Swansea International Festival

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales: Remembering Aberfan

Saturday 8th October, 7:30pm

Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, SA1 4PE

Louis Lortie: Piano
Fflur Wyn: Soprano
Neal Davies: Baritone
Siân Edwards: Conductor

Joseph Davies: The Shortest Day
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Geraint Lewis: The Souls of the Righteous
Fauré: Requiem

At the heart of the 2016 Swansea International Festival is a concert to remember the tragedy of Aberfan, which occurred 50 years ago. The brilliant Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs the second Piano Concerto by Camille Saint-Saëns, a composer who lost his two sons in infancy; and then a new work The Shortest Day, commissioned by Swansea International Festival, the Friends of Swansea Festival, and BBC Radio 3, in which new texts by Dr Rowan Williams are set by brilliant young Welsh composer Joseph Davies. And to conclude: Gabriel Fauré’s radiantly beautiful Requiem.

Rows D – R £20
Rows S – CC £15
Rows DD – LL £10
Rows A – C unavailable

Made possible with support from the Friends of Swansea International Festival, Tŷ Cerdd and BBC Radio 3.

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales