Wednesday 6 March at 2pm
Tickets - £6
Seren Winds is a Cardiff-based wind quintet, formed in January 2015 andcomprised of Masters graduates from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Katie, Eric, Michael, Bartosz and Laura regularly perform together in Cardiffand around Wales, in various well-known venues, music clubs and recital series.
In 2015 they were announced as the winners of the June Emerson Launchpad Prize atthe Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
After the success of the quintet’s first tour to Quiberon, France, in Summer 2015 tointroduce Pascal Gallois’ new music festival, Les Musicales de Quiberon, theywere invited back and returned for ten days in the summer of 2016.
They recorded their debut album in the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2016, featuring music by Farkas, Taffanel, Poulencand Damase.
Seren Winds are also available to play at public and private events, weddings and corporate functions. Alongside performing many of the great staples of the quintet repertoire they are always expanding their popular music repertoire and seeking to play new styles and genres.
The ensemble is also committed to music education and have a variety of educational projects available. A firm favourite is a quintet arrangement of Hansel and Gretel, complete with narration and costumes, which they have performed invarious primary schools.
Seren Winds are delighted to have been accepted as ‘Live Music Now’ artists and are looking forward to taking their music to new audiences.
Saturday 9 March at 7pm
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
Tickets £5 Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano Holliger Sonata for Solo Oboe Brown Our Love is Here to Stay Wednesday 3 April at 1pm Join us for April's Lunchtime Concert by Sinfonia Cymru, which showcases the beautiful pairing of flute and harp. Featuring a selection of classics which demonstrate the emotive depth of these two instruments. Wednesday 3 July at 1pm Celebrate the summer with Sinfonia Cymru, as July's Lunchtime Concert presents lively music for string sextet. Wolf Italian Serenade Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major Op.18
Matinee classical music recitals presented across the year including wind trios, string quartets, piano, classical guitar, harp and much more. A chance to meet and enjoy music, with lunch or a drink in The Riverfront Café before or after the performance.
Wednesday 6 February at 1pm
Shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring with a concert of delightful music for oboe and piano, from Sinfonia Cymru.
Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Holliger Sonata for Solo Oboe
Brown Our Love is Here to Stay
Wednesday 3 April at 1pm
Join us for April's Lunchtime Concert by Sinfonia Cymru, which showcases the beautiful pairing of flute and harp. Featuring a selection of classics which demonstrate the emotive depth of these two instruments.
Wednesday 3 July at 1pm
Celebrate the summer with Sinfonia Cymru, as July's Lunchtime Concert presents lively music for string sextet.
Wolf Italian Serenade
Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major Op.18
Saturday 13 April at 7.45pm
Tickets – £14.25
Polaris Prize winner, Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I'm doing this work as there's only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It's crucial that we're using our language because, if you lose the language, you're losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”
Wednesday 1 May at 2pm
Tickets - £6
The Bute Clarinet Quartet is an exciting and versatile ensemble based in South Wales.
Formed in September 2013, the quartet is comprised of graduates from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Members Tom Howells, Daisy Evans, Darius Gray andKatie Hole met during their studies and together have performed recitals across the UK, showcasing a wide variety of clarinet quartet repertoire.
The group has participated in various competitions, with notable achievements including winning first prize in the ensembles category at the National Eisteddfod (2014) Music education is an important part of Bute Clarinet Quartet's ethos, both as an ensemble and as individuals. As well as teaching around the Cardiff area, the ensemble regularly performs outreach concerts for school groups in South Wales. They hope to continue developing their educational work, making music more accessible to all.
The quartetis thrilled to be joining the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now Scheme during his centenary year.
Wednesday 5 June at 2pm
Tickets - £6
Consistingof 5 young, but experienced musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Blackweir Brass was established in early 2016. They draw influence from many sources, and their varied backgrounds in performance. Some hail from areas with strong brass band tradition, the rest have spent time playing with wind bands, symphony orchestras and even in pit bands for musicals. Also taking inspiration from famous brass ensembles like that of Philip Jones, Septura Brass and Canadian Brass, Blackweir Brass aim to bring a mixture of styles totheir playing. As a result, their repertoire covers everything from Baroque to Contemporary, with some interesting deviations in between!
Wednesday 3 July at 7.30pm
Tickets - £20, concessions - £17
This summer, WNO Orchestra returns to the Riverfront with an ever-popular collection of unmissable opera classics. With the help of two vocal soloists and the talented orchestral musicians, this special concert will take you on a journey through a wealth of operatic repertoire including works by Verdi, Puccini, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky. We also enter the world of musical theatre, and feature delights from Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. With much-loved favourites and afew lesser-known gems, be sure to book soon for an unforgettable evening of opera.