Music for a summer's evening…

Gower Festival, July 1st-15th 2017

Programme - 2017


Saturday 1st July



Wihan Quartet with Gordon Back (piano)


A “Czech evening” featuring the wonderful Wihan Quartet, together with Gordon Back. They perform Dvořák Piano Quintet in A, one of the great masterpieces of romantic chamber music.

Programme:

J. Suk: Meditation on the ancient Czech Chorale
B. Smetana: String Quartet No 1 'From My Life'
A. Dvořák: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, Op 81

Web:

http://www.wihanquartet.co.uk
http://www.gordonback.com

Venue:

St Peter’s Church, Newton


Time: 7.30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


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Sunday 2nd July




Wihan Quartet


The Wihan Quartet perform quartets by Haydn and Dvorak.

Programme:

J. Haydn: Quartet in D Op 64/5 'The Lark'
A. Dvořák: String Quartet in F Op 96 'American'


Web:

http://www.wihanquartet.co.uk

Venue:

St Mary’s Church, Rhossili


Time: 2.00 P.M

Ticket Price: £8.00


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Monday 3rd July



Emma Halnan (flute) and Daniel King Smith (piano)


Winners of the Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award.

Programme:

G. Donizetti: Sonata for flute and piano
P. Hindemith: Sonata for flute and piano
R. Schumann: Romances, op.22 (arr. flute & piano)
K. H. Mácha: Variace pro flétnu a klavír
M. Arnold: Sonata for flute and piano,
K. Jenkins: Ryers Down – written for Emma Halnan, 2016
P. Taffanel: Fantasy on Weber’s “Der Freischütz”


Web:

http://www.emmahalnan.co.uk


Venue:

St Hilary’s Church, Killay


Time: 7.30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


Sponsored by: Sir Karl and Lady Jenkins
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Tuesday 4th July



Menuhin School Orchestra


A special concert with the brilliant Yehudi Menuhin School Chamber Orchestra.
Programme to feature two of the greatest works written for string orchestra. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro and Dvorak: Serenade for strings

Programme:


J.S. Bach: Concerto in F minor (transposed into G minor)
E. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
S. Tzintsadze: Six miniatures, based on Georgian folk themes
G. Walters: Elegy
A. Dvorak: Serenade for Strings

Web:

http://www.yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk

Venue:

All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth


Time: 7.30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00

Sponsored by: Arthur Llewellyn Jenkins, Wales’ Leading Furniture Centres


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Thursday 6th July



Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Craig White (piano)


The award winning young Turkish cellist, performs an evening of romantic cello music.

Programme:

F. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, D.821
R. Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op.73
S. Rachmaninov Sonata, Op.19
F. Chopin, Polonaise Brillante


Web:

http://www.jamalaliyev.com


Venue:

St George’s Church, Reynoldston


Time: 7.30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00

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Friday 7th July



Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy


Two Russian “star” pianists, Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy



Programme:


R. Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26
F. Schubert Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands, D.940
S. Rachmaninov Preludes Op.23
F. Schubert Divertissement for piano four hands, D823


Web:

http://pavelkolesnikov.com

Venue:

St Cenydd’s Church, Llangennith


Time: 7.30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


Sponsored by: John and Susan Medwell


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Saturday 8th July



Wyn Davies


A cabaret evening with Gower celebrity Wyn Davies who plays cheap tunes but in the best possible taste.

Programme:

TBA

Web:

http://www.performing-arts.co.uk/clients/conductors/wyn-davies


Venue:

Reynoldston Village Hall


Time: 7.30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


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Sunday 9th July



Cymanfa Ganu


By overwhelming demand a Cymanfa Ganu conducted by Alwyn Humphreys with organist Huw Tregelles Williams and soloist Gary Griffiths featuring many favourite hymns.


Programme:

TBA

Web:

N/A


Venue:

Capel y Crwys, Three Crosses


Time: 6.00 P.M

Ticket Price: £5.00



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Monday 10th July



Haru String Trio


The talented Haru String Trio perform music by Schubert and Dohnanyi in a new venue at lunchtime.

Programme:

F. Schubert String Trio D581
E. Dohnányi String Trio
F. Kreisler: A selection of short pieces.

Web:

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Venue:

Clyne Chapel


Time: 1: 00 P.M

Ticket Price: £8.00


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Wednesday 12th July



John Anderson and Gordon Back


The brilliant Gower oboist, John Anderson with Gordon Back, piano.

Programme:

A. Richardson: French Suite
M. Thomas: Welsh Images
P. Vasks: "Touches" for solo oboe
A. Ponchielli: Capriccio
B. Britten: Six Metamorphosis after Ovid.
C. Barratt: Fantasy Preludes
D. Jones: Polly's song from Under Milk Wood arr. John Anderson
C Saint Saens: Sonata


Web:

http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/other/biography/woodwind/john_anderson.aspx
http://www.gordonback.com


Venue:

St Illtyd’s Church, Ilston


Time: 7:30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


Sponsored by: John and Georgina Harding
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Thursday 13th July



The Carducci String Quartet


A great evening to celebrate the 80th birthday of Philip Glass and the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution.

Programme:

J. Haydn Op.20 No.4
A. Pärt – Summa
P. Glass String Quartet No.3
D. Shostakovich Quartet no.8 in C minor.

Web:

http://www.carducciquartet.com

Venue:

St Rhidian & St Illtyd’s Church, Llanrhidian


Time: 7:30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


Sponsored by: Edwina Hart
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Friday 14th July



Stars from the Welsh International Academy of Voice


An 'Italian evening of song", with Stars from the Academy founded by Dennis O'Neill, including arias by Rossini, Puccini and Mozart.

Programme:

TBA

Web:

http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/wiav/meet-the-students-/


Venue:

St John the Evangelist Church, Gowerton


Time: 7:30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


Sponsored by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Saturday 15th July [AFTERNOON]



Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians


A concert by talented local young musicians.

Programme:

TBA

Web:

http://www.afym.org.uk

Venue:

St Peter’s Church, Newton


Time: 1:00 P.M

Ticket Price: £5.00


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Saturday 15th July [EVENING]



Alexandra Dariescu (piano)


The return of the brilliant Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu.

Programme:

L. van Beethoven Sonata Op.10 No.2
G. Faure Preludes Op.103
O. Messiaen Preludes (selection)
P. I. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite (arr. Pletnev, Sutherland, Essipoff and Grainger)

Web:

http://alexandradariescu.com

Venue:

St Peter’s Church, Newton


Time: 7:30 P.M

Ticket Price: £13.00


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