Thursday 29 November 2018

Looking ahead: Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2019

Vale of Glamorgan Festival
The Vale of Glamorgan Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2019 which runs from 18 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Highlights include more than 30 world premieres, including 14 festival commissions and works by 20 Welsh composers. 10 of the commissions are for Astrid the Dutch Street Organ, for which a variety of composers have been asked to write a short work. 

The artistic director of the festival, John Metcalf, is presenting a new version of 'Polly Garter's Aria' from Under Milkwood for soprano and orchestra. Other composers featured during the festival include Dobrinka Tabakova, Peteris Vasks, Robert Fokkens, Mark David Boden and Graham Fitkin, who will be presenting a programme of his own piano music including music for prepared piano.

Artists performing at the festival include the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the New York percussion quartet Sandbox Percussion, and the Berlin-based Armida String Quartet.

Full details from the festival website.

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