The 2015 Tenby Arts Festival dates are 19th – 26th September.
Tenby Arts Festival is in its 24th year and continues to provide a varied, stimulating and entertaining late summer programme in this pretty seaside town in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Cantemus will be back for a third year in which a well known conductor will conduct a massed choir assembled from local choral organisations, Costas Fotopoulos plays Rachmaninov whilst Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins will show that four hands on a piano keyboard have a lot to offer! Tenby’s own Male Choir will, as usual, attract many visitors to their special festival concert. Talks on many subjects, classic and jazz music, drama, art workshops all contribute to a balanced and enjoyable week in Tenby, Pembrokeshire this coming September. More information will be posted on this site as the 2015 programme is put together, so, please keep coming back to view the exciting acts and shows as time progresses.
Rachmaninoff – Variations in a Life
Costas Fotopoulos, as seen in the video above, returns with a musical biography of the famous Russian composer whose romantic and passionate music has thrilled audiences for generations.
Alberto Bona will play the part of Rachmaninoff telling us his own life story from a script written by Josephine Hammond. This is the team that brought the much acclaimed “Hommage à Chopin” to the festival in 2013.
Costas will play études and preludes as well as his transcriptions of works by Bach and Tchaikovsky and the “Variations on a Theme by Corelli”.
Alberto will tell the story of the composer’s life highlighting the influence on his music of Böcklin’s painting “Isle of the Dead” as seen in this short film trailer below. Exiled from Russia after the Revolution, his music was often inspired by his homeland, the sounds of bells and the sonorous Orthodox music that he heard all around him.