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 please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Community Boogie Babies on Tuesdays and Thursdays
9.30am - 10.30am

Re-starts in the New Year

Tuesday 14 January


1hr
Free sessions for young children 0-4yrs with their parents and carers
Community Yr Academi
The Academy
Every Sunday during school term time

Next session Sunday 19 January





3hrs
£12 per week of half term block booking £10 per week
Music Voice Workshops
Saturday 25 January10am - 1pm

Voice Workshops with Marian Bryfdir

GET YOUR VOICE IN SHAPE IN THE NEW YEAR!!

 

Weekly Saturday morning sessions (10am – 1pm) for the 4 Saturdays (4, 11, 18, and 25) in January 2020.

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.  Have a fun, fresh start for the New Year training your voice for longevity.

A lovely introduction to new music as well as exploring and practising old favourites. 

Come along and join Marian for January’s series of workshops.

 

                      You won’t be expected to have previous experience, but if you have this is your opportunity to extend your range.


3hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music BANDS NIGHT
Saturday 25 JanuaryDoors 7.30pm

NIRVANA UK

+ special guests

MONKEY WRENCH (Foo Fighters Tribute)

Hailed by Total Guitar as the best Nirvana tribute they have heard in years. NIRVANA UK, are a three piece international touring Nirvana tribute band from Birmingham.

So if you love Nirvana and want to re-live the LIVE AND LOUD Nirvana experience, you need look no further.

3hrs
£10
Broadcast La Bohéme
Wednesday 29 January7.45pm

ROH Opera Live

Puccini's La Bohéme

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing.

The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today:

Mimì Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo Charles Castronovo

Marcello Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta Aida Garifullina

Schaunard Gyula Nagy

Colline Peter Kellner

Joined by former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

To watch the latest trailer please click here


2hrs 30
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones:
Beethoven - A Creative Genius
Saturday 1 February7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

Beethoven and the Lost Penny

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 Second in his 2019/2020 series of Piano recitals

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

Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Porgy and Bess
Sunday 2 February5.55pm


Met Opera Encore

Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’s modern American masterpiece has its first Met performance in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.

To see trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Kinky Boots
Tuesday 4 February7pm

Kinky Boots The Musical

music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

special film event of live performance

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

To watch the trailer please click here
2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Kinky Boots
Sunday 9 February3.30pm

Kinky Boots The Musical

music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

special film event of live performance

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

To see the trailer please click here
2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Ffin Dance Double Bill
Saturday 15 February7.30pm

Ffin Dance

Ffin Dance director Sue Lewis will give a pre-performance talk

followed by a curtain raiser at 7.45pm of CRIB Junior.

Working with Barton Dance and  Drama Academy, children of 7+ have taken part in the Ffin Dance residency workshops here at Ucheldre. Working with the rhythm and expression within CRIB the second work being performed by Ffin Dance this evening.

An Inspector Calls  – for 3 dancers in 3 acts

Choreographed by Sue Lewis

Music - Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mike Oldfield

JB Priestley’s play in 3 acts is a superb example of perfect characterisation and an examination of social class.  The main characters Arthur, Sybil, Sheila, Eric, Gerald, Inspector Goode and Eva/Daisy are all played by all of our dancers.  They interchange between the characters; the neutrality of the costumes suggest no gender, the only clue to which character is played is layering and changing of the outer garments which is symbolic of their person.

The first 2 tracks of music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams are beautifully lyrical pieces of instrumental music written by British composers and portray a very evocative image of British landscape and broad rolling countryside. The third track is perhaps more well known, composed by Oldfield and brings us into the 21st Century: it rushes along and is functional and structured.

Crib – for 3 dancers

Choreographed by Sue Lewis Set design by Your Way Events Management

Music by Prince         

A tribute to the music of Prince


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Ffin Dance Double Bill
Saturday 15 February7.30pm

Ffin Dance

An Inspector Calls  – for 3 dancers in 3 acts

Choreographed by Sue Lewis

Music - Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mike Oldfield

JB Priestley’s play in 3 acts is a superb example of perfect characterisation and an examination of social class.  The main characters Arthur, Sybil, Sheila, Eric, Gerald, Inspector Goode and Eva/Daisy are all played by all of our dancers.  They interchange between the characters; the neutrality of the costumes suggest no gender, the only clue to which character is played is layering and changing of the outer garments which is symbolic of their person.

The first 2 tracks of music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams are beautifully lyrical pieces of instrumental music written by British composers and portray a very evocative image of British landscape and broad rolling countryside. The third track is perhaps more well known, composed by Oldfield and brings us into the 21st Century: it rushes along and is functional and structured.

Crib – for 3 dancers

Choreographed by Sue Lewis Set design by Your Way Events Management

Music by Prince         

A tribute to the music of Prince


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music BANDS NIGHT
Friday 21 FebruaryDoors 7.30pm

HENGE

+ special guests

Big Love, The Fuzz, and Tagaradr


HENGE Band members Zpar, Nom, Goo and Grok bring you the gift of Cosmic Dross -

a kind of music new to your world.

"We have news. Planet Earth is an experiment. Your species was sent codes from space, to help you love and dance. But your leaders grew scared. They hid the codes from you. Now your consciousness shrinks and they destroy your world with weapons of war. Ravelings of Earth, rebel! Absorb the mutated frequencies of Cosmic Dross. There are no Earth words to describe these sounds. But you will learn how to love and dance again. This is your future. Put down the weapons. Unite. And colonise space."


3.5 hrs
Tickets £12
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:                  
The Cellist/
Dances at a Gathering
Tuesday 25 February 7.15pm



ROH Ballet Live

The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering

The Cellist

Choreographer Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Dances at a Gathering

Jerome Robbins's elegant and elegaic classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

To see the latest trailer please click here

2hrs 30 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Agrippina
Saturday 29 February5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Handel's Agrippina


Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph.

Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

To see trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Tuesday 3 March7pm

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance.

Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25thAnniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdanceto the big screen for the very first time!


2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Sunday 8 March3.30pm

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance.

Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25thAnniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdanceto the big screen for the very first time!


2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Der Fliegende Holländer
Saturday 14 March4.55pm

Met Opera Live

Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer


Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship who has been condemned to sail the seas for eternity, is offered a chance of redemption by true love.

Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Fidelio
Tuesday 17 March7.15pm

ROH Opera Live

Beethoven's Fidelio


Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Sung in German with English surtitles

To see the latest trailer please click here


2hrs 30
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna
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.


1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance The Storm
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


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Live Charity Event
Saturday 28 March 7.30pm


Charity Entertainment Night


Tickets £8

Broadcast ROH Ballet:
Swan Lake
Wednesday 1 April 7.15pm


From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake  (12A)

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
Saturday 4 April7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

Beethoven in Love

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 Met Opera Live
Tosca
Saturday 11 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Puccini's Tosca


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
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
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
Friday 17 April7.30pm

Dan Watson

presents LIVE on our stage

Venus

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
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Tuesday 21 April7pm


ROH Opera Live

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A)

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
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


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
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
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

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture