Anniversary Finale @ Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Date 10/05/2018 Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

May Concert

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.

With thanks to Gaynor Cemlyn-Jones Trust for supporting Ensemble Cymru’s International Chair for the Harp for the second year.

Please note: NEW TIME 10am start.  Also extra date added – Friday 11 May.

The Programme

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

Ticket prices: £12 / £5
Box Office: 01492 872 000 / or book online here.