As the only UK festival dedicated to presenting the music of living composers, the Vale of Glamorgan festival is a unique event in the country’s musical calendar.
This year they will be paying particular tribute to three composers celebrating ‘significant’ birthdays in 2016: John Metcalf, Pēteris Vasks (both 70 this year) and Steve Reich who turns 80 in October.
The Festival presents concerts at venues across the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff, each chosen for their setting and atmosphere. Events will be taking place in Penarth’s All Saints Church, St Augustine’s Church and Penarth Pier Pavilion, Ewenny Priory Church, St. Illtud’s Church (Llantwit Major) and BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff Bay. Two new venues this year are BayArt Gallery (Cardiff Bay) and the Blue Room at the Dance House within the Wales Millennium Centre. The latter is a fitting venue for the concert by Parmela Attariwala who incorporates into her performances movements specially developed by a specialist Bharata Natyam choreographer which allows her to dance and play simultaneously.
Supplementing the main concerts are a range of pre-concert talks with performers and composers offering further insight and context to the works being featured.
Our new logo, branding and brochure design compliments the unique programme with a bright dynamic look.