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.


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VENTO EM MADEIRA




Thursday 2 June 7.30pm
Vento Em Madeira
with the Royal Welsh College Jazz Ensemble

You'll be wanting to leap out of your seats and dance to the exuberant music of this band from Brazil on the only stop in North Wales of their tour!

Melting together Samba, Afro Brazilian folklore, Jazz and Classical traditions to magical effect, Vento Em Madeira are one of the foremost instrumental groups in Brazil.  Like many of the masters of Brazilian music they manage to keep a magical taste and aroma of Brazil – the perfect substitute to attending the Rio Olympics this summer!

The evening also features a performance by the next generation of Jazz musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, who bring an energetic exploration and passion to their music.

Gan ymdoddi ynghyd draddodiadau Samba, llen gwerin Affro Brasilaidd, Jazz a’r Clasurol i greu effaith rhyfeddol, Vento Em Madeira yw un o grwpiau offerynnol mwyaf blaenllaw Brasil. Fel nifer o feistri cerddoriaeth Brasil maent yn llwyddo i gadw blas ac arogl hudol y wlad – yn ail perffaith i fynychu’r Gemau Olympaidd  yn Rio yr haf hwn!

Mae’r noson hefyd yn cynnwys perfformiad gan y genhedlaeth nesaf o gerddorion Jazz o Goleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru, sy’n dod ag archwiliad egnïol ac angerdd i’w cerddoriaeth.


5pm Onwards Ucheldre Kitchen open for taste of Brazil
6.30pm  Royal Welsh College Jazz Ensemble in restaurant
7.30pm Concert Start with Vento Em Madeira.

2 hrs  with interval
  £8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones



Saturday 4 June 10am - 4pm

Introductory Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Marian Bryfdir is back full of energy, and raring to help you with your singing voice           
whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral come along and try it.

She will be joined by the singer and choir master Kiefer Jones.

All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome at this introductory workshop day aimed at developing your voice.  Depending upon the response and what people want to do, a series of workshops could  be launched.


6 hrs  with lunch interval
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones



Saturday 4 June 10am - 4pm

Introductory Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Marian Bryfdir is back full of energy, and raring to help you with your singing voice           
whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral come along and try it.

She will be joined by the singer and choir master Kiefer Jones.

All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome at this introductory workshop day aimed at developing your voice.  Depending upon the response and what people want to do, a series of workshops could  be launched.


6 hrs  with lunch interval


£12, £6 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Mary Parry Concert



Saturday 4 June 7.15pm
Mary Parry and Her Musical Players Present Thanks for The Memories!

2 hrs  with interval
£8, £7  concessions/gostyngiadau
Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Rossini)



Tuesday 21 June 6.30pm

Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival


Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy

Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. He meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina who has schemes of her own.  Madcap disguises accompany twists and turns in a whirlwind plot, whilst Figaro’s cunning knows no bounds.

Directed by Annabel Arden with sparkling wit and playful energy springing directly from Rossini’s joyous music, and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, this new production heralds the welcome return of a masterpiece not seen at Glyndebourne for 34 years. International star and Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese stars as Rosina.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. 

3 hrs 05 with interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles                £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau,
£3 children/plant 

 

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

 

For his final concert of this season, Iwan Llewelyn-Jones performs four masterpieces from the solo piano repertoire - Franz Schubert’s much-loved Impromptus D.935, Maurice Ravel’s elegant Noble and Sentimental Waltzes, Gabriel Fauré’s touching Theme and Variations and Johannes Brahms’s majestic Variations on a Theme of Handel.

 

Gabriel Fauré: Theme and Variations Op.73 - the power and clean-cut precision of his playing brought out by sparing and beautifully-judged pedalling had all the more impact for being so regularly set against daringly gentle pianissimos of jewelled clarity.

Wigmore Hall, London (The Guardian)

 




New Season Announced:     From Classics to Modern - Piano music with a twist

Iwan will give a series of piano recitals that explore the links between classical music and other styles including jazz and folk music from Bach to the present day.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie, a composer of immense popularity who influenced a host of French composers including Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc. The enormous impact of the ragtime music of Scott Joplin, who died in 1917, will also be highlighted.

Concert dates:  5 November 2016, 4 February 2017, 1 April 2017, and 3 June 2017.

1hr 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Coleridge in Wales
Festival Day



Tuesday 28 June 10am -7.30pm

Coleridge in Wales Festival Day


Details shortly
10 hrs
            Season ticket £14, £12 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music

UK Foo Fighters Tribute

Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour


Saturday 2 July7.30pm

UK Foo Fighters Tribute Band 


Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour

It was a fantastic gig by the UK Foo Fighters Tribute band last year in the unique space of the former Convent chapel, now of course, the Ucheldre Centre.

So it’s great to welcome back the band as seen in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME magazines!

  “Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!”  said Dave Grohl.

Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and never with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK Foo Fighters Tribute frontman Jay Apperley made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than Dave Grohl to perform White Limo with the actual Foo Fighters!  "That was awesome!" said Dave Grohl afterwards.

Fans of the UK version have known for years, of course, that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend Dave Grohl both vocally and slinging a guitar.

Their hugely successful UK tour Sonic Motorways - a name cleverly derived from the title of the Foo's new album, saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.

Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics - such as Everlong and Best of You alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album Sonic Highways like Something From Nothing and Congregation.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.

All performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan.

Be sure to catch them live tonight.

 

UK Foo Fighters Tribute are:



Jay Apperley (as Dave Grohl)

Arron Warner (as Nate Mendel)

Alex Bailey (as Taylor Hawkins)

Jamie Valentine (as Chris Shiflett)

Nick Wight (as Rami Jaffee)

Watch Jay's performance with Dave and Foo Fighters

The Ucheldre Cloister Bar will be open from 7pm onwards

7pm Doors

7.30pm Compilation CD

8.15pm UK Foo FIghters Tribute Live on Stage

2hrs 25 No Interval
  £12.50, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 youth/Ieuenctid You can also buy online direct with UK Foos  
Opera Glyndebourne Live Encore:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg



Sunday 17 July 3.30pm

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

(The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival 2011

Grippingly original, Wagner puts singing and song writing centre stage in Glyndebourne’s biggest production ever andvone of the most spectacular.  DieMeistersinger features an 80-strong orchestra, 80 chorus members, 36 actors, and enormous sets built on a huge scale. It is a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire, and one of Wagner’s greatest works.

Hans Sachs is the most celebrated of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians who have created complex rules for composing and performing their songs.  Their world is turned upside down by free-thinking Walther who enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva.  But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves?

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.

A masterstroke’ - The Independent

‘Grippingly original’ - Opera

4 hrs 50 with intervals

Sung in German with English surtitles               

£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 

Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Saturday 23 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Sunday 24 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Béatrice et Bénédict



Tuesday 9 August 6.30pm

Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedict)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival

Love conquers all in Berlioz’s sparkling take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.

This is the first ever fully staged version of the opera at Glyndebourne, as it has only previously been performed as a concert piece.

From Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, to Hermione and Ron in the Harry Potter series, the age-old premise of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.

Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and set them to ravishing music to create this witty love-hate duel.  The opera’s overture explodes with a buoyant sense of fun and elegant wit and there are several splendid numbers for the female characters, especially the sublime Act I duet-nocturne, described by one critic as a ‘marvel of indescribable lyrical beauty’.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and seen through the unique vision of director Laurent Pelly, Berlioz’s comic gem makes its long-awaited Glyndebourne premiere in Festival 2016. With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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