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

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information, dates and times

please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Community Boogie Babies
Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Postponed tlll Coronavirus crisis over.
9.30am - 10.30am


1hr
Free sessions for young children 0-4yrs with their parents and carers
Community Yr Academi
The Academy

Postponed
Closing for the time being.

The Academy will be closing in line with the schools.

Thank you for all your support of The Academy up to this point.






3hrs
£12 per week of half term block booking £10 per week
Music

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna

Postponed till Tuesday 1 September 2020

Tuesday 24 March7pm

Jonas Kaufmann

My Vienna

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehår's the Merry Widow, plus many of the classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna. Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen.

We would ask all our patrons to please follow the Government's guidlines for hygiene and distancing as we are doing ourselves


1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Dance Workshop
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Friday 27 March10.30am - 1pm


James Wilton Dance Company

Dance Workshop

James Wilton Dance Company host a workshop for dance proffesionals, teachers, performers and senior students 18+.

£5 plus a ticket to The Storm performance at either Ucheldre on Friday 27 March  7.30pm or at Neaudd Dwyfor on Saturday 28 March.  Otherwise the cost for the workshop is £10

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

To watch the trailer please click here

Dance Across Wales short film


Dance The Storm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Friday 27 March7.30pm

James Wilton Dance

presents LIVE on our stage

The Storm

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

To watch the trailer please click here

Dance Across Wales short film


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Live Charity Event
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
Saturday 28 March 7.30pm


Charity Entertainment Night


Tickets £8

Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Swan Lake (postponed until further notice from the ROH)
Wednesday 1 April 7.15pm


Live From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake  (12A)

(postponed until further notice from the ROH)

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.

While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments.

Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Image: Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Bill Cooper

To watch the latest trailer please click here

3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Beethoven - A Creative Genius
(Postponed)
Saturday 4 April7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

Beethoven in Love

(We are sorry to have to postpone this event due to COVID-19)

In 2020 the classical music world pays tribute to one of its most endearing and remarkable sons, Ludwig van Beethoven. Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to Ucheldre to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a series of recitals that feature the piano music of this extraordinary composer.

Each programme delves into Beethoven’s colourful personality with a selection of his best loved works, ranging from the serious and dark (‘Pathètique’ and ‘Moonlight’ Sonatas) to the light and humorous       (‘The rage over the lost penny, given vent in a Caprice’ and ‘Für Elise’).

Beethoven’s ability to convey a strong sense of narrative in his music had a profound effect upon successive generations of composers. Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré responded by composing innovative and exciting piano works bearing the title ‘Ballade’, a selection of which will be performed at these recitals.

The third in his 2019/2020 series of Piano recitals

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet Encore:
Swan Lake
(Postponed until further notice from the ROH)
Sunday 5 April 2pm


From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake  (12A)

(postponed until further notice from the ROH)

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.

While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments.

Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Image: Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Bill Cooper

To watch the latest trailer please click here

3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast

Met Opera Live Tosca

Postponed until further notice from The Met

Saturday 11 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Puccini's Tosca

(postponed until further notice from the ROH)


Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko returns in the title role as the explosive diva in Puccini’s best-loved operatic thriller.

Based in Rome during the Napoleonic wars, this tragic tale of passion, murder, lust and love, set against a famously romantic score, is an enduring classic.

Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Barking Dog Theatre presents
Teddy's Picnic

Postponed to a date to be arranged
Tuesday 14 April11am


Teddy's Picnic

by Mike Brooks

Eddy The Teddy and his best friend Sammy Ragdoll decide that tomorrow would be just the day for a picnic.

Sammy says she'll have to organise everything because Eddy probably won't be able to. Eddy pleads for Sammy to give him a chance to help. Sammy doesn't want her friend to think she doesn't trust him so she agrees, fearing the worst.

Will she be pleasantly surprised?

The show uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs to join in with. It's a perfect introduction to live entertainment for children who've never been to a show before, and a welcome return for Eddy the Teddy's young fans.

Suitable for children aged 3-6 years old

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Barking Dog Theatre presents
 Treasure Island


Postponed to a date to be arranged
Tuesday 14 April2pm

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson  and adapted by Mike Brooks

Treasure Island is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of pirates and buried treasure from Bristol to a faraway Island.

"Pieces of Eight! Pieces of eight!" yells Captain Flint, the parrot. This book is also where the phrase "You ho ho and a bottle of Rum!" comes from.

Meet Jim Hawkins, a young lad who gets himself caught up in an adventure across the seas. Follow the story as Jim meets Captain Smollett, Billy Bones and the most famous pirate of them all Long John Silver.

