Cardiff Winds at the Lion Ballroom

Sunday 20 October 2024 15:00

This event is not bookable online. Please call the box office on 01432 340555 or pop into the foyer to book in person.

Tickets from: £10.00 to £20.00

Event Information

Cardiff Winds, who have played at the Lion Ballroom a number of times, return with distinguished soprano Naomi Harvey. The ensemble consists of flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon. On the programme are two popular works from the Wind Quintet repertoire, one by Farkas and one by Nielsen; an arrangement of a famous composition by George Butterworth; and a short work by composer and arranger Derek Smith: a potpourri of French tunes. The main work, however, will be the première of a chamber version of Richard Strauss’ much-loved Four Last Songs. This normally requires a huge orchestra but in this chamber version it acquires an intimate feel.
Ferenc Farkas Old Hungarian Dances
George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow (arrangement)
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs (arrangement for soprano and wind quintet) (première)
Derek Smith Bonne Bouche: a French Suite
Nielsen Wind Quintet Op 43

Tickets: £20 (students half-price)
Concert supported by the Gemma Classical Music Trust Regd Charity No. 1121090
Promoted by Espressivo