Founded to fill the gap in the music making life of Wales between performances of solo and small chamber music ensemble, as well as those of the symphony orchestra, The Welsh Chamber Orchestra is proud to be associated with the William Mathias Centre in Caernarfon.
A core artistic ethos of the orchestra is to perform in those areas in Wales which are otherwise ill-served with occasions to hear orchestral music, compared to other parts of the country. A residency at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham has enabled the provision of schools’ concerts in the north east of Wales, introducing thousands of school children to their first live orchestral concert experience!
Audiences in Pembrokeshire can, themselves, be treated to an evening of beautiful orchestral symphonies and musical delights, when The Welsh Chamber Orchestra arrives at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on Saturday 2 June, 7.30pm.
Since its inception in 1986 it has performed with many of the world”s greatest soloists, undertaken several European concert tours as well as performing throughout the UK. For many years it was resident chamber orchestra at the Swansea International Concert Series where its innovative policy of giving second performances of works by Welsh composers was highly successful. It has recorded numerous television programmes including a New York Film Festival, prize-winning Opera series.
Their Artistic Director and Conductor is the renowned Anthony Hose. He has worked with many orchestras throughout Europe including the Budapest Concert Orchestra, the Icelandic Symphony, the Rhine Philharmonic, the Munich Bach Collegium, and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and in Britain with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber, and Welsh Chamber Orchestra of which he is principal conductor.
An advocate for contemporary composers, Anthony Hose has recorded CD’s of music by William Mathias, Alun Hoddinott and Sir Michael Tippett and has just conducted a concert of music for computer games by composer Gerard Marino (God of War soundtracks).
As a principal singer with Welsh National Opera, baritone Jeremy Huw Williams has appeared at the opening night of the Wales Millennium Centre, and received the inaugural Sir Geraint Evans Award from the Welsh Music Guild, given annually to a person or persons who have made a significant contribution to Welsh music in any one year or recent years: ‘there has been an unanimous decision that the first award should be made to baritone Jeremy Huw Williams in recognition of not only his performing ability but also for the tremendous support that he has given to Welsh composers and their music in recent years’.
Be sure to join the Torch Theatre Saturday 2 June, 7.30pm for this rare and unforgettable experience; the Welsh Chamber Orchestra can be sure to receive a warm, Pembrokeshire welcome!
- For more information and to book tickets visit http://torchtheatre.co.uk/ or call the Box Office on 01646 695267.