St David's Day Stravaganza Live Music & Concerts

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What better way to celebrate St David's Day than with rousing music by iconic Welsh composers

Taking place in Brangwyn Hall, Swansea at 7:30PM on Thursday 29 February, the concert will celebrate the 80th birthday of one of Wales' most legendary composers, Sir Karl JenkinsBorn in Swansea, Jenkins is famed for being one of the most performed living composers in the world and this concert sees the UK Premiere of his saxophone concerto, Stravaganza, written for and performed by the sensational saxophonist, Jess Gillam

Stravaganza explores themes of the carnival and extravagant fantasy in four movements, with a certain eccentricity or quirkiness pervading throughoutThe concertos soloist Jess Gillam, has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame as the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year, and is the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the BBC Proms

BBC NOW will also celebrate 90 years since William Mathias' birth with his Holiday Overture, written in 1971 specially for BBC NOW, and it wouldn't be St David's Day without any singing, so BBC National Chorus of Wales and the National Youth Choir of Wales take centre stage in Jenkins' Dewi Sant, and a medley of your favourite Welsh tunes - Help us raise the roof on our national day by joining in for this magnificent singalongConducted by the young Italian-Turkish Nil Venditti, this concert promises to be a spectacular occasion for Welsh music fans!

Tickets start at £5 for students and those aged 26 and under and are available to purchase via the BBC National Orchestra of Wales website


Prices:
General Admission: GBP 15.00,
65 Plus: GBP 10.00,
Students and under 26: GBP 5.00

Artists: Jess Gillam, Sir Karl Jenkins, Nil Venditti, BBC NOW

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Date(s)29 Feb 2024
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VenueBrangwyn Hall
AddressThe Guildhall, Swansea, Glamorgan,
SA1 4PE

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Event Details

Date29 Feb 2024
Time(s)7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CostGBP 5.00 - GBP 15.00
VenueBrangwyn Hall
The Guildhall
Swansea
Glamorgan
SA1 4PE
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CategoryLive Music & Concerts


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