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The Esplanade, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 3AU
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2019 Penarth Chamber Music Festival Launch Concert And Fundraiser

A concert to launch to 2019 Penarth Chamber Music FestivalMonday 4th March at 7.30pmPenarth Pier PavilionHaydn String Quartet op 20 no 2 in C majorRavel Duo for violin and celloDvorak String Quartet in F major op 96 "American"David Adams and Lesley Hatfield violinsRebecca Jones violaAlice Neary cello

Mon 4 Mar


Armida Quartet At Penarth Pier Pavilion

Arvo PrtSumma6'Pteris VasksString Quartet No. 524'Johannes Fischercanons and sparrows10'Steve ReichDifferent TrainsFor string quartet and tape27'Music by Peteris Vasks and Arvo Prt is presented alongside Different Trains, Steve Reichs haunting comparison of the trains of his childhood and those used in the Holocaust.This remarkable concert is characterised by fascinating connections. At its heart is a truly post-modern quartet (2017) by composer Johannes Fischer. Diverse influences from that work radiate out into the whole concert. The opening pulsed birdsong soon encompasses virtuosic passage work and this in turn leads into repeated notes which bring to mind the world of Steve Reichs masterpiece Different Trains (also to be heard in the concert). Fischers work concludes by slowing into canonic references to Bachs Art of Fugue. We have referenced that obliquely by opening the programme with Arvo Parts Summa. Summa is also a suitable preparation for listening to the fifth quartet by Peteris Vasks one of the most substantial additions to the literature of the string quartet in recent times.There will be a pre-concert talk at 7pm in the Penarth Pier Pavilion Cinema.

Thu 23 May


Open Mic Night

Free Entry. BRING YOUR OWN INSTRUMENTS.An open invitation to the performers of Penarth!Come along and relax with a drink from our bar and warm your vocal chords up for a go on our first ever open mic night in the grand surroundings of our main hall.Were open to acoustic acts, comedy or spoken word acts so feel free to come along.We hope to see all of Penarths performers in attendance at what will hopefully be the first of many open mic nights at the Pav!

Fri 1 Mar


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