Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music.
Wednesday 5 September- Quartet 19
Formed of four Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama scholars in 2016, Quartet 19 is a young, dedicated and highly versatile percussion ensemble. The multi-award winning group are well practised in a vast array of styles and genres.
The quartet stemmed from duo 'Kitch-In Sync Percussion' (Jemma Sharp and Luke Baxter) who performed in various UK venues including Symphony Hall, Birmingham. They have since gone from strength to strength performing many festivals and concerts - many in the aid of numerous charities such as Bowel Cancer UK - working with dozens of new composers on expanding the percussion repertoire and delivering workshops to countless different primary and special needs schools across Wales.
Quartet 19 take their inspiration as an ensemble from others such as Sandbox Percussion, Line Upon Line Percussion, The Colin Currie Group, Square Peg Round Hole, O Duo, 4-Mality.
Wednesday 7 November - Ellen Williams and Rhiannon Pritchard
Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake.
Thursday 11 October at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27 years old - £6, Friends of Sinfonia - £16 (£12 for concessions).
Join award winning chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, directed by Caroline Pether, for a beautiful and lyrical programme of music by Whitacre, Grieg, Barber and Vivaldi.
From Vivaldi’s popular and evocative The Four Seasons, to the reflective peacefulness of Whitacre’s October, written about the composer’s favourite month, this is music to inspire.
Grieg’s Holberg Suite, written in the style of dances from the playwright Holberg’s lifetime, and Barber’s classic Adagio for Strings complete the programme.
Daring, innovative and mould breaking, Sinfonia Cymru is a dynamic Cardiff-based chamber orchestra dedicated to supporting some of the best and most talented young professional musicians inthe early stages of their careers. Sinfonia Cymru presents a diverse programme each year with activities including orchestral touring, chamber music, creative learning and health & well-being projects.
Eric Whitacre October
Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Barber Adagio for Strings
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Director Caroline Pether
Sunday 20 January at 4pm
Tickets - £18, concessions - £15
Following the extremely well received concert in 2018, WNO Orchestra returns to The Riverfront in January 2018 with their popular New Year concert. The musicians, under the direction of Leader David Adams, will take you through a selection of waltzes and polkas which are known and loved the world over.
Saturday 9 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £13, under 27s - £6
CPE Bach Symphony No. 1 in D major H663
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major
Ives Unanswered Question
Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
Cello - Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Conductor/ Arweinydd - Jonathan Bloxham
From BBC Young Musician to the Royal Wedding to Sinfonia Cymru – come and hear one ofthe UK’s most talented and popular cellists
O Gerddor Ifanc y BBC i’r Briodas Frenhinol I Sinfonia Cymru – dewch I glywed un o chwaraewyr cello mwyafdawnus aphoblogaidd y D