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the WhirlWinds Pageant on the Royal Welsh Faculty of Music and Drama


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Photo Kirsten McTernan)
Royal Welsh Faculty of Music & Drama (Photograph Kirsten McTernan)

The Autumn season of concert events on the Royal Welsh Faculty of Music and Drama in Cardiff consists of the WhirlWinds Pageant (14-16 October 2022), a weekend curated by Robert Airplane, the school’s head of woodwind, to have fun all issues woodwind, and listen to an unbelievable vary of devices performed in classical and jazz kinds. The pageant is opened by jazz-legend Courtney Pine in live performance with pianist Zoe Rahman, with a brand new album, Spirituality, bringing the bass clarinet to the fore.

The woodwind quintet, The Orsino Ensemble, current two concert events Youth and Tradewinds in addition to a masterclass, and they’ll even be popping up within the lobby with a sequence of Cameos performing eclectic works embracing electronics. Clarinettist Robert Airplane can be performing Boulez’ Dialogue de l’ombre double combining reside efficiency with pre-recorded tracks, and Airplane additionally joins forces with former colleagues from the BBC Nationwide Orchestra of Wales for Mozart’s Gran Partita, facet by facet with school college students.

College students and junior school performers can be giving free lobby occasions, together with the UK premiere of Nicola LeFanu’s evocative Within the Forests of the Night time alongside a Led Zeppelin basic within the scholar saxophonists’ live performance Stairway to Heaven.

Faculty college students can be becoming a member of with performers from Wells Cathedral Faculty for a lunchtime live performance, and there can be a massed efficiency, Group Currents (16/10/2022) bringing collectively college students from music companies, in addition to enthusiastic amateurs of all ages directed by Ceri Rees, director of the Royal Welsh Faculty Huge Band.

Full particulars from the school’s web site.

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