Donations are key to unlocking money and music for Ensemble Cymru

 

Chamber music charity, Ensemble Cymru, are celebrating 15 years of bringing high quality chamber music performances to communities across north Wales and to mark this special occasion, they’re asking you to play your part in their Big Give Christmas Challenge.

The Bangor based classical music group has been chosen from thousands of other charities to take part in the UK’s largest online match funding campaign, the Big Give, which doubles donations which are made during a 72 hour window next week.

A pledge pot of £5,000 has already been raised by Ensemble Cymru but this money can only be unlocked through online donations made via the Big Give website www.thebiggive.org.uk from 12pm on Tuesday 29th November through until 12pm on Friday 2nd December. So for every pound that is donated, another £1 is unlocked from the pledge pot – doubling the original donation.

big-give-postcard-2016But money isn’t the only thing that will be unlocked through online donations; Ensemble Cymru’s star musicians, including Royal Harpist Anne Denholm, have recorded special personal messages and performances which will be released on the charity’s Facebook and Twitter pages as donations targets are reached.

In addition to the online music, Ensemble Cymru will also be holding a drop-in session at:

  • Venue Cymru in Llandudno on Tuesday 29th November 11:30am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 30th November, 10:30am -12pm at Pontio in Bangor

There will be ‘donations stations’ set-up where supporters can give online, plus music from Ensemble Cymru musicians.

Speaking about Ensemble Cymru’s plans for the future, its Artistic Director, Peryn Clement-Evans, said:

“Throughout the past 15 years, we’ve always been spurred on by the generosity of the public. With it, tens of thousands of people of all ages in Wales have been able to experience live performances of really inspiring music. For the next 15 years we want to raise the bar with an aim to unlock this music for hundreds of thousands more people of all ages in all parts of Wales, whoever and wherever they are be they in a community, a shopping centre, a chapel, a school hall or a concert hall. On behalf of all of us I’d just like to thank everybody so much for whatever they’re able to give to help us as we begin the task of realising that dream.”

If you are able to support Ensemble Cymru’s Big Give campaign, please visit our Big Give webpage for more information, or contact Angharad Hywel, Ensemble Cymru’s Development Officer on 01248 719 503 or email Angharad@ensemble.cymru.

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Ensemble Cymru travels to Vienna for ClassicalNEXT

Ensemble Cymru will be flying the flag for Wales at the ClassicalNEXT event in Vienna, Austria this May. More than 1,000 music companies, individuals and exhibitors from over 40 different countries attended last year’s event with even higher numbers expected to turn out for the 2014 show.

We’ve put together three distinct packages to illustrate the different services Ensemble Cymru can offer. An overview of each package is outline below and if you’d like to register your interest and find out more about the possibility of working with Ensemble Cymru, please complete this form. Continue reading Ensemble Cymru travels to Vienna for ClassicalNEXT

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The waiting’s over…CD launch and national tour are finally here!Mae’r disgwyl ar ben… mae lansiad y CD a’r daith genedlaethol ar fin digwydd!

CD cover 900px wSo it turns out CD launches and national tours are like buses, you wait ages for one then two come along at the same time!

I am of course talking about the very exciting news that Ensemble Cymru’s national tour of ‘Pedr a’r Blaidd’ sets off on Monday and the CD of the same name will launch on 1 March 2014.

First play on Radio Cymru

For any Radio Cymru listeners, you may have heard the CD get its first public broadcast this week when John Hardy played an exclusive clip on his show and spoke to Peryn Clement-Evans about the tour. Listen again now, skip to 1:44 into the show.

Ensemble Cymru on tour

If you’re coming along to see the show on tour at Llandudno, Pwllheli, Cardigan or Cardiff then you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy after the show – there’s an exclusive tour price for the CD so you’ll pay just £6. If you can’t make it to the shows next week, then you can always buy your copy online at www.pedr.org for £8.

Welsh learners welcome!

Download an English version of the ‘Pedr a’r Blaidd’ script and a vocabulary list from www.pedr.org

Get your tickets

Tickets are still available for the tour dates, see details below, so hurry along and buy yours today!

