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Digital performance

Summer Weekender #6

Published Thursday 12 August 2021

Sinfonia Cymru’s Summer Weekender Festival features 14 new videos plus 4 of our top choices from the existing catalogue. There are three strands to the festival: Players’ Picks, where our wind players have chosen their favourite pieces; Curate, where we give musicians the opportunity to create and develop their own programme around a theme of their choice; and Re-visited, featuring four of our best existing pieces.

Join us on Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August for a feast of music ranging from Hamilton Harty to Joseph Haydn, Clara Schumann to John Stanley, Arvo Pärt to Francis Poulenc, and Rene Griffiths to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Session 6 – Sunday 22 August, 2pm

Poulenc is a popular composer of wind repertoire and in our final selection of Player’s Picks we start the session with his Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon played by Will Knight and Cat McDermid. This is followed by a flute and piano piece by French jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling, played by Dan Shao (flute) and Hamish Brown (piano). To round off the session we take another look at I Say A Little Prayer, the iconic ballade made famous by Aretha Franklin, in a string quartet version arranged by Ali Vennart.


  1. Francis Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
  2. Claude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio - Javannaise
  3. Burt Bacharach, arr. Ali Vennart I Say A Little Prayer

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