Winds from Another Planet
1pm, Wednesday 15 September 2021
Online broadcast from Cardiff University Concert Hall
Siwan Rhys - piano
|Judith Weir||Sketches from a Bagpiper's Album||9'|
|Judith Weir||Michael's Strathspey
|Judith Weir||Chorale for Steve
|Judith Weir||Roll off the Ragged Rocks of Sin
|Sarah Jenkins||New work (Vale of Glamorgan Festival commission)||6'|
|Judith Weir||Airs from Another Planet
Wind quintet and piano
1: Strathspey and reel
2: Traditional air
4: Bagpipe air, with drones
This concert will be streamed live on the Vale of Glamorgan Festival YouTube channel.
A wind quintet, the Magnards are the second group to feature in this year’s Festival. Their combination of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon gives them access to a range of rarely-heard repertoire.
Here they perform Airs From Another Planet by Weir, the current Master of the Queen’s Music and the first woman to hold the post. The Airs take traditional Scottish musical traditions and project them into the future, making them almost unrecognisable from the original forms.
We’ve also commissioned Featured Composer Sarah Jenkins to write a brand new piece for the Magnard Ensemble, which premieres in this concert. Siwan Rhys joins us again to play a suite of short Judith Weir pieces for solo piano.
Pre-concert talk – 12.45pm – Judith Weir and John Metcalf.
We will not be making any charge for the 2021 performances but encourage you to support the festival’s artists and future by making a donation. Thank you in advance for this much needed support. Please go to our Virgin Money Giving page.