Out of the Shadows

Monday, 8 August 2022

Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2022: a spotlight on living composers

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This year's Vale of Glamorgan Festival runs from 22 to 30 September 2022 with concerts in Cardiff and Penarth, and puts the spotlight on living composers with John Luther Adams and Huw Watkins as featured composers. The festival opens on 22 September at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jac van Steen, in new pieces by David Roche and Sarah Lianne Lewis, music by John Metcalf, and Huw Watkins, plus Grace Williams' Piano Concertante with Clare Hammond (piano).

Visitors to the festival include the Carducci Quartet and pianist Robin Green. The Carducci Quartet will be performing music by John Luther Adams, Huw Watkins, Tarik O'Regan, Philip Glass and György Kurtág, as well as joining forces with Robin Green for Huw Watkins' Piano Quartet. Robin Green's solo recital features music by Thomas Adès, Robert Fokkens, and John Adams.

There are concerts from Deian Rowlands (harp) and Sara Trickey (violin). and Jennifer Walker (soprano), Stephen Wood (piano) including the premiere of a festival commission from Helen Woods. Sandbox Percussion make a welcome return to the festival with two concerts including John Luther Adams' Inksuit for massed percussion which will be performed at Bute Park and Arboretum.

Full details from the festival website.

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