A Queer Collision by Stuart Waters and Willie Elliot offers audiences a funny and poignant dance performance set against a backdrop of LGBTQIA+ social history.
This season sees the launch of two brand new piano seasons: the Steinway International Piano Series returns, starting with Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter, and Llŷr Williams continues his unique relationship with RWCMD, this time in a series of concerts Exploring Genius: Haydn to Schumann opening with a special duo performance with the great tenor Mark Padmore.
Sinfonia Cymru return to RWCMD with BRIT Award winning saxophonist and BBC Presenter Jess Gillam MBE, and the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present William Walton’s big and brassy Belshazzar’s Feast
at St David’s Hall.
There arelunchtimes concerts on offer across the season at both RWCMD and St David’s Hall as our students and visiting artists present short programmes. These include very welcome return visits from two RWCMD alumni: euphonium virtuoso and BBC Young Musician brass finalist, David Childs, and pianist Siwan Rhys, who has invited some of Britain’s outstanding disabled composers to write new piano works for her in partnership with Drake Music Scotland.
Christmas at the College
Our festive season features annual favourites Christmas on Broadway, performed by our musical theatre singers and musicians, and the WNO Opera Gala, featuring our singers and the WNO Orchestra; and we welcome some ghostly visitors to the Richard Burton Theatre in a unique production of Neil Bartlett’s celebrated adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol developed with integrated BSL in consultation with acclaimed artist and arts access advocate Jonny Cotsen.
There is also a chance to enjoy music played around the Christmas tree in the Carne Foyer, including the extremely popular festive themed AmserJazzTime session to close the season.