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Penarth Chamber Music Festival 2017

May 24, 2017

This July Penarth Chamber Music Festival returns to Penarth Pier Pavilion for a fourth year, combining excellent music, incredible musicians and a truly intimate audience experience. Giving audiences the opportunity to hear beautiful chamber music in an unusual setting, the festival returns from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July 2017.

Against a backdrop of stunning seascapes, the 2017 festival once again promises some of the best chamber music South Wales has to offer and a true highlight of the Pavilion calendar. Directed by Welsh Nation Opera’s David Adams and featuring internationally acclaimed musicians from across the UK, the programme continues to grow and become more ambitious. This will also be the first year that we will be adding a new venue to the line up, allowing us to fit even more music into the weekend, as we will also have performances happening at All Saints Church as well as at the Pavilion

The festival opens on Thursday 13th July, with an incredible double bill of performances from the Gould Piano Trio and David Adams. Quickly becoming a staple of the festival, the trio will be beginning the evening and festival with a concert at 7.30pm featuring performances of Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. They will then be joining us again for a late night concert with David Adams containing work by Britten alongside the Welsh Premiere of “After Avedon” a new work for Piano Trio by Mark Simpson.

The Friday will begin with a Piano Masterclass with the Gould Piano Trio’s Benjamin Frith before we move to All Saints Church for an evening performance of Purcell, Britten and Schubert with the Elias String Quartet and Alice Neary. We are looking forward to hearing those swooping strings in the brilliant surroundings of All Saints.

We open the Saturday with a special concert for our young chamber music enthusiasts. Quickly becoming a favourite with festival regulars and families alike, the family concert is an interactive and funny performances of some classical greats. This year we are joined by Patrick Puzzle and the Amazing Musical Magician which is sure to be a treat. We then move back to All Saints Church for the rest of the Saturday performances with showcase of young musicians from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan at 3pm. Later we will then be joined by Elias String Quartet, David Adams, Alice Neary, Lucy Gould, Louise Williams and Andre Swanpoel for a beautiful evening concert at 7.30pm.

It’s a busy final day of the festival on the Sunday. We open with a brunch concert featuring the Gould Piano Trio and Elias String Quartet, so come along and grab a coffee and allow us to ease your Sunday morning into a fantastic day of music.

2016 saw the inaugural Festival Classics Concert and we are delighted to bring it back this year, putting chamber music into a supportive environment for people with autism and additional needs. The concert features a ‘best of’ the works performed during the festival but in a relaxed and informal environment.

The festival closes for 2017 with a celebration of the music of Franz Schubert. “Schubertiade” will be performed by Rebecca Evans, Robert Plane, Daniel Tong, Tyler Shepherd, Gould Piano Trio and David Adams.

For more information on each of the concerts and to book your tickets click here. Book three or more events in one booking and receive a 10% discount across all tickets.

Penarth Pier Pavilion
The Esplanade
CF64 3AU

02920 712100

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Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

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