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Tŷ Cerdd @ nightmusic: Berkeley Ensemble

  • Level 3 Lounge
 

Welsh music takes centre-stage in an evening of performance by the acclaimed Berkeley Ensemble, and curated by Tŷ Cerdd. 

Join us for world premieres by Lynne Plowman, Sarah Lianne Lewis & Carlijn Metselaar, alongside an eclectic mix of 20th-century and contemporary classics – from Stravinsky and Berio, to John Woolrich and Huw Watkins.

Repertoire

 Stravinsky   Three Pieces for solo clarinet 
 Dorothy Howell   Quartet
 Carlijn Metselaar   Octet (World Première, Cerdd commission) 
 Berio  Violin duos (selection)
 Sarah Lianne Lewis   Sunflowers in Autumn (World Première, Cerdd commission) 
 Huw Watkins  String Trio
 Ross Clarke  Cymro yn Llundain
 Grace Williams  Rondo for Dancing
 Robin Haigh  Morfydd
 Lynne Plowman  Carbon Sky (World Premiére, Cerdd commission) 


Tŷ Cerdd – promoting and celebrating the music of Wales.

Photo credit: Nigel Luckhurst

 

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 Standard Price
to include either a *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)
 £10 
 Cocktail Package
 to include a cocktail from the Gin Lounge.
 £16
 Friends of St David's Hall | Under 16s | Over 60s | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion (to include a drink - please see above for list of drinks available) £2 off
 Students (excluding drink) £3

Plus an optional £1 postage fee for tickets to be posted.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 
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Meet the Players

Sophie Mather, Violin
Francesca Barritt, Violin
Dan Shilladay, Viola
Gemma Wareham, Cello
Lachlan Radford, Double bass
John Slack, Clarinet
Andrew Watson, Bassoon
Paul Cott, Horn 

Hailed as ‘an instinctive collective’ (The Strad) the Berkeley Ensemble was formed with the aim of exploring little-known twentieth- and twenty first-century British chamber music alongside more established repertoire. It now enjoys a busy concert schedule performing throughout the UK and abroad and is also much in demand for its inspiring work in education.

The ensemble’s flexible configuration and collaborative spirit have led to performances with leading musicians including Sir Thomas Allen, Gabriel Prokofiev and Nicholas Daniel. Its recordings have attracted critical acclaim, with Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works selected by BBC Music Magazine as Chamber Choice (September 2015) and Lennox Berkeley: Stabat Mater nominated for a Gramophone Award in 2017 and praised in the magazine’s initial review for ‘a performance of shimmering intensity’.

The group’s innovative and thought-provoking programming has received official recognition with a Help Musicians UK Emerging Excellence award and support from the PRS for Music Foundation. It is an enthusiastic champion of new music and has commissioned composers including Michael Berkeley, John Woolrich and Misha Mullov-Abbado. A frequent fixture of the festival circuit, the ensemble has performed at the Spitalfields and Cheltenham festivals and curates the Little Venice Music Festival in London.

Engaging new audiences, most importantly through education, is central to the ensemble’s activities. It is currently collaborating with PRS for Music and Tŷ Cerdd on support schemes for emerging composers. The group is also ensemble-in-residence at the University of Hull and Ibstock Place School and runs an annual chamber music course in Somerset.