LUNCHTIME CONCERTS with LIVE MUSIC NOW Bethan Semmens
Wednesday 6 July at 1pm
Tickets - £6.50
Bethan Semmens - Harpist
Bethan studied with Ieuan Jones at the Royal College of Music, London, where she gained her Masters of Performance with distinction in 2013, generously supported by the Richard Carne Charitable Trust and the Arts Council of Wales Award. During her time at RCM, Bethan was nominated for a place to study at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as an Erasmus student under the tutelage of Stephen Fitzpatrick, which she completed in winter 2012.
When & Where
Tickets - £19.50, concessions - £17.50, under 30s - £13.25, children and students - £4
Thursday 17 November at 7.30pm
Still only 23 Lucienne Ranaudin Vary already has an incredible career as a classical and jazz trumpeter. Described, quite rightly, as a 'trumpet sensation' she has won awards for her playing from a very early age. Conductors and other artists marvel at her talents and her exceptional musicality. The programme combines classical repertoire with jazz influenced music from the streets of France and New York. In the first half you will hear the small ensemble version of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and the sensational Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto. The orchestra opens the second half with Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin before we switch moods with pieces taken from her album with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Mademoiselle in New York, arranged by Bill Elliot.
'Don't miss this' is an overused cliché. But really, don't miss this - these performances are going to be very special.
Wagner Siegfried Idyl
Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat.
Ravel Le Tombeaude Couperin
Ravel Pavane pourune infante défunte
Milhaud Le Boeufsur le toit
Lowry Shall We Gather at the River
Weill Je net'aime pas
Bechet Si tu voisma mere
Estimated show length 1 hour 45 mins