Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Music

The remarkable acoustic of the main hall of the Ucheldre Centre has made it one of the major music venues in North Wales. Concerts range from early music to modern jazz and pop music, and include operatic, chamber, choral, and solo performances.


Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Tuesday 17 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

Come and join Signdance Collective at their  free, fun and interactive drop in workshops based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  In the workshops children from ages 4 to 11 can explore the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent! 

To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361


2hrs
FREE
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Wednesday 18 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

Come and join Signdance Collective at their  free, fun and interactive drop in workshops based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  In the workshops children from ages 4 to 11 can explore the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent!

To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361


2hrs
FREE

Community An Evening with Satie Sunday 22 October 7pm

David Crystal and Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

An Evening with Satie

An evening exploring the colourful character of the musician and thinker, Eric Satie (1866-1925), through his own music and words.  Satie was a member of the early 20th Century Parisian avant-garde, and the composer of many familiar pieces including Gymnopédies and Danses Gothiques.  David Crystal reads from Satie's works, while Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, at the piano, performs a complementary selection of his music.

The concert hall will be set out in Parisian Café style.  Satie was an eccentric dresser so feel free to attend in period dress!              

This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Monday 23 October7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

 

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.


2hrs 50 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Wednesday 25 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

a Sharing

Come and join Signdance Collective at their sharing of the work developed in the workshops and rehearsals. Work based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  The workshops for children from ages 4 to 11 explored the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent!  To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361.


2hrs
FREE
Community Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert Friday 27 October7.30pm

Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert

A Fundraising Evening


Kev Bach presents: Dafydd Iwan, Meinir Gwilym, Wynne Elvis Roberts, Welsh Whisperer, Brodyr Magee, Sophie Jayne and Harmoneli.

Bydd y cyngerdd hwn yn cael ei ddarlledu yn fyw gan Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd

This concert will be recorded live by Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd


£9, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera The World's Wife
Saturday 28 October7.30pm

The World's Wife

Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife poetry collection becomes a chamber opera by trailblazing  young composer Tom Green.

Scored for soprano, string quartet, and loop pedals, The World’s Wife is a musical adaptation of Duffy’s poems presenting actions and stories of famous men of history and myth from their spouses’ perspectives. The feminist approach to the literary collection is further strengthened in Green’s work, as his score includes musical quotes of music by female composers – better known or forgotten – ranging fom Clara Schumann to Barbara Strozzi. The musical staging of The World’s Wife thus features double revenge from the female point of view: not only do women re-tell world-renowned stories in their own words, but often overlooked musical works by women are here celebrated and become the perfect commentary to accompany the presented tales.

Cast & Creative Team: Composer Tom Green, Soprano Amanda Forbes, with the Mavron String Quartet, Director Ed Madden, Designer Grace Smart.

The World’s Wife is sung in English with surtitles in English

To see a trailer from YouTube click the link here


1hr 10 no interval
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music A Gala Concert 2
Sunday 29 October 7.30pm

A Gala Concert 2

Come and join the party atmosphere here at Ucheldre this Autumn.

Once again we welcome to our stage members of Bangor University music department with a gala performance of popular classical music, instrumental and song.

This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

Join us for a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Headlined by a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance, activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

5-7pm Food & refreshments available, booking required

7-8.30pm Performance of Chinese music and dance*

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations

*Tickets for performance only from Ucheldre Box Office (other events free of charge)

box-office@ucheldre.org / 01407 763361


                                 This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre


1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Chinese Craft Demonstrations
Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations


The exhibition will be displayed in the Aisles over the whole of the two day visit.


FREE
Community A Celebration of Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday 1 November 7pm

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of the two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture we have a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance.

Part 1-Traditional Song and Dance performances

 -- Interval --

 with a small tea ceremony and guzheng music in café area run by Confucius Institute staff

Part 2 -3 Chinese Folk Music performances

Part 3 -Sichuan Opera performance


This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 4 November7.30pm

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

"Time and Place"

 



Join Iwan for the first of his piano recitals at Ucheldre this season to experience the scintillating piano music of French composer Claude Debussy. Tonight Iwan explores themes of ‘Time and Place’ with a selection of  Debussy’s ‘Images’ and ‘Préludes’ alongside evocative night pieces by Chopin, Fauré, Britten and Meirion Williams, and a delightful sonata by Debussy’s idol, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 


2hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voskresenije
Choir of Saint Petersburg
Sunday 5 November7.30pm

Voskresenije Choir of Saint Petersburg

Voskresenije are once again returning to our stage. They are a choir of mixed voices all of whom trained at the St Petersburg conservatoire, and are soloists in their own right.  Their conductor, Jurih Maruk, was previously conductor at the Mariinskij Theatre. 


