Concerts

St Augustine’s Church, Penarth

Latvian Radio Choir

Tuesday 10 May, 7.30pm

Music by Pēteris Vasks, Erik Ešenvalds, Anders Hillborg and Arvo Pärt

One of the world’s finest chamber choirs cast their magic spell with a performance packed with power and passion.

St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major

Alice Neary and Matthew Jones

Wednesday 11 May, 7.30pm

Music by John Tavener, Per Nørgård, Pēteris Vasks, Hilary Tann and Steve Reich

A perfect opportunity to take time out for peace and quietude in this special event that combines music and silence.

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thursday 12 May, 2pm

Music by Mark David Boden, Guto Puw and Pēteris Vasks

The world premiere of a new work by Mark David Boden and the UK premiere of Vasks’s Sala which has been likened to Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

BayArt Gallery, Cardiff Bay

Andreas Borregaard and Quatuor Tana

Friday 13 May, 1pm

Music by Bent Sørensen, Mark David Boden, Magnus Lindberg and David Hudry

An exciting new generation of classical musicians perform two world premieres.

Ewenny Priory, near Bridgend

Quatuor Tana and Andreas Borregarrd

Saturday 14 May, 7.30pm

Music by Steve Rich, Kalevi Aho and Pēteris Vasks

Against the candlelit setting of Ewenny Priory, a concert suffused with raw emotion.

St Augustine’s Church, Penarth

Robert Court and Jose Zalba-Smith

Wednesday 18 May, 1pm

Music by Pēteris Vasks and Steve Reich

A lunchtime concert featuring quintessential Reich and three works for organ from Pēteris Vasks

All Saints Church, Penarth

Ensemble MidtVest

Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm

Music by John Metcalf, Steve Reich and Pēteris Vasks

A birthday celebration for our Artistic Director.

Penarth Pier Pavilion

Ian Skelly and Jose Zalba-Smith

Thursday 19 May, 1pm

Radio 3 presenter Ian Skelly examines the complex interaction between man and nature expressed through Vasks’s musical language with Jose Zalba-Smith providing musical illustration.

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

Parmela Attariwala and Shawn Mativetsky

Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm

Music by Parmela Attariwala, Gitanjali Kolanad, Meiro Stamm, Robert Rosen, Paul Frehner, Nicole Rampersaud, Andrew Staniland

An enthralling programme of music that melds Western classical and traditional Indian rhythms.

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Friday 20 May, 7.30pm

Music by Pēteris Vasks and John Metcalf

Maxim Rysanov gives the world premiere of a new Viola Concerto by Vasks, and this year’s festival rounds off with Metcalf’s radiant Cello Symphony.