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