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Gregynog Festival

Gregynog Festival

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Gregynog Festival

Festival, Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun 2022

Gregynog Hall,
Tregynon,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 3PW

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Gregynog Festival, the oldest classical music festival in Wales, returns with a feast of Midsummer music in the handsome setting of Gregynog Hall near Newtown in north Powys. Highlights in the historic Music Room include recitals by the harpist Maximilian Ehrhardt on Saturday afternoon, 25 June, and the pianist Llyr Williams on Sunday afternoon, 26 June.

Saturday 25 June 2022, 2.30pm
Y Parlwr Mawr | Senior Common Room, Gregynog
Dr Rhian Davies

‘By particular Desire’: Welsh musicians in Georgian Bath
Rhian Davies reconstructs the eighteenth-century world when Welsh exports to Bath included performers, composers and impresarios as well as flannel, cobs and mutton

Saturday 25 June 2022, 4.00pm
Yr Ystafell Gerdd | The Music Room, Gregynog
Maximilian Ehrhardt, telyn deires | triple harp

Maximilian Ehrhardt is based in Berlin and specialises in playing historic harps including the Welsh triple harp. His pioneering CD None But the Brave (2020) showcases music from three manuscripts at the National Library of Wales which are associated with John Parry, the blind musician who worked as domestic harper to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn of Wynnstay.

Sunday 26 June 2022, 2.30pm
Y Parlwr Mawr | Senior Common Room, Gregynog
‘Baffling!’: Béla Bartók in Aberystwyth
Dr Rhian Davies

On 16 March 1922, the great Hungarian pianist-composer Béla Bartók made his UK public recital début at the Parish Hall in Aberystwyth, playing his own compositions plus a Beethoven Piano Trio with members of the University chamber ensemble.

A hundred years on, Rhian Davies considers this remarkable occasion, described by the Cambrian News as ‘an epoch-marking occurrence in the career of the music students’ and by Professor Walford Davies as ‘Baffling’!

Sunday 26 June 2022, 4.00pm
Yr Ystafell Gerdd | The Music Room, Gregynog
Llyr Williams, piano

Llyr Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. An acclaimed performer of Beethoven, he makes a welcome return to the Music Room for the first time since 2011 with a programme that begins with the ‘Pathétique’ Sonata before exploring compositions influenced by folksong by Tchaikovsky, Bartók and Warlock.

The Festival Box Office is now open and tickets and full information are available from www.gregynogfestival.org and 01686 207100. For the latest news, you can also join the mailing list via the Festival website and follow the Gregynog Festival’s Facebook page and Twitter account @gregynogfest.

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun 2022

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun Gregynog Festival 2022

Address

Gregynog Hall,
Tregynon,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 3PW

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SO 085975  Lat: 52.56760 Long: -3.35139

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From Newtown:
Entering Newtown from the South, keep on the A489 until you reach the roundabout at McDonald’s.
Turn left at the roundabout (keeping McDonalds on your left).
Go over the river bridge following signs for the hospital. Take the fifth turning on the right (opposite the Bell Hotel). Carry on up the hill out of Newtown for approx. 6 miles.
The entrance to Gregynog is sign-posted on the left just before the village of Tregynon.

From Welshpool:
Head towards Newtown on the A483 for approx. 4 miles. Turn right towards Berriew (B4390).
In Berriew village take the second turning on the left, sign posted Bettws Cedewain 5 miles.
In Bettws follow the road round to the right (keeping the New Inn pub on your right) sign-posted Tregynon 2.5 miles.
At the next T junction the entrance to Gregynog is sign posted straight opposite

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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