Tickets available online here
Theatr Clwyd, Mold – 01352 344101 (Monday - Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00)
Cathedral Frames, St Asaph – 01745 582929 (Wednesday - Friday, 10.00 - 16.30)
North Wales International Music Festival goes hybrid this autumn
A mixture of live concerts in St Asaph Cathedral and online concerts recorded in Bangor, Caernarfon, Cardiff and London will make up this year’s 50th North Wales International Music Festival.
The festival went virtual last year, being hosted fully online for the first time in its history as a result of the pandemic, giving access to a global audience. This year’s theme as NWIMF approaches its 50th anniversary in 2022 is ‘The Golden Journey’.
From Thursday 30th September to Monday 4th October the live concerts will include the extraordinary musical fusion of Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, featuring music from their first two award-winning albums and previewing new material from their upcoming third album.
Other performers include the London Tango Quintet, NWIMF’s resident orchestra NEW Sinfonia with American pianist John Frederick Hudson, Family Affair with Brian Hughes & tenor Dafydd Jones, and Ensemble Cymru.
NEW Sinfonia and John Frederick Hudson will perform the Welsh premiere of Paul Mealor’s Piano Concerto, jointly commissioned by NWIMF. There will also be a ‘Pepper’s Ghost’ late evening art installation in St Asaph Cathedral and an Instrumental project.
Image © Ben Jones
Wednesday 29 September: Instrumental project
Thursday 30 September, 11.00: Chamber Music Concert
Thursday 30 September, 19.30: London Tango Quintet
Friday 1 October, 19.30: Ensemble Cymru
Saturday 2 October, 19.30: NEW Sinfonia & pianist John Frederick Hudson
Sunday 3 October, 19.30: Family Affair (Brian, Daniel & Miriam Hughes) & Tenor Dafydd Jones
Monday 4 October, 19.30: Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
All concerts are held in St Asaph Cathedral
Seating is unreserved and all tickets are £15
Covid rules apply. Face coverings must be worn unless you are exempt for medical reasons or are under 11 years old.
Unreserved tickets are limited to 150 for each concert to allow for 1m distance between each row.
Image © John Liston
A free to watch virtual festival will then be held online in November including recordings from the St Asaph Cathedral concerts, BBC National Orchestra of Wales recorded in Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, the UK Gospel Choir, folk musician Gwennan Gibbard and St Asaph Cathedral Choir. Other events will include free instrumental projects, education sessions, podcasts, and NWIMF’s annual community tour with Live Music Now musicians.