Barking Dog's two talented actors (with the help of a some puppets and children from the audience) present this exciting tale.

With original music and audience participation as well as use of puppetry and mime, this is ideal for any book week, projects on travel, pirates, adventure, Music or Drama.

Suitable for children aged 5-10 years old
£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Venus: A Workshop
This event is currently in limbo and dependent on Developments and /or Government rulings
Thursday 16 April 5pm

Dan Watson: Venus

A workshop in association with the performance

This event is currently in limbo and dependent on Developments and /or Government rulings

HAVE A(NOTHER) GO!

Dan Watson's solo show VENUS is inspired by his own childhood and uses dance, theatre and comedy to tell the story of winning, losing and having another go.

In this workshop he will share some of the techniques he used to create VENUS and invite you to have a go yourselves

You will be introduced to a variety of games and tasks that playfully invite you to discover your own (physical) approach to performance making - drawing inspiration from your own stories and learning how to connect to each other and your audience.

We will move, we will speak, we will share and we might even be a bit silly. Hopefully you will have fun. No experience is necessary but you MUST be willing to have a go. And maybe another go after that.


£10 per person [workshop price includes entry to performance Friday 17 April]

Dance Venus
This event is currently in limbo and dependent on Developments and /or Government rulings
Friday 17 April7.30pm

Dan Watson

presents LIVE on our stage

Venus

This event is currently in limbo and dependent on Developments and /or Government rulings

As a child Dan lost a British holiday-camp dance competition. Largely because he totally misunderstood what competitive dance was, and they didn’t play his song of choice, Venus by Bananarama. This performance enacts the version of the event that he would have liked to happen, had he known better, been braver, had a Little Miss Sunshine moment.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

To see Venus trailer please click here

Broadcast

ROH Opera Live:Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Postponed until further notice from the ROH

Tuesday 21 April7pm


ROH Opera Live

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A)

(postponed until further notice from the ROH)

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.

The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy.

With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA - Pietro Mascagni

Turiddu Yonghoon Lee Santuzza Liudmyla Monastyrska Alfio Dimitri Platanias

Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco

PAGLIACCI - Ruggero Leoncavallo

Canio Roberto Alagna Tonio Dimitri Platanias Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak

Silvio Bogdan Baciu Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music

Charity Event


Postponed due to COVID-19.  Date to be arranged

Sunday 26 April3.30pm

Hard Skin and Special Guests


Dance Juliet & Romeo
Saturday 2 May7.30pm

Image by Jane Hobson

Lost Dog

presents LIVE on our stage

Juliet & Romeo

This event is currently in limbo and dependent on Developments and /or Government rulings


With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least.

Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.

Directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, Juliet & Romeo takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 3 May10am - 1pm

Voice Workshops with Marian Bryfdir

 

Marian creates a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere for you to learn more about your singing voice. 

A chance to join with a small group of others on the same journey.

Booking essential.


3hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Maria Stuarda
Sunday 10 May3pm

Met Opera Encore

Donizetti's Maria Stuarda


Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays.

Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 13 June10am - 1pm

Voice Workshops with Marian Bryfdir

 

Marian creates a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere for you to learn more about your singing voice. 

A chance to join with a small group of others on the same journey.

Booking essential.


3hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Elektra
Thursday 18 June7.45pm

ROH Opera Live

Elektra  / Strauss (12A)

Strauss's thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness  in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytåmnestra.
2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones:
Beethoven A Creative Genius
Saturday 27 June7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

Heroic Beethoven

In 2020 the classical music world pays tribute to one of its most endearing and remarkable sons, Ludwig van Beethoven. Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to Ucheldre to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a series of recitals that feature the piano music of this extraordinary composer.

Each programme delves into Beethoven’s colourful personality with a selection of his best loved works, ranging from the serious and dark (‘Pathètique’ and ‘Moonlight’ Sonatas) to the light and humorous (‘The rage over the lost penny, given vent in a Caprice’ and ‘Für Elise’).

Beethoven’s ability to convey a strong sense of narrative in his music had a profound effect upon successive generations of composers. Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré responded by composing innovative and exciting piano works bearing the title ‘Ballade’, a selection of which will be performed at these recitals.

The last in his 2019/2020 series of Piano recitals

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 18 July10am - 1pm

Voice Workshops with Marian Bryfdir

 

Marian creates a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere for you to learn more about your singing voice. 

A chance to join with a small group of others on the same journey.

Booking essential.


3hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture