Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Fishguard Festival of Music/Gwyl Gerdd Abergwaun concerts. Fifteen events extending over three weeks will be staged at various venues across Pembrokeshire from August 18 to September 3, with a launch concert by the National Youth Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Cathedral on Friday, August 4 with conductor Carlo Rizzi.
Artists performing this year include soprano Natalya Romaniw, pianist Iwan Llywelyn Jones, and Kosmos (pictured), a trio who mix classical and world music in their programme. Chamber music performances will be given by the Enigma Duo, Dudok String Quartet Amsterdam and musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The Welsh National Opera Orchestra will make a welcome return visit, and The Gonzaga Band Consort performs music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries. Folk group Pedair will return after their sell-out concert at Theatr Gwaun last year and the Amanda Whiting Trio will close the Festival on Saturday, September 3 with a fusion of jazz harp, double bass and drums. See www.fishguardmusicfestival.com for the full programme.