GOWER FESTIVAL July 1-12th 2014
Celebrating the birthdays of Dylan Thomas and Karl Jenkins.
The opening concert features two outstanding Welsh artists, LLyr Williams and the Swansea born cellist, Thomas Carroll.
Innovative concert featuring the brilliant Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, and violinist Thomas Gould.
Festival lecture on 'Swansea's other Poet'. Vernon Watkins lived all his life on Gower and was a great friend of Dylan Thomas. This event will be linked to DT100, the 2014 celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth.
The Jubilee Quartet, vibrant young ensemble, winners of the Tillett Trust and Park Lane award… playing quartets by Haydn, Janacek and Mendelssohn.
Pavel Kolesnikov…”the greatest young Russian pianist since Ashkenazy”, plays works by Haydn, Brahms and Chopin.
Gower Festival Artistic Director, Gordon Back is joined by the 17 year old international Prizewinning violinist, Callum Smart with music by Grieg, Chausson and Franck.
YCAT 2013 winner, Australian baritone Morgan Pearse and James Ballieu, piano…include works to commemorate the anniversary of WW1.
Festival Jazz - Stan Tracey's Under Milkwood Jazz Suite, performed by DT Jazz. An opportunity to hear this iconic jazz masterpiece.
Yehudi Menuhin School …. brilliant chamber ensemble from this famous school perform at Oystermouth church.
Spectacular closing concert of the Festival celebrates the 70th birthday of Karl Jenkins with Catrin Finch, the Gower Festival chorus and orchestra.
To all of this wonderful music, we add summer evenings in July and beautiful venues including many ancient Gower Churches - protected by Welsh saints and surrounded by seascapes and lovely countryside.
We make a speciality of making people welcome.
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