Programme for Saturday 21st July

Luke Jones (Piano)

Since his acclaimed performance at last year’s Festival, Luke has continued to astound and delight in equal measure. Recently described by a leading American critic as ‘one of the most remarkable, accomplished and musical young pianists’ he had heard in a very long time he seems destined to join the small but select band of Welsh musicians who have established world-wide reputations.
Schubert: Fantasy in C "Wanderer-Fantasy" D760
Medtner: Sonata No.9, Op.30
Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux Op.39 Nos. 1,2,3,5 & 9

The Last Words of St. David

Cantorion Eilir Owen Griffiths

Robyn Lyn Evans (Tenor)

The British Sinfonietta

Conductor: Eilir Owen Griffiths

In keeping with a tradition which has now become firmly established, the Festival’s closing event will once again have an essentially Welsh flavour. The Conductor of this final concert was commissioned by the University of Wales Trinity St.David to write a work for its 1st March celebrations. The composition which followed is in the form of the traditional Latin Mass, but incorporating arrangements of traditional Welsh hymns and songs as well as Celtic and Gaelic themes. Robyn Lyn Evans has just made a successful debut with Opera North, singing the role of Malcolm in Verdi’s Macbeth.
In Partnership with Jean and Huw Jones & TRJ (Betws)
In Partnership with University of Wales Trinity St. David