The Ucheldre's wonderful acoustic lends itself perfectly to the beautiful sound created by these performers. A repertoire mostly of Russian sacred and folk music with a few Western gems. A performance not to be missed. 


£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music The Military Wives Choir
Friday 10 November7.30pm

The Military Wives Choir
and Friends


The Royal Air Force Valley Military Wives Choir and Friends join together to present a fundraising concert in aid of SSAFA (Anglesey Branch).

2hrs
£7.50

Music Ensemble Cymru
The Anniversary Tour
Wednesday 15 November7.30pm

Ensemble Cymru

The Anniversary Tour

Wales’s leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, will mark its 15 year anniversary with a very special and extended concert at The Ucheldre Centre this autumn. Bringing together world-class musicians with a passion for sharing rare chamber music from Wales and the world.

Ensemble Cymru will put Welsh composers in the spotlight with a performance of John Metcalf’s Not the Stillness and the work of an emerging young Welsh composer, Claire Roberts. It’s also a rare opportunity to hear a live performance of Martinu’s Chamber Music No. 1 which has the unusual combination of harp and piano.

Please retain your ticket to claim your complimentary tea or coffee at the café during the interval.  


Ensemble Cymru - Taith Pen-blwydd

Bydd prif ensemble cerddoriaeth siambr Cymru, Ensemble Cymru, yn dathlu ei ben-blwydd yn 15 oed eleni, gyda chyngerdd estynedig ac arbennig iawn yn y Ganolfan Ucheldre yn yr hydref. Bydd yn dwyn ynghyd cerddorion byd-enwog sy'n teimlo'n angerddol am rannu cerddoriaeth siambr prin o Gymru a'r byd.

Bydd Ensemble Cymru yn canolbwyntio ar gyfansoddwyr o Gymru gyda pherfformiad o Not the Stillness gan John Metcalf a gwaith cyfansoddwr newydd ifanc o Gymru, Claire Roberts. Bydd hefyd yn gyfle prin i glywed perfformiad byw o Chamber Music No. 1 gan Martinu sydd â'r cyfuniad anghyffredin o'r delyn a'r piano.  

Dylech gadw eich tocyn i gael eich te neu goffi am ddim yn y caffi yn ystod y cyfwng



1hr 30 incl interval
*£8, £3 Students/child/ Plentyn /Myfyrwyr
Early Bird/ Cynnig Cynnar: £7 (book by 13 October/ archebwch erbyn 13 Hydref)
Broadcast National Theatre Live:
Follies
Thursday 16 November7pm



National Theatre Live:

FOLLIES

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George



3hrs 10 incl intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
The Exterminating Angel
Saturday 18 November5.55pm


THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

(A New Production)

The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name.

The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Over a period of two nights encapsulated in three acts we are engaged by an ever more sinister and bizarre turn of events.

Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,”

Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.



2hrs 52
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 November8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Music The Devil's Violin:
Stolen (10+)
Saturday 25 November7.30pm

The Devil's Violin

bring us

STOLEN

Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return, his storytelling served by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.

The ensemble will take you on an epic journey, through a dreamlike land where you will encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps.

The essence of all cinema, theatre and literature is a gripping tale well told. By weaving traditional stories into an epic narrative The Devil’s Violin return us to that essence. STOLEN is a tale of lost loves, bravery, and above all else, hope. 

No guards met him at the palace.

He made his way through a great pair of gates.

Through chambers that echoed with his footsteps.

He came to a hall thick with fog - was that a statue?

No, not a statue but the King himself.

The King of this country, as still and grey

as the stone his throne was made from.


“You could hear a pin drop...like the air was all onstage with them. The music is divine.” Bristol Old Vic

For YouTube trailer please click here

1hr 25 incl Interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Duke Ellington's
Nutcracker Suite
Sunday 3 December7.30pm

Royal Welsh College Big Band:

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

You'd be hard pressed to find a Big Band as swinging, as entertaining and versatile as the Royal Welsh    College Big Band who are going from strength to strength under the directorship of Robert 'Teddy' Smith.

Join them this Christmas for American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker Suite.

In the second half of the programme the band pay homage to Ella Fitzgerald where the Big Band will be joined by some of RWCMD’s greatest jazz divas recreating some of Ella’s winter jazz classics such as Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow and The Christmas Song.

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales 


1hr 45 incl Interval
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
The Nutcracker
Tuesday 5 December7.15pm

Broadcast Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

The Royal Ballet presents:

The Nutcracker

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on defnitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowfakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.


1hr 15 incl Interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Isle of  Anglesey
              Choral Society
Saturday 9 December7.30


Isle of Anglesey Choral Society

An evening of festive song to greet the Season.


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children /plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 18 December8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture