Tuesday 9 April 2024

Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival

Gŵyl Machynlleth Festival

The mid-Wales market town of Machynlleth plays host to artists from classical, Welsh and world music each August for the Machynlleth Festival / Gŵyl Machynlleth which, this year, runs from 18 to 25 August 2024 under artistic directors Julius Drake and Dennis Jones, with concerts taking place in The Tabernacle, a former chapel that is now an intimate and acoustically wonderful concert venue.

Welsh artists performing at this year's festival include Clwyd-born pianist Llyr Williams in an all-Chopin recital, Welsh male voice choir Cantorion Gogledd Cymru and the closing concert will feature soprano Natalya Romaniw and harpist Alis Huws. The Three Soloists concert features tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, soprano Meinir Wyn Roberts and baritone Steffan Lloyd Owen with pianist Eirian Owen.

Other highlights include Schubert’s Trout Quintet with Tom Poster and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Poulenc’s opera La Voix Humaine with soprano Mercedes Gancedo and Festival Co-Artistic Director, Julius Drake, Marmen Quartet and John Myerscough in Haydn, Ravel and Schubert’s quintet, genre-defying soprano Alice Zawadski and her trio in a candle-lit late-night event, a concert and workshop with Tango ensemble Tango Calor, and a host of free events including a market-day open-air concert.

The festival is administered by MOMA Machynlleth, a charity that runs The Tabernacle as well as promoting Welsh language and culture and building a permanent collection of works of art and there are now seven exhibition spaces including a gallery devoted to showing the Tabernacle Collection, and a dedicated sculpture space.

Full details from the festival website.

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