Exciting New Partnership and Concert Series with Tramshed Tech

Sinfonia Cymru and Tramshed Tech present a special concert series, live and online: Curate #BowDown and #WineGlass. Award-winning orchestra Sinfonia Cymru and forward-thinking workspace Tramshed Tech, two organisations that thrive on innovation and creativity, are combining their expertise and working in partnership to present Curate, an exciting new series of multimedia concerts that begins in […]

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Sophie Visits Miami

When I started at Sinfonia Cymru in 2006 I thought my job might take me to Merthyr or maybe Mold but certainly not Miami. Yet in October this year, I travelled to Miami Beach to see how the New World Symphony (NWS) does things and to share a little bit about what we do too. […]

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Peter Reynolds 1958-2016

We were very saddened by the death of our Trustee, the much loved and hugely respected composer, lecturer and musicologist Peter Reynolds. Peter was a well-known figure in Welsh music, a passionate champion of contemporary music and we know that he will be greatly missed by so many people. As a mark of respect we […]

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“…whatever you do, don’t make me boring”

Sophie Lewis, Chief Executive of Sinfonia Cymru, shares her thoughts on The Freddie Mercury Project. If you follow Sinfonia Cymru you will no doubt be aware of the orchestra’s forthcoming orchestral series called The Freddie Mercury Project. If you’ve missed it, we commissioned violinist and composer Vlad Maistorovici to write QUEEN Concertante, a collection of […]

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New Campaign, New Concerts, New Website!

  It’s a busy time here in the Sinfonia Cymru office at the moment! We’re very happy that our first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign was successful. Our musicians raised money towards The Mercury Project, our summer concert series which will be taking place in June featuring new arrangements by Vlad Maistorovici of classic Queen songs. The […]

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Calling Freddie Mercury Fans!

In June we will be performing an exciting new composition by Vlad Maistorovici, Queen Concertante, as we present The Mercury Project. Freddie Mercury was an icon, an innovator, a musical maverick and a cultural legend. This summer we will be taking to the road with orchestral version of some of his greatest songs, performing in […]

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Happy Birthday to Bryn! (And to us, very soon!)

On 20th October we were part of a very special birthday celebration – Bryn Terfel’s 50th birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall.  The orchestra played with a whole host of amazing performers including John Owen Jones, Danielle de Niese, Alison Balsom, Catrin Finch, Only Men Aloud, Hannah Waddingham, Ksenija Sidorova, Hannah Stone, Calan, Rebecca […]

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Autumn is Here!

Autumn has begun, and with it some very exciting Sinfonia Cymru concerts! It was First Wednesday at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport yesterday.  And for me, as I’ve just started as Sinfonia Cymru’s new Marketing and Communications Officer, it was my first First Wednesday.  I had a fantastic time – and so did the rest […]

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What’s it like to work at Sinfonia Cymru?

A blog post by RWCMD Arts Management student Dani Hackett, who has been on a professional placement with us over the last ten weeks. Thanks for all your hard work Dani and good luck in your next venture! Over the last 10 weeks I have been working at Sinfonia Cymru for a professional placement as […]

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3 Facts: Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Fux & Purcell

There’s not long to go until we’re joined by Rachel Podger for concerts in Llanelli, Newport and Cardiff, so we thought it’d be a good idea to find out a little bit more about the composers featured in the programme with three quick-fire facts. JJ Fux 1. Fux wrote the book on compositional technique, Gradus […]

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6 Times You’ve Listened To Bach Without Realising

Things are getting busy in the office as we prepare for our concerts with Rachel Podger next month. So busy in fact, we’re not sure how we’ve managed to find time to research which Pop songs (good and bad) have been influenced by J S Bach over the last 50 years and put them together […]

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Video: Murmurations at Small Nations Big Sounds

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Things that make you go “Aww”

Sinfonia Cymru thinks Education & Community work is really important and it’s why we’ve been doing so much of it around Wales over the past few months. This week, our musicians’ recent hard work on the road has been repaid with with some lovely messages from the very people they met at schools, hospitals and […]

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sinfonia Cymru & Laura Van der Heijden

1. Talking ‘Bout My Generation… At just 17 years old, Laura won’t be able to vote in the General Election this year, but who needs that when you’ve already won BBC Young Musician, played at the BAFTAs, and are now preparing to play one of the greatest pieces in the cello repertoire (Shostakovich Cello Concerto […]

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A Carnival of Unsung Heroes!

We’ve been very busy in Mid-Wales recently with a special Education Project for school children based on Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals. As you may have already read, we’ve enjoyed working alongside Mid Wales Music Trust and Arts Connection to deliver what we believe to be a highly valued educational opportunity across Powys. You may […]

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