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.


Music Huw Warren
Piano Concert No 2
Saturday 27 February7.30pm



Huw Warren:

The Art of Improvisation 2: Classical Music (Old and New)

The pre-Christmas concert was re-scheduled so you may have seen earlier reference to this concert as being number 3 whereas it is now the second concert!

In the second of this series of three, Huw creates new forms and fusions from music from the classical repertoire.  This concert will also feature projected images to accompany and augment the music. 

His 2002 solo recording Infinite Riches in a little room was Guardian CD of the week and featured as its centre piece a set of variations on a theme of John Dowland.  Further projects since have taken music by Bach, Chopin and Butterworth, and he has worked with many classical artists such as the Orlando Consort, Andrew Manse and most recently baroque record player Pamela Thorby.

Huw has achieved an international reputation for innovative projects, and collaborations over a twenty-five year career.  Equally at home crossing the often exclusive worlds of Jazz, Classical and World music, he combines a beautiful delicate touch with a deeply lyrical musicality.

Huw fuses improvisations based on diverse sources in a surprisingly approachable way - dazzling virtuosity and humour are combined with moments of deep emotion.  What makes The Art of Improvisation unique is the ease in which he draws the audience into his various musical worlds with an informative yet informal, entertaining presentation.

 “A European stylist of the highest order” BBC Music Magazine

www.huwwarren.co.uk

Recent solo performances have included the Back to Bach Festival at Cardiff University Concert Hall and the Great Hall at Dartington as part of the Dartington International Summer School.

Huw Warren is currently Artist in Residence at Brecon Jazz festival, a recording artist for ECM with Quercus (with June Tabor and Iain Ballamy), Jazz tutor and lecturer at RWCMD Cardiff and Head of Jazz Ensembles at Cardiff University. He will release a new solo piano recording in early 2016.

Watch and Listen

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for light snacks from 5.30pm onward

The last concert in the series will be on Saturday 21 May featuring:

The Great American Songbook        

1hr 45
                                                             *£8, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant                                                                 Or season ticket for the 3 concerts *£18, £15, £7

 

Music JINSKI

Saturday 12 March7.30pm

JINSKI

Acoustic folk roots guitar duo


JINSKI are Steve Wegrzynski and Dave Kennedy, two highly individual guitarists/musicians with strong distinctive voices. 

JINSKI has a wealth of great original songs that draw upon acoustic roots, and the singer songwriter tradition, whilst remaining resolutely modern.  They play songs that tell stories of love, joy, loneliness and longing, capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.  Intricate, soulful, beautiful songs, foot stomping, sing-a-long, raucous songs; music for the head and the heart, full of passion and originality.

As well as headline gigs at clubs and festivals across the country, JINSKI has supported Eliza Carthy, Joe Jackson, O'Hooley & Tidow, Wizz Jones and The Poozies on their travels over the last couple of years.

‘Folk for Modern Ears’ – MAVERICK magazine

‘This man carves out his melodies and lyrics with the artistry of a sculptor.’ - R2 ROCK and REEL magazine

Watch video here


1 hour 50
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

 

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Piano Concert
Saturday 23 April7.30pm


Iwan Llewelyn-Jones features

Johannes Brahms  and

Gabriel Fauré

Second concert in his new series

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to Ucheldre with the third concert in a series of 4 recitals that highlight the solo piano music of two great masters: Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré












Fauré

                                                                                                    Brahms


Next Concert:
Saturday/Sadwrn  25 June/Mehefin 2016 7.30pm

1 hour 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Huw Warren
Piano Concert No 3
Saturday 21 May7.30pm

Huw Warren:

The Art of Improvisation 3: The Great American Songbook

We are delighted to welcome back the Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren for the last concert in his series of 3.  Tonight's concert features material from the 1920s-50s commonly known as Standards.  Songs by writers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Rogers and Hart (often written for theatre and musical film) that have endured in popularity with listeners and musicians alike.

The Art of Improvisation is a solo concert with a difference.  Huw fuses improvisations based on diverse sources in a surprisingly approachable way.  Dazzling virtuosity, and humour, are combined with moments of deep emotion.  What makes The Art of Improvisation unique is the ease in which he draws the audience into his various musical worlds with an informative yet informal, entertaining presentation.

This is a programme that works equally well for all music lovers.

Huw has achieved an international reputation for innovative projects, and collaborations over a twenty-five year career.  Equally at home crossing the often exclusive worlds of Jazz, Classical and World music, he combines a beautiful delicate touch with a deeply lyrical musicality.

 “A European stylist of the highest order” BBC Music Magazine

www.huwwarren.co.uk

Recent solo performances have included the Back to Bach Festival at Cardiff University Concert Hall and the Great Hall at Dartington as part of the Dartington International Summer School.

Huw Warren is currently Artist in Residence at Brecon Jazz festival, a recording artist for ECM with Quercus (with June Tabor and Iain Ballamy), Jazz tutor and lecturer at RWCMD Cardiff and Head of Jazz Ensembles at Cardiff University. He will release a new solo piano recording in early 2016.

Watch and Listen

     

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for American cocktails and bites from 5.30pm onwards

1hr 45
                                                             *£8, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant                                                               

 

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Piano Concert
Saturday 25 June7.30pm


Iwan Llewelyn-Jones features

Johannes Brahms  and

Gabriel Fauré

Second concert in his new series




Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to Ucheldre with the last concert in a series of 4 recitals that highlight the solo piano music of two great masters: Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré








Fauré

                                                                                                                                       Brahms

1 hour 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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