A workshop for children on this complex and beautiful Japanese art form using Sumi ink and brush. From the very simple to the complicated this is something to interest children of all ages. They will learn to write their names in Japanese script. Yoriko will also tell some traditional Japanese folk stories and give the children an opportunity to dress up in Japanese costumes. It promises to be a great morning.
11am – 12pm
Talented sister and brother duo Siriol and Talfan Jenkins have grown up together sharing a passion for music – and it shows.
They will perform a musical mix ranging from solo piano works by Rachmaninoff and Liszt to improvised jazz standards and modern crossover compositions for saxophone and piano.
Siriol is studying music at Oxford University, and receives piano tuition at the Royal College of Music while moonlighting as resident keyboard player for Oxford’s renowned jazz outfit Donut Kings. She was recently awarded a bursary by Milford Haven Music Festival.
Talfan, still only 17, has a string of national woodwind trophies to his name and studies jazz at diploma level at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on top of normal schooling at Ysgol y Preseli.
Recent performances by the pair have included a Span Arts concert at Llandissilio. Talfan has also recently performed for Tenby Male Choir and Siriol’s highlights include a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor piano concerto with the Orchestra of Magdalen College.
St Mary”s Church
3.30pm – 5.30pm
The Festival Grand Finale
Swansea City Opera presents
A Viennese Whirl!
An evening of romantic music from the beautiful city of Vienna, home to the Strauss family and birthplace of the waltz.
The acclaimed opera company Swansea City Opera presents a captivating production – A Viennese Whirl – evoking the magic and music of Vienna and transporting audiences to the banks of the dreamy Danube River. Enjoy an enchanting evening of singing and soaring violin melodies from some of the most popular Viennese composers including Kreisler, Lehar, Kalman and Johann Strauss, as well as operettas such as ‘The Merry Widow’, ‘Die Fledermaus’ and ‘The Gypsy Baron’.
Echoing the wonderful voices of the era and including songs by Richard Tauber, a carefully selected cast of tenor, soprano, violin and piano accompanist has been assembled for this amusing and entertaining evening hosted by the charismatic Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley, who introduces the music of the Viennese greats in his own inimitable style.
A Viennese Whirl is certain to delight and enthral.
De Valance Pavilion
7.30pm – 10pm
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