Live Music Now selects young, professional musicians and sends them out into the community to perform for older people and children with special educational needs across the UK. On Saturday night, in the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Live Music Now Wales gave a Gala concert featuring some of the extraordinary musicians who have taken part in the scheme over the years, including Llŷr Williams, Hannah Stone, Only Boys Aloud and the Mavron Quartet.
The Mavrons gave their seventh performance of my quartet, footsteps quiet in the shadows preceded by Francesca Kay reading her poem, Unicorn, from which the title comes. It is one of a collection of poems, Mythical Beasts, that can be purchased from Francesca’s Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/quarto17
The quartet have been giving some wonderful performances of the piece over the last month in Ystrad Mynach, Lampeter and Reading and it’s been a great honour to work with them on it. We’re making a CD of it in March. Here they are rehearsing during the afternoon, just prior to the concert.
Many thanks to all the performers and Gillian Green at Live Music Now Wales for a great evening.