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New Season of Contemporary Classical & Cocktails in the L3 Lounge!

New Season of Contemporary Classical & Cocktails in the L3 Lounge!

St David’s Hall
October 2018 – May 2019


nightmusic is the exciting, new series that combines contemporary classical music and cocktails – and it’s returning to St David’s Hall in October

Featuring four captivating concerts across the season, nightmusic presents some of the most thrilling and distinctive voices working today in an easy-going way, which allows you to explore unfamiliar genres. In partnership with Associate Composer, Freya Waley-Cohen, nightmusic plays a part in creating the next generation of chamber music with premieres by the best young Welsh talent courtesy of Tŷ Cerdd – artists still to be announced! 

From electro-acoustic soloists to convention-flouting ensembles, each performance takes place within the intimate setting of the L3 Lounge amid atmospheric lighting and spoken introductions to open up musical worlds. Every event is as informal as it is immersive with plenty of opportunities to talk to the artists between sets. 

Whilst you’re here enjoying NightMusic, why not pop up to luxurious Gin Lounge on the fourth floor? As an added incentive, we’ll even include your first drink within the ticket price! 

Jess Gillam & Friends
Tuesday 9 October 2018, 8pm

The season starts in style with Jess Gillam & Friends (Tuesday 9 October 2018). Jess became the first saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician of the Year Awards, and has already debuted at the BBC Proms with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra. This prodigious talent is a persuasive advocate for her instrument’s contemporary classical credentials, and a versatile performer in any genre. Jess is joined by her podcasting companion, pianist Zeynep Ozcusa and bassist Andee Birkett for an eclectic programme that ranges from Michael Nyman and Chick Corea to George Gershwin and David Bowie. 

Duo Bayanello & Trio Anima
Tuesday 26 February 2019, 8pm

In the New Year, there’s a fascinating double-bill as Duo Bayanello & Trio Anima (Tuesday 26 February 2019) share the stage. Park Lane Group Artists, Duo Bayanello consist of accordionist Iosif Purits and cellist Cecila Bignall and perform a diverse works by Martinů, John Cage and nightmusic’s Associate Composer, Freya Waley-Cohen. Plus, the multi-award winning Trio Anima meld harp, viola and flute for an audacious selection of Rory Boyle, Toru Takemitsu and Théodore Dubois.


Tŷ Cerdd @ nightmusic: Berkeley Ensemble
Tuesday 9 April 2019, 8pm

A couple of months later, vibrant new Welsh music takes centre-stage in Tŷ Cerdd @ nightmusic: Berkeley Ensemble (Tuesday 9 April 2019).  This enchanting evening includes the premiere of a commission by Lynne Plowman and brand new works by composers from Tŷ Cerdd’s CoDI composer development initiative alongside contemporary gems from the Berkeley Ensemble’s repertoire.

Liam Byrne & NASduo
Tuesday 14 May 2019, 8pm

The season comes to a grand finale with Liam Byrne & NASduo (Tuesday 14 May 2019). Star soloist Liam Byrne divides his time between making very old and new music on the viola da gamba. After creating sound installations for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and London’s National Gallery, Liam joins nightmusic for compelling 16th and 17th century works including Alex Mills’ Suspensions & Solutions (for Viola da Gamba & Electronics). Alongside him are fellow Non-Classical and Park Lane Group Artists, NASduo. The contemporary bass clarinet and percussion combination bring a stylish selection of works commissioned especially for them, plus their own innovative Bach arrangements and jazz improvisations. 

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

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


 Cocktail Package
 Includes a cocktail from The Gin Lounge.


 Friends of St David's Hall | Under 16s | Over 60s | Claimants |  Disabled people (plus one companion)
Includes a drink – please see above for list of drinks available).

£2 off

 Students (excluding drink)


Plus an optional £1 postage fee.

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

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