Lunchtime Concerts - NEW Spring & Summer 2019 Season
St David’s Hall
February – May 2019
New Spring & Summer
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ESCAPE the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a relaxing Lunchtime Concert at St David’s Hall – the perfect way to break up your day!
The Spring & Summer 2018/19 Season features a trio of awe-inspiring organ recitals, a spellbinding string quartet and powerful piano pieces. Plus, there’s a rousing performance from the sensational mezzo-soprano representing Wales at the 2019 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
After an amazing premiere last year, Orchestradventure! from the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra (Tues 5 Feb) starts the season in style with the ideal introduction for young people to the thrill of classic music. Charismatic presenter Tom Redmond guides us through the instruments and inner workings of an orchestra, whilst bringing to life some of the greatest stories ever told. The wonderful repertoire includes Britten’s Storm from Sea Interludes, Stravinsky’s Firebird and even a bit of Harry Potter!
Up next is the first of three organ recitals in the new season starting with James Gough (Tues 19 Feb), who studied under Huw Tregelles Williams OBE and was chosen to play in front of Sir Elton John at the Royal Academy of Music. James performs a mesmerizing mix of classic Austrian, German and French composers including Mozart, Bach and Dupré.
A fortnight later, Hungarian-born pianist Daniel Lebhardt (Tues 5 March) presents a programme of Beethoven, Bartók and Brahms. Daniel’s prodigious talent saw him win first prize at the 2014 Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York. Within a year, he was invited to record music by Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist award at the Sydney International Competition. Daniel continues to impress on both sides of the Atlantic.
Then there’s a captivating combination of cello and piano as Michael Petrov & Erdem Mısırlıoğlu (Tues 26 March) share the stage for sonatas of Poulenc and Rachmaninov. Bulgaria’s Michael Petrov came first in the 2011 International Suggia Competition in Porto and was selected by the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2013. Michael is also a keen chamber musician and a member of Trio Isimsiz, with whom he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award last year. Ipswich-born Erdem Mısırlıoğlu was the piano winner of the 2008 BBC Young Musician of the Year, and he subsequently performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Thomas Gaynor – Tuesday 2 April 2019, 1pm
(Winner of the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition)
+ St Albans International Organ Festival
The following month sees New Zealand-born organist Thomas Gaynor (Tues 2 April) mix Mendelssohn and Bach with a haunting rendition of Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre. In 2017, Thomas was awarded the First Prize in Organ Interpretation and the Audience Prize at the St Albans International Organ Competition and became the 25th organist to receive this distinction since the festival was founded in 1963.
Following her success at the 2018 Welsh Singer Showcase with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, magnificent mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon (Tues 9 April) will represent Wales at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in June. For this recital, Angharad sings a stirring repertoire of Elgar, Schubert and Schumann to name just a few.
St David’s Hall Ensemble in Residence, the Mavron Quartet (Tues 16 April) return with Dvořák’s ‘American’ 12th String Quartet and a touching tribute to the late Peter Reynolds with an interpretation of his Footsteps Quiet in the Shadows.
The 2018/19 Spring & Summer season closes with acclaimed organist and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Honorary Member, Paul Carr (Tues 14 May), who delivers a varied programme including Vierne, Bach and Bonnet.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the serene Spring & Summer Lunchtime Concerts 2019 season at St David’s Hall.
All of the Lunchtime Concerts in the Spring & Summer 2018/19 Season at St David’s Hall are £6 in advance and £7 on the day (concessions are £5 in advance and £6 on the day).
All concerts start at 1pm and last for approximately 50 minutes.
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