2019 Programme

Cymraeg

Gregynog Festival 2019: Vision
Season events

 

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 7.30pm
Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
VRȉ, Ein Tadau

Tŷ Ein Tadau, the début CD from chamber-folk string trio VRi (Patrick Rimes, Jordan Price Williams and Aneirin Jones), is receiving rave reviews from the Guardian and fRoots. Catch them while you can in an intimate acoustic concert to open the 2019 Festival season.
www.vri.cymru

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Sunday, 23 June 2019, 2.30pm
Pontcadfan, Llangadfan
VRȉ, Ein Tadau


Another chance to hear VRȉ, this time in the former chapel that has become a popular recent Festival venue. Afternoon tea at Cwpan Pinc is included in the ticket price.

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Friday, 28 June 2019, 1.00pm
Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Rhian Davies, Walford and Wales

A lecture that considers Walford Davies’s ambition ‘to further the expression of Welsh nationality in music’ and his visionary initiatives that were bankrolled by the ‘boundless generosity’ of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.

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Friday, 28 June 2019, 6.00pm
Senior Common Room, Gregynog
Rhian Davies, Walford and Wales


Another opportunity to hear the Artistic Director’s introduction to the season curation, this time as a pre-concert talk at Gregynog.

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Friday, 28 June 2019, 7.30pm
The Music Room, Gregynog
Odysseus Piano Trio


Core classical repertoire and music by Welsh composers associated with the Aberystwyth Trio, the first resident chamber ensemble at any University in the world.
www.odysseustrio.com

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Saturday, 29 June 2019, 2.30pm
Senior Common Room, Gregynog
Dr Jan Ruzicka, ‘Considering all the peoples of the world as one’: David Davies and international politics


The Director of the David Davies Memorial Institute considers how the world’s first Chair of International Politics came to be founded at Aberystwyth University in 1919.
www.aber.ac.uk/en/interpol

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Saturday, 29 June 2019, 4.00pm
Senior Common Room, Gregynog
Craig Owen, David Davies and the Temple of Peace


A lecture by the Head of Wales for Peace to mark 80 years since the Temple of Peace and Health opened in Cardiff to commemorate the men and women of all nations who died in the Great War.
www.walesforpeace.org

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Saturday, 29 June 2019, 7.30pm
The Music Room, Gregynog
Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor, director
A Nocte Temporis


Erbarme dich, an all-Bach programme of arias for tenor, flute, cello and harpsichord, performed by the multi-award-winning Flemish tenor and French Baroque ensemble.
www.anoctetemporis.org

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Sunday, 30 June 2019, 2.30pm
Bethel Chapel, Baker Street, Aberystwyth
Meirion Wynn Jones, organ


Music by Walford Davies, William Mathias and other Aberystwyth composers who have played the Chapel’s fine Frederick Rothwell organ over the years.
www.meirionwynnjones.com

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