Box Office Opens 11am
So come along and join in the fun.
From 11am onwards look out for some
exciting free-wheeling music around the town.
Rising Stars Concert –
Ellis Thomas, Piano & Will Duerden, Double Bass
A musical highlight of Tenby Arts Festival, this concert showcases the winners of the Gregynog International Music competition. The standard of the participants is extremely high and has included Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist at last year’s Royal Wedding, who performed in Tenby the year that he won the competition. This is an opportunity to see the outstanding musicians of the future.
The Gregynog Young Musician Competition was founded in 2005 and has become one of the most prestigious events of its kind. The competition is held annually at the highly acclaimed Gregynog Hall, which has a long history of association with music and the arts.
This year we are pleased to welcome Ellis Thomas, Piano and Will Duerden, Double Bass
The Gregynog competition attracts the most gifted of the UK’s young performers. It rivals the BBC Young Musician competition as a showcase for talented musicians who are set to rise to the top of the profession.
This year the overall 2019 competition winner, was Ellis Thomas, piano, while Will Duerden, double bass, won the strings section of the Gregynog competition. Ellis, 18, achieved ABRSM grade 8 with distinction at the age of 12. He has performed a Mendelssohn piano concerto with the St. John’s Festival Orchestra, has been soloist with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra, and more recently performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Junior RNCM Symphony Orchestra. Will, also 18, has been a student of the Yehudi Menuhin School from which he graduates this year. He has already performed at such celebrated venues as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Gothenburg Concert Hall and St John’s Smith Square. Earlier in the year he performed the Eduard Tubin Double Bass Concerto with the Junior RCM Symphony Orchestra.
When they are famous we will be able to say that we saw them here in Tenby first.
St Mary’s Church
2pm – 3.45pm
Centenary Talk by
A well known speaker to Tenby Arts Festival audiences, Josephine Hammond will talk about Adelina Patti in a celebration of her centenary. Josephine has written a book “Adelina Patti, Queen of Song” telling the life story of the beautiful soprano who in her day was the most famous singer of all. She is also the highest paid singer ever. Her life was one of danger, excitement and scandal. Josephine will reveal all. You will also be able to enjoy arias from some of her most popular rôles.
5pm – 6pm
Terrific Opening Night
‘The king of pop meets the queen of the ballad in this dream double tribute concert, Dougie as Robbie Williams and Kathryn as Adèle have a combined 30 years entertaining all over Europe and recreate the sound and atmosphere most associated with two of the biggest British artists in history!The shows starts with a beautiful, dark trip through Adèles big ballads including Hometown Glory, Hello and Make You Feel My love and ends with a bang with Rumour Has It, Rolling in the Deep and Set Fire to Rain with the Huge Bond song Skyfall in the middle. The look, the sound and the hits, it’s the perfect foil for what is to come next…The second half is Robbie time, all the biggest hits of the last 20 years including Rock DJ, Let Me Entertain You and Candy as well as huge sing along classics Feel, She’s the One and of course, the highlight of the night… Angels! A show packed with energy, charisma and swagger, our Robbie will have you out of your seats and singing till you have no voice left! plus a few songs from a certain boyband Robbie was once a part of!
with an amazing live band to accompany two of the best tribute acts in the business, this promises to be one incredible show! We’ve also been promised one or two very special duets along the way..’
De Valence Pavilion
Doors open 7pm for 8pm
Finish approx. 10pm
This event is not included in the season ticket.