The Mavron Quartet – Strawberries, Strings and Champagne
Sunday 6 May, 5pm (with 4pm Champagne Reception)
Fonmon Castle, nr Barry
|Philip Glass||String Quartet No 3||16′|
|Tom Green||Black Mirror for String Quartet - Vale of Glamorgan Festival commission, world premiere||10′|
|Philip Glass||String Quartet No 5||22′|
(4pm Champagne Reception)
Celebrating his 75th birthday this year, Philip Glass is perhaps the world’s best-known living composer. His swirling, propulsive style has penetrated almost all aspects of modern music, be it the concert hall, the film soundtrack or the TV commercial.
Many believe that Glass’s string quartets contain his most intimate music. Following in the tradition of many composers before him, they are works through which Glass holds up a mirror to himself and his way of composing. The exquisite surroundings of Fonmon Castle provide a perfect setting for the performance of two of his quartets – thoughtful, measured works infused with a beguiling power.
£18 (£10) including pre-concert reception
Phone booking: call 029 2039 1391 (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm).
The festival booking office is based at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A £1.75 transaction fee applies to all online bookings with an optional postage charge of 70p. Concessions (listed in brackets) apply to students, under 16s and disabled customers. Wheelchair companions are entitled to complimentary tickets. Book for 4 concerts or more in a single advance booking and you will be entitled to a free festival programme book.