Llandeilo Fawr Festival starts this weekend
10:23am Friday 13th July 2012 in Leisure
MUSIC-LOVERS are in for a treat at this year’s Llandeilo Fawr festival which kicks off this weekend, July 14 to 22.
The opening concert at St Teilo’s Church sees one of the world’s leading violin virtuosi, the New York-based Russian- American Alexander Markov perform with his pianist, Heike Doerr.
Following such an exciting beginning the festival truly gets underway the following day (Sunday 15) when there will be a Festival Service at 11am and an open-air performance ofMozart’s Cosi fan Tutte in the Inner Courtyard of the National Trust’s Newton House (7.30pm).
The town will also welcome the renowned Allegri Quarter, who will be joined by four other eminent string players.
Armonico Consort, one of the country’s leading chamber choirs, make a return visit to the Festival in company with the leading baroque soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas, and trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins.
Geoff Eales Trio will present an evening entitled Jazz Piano Legends on the Thursday at The Cawdor. A Lieder Recital to be given by international soprano, Rebecca Evans, with pianist Malcolm Martineau, and the traditional Welsh Choral Evening, will be held in St Teilo’s.
The festival will also welcome a very familiar figure when Charles Hazelwood gives a talk which he will illustrate himself from the piano.
This year, for the very first time, the festival is extended to the second Sunday, so that a very special Big Band jazz evening can be held in the inner courtyard of Newton House. This will feature The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, with singer Tina May.
This year sees recitals by two of Wales’ leading organists, Huw Tregelles Williams and Meirion Wyn Jones, and it seems that this, the twelfth Llandeilo Festival, will be one of the most memorable of all.
For brochures, tickets, accommodation, places to eat and further information, please contact Julia Jones 01269 594303.
E-mail juliajones.heelappeal@ tesco.net Peppercorn 01558 822410 E-mail email@example.com Newton House 01558 823902 (Opera & Band Only) Hotline 01267 231557 (Tourist Information Centre) For full programme details go to llandeilomusicfestival.org.uk