Patron Steve Reich talks to BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, 5:20pm 18/4/19

Steve Reich, New York City, © Jeffrey Herman


I’m honoured to be the 50th anniversary patron of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival this year. The festival has supported performances of my music for over 25 years and I am grateful to the artistic director John Metcalf and his team for their continued support. I’m particularly pleased to have my 2018 work Music for Ensemble and Orchestra performed alongside earlier compositions including Drumming, Mallet Quartet and Different Trains. ~ Steve Reich

You can hear Steve Reich talk to BBC Radio 3’s Sean Rafferty about why he decided to be 50th anniversary patron between 5:20pm and 6pm on 18th April 2019 (and on catch up after that):


Here’s a list of all the Steve Reich events at the Festival this year, so you can’t miss a moment of it!

Saturday 18/5/19, 7:30pm Hoddinott Hall,         Wales Millennium Centre BBC National Orchestra of Wales Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018)

(Welsh premiere)

Sunday 19/5/19






Outdoor performances across South Wales:

10:30am – St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life

1pm – Penarth Pier

3:30pm – Barry Island Eastern Shelter

Sandbox Percussion Music for Pieces of Wood





Tuesday 21/5/19, 11am

Primary Schools Performance


St David’s Hall, Cardiff Sandbox Percussion, with specialist children’s presenter Helen Woods Music for Pieces of Wood

(Schools only)


Tuesday 21/5/19, 7:30pm


St David’s Hall, Cardiff Sandbox Percussion Mallet Quartet  

Thursday 23/5/19, 7pm


Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth Pre-concert talk by

Prof Pwyll ap Sion


Trains of Thought? Exploring Reich’s Different Trains


 Free to ticket holders of the 8pm performance

Thursday 23/5/19, 8pm


Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth Armida Quartet Different Trains