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The 2021 Penarth Chamber Music Festival returns to Penarth Pier Pavilion for the first live classical music festival in Wales following the restrictions of the COVID pandemic. The concerts and events will be live streamed and in person from Penarth Pier Pavilion (June 24,25 and 27) and live streamed from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (June 26).
The festival is really the jewel in Penarth’s crown, now in its 8th year after the dramatic switch to online events last year, the festival continued presenting concerts through the second lockdown, inspiring and captivating audience and musicians alike. Financial support from the Wales Cultural Recovery Fund, Darkley Trust, PRS Foundation, Cavatina Trust, festival donors and friends enabled it to flourish even through these demanding times.
There is a thrilling programme of works culminating with Beethoven String Quartet in A minor Op.132 alongside Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A minor Op.13. For an evening of music you won’t find anywhere else Saturday night’s programme at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is truly original. Schumann’s Andante and Variations is a rarely heard masterpiece for 2 pianos, 2 cellos and horn, the wonderful Brahms Clarinet Trio and the maginficent Korngold Piano quintet.The late night concert includes the virtuoso tour de force Catch by Thomas Ades, Stravinsky’s Elegy for solo viola and the groundbreaking and moving Ligeti Horn Trio.
The festival’s ethos of looking forward, not back, has led to the first festival commission, a five movement duo written for festival directors David Adams and Alice Neary by Robert Fokkens. The festival are very grateful to PRS Foundation for their support in this venture.
Both the Family Concert and Relaxed concert will be performed by the festival musicians and there also be an opportunity to hear our local talented musicians in a Young Musicians’ Showcase.
There is an outstanding line up of musicians coming to Penarth this year, Elena Urioste, Tom Poster, Scott Dickinson, Ben Goldscheider and Kate Gould are all visiting, with Cardiff based musicians Lesley Hatfield, Robin Green, Robert Plane, and David Stark David Adams and Alice Neary. They are looking forward to making music together in the festival’s adopted home, Penarth Pier Pavilion, a unique, dramatic and intimate venue set against the ever changing background of the Bristol Channel.
Do join either online or in person, all the information is at www.penarthchambermusicfestival.org.uk
The live streams will be on Penarth Chamber Music Festival YouTube Channel www.YouTube.com/c/penarthchambermusicfestival
Tickets available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/penarth-chamber-music-festival