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Bryn shows lighter side; Classical.


BRYN TERFEL will be showing off his wonderful Welsh voice - and his versatility - at a gala concert in Coventry tomorrow.

Many opera lovers saw Bryn as the dark and brooding Dutchman in the Wagner opera in Birmingham earlier this year, but tomorrow he will be in lighter mood for a programme ranging from Mozart and Bizet to Rodgers and Hammerstein favourites.

The bass baritone is appearing at Warwick Arts Centre along with another versatile and popular Welsh musician, harpist Catrin Finch.

Catrin, a former royal harpist to Prince Charles, has made many recordings ranging from solo classical recitals through to a crossover mix and is committed to introducing classical music to younger people all over the world.

The Welsh connection will be completed by Gareth Jones from South Wales who will be conducting the Manchester Camerata and has worked with Bryn many times.

HARPIST Lucy Wakeford is bringing her ensemble of talented musicians to Warwickshire next week.

She and her friends have lined up an appealing mix of chamber music for harp, strings and wind for All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings, near Rugby, next Saturday.

Lucy, who is principal harpist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, says the ensemble will be playing a varied programme, spanning the Baroque period to the 20th century.

The programme includes works by Handel and Beethoven and will feature various combinations of flute, viola, harp and violin. Tickets 07966 584528.

IT'S all seasons go for classical musicians in Coventry and Warwickshire. Several autumn concert seasons get under way next week.

Among the launches, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will be kicking off the new concert series at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Friday with music by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Ravel and feature young cellist Guy Johnson.

On the same night, the Orchestra of the Swan launch their Bedworth Civic Hall series, and the Endellion Quartet start the International String Quartet series at Leamington's Royal Pump Rooms.

Another up-and-coming cellist, Oliver Coates, will be joining the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra at Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick School on October 7.

Oliver, who is this year's winner of the Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, will play Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat.

Also on the programme will be Mozart's Don Giovanni overture and Nielsen's fourth symphony, the Inextinguishable.


APPEALING BLEND... Harpist Lucy Wakeford
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 29, 2006
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