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 The History of Opera (Abridged)
Wednesday 26 April3pm

The History of Opera (Abridged)

with

Brendan Wheatley and Bridgett Gill

A light hearted and informative afternoon combined with wonderful singing accompanied by piano and guest soprano. The afternoon is interspersed with interesting facts and anecdotes to demonstrate the ever changing styles in the wonderful art form of opera: including arias and duets by Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Mussorgsky and many many more.

 

Brendan and Bridgett have devoted a lifetime to opera, as singers, directors and in running their own successful touring companies, Opera Box and Swansea City Opera. Often tongue in cheek, they look forward to sharing their love of opera with you!


2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Iwan Owen Piano Recital
Friday 28 April7.30pm

Iwan Owen

Fundraising Piano Recital

A fundraising concert for the North Wales Youth Music Fund

Music by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin

Datganiad Piano - Iwan Owen

Cyngerdd i godi arian tuag at Gronfa Cerdd Ieuenctid Gogledd Cymru Cerddoriaeth gan Mozart, Schubert and Chopin



 
2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday 3 May3pm

Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra

Teatime Concert

The third of three stunning teatime concerts showcasing chamber music from Wales and across the world. This afternoon’s concert features music for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp by Mozart, Sally Beamish, Hilary Tann, and Arnold Bax.


1hr 10
*£8, £3 students and under 18s/ myfyrwyr ac o dan 18
Community Casey Jones and Friends
Friday 12 May7.30pm

Casey Jones and Friends

Fundraising Concert

Join Casey and his friends at Ucheldre for an evening of fun. 

This concert is a fundraiser for Island Games Swimming Team.

2hrs
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera Lakmé (Delibes)Saturday 13 May    7.30pm

Swansea City Opera presents
Lakmé

This production of Lakmé, directed by Brendan Wheatley and musical direction John Beswick, is set in India during the 1880’s. Though famous for the ‘Flower Duet’, which has become so familiar, Lakmé contains many other hidden musical gems including the stratospheric and challenging ‘Bell Song’. 

Like other French operas of the period, it captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death.

Sung in English

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley. (6.15pm)


Running time to be confirmed
*18, £16 concessions/ gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Encore: Der Rosenkavalier
Sunday 14 May 5.30pm

Der Rosenkavalier

In a new production of Stauss’ opera, the dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star. Director Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.


4hrs 12 inluding intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 22 May7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


Music Sonic Resonance
Friday 26 May 7.30pm


Ethnomusicology

presents

Sonic Resonance

Ethnomusicology is a jewel of the North Wales music scene, channeling a wide range of influences, all spicily infused with the bountiful delights of globally conscious beats to uplift, inspire and heal.

Sonic Resonance is a unique sound journey from the internationally acclaimed wizards of sound - artists Bear Love and his giant golden gong of bliss, hypnotic Navajo flutist Andrew Begay and the mind blowing didgeridoo virtuoso Ondřej Smeykal.



2hrs
£15, £12 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music A Gala Performance
Saturday 27 May7.30pm

A Gala Performance

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

We have a gala performance of popular classical music, instrumental and song, from students of Bangor University. As well as a unique dance experience.

Chu Tin Yat (Kenny) - Pianist       Elly Chan - Pianist       Fuenaglada(Organ) Prwang - Soprano

Sum Ming Lee (Joyce) - Violin and Dance     Yichun Feng - Soprano

  

 



2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

This event is being held in aid of the Ucheldre Centre.
Music Khamira Sunday 28 May7.30pm

Khamira

Khamira features musicians from India and Wales fusing elements of Welsh folk, Indian classical, jazz and rock into a truly unique World Music experience.

Suhail Yusuf Khan's virtuosic Serengi and vocals dovetails with Tomos Williams' trumpet, Vishal Nagar's tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O'Connor's drum kit, while Aditya Balani's soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones' keyboard and Aidan Thorne's bass.

Khamira will be playing at Uchledre as a part of a prestigious week-long tour of Wales – their first performances in Wales and the UK.

Mae Khamira yn fand newydd sydd yn uno cerddoriaeth gwerin Cymru, cerddoriaeth o'r India, jazz a roc mewn un cyfuniad hudolys. Daw pedwar aelod o'r band arloesol Burum o Gymru ynghyd â tri cerddor dawnus o'r India i greu sŵn hollol newydd – cerddoriaeth 'Byd' fel na'i chlywid ei fath o'r blaen. Wedi perfformio yn yr India yng ngŵyliau Goa a Kalkota, bydd y gyngerdd yma yn rhan o daith genedlaethol gan Khamira – a'r tro cynta' i'r band berfformio yng Nghymru.


2hrs
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama PROPS Theatre Workshops:
Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June10am - 4pm
daily

Spoonful of Music

Workshops for children  and young people aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 3 June.  Explore the magical world of MUSICAL THEATRE. Props Theatre School gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting, singing and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.


30hrs
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Drama A Spoonful of Musical Theatre

Saturday 3 June3pm

A Spoonful of Musical Theatre

A production by PROPS Theatre School at the culmination of their week-long workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones:
The World of Jazz
Saturday 3 June7.30pm

The World of Jazz

In this final recital of the season, Iwan Llewlyn-Jones gives us a heady mix of classical and jazz fusion with performances of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin and piano favourites by Ravel and Chopin as you’ve never heard them before!

 

‘Byd y Jazz’ Dylanwad cerddoriaeth yr Amerig ar gyfansoddwyr clasurol gyda perfformiad arbennig o ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ gan George Gershwin a cherddoriaeth Chopin a Ravel fel erioed o’r blaen!


 
2hrs
  *£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand
Wednesday 7 June7.15pm
The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the royal opera house to a close with this gorgeous mixed programme, demonstrating the great creative
 vision of Frederick Ashton, its founding Choreographer.


The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc. Felix Mendelssohn.     

Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. César Franck.

Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La Traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963. Franz Liszt. Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson


For trailer please click here
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 19 June7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Otello
Wednesday 28 June7.15pm

Otello (Verdi)

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta his love Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award- winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.


2hrs 45 incl intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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