The Weekend Ahead – What’s going on in Cardiff this weekend

May 25, 2012 No Comments »

The Weekend Ahead – What’s going on in Cardiff this weekend

Our @yourcardiff Twitter followers have been telling us what they are up to this weekend. If you’re looking for something to do, this is what’s on.

Friday May 25:

7.30pm BBC National Orchestra of Wales bring the heat of the Spanish summer to St David’s Hall, Cardiff, on Friday, with a concert featuring Debussy’s Images – a three-part work that explores the dances and folk songs of England and France, and the swirling heat and vibrancy of Iberia.

The Orchestra is joined by violinist Daniel Hope, who will perform Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No 1. Renowned for his virtuosity and creativity, Daniel Hope has toured the world, performing with major orchestras. In these concerts he explores one of Shostakovich’s most personal works – composed at the height of musical censorship in the Soviet Union, it’s a dark and intensely passionate concerto.

7:30pm until Midnight Boomswinger Bluegrass Club:
Toy Hearts, The Mackintosh Institute, Cardiff

The UK’s leading exponents of Bluegrass and Western Swing return to Boomswinger Bluegrass Club on their UK Spring tour 2012 to promote their 4th album “Whiskey”.
Led by sisters Hannah and Sophia Johnson on mandolin and guitar respectively and featuring their dad, Stewart on pedal steel, dobro and banjo, the Birmingham based Toy Hearts have toured and recorded extensively throughout the USA and Europe in recent years. They are joined for this tour by bassist Al Gare from Imelda May’s band.

Saturday May 26:

10.30am A Jubilee craft fair is being held at Mackintosh Church in Roath between 10.30am and 2pm.

8pm Karaoke Disco at The Clifton, 8pm – Midnight

10pm DJ Richie Vibe Vee will be playing feel good, fun uplifting house music alongside Cardiff’s premier live percussionist Lucy Lightning at the Kuku Club in the Park Plaza Hotel.

Sunday May 27:

At 7,30pm: The Welsh Concert Orchestra are delighted to visit St Teilo’s Church,Cardiff for their Annual Charity Concert on May 27th, in aid of the Noah’s Ark Appeal, the official charity of the Children’s Hospital for Wales.

This new professional orchestra will be conducted by the international conductor Emmanuel Siffert and joined by singers from the Saturday Academy of Voice. Matthew Ioan Sims, a tenor from the Wales International Academy of Opera will also be joining in.

The programme will include Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, works from Hansel and Gretal, Die Fledermaus, Tales of Hoffman and Carmen.

Refreshments will be served in the interval along with a raffle.

Tickets are £10.00 and are available here.

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