LLANDUDNO – Venue Cymru, 3 March, 1pm and 6pm

PWLLHELI – Neuadd Dwyfor, 4 March, 10:45am and 12:45am (Limited tickets available, call the Box Office on 01758 704088)

CARDIGAN – Theatr Mwldan, 5 March 6:30pm and 6 March 10am (Schools only)

CARDIFF – St David’s Hall, 7 March 1pm and 5:30pmCD cover 900px wMae lansio CDs a theithiau cenedlaethol fel bysus, byddwch yn aros yn hir am un ac yna bydd dau yn cyrraedd ar yr un pryd!

Rwy’n siarad wrth gwrs am y newyddion cyffrous bod taith genedlaethol Ensemble Cymru o ‘Pedr a’r Blaidd’ yn dechrau ddydd Llun a bod y CD o’r un enw yn cael ei lansio ar 1 Mawrth 2014.

Ei chwarae gyntaf ar Radio Cymru

I chi wrandawyr Radio Cymru, mae’n bosib eich bod wedi clywed y darllediad cyntaf o’r CD yr wythnos hon pan chwaraeodd John Hardy ddarn ar ei raglen a chael sgwrs gyda Peryn Clement-Evans am y daith.  Gwrandwch eto (o 1:44 in mewsn i’r sioe)

Ensemble Cymru ar daith

Os byddwch yn mynd i weld y sioe yn Llandudno, Pwllheli, Aberteifi neu Gaerdydd yna byddwch yn gallu cael gafael ar gopi ar ôl y sioe. Os nad ydych yn gallu mynd i weld un o’r sioeau wythnos nesaf, gallwch brynu eich copi ar-lein ar www.pedr.org am £8.

Croeso i ddysgwyr Cymraeg!

Gallwch lawrlwytho fersiwn Saesneg o sgript Pedr a’r Blaidd a rhestr eirfa o www.pedr.org

Prynwch eich tocynnau!

Mae yna docynnau ar ôl ar gyfer sioeau’r daith, gwelwch y manylion isod, felly brysiwch i brynu eich tocynnau chi heddiw!

LLANDUDNO – Venue Cymru, 3 Mawrth, 1pm a 6pm

PWLLHELI – Neuadd Dwyfor, 4 Mawrth, 10:45am a 12:45am (Tocynnau cyfyngedig ar gael, ffoniwch y Swyddfa Docynnau ar 01758 704088)

CEREDIGION – Theatr Mwldan, 5 Mawrth 6:30pm ad 6 Mawrth 10am (Ysgolion yn unig)

CAERDYDD – Neuadd Dewi Sant, 7 Mawrth 1pm a 5:30pm

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Peter and the Wolf receives its TV debutPedr a’r Blaidd ar y teledu am y tro cyntaf

Ensemble CymruThe enchanting story of Peter and the Wolf was brought to television screens over Christmas thanks to Ensemble Cymru. Children and adults across Wales tuned into S4C on Christmas Day to see Prokofiev’s Pedr a’r Blaidd (Peter and the Wolf) with music performed by Ensemble Cymru’s 30-piece orchestra and the story narrated by Welsh actor, Rhys Ifans.

If you were too busy finishing off your turkey sandwich and missed the programme, don’t panic! There’s another chance to watch online, follow this link to see Pedr A’r Blaidd on S4C.

Watching again online is all well and good, but nothing beats being in the audience, right?! Well as luck would have it Pedr a’r Blaidd is embarking on its national tour in March. Tickets are on sale at the venues, take a look at the tour schedule to find out when the show is coming to a town near you.

Visit our Pedr.org webpage for more information on the tour.

Tour dates

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[gravityform id=11 title=false description=false ajax=true]Ensemble CymruDiolch i Ensemble Cymru, daethpwyd â stori hudolus Pedr a’r Blaidd i sgriniau teledu dros wyliau’r Nadolig.  Ar Ddydd Nadolig cafodd plant ac oedolion ledled Cymru gyfle i wylio Pedr a’r Blaidd ar S4C. Perfformiwyd y gerddoriaeth gan gerddorfa 30 offeryn Ensemble Cymru ac adroddwyd y stori gan yr actor o Gymro, Rhys Ifans.

