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Classical Contemporary & Cocktails in the L3 Lounge

Classical Contemporary & Cocktails in the L3 Lounge

The Hermes Experiment

Photo credit: Thurstan Redding

St David’s Hall

Tuesday 13 February, 8pm



ST DAVID’S HALL is launching an exciting new series which mixes contemporary classical music with cocktails in the L3 Lounge! 

NightMusic brings together some of the most exciting and distinctive voices working today, and provides a more easy-going way to explore new directions in music. Get ready to revel in thrilling performances from electro-acoustic soloists and convention-flouting ensembles to the best new Welsh music courtesy of Cerdd!

Starting the season in style is The Hermes Experiment, who are by no means your average quartet. The 2016 Tunnell Trust Award winners and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 combine harp, clarinet, voice and double bass to produce a stunning sound of off-beat, idiosyncratic  possibilities.

Not only do the four-piece delight in pushing the boundaries with their innovative arrangements and live free improvisation, they regularly commission new works. These have included no less than 40 composers from rising stars to elder statesmen. Recent highlights include a showcase performance at Tallinn Music Week 2017 and the ensemble’s debut at London’s Southbank Centre and Kings Place.

Always striving for cross-disciplinary collaboration, The Hermes Experiment (named after an experiment using the HERA particle accelerator in Hamburg) created a ‘musical exhibition’ with photographer Thurstan Redding in 2015, and last year developed a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale during an Aldeburgh Music Residency. 

All NightMusicperformances take place in the intimate setting of the L3 Lounge amid atmospheric lighting and spoken introductions from the performers to open up their musical worlds. Every event will be as informal as it is immersive, with plenty of opportunities to talk to the artists between sets.

Why not venture up to our brand new and luxurious Gin Lounge on the fourth floor? As an added incentive, we’ll even include your first drink within the ticket price!

Cool contemporary sounds and chilled cocktails – NightMusic provides a classic combination and it’s coming soon!

In association with:


Anne Denholm – Harp
Oliver Pashley – Clarinet
Marianne Schofield – Double Bass
Heloise Werner – Soprano


 Set 1

 Emily Hall

 I am Happy Living Simply &  The End of the Ending  (February 2017)


 Visions Fugitives Nos. 1, 7, 8 and 16, Op. 22 (arr.  Schofield)

 Josephine  Stephenson

 Tanka (June 2015)

Peter Maxwell Davies

Farewell to Stromness (arr. Schofield)

Set 2

New work


Giles Swayne

Chansons Dévotes et Poissonneuses (September 2014)

Set 3

Misha Mullov-Abbado

The Linden Tree (February 2015)

Leonard Bernstein

I Hate Music! (arr. Millwood)

Meredith Monk

Double Fiesta (arr. Denholm)


Standard Price
 Includes draught beer* (from Level 3 bar only), wine, soft drink or a gin and tonic from The Gin Lounge.
 (*Draught beer includes Carling, Worthington's and Stowford Press cider).


Cocktail Package
 Includes a cocktail from The Gin Lounge.


Plus an optional £1 postage fee for tickets to be posted. 

To book your seats, please visit:
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444

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