25th February, 2015

On Friday, 6th March, as part of Bangor Music Festival conductor Gareth Jones will lead a public conducting master class with Patrick Rimes and the North Wales Camerata between 1-4pm at Powis Hall, Bangor University, Bangor. As founder and Artistic Director of Sinfonia Cymru, Gareth Jones is dedicated to mentoring and working with young musicians to develop their skills and performance experience:

“Having heard many good things about the North Wales Camerata and their hugely talented conductor, Patrick Rimes, I am really looking forward to spending a productive and hopefully, an inspiring day in their company.”

The North Wales Camerata is an ensemble of more than 20 young musicians, under the direction of Patrick Rimes. It was founded by Patrick and his friend Daniel Evans in 2014 as an opportunity to bring together a group of friends from across the region with the aim of providing a platform for young musicians to explore their chamber music skills and a stepping stone into the world of professional playing. Patrick said:

“I can't wait for Gareth to give North Wales Camerata a thorough going-over at Bangor Music Festival! I hope he'll not only get us sparkling for the Saturday night concert but also prepared to take our chamber music playing to the next level for the future!”

A concert will follow the master class at Capel Penrallt, Bangor, on Saturday, 7th March, 7.30pm. Patrick Rimes will conduct the North Wales Camerata in a programme of crossover music, poetry and video projection. The evening will include the première of ‘Gentle Dove’, a new work by Owain Llwyd, lecturer at Bangor University’s Music Department, as well as new compositions by local students and school pupils. Other music featured in the concert will include Copland’s 'Quiet City', Martland’s 'Plaint', Fitkin’s 'Vassal' and Piazzola’s 'Libertango'.

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