Astrid the Street Organ: 10 World Premieres

David Roche, Composer


18th May 2019, 11.00am, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre

18th May 2019, 1.00pm, Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay

19th May 2019:  Gwalia Green, St Fagans National Museum of History (10:30am), Penarth Pier (1:30pm), Eastern Shelter, Barry Island (3:30pm)

In celebration of VOGF’s 50th anniversary, we have commissioned ten composers (eight of them from Wales) to write short pieces for Street Organ. The new works will be premiered at Wales Millennium Centre, before touring to St Fagans National Museum of History, Barry Island, Penarth Pier, Aberystwyth, the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst, and Bangor.

We are excited that this project will create a platform to celebrate established, multi award-winning composers alongside exciting younger talents. Each composer has been selected for their shared ability to voice something truly unique through their music.

Join us for this concert of 10 world premieres written for Astrid the Dutch Street Organ by:

Mark David Boden, Graham Fitkin, Gareth Glyn, John Metcalf, Lynne Plowman, Steph Power, Guto Pryderi Puw, Claire Victoria Roberts, David Roche & Ben Wallace.

This performance is free and unticketed – turn up and see how many composers you can spot in the crowd!


Dutch Street Organ Owner and Operator: Francis Stapleton
Organ Project Co-ordinator: David Roche


Venue Details:
Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL


This project is supported by:


Vale of Glamorgan Festival is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund