Concerts

Penarth Pier Pavilion

Gala Opening Evening

Thursday 8th May 2014, 7.30pm

Tarik O'Regan, Robert Fokken, Peter Bruun

A festival preview in the art deco grandeur of Penarth Pier's refurbished Pavilion.

Dyffryn House

Ensemble MidtVest

Friday 9th May 2014, 7.30pm

Maurice Ravel, John Tavener, George Crumb, Hans Abrahamsen, Peter Bruun

Take a walk on the wild side with this concert celebrating simplicity and the natural world.

Norwegian Church Arts Centre

Ensemble MidtVest

Saturday 10th May 2014, 12 noon

Jörg Widmann, Peter Bruun, Tarik O'Regan, John Tavener, Hans Abrahamsen

Music of deceptive simplicity performed in one of Cardiff's most evocative venues.

Penarth Pier Pavilion

I Flautisti - The London Recorder Quartet

Saturday 10th May 2014, 6pm

Nathan Theodoulou, Steven Nunes, Dominic Irving, Chiel Meijering, Tarik O'Regan, Arvo Pärt

The reinvention of the recorder for the twenty-first century.

Penarth Pier Pavilion

David Pountney and Welsh National Opera Artists

Saturday 10th May 2014, 8pm

Elena Langer

The stage director, festival curator, librettist and commissioner of new opera gives an insider's guide to creating new opera.

Fonmon Castle

Juice Vocal Ensemble

Sunday 11th May 2014, 3.30pm (champagne reception), 4.30pm (concert)

Damien Harron, Tarik O'Regan, John Tavener, John Zorn, Gabriel Jackson, Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Robert Fokkens, Laurence Roman, Toby Twining

The sassy, vibrant and enthralling Juice Vocal Ensemble bring their inimitable joie de vivre to Fonmon Castle's fabulous library.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Atmospheres - Festival of New Music

Tuesday 13th May 2014

New composers

Experience the raw energy of new composers' work in a unique festival-in-a-day.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Quatour Tana

Wednesday 14th May 2014, 1.15pm

John Tavener, Jean-Paul Dessy, Tarik O'Regan, Philippe Boesmans

The young members of Quatour Tana play richly atmospheric quartets and two exquisite miniatures.

BBC Hoddinott Hall

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Wednesday 14th May 2014, 7pm

Tarik O'Regan, Huw Watkins, Duncan Ward, Xiao Ying

Duncan Ward shines both as conductor and composer, in this concert of three UK composers whose stars are undoubtedly in the ascendant.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Gerard McChrystal and Catherine Milledge

Thursday 15th May 2014, 1.15pm

Eric Sweeney, Hilary Tann, Stephen Gardner, Armando Ghidoni, Piet Swerts

Plenty of Celtic influences to enjoy in this lunchtime concert from Catherine Milledge and Irish-born Gerard McChrystal.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Chamber Choir Ireland

Thursday 15th May 2014, 6.45pm (pre-concert talk), 7.30pm (concert)

Tarik O'Regan

Atmospheric, dramatic, intimate and lyrical – O'Regan's Irish Colloquy will transport you into a world of magical wonderment.

All Saints Church

Chamber Choir Ireland

Friday 16th May 2014, 1pm

David Lang, John Tavener, Steve Martland, David Fennessy

Paul Hillier and Chamber Choir Ireland perform tributes to John Tavener and Steve Martland along with new works by David Fennessy and David Lang.

Ewenny Priory

Quatour Tana

Friday 16th May 2014, 7.30pm

Gabriel Jackson, Yann Robin, John Metcalf, Daniel D'Adamo, John Tavener

The magical surrounding of Ewenny Priory is the perfect setting for Tavener, Metcalf and the beautiful quartets from Robin and D'Adamo.

Penarth Pier Pavilion

Clare Hammond

Saturday 17th May 2014, 12 noon

John Tavener, Andrew Keeling, John Metcalf, Adam Gorb, Tarik O'Regan, Peter Fribbins, Alan Mills, Robin Walker

Hammond's lunchtime concert showcases the invention, variety and sheer range of new British piano music.

St David's Hall

The Music of John Tavener

Saturday 17th May 2014, 7.30pm

John Tavener

Following Tavener's death in November 2013, this BBC National Orchestra of Wales concert celebrates his visionary music that spoke directly and emotionally to audiences.