Fishguard and West Wales Music Festival announce the return of live classical music with a wonderful lineup and new dates in August and September.
The 2021 Fishguard and West Wales Music Festival will return next month with the staging of Pembrokeshire’s first live classical music concerts since the end of social gathering restrictions as a result of COVID-19. Tickets went on sale this week and can be booked via the Festival website at www.fishguardmusicfestival.com.
Twelve concerts and events will be available to attend in person at venues across Pembrokeshire, commencing at Rhosygilwen Mansion on Sunday 22 August with a piano and cello recital with Jocelyn Freeman and Jamal Aliyev.
The lineup of musicians for this year’s Festival include:
mezzo soprano Anghard Lyddon
Royal Harpist Alis Huws
the Marmen Quartet
London Tango Quintet
Palisander Recorder Ensemble
Radio 3 regulars Kabantu.
The Festival is especially pleased to be welcoming back the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Orchestra to St. David’s Cathedral for two concerts on Friday 27 August, an afternoon matinee of works by Bach, Strauss and Haydn and an evening performance of works by Beethoven and Strauss with soloist Isabelle Peters. This will be the first occasion that many of the musicians and soloists will have performed in front of a live audience since before the pandemic.
Gillian Green MBE, Artistic Director of the Fishguard and West Wales Music Festival, said:
“After many months of uncertainty, we are pleased to confirm that the Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival 2021 will go ahead and that tickets are now on sale.
We have a thrilling programme of musicians booked to appear after the regretful postponement of last year’s Festival due to the Pandemic.”
“The number of seats available is reduced by the current Welsh Government and local authority regulations relating to COVID-19. If these restrictions are relaxed or lifted completely, we will release as many seats for sale as the new circumstances allow.
“Our small team of volunteers have been working very hard to ensure that this year’s Festival goes ahead and we have had discussions with our fantastic network of venues to ensure that we can deliver the highest standards of COVID safety within Welsh Government guidelines.
“We hope people will be able to join us in celebrating the return of live music of which we’ve been deprived of for so long. It will be a very special occasion for musicians and audiences alike. We look forward to seeing you during the Festival.”