Photos and notes from previous concerts
GWENT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / Philippine Sowerby—wooden sculptures & jigsaw puzzles
The Zoltan Ensemble—a string quartet / Jane Bennett—land and seascape artist
Trio Volant - a woodwind trio / Robert MacDonald—author, painter & printmaker
MAY 2018—Quartet 19 (RWCMD students)—a percussion ensemble / Kathryn Roberts—glassmaker
Arrangements of Scriabin & Peter Maxwell-Davies, dizzyingly fast "Girlfriends Medley" (Bob Becker). A FCM first introduction to John Cage impromptu found instruments performance piece, "Living room music" ("Modern Music—well 1940's actually"). Steve Reich's (how do they possibly coordinate its intricacies) "Music for Pieces of Wood". Contemplative, iconic "Mad Rush"—Philip Glass. An audience participation (with solos) Brubeck (congratulations to brave Catrin, Frances, Nick & Janice).
Delicate work and vibrant colours in Kathryn Roberts' glasswork.
February 2018—Ensemble Eos Cymru
We started off the year with a concert in collaboration with Ensemble Eos Cymru who provided a fabulous evening's entertainment; and were very fortunate to have composer Christopher R. Weeks conduct his work, which you can listen to here.
Charles Gounod — Petite Symphonie
Christopher R. Weeks — What the Angel Said…
Antonin Dvorak — Serenade Op. 44