Closing days of fabulous festival
2:36pm Thursday 26th July 2012 in Music
Solos, duets, quartets and the full might of a great orchestra bring the 43rd Fishguard International Music Festival to a rousing conclusion over the next few days.
Music-lovers need to hurry to snap up any remaining seats for some exceptional concerts in the Festival which finishes on Sunday.
Talented young musicians from Pembrokeshire shine at today’s (Thursday) Young Musicians’ Platform at St Peter’s Church Goodwick which is also the venue for the Dante String Quartet in the evening.
Friday brings a visit from one of Britain’s outstanding baritones, Roderick Williams, who was featured recently on Radio 3 and is all set to appear at The Proms next month.
And on Friday evening at St David’s Cathedral, soloist Tasmin Little is in concert with Owain Arwel Hughes and the brilliant Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera.
Saturday sees a return to St David’s Cathedral for the ever-popular National Youth Orchestra of Wales with conductor Carlo Rizzi presenting not only Ravel, Gershwin and Beethoven but also the first performance in Wales of a new work by Judith Bingham called Celticity.
Earlier in the day at Fishguard, Greek virtuosi Despina Homatidou (harpsichord) and Dimitris Dekavallas (guitar) collaborate beautifully in a musical journey from the 18th to 21st century.
Sunday’s closing concerts are at Rhos-y-Gilwen Mansion where Peter Donohoe presents a piano recital in the afternoon followed by performances from famous sitarist Mehboob Nadeem and award-winning
Chinese lutenist and counter-tenor Cheng-Ying Chuang.
For details and tickets call the Box Office on 01348 875538.