Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Sinfonia Cymru looks forward to returning to live performance to celebrate 25 years

Sinfonia Cymru will be 25 next year, and the Welsh chamber orchestra is going to be celebrating. Its on-line presence continues with two series, In Conversation and Musicians in Lockdown, whilst it is planning a return to live performance in 2021, with 25 performances across Wales in The Mainly Village Halls Tour, and Tales from a French trumpet with French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary.

Summer 2021 will see the ensemble giving 25 free mini-concerts in towns and villages around Wales to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Before then in March (18-21/3/2020) in Cardiff, Hafren and Mold, the twenty-one-year-old French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary will join the orchestra for a jazz-inspired programme which moves from Hummel's Trumpet Concerto to Kurt Weill's Je ne t'aime pas! March also sees the continuation of the ensemble's Curate series at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, in which members of the orchestra create their own concerts. Next year also sees the continuing of the orchestra's lunchtime concerts at The Riverfront, Newport, and they will be joining with the National Museum in Cardiff for A Day at the Museum (8/4/2021).

Before then, there is a chance to get to know the orchestra on-line. A new on-line series, In Conversation (beginning 22/9/2020) sees the orchestra's leader, Caroline Pether having a series of conversations with musicians including conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy, and Sinfonia Cymru musicians Simmy Singh and Roberto Ruisi, plus board member Simone Willis. The orchestra's on-line Musicians in Lockdown series also continues, with orchestra members producing content from their own homes, including a version of Aretha Franklin's I say a little prayer.

Full details from the Sinfonia Cymru website.

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