Os oeddech yn rhy brysur yn gorffen eich brechdan dwrci a’ch bod wedi colli’r rhaglen, peidiwch â phoeni!  Mae cyfle arall i’w gwylio ar-lein – dilynwch y linc hwn i weld Pedr a’r Blaidd ar S4C.

Gall ei wylio drachefn ar-lein fod yn ddigon pleserus, ond does dim i guro ei weld yn fyw a bod yn rhan o’r gynulleidfa!   Wel, fe gewch y cyfle hwnnw ym mis Mawrth oherwydd bydd Pedr a’r Blaidd yn mynd ar daith genedlaethol bryd hynny.  Mae tocynnau ar werth yn awr yn yr holl fannau lle cynhelir perfformiadau. Felly, edrychwch ar amserlen y daith i weld pryd mae’r sioe’n dod i dref yn eich ardal chi.

Ewch i Pedr.org am mwy o wybodaeth am y daith genedlaethol.

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What’s the time Mr Wolf?Faint o’r gloch ‘di Mr Blaidd?

 

 

It’s time to tune in to S4C and enjoy Pedr a’r Blaidd on television over Christmas!

 

 

 

AWR FAWR CYW 
Monday 16th – Friday 20th December 16fed between 4pm-5pm
Dona Direidi presents the instruments.

PEDR A’R BLAIDD TU OL I’R LLEN (BEHIND THE SCENES)
Monday 23rd December, 5pm
Documentary ‘The Making Of’ Pedr a’r Blaidd.

DONA DIREIDI
Christmas Day, 4pm
Dona Direidi presents the Orchestra.

PEDR A’R BLAIDD
Christmas Day 4.25pm
Full performance of the production with the Ensemble Cymru Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

National Tour  Dates 2014 also confirmed! Book your tickets now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLANDUDNO
Venue Cymru, March 3rd

PWLLHELI
Neuadd Dwyfor, March 4th

CARDIGAN
Theatr Mwldan, March 5th & 6th

CARDIFF
St David’s Hall, March 7th

 

We thank the following for supporting this project;

 

 

   

 

Mae’n amser i chi wylio S4C a mwynhau’r nifer o rhaglenni am Pedr a’r Blaidd fydd ymlaen dros yr ŵyl!

 

 

 

 

 

AWR FAWR CYW
Dydd Llun 16fed – Dydd Gwener 20fed Rhagfyr, rhwng 4yh-5yh
Dona Direidi yn cyflwyno’r offerynnau.

PEDR A’R BLAIDD TU OL I’R LLEN
Dydd Llun 23ain Rhagfyr, 5yh
Rhaglen ddogfen ‘tu ol i’r llen’ prosiect Pedr a’r Blaidd.

DONA DIREIDI
Dydd Nadolig, 4yh

Dona Direidi yn cyflwyno’r gerddorfa                                                                                                    

PEDR A’R BLAIDD 
Dydd Nadolig, 4.25yh

Perfformiad llawn o’r cynhyrchiad gyda cherddorfa Ensemble Cymru.

Cewch gyfle i ail fwynhau’r perfformiad ar fore Gwyl San Steffan am 9yb ac ar Nos Galan am 7yh.

 

 

Mae dyddiadau a lleoliadau taith cenedlaethol 2014 wedi’u cadarnhau. Sioe i ysgolion cynradd a theuluoedd. Archebwch eich tocynnau!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLANDUDNO
Venue Cymru, Mawrth 3rd

PWLLHELI
Neuadd Dwyfor, Mawrth 4ydd

ABERTEIFI
Theatr Mwldan, Mawrth 5ed & 6ed

CAERDYDD
Neuadd Dewi Sant, Mawrth 7fed

 

Hoffem ddiolch i’r canlynol am eu cefnogaeth i’r prosiect;