2020 Festival Preview Concert: Huw Watkins

Huw Watkins

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 1pm

St David's Hall

Composer Piece Duration Listen
Huw Watkins Dream
clarinet/ violin/ piano
Michael Zev Gordon Fragments from a diary
clarinet/ violin/ piano
John Luther Adams Nunataks – Solitary Peaks
solo piano
Helen Grime Harp of the North
solo piano
Huw Watkins Speak Seven Seas
clarinet/ violin/ piano

Our preview for next year’s Festival is an exclusive opportunity to hear one of Britain’s foremost contemporary composers, Huw Watkins, perform his own work.

Fresh from the world premiere of his new piece The Moon at the BBC Proms, he joins us for this intimate lunchtime concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.

You’ll hear two works, Dream and Speak Seven Seas, Watkins wrote for clarinet, violin and piano. He’ll also perform music by Michael Zev Gordon, Helen Grime and John Luther Adams’ solo piano piece, Nunataks – Solitary Peaks.

Watkins is joined by two more performers of outstanding quality.

David Adams, formerly Leader of the Ulster Orchestra is now Leader of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, is equally at home on the violin and viola.

Matthew Hunt is one of Britain’s leading clarinettists; a distinctive musician, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing. He holds the position of solo clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and is a member of the Sheffield based chamber group Ensemble 360.

Today’s programme includes works by Huw Watkins, Michael Zev Gordon, Helen Grime and John Luther Adams.

Pre-Concert Talk: By John Metcalf about the programme.
12pm | St Asaph Room

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