Cerddorfa Dinas Powys Orchestra is a non-auditioning, friendly and enthusiastic orchestra of all ages, providing a focus for local musicians throughout Cardiff and the Vale, to enjoy and develop their musical talents. They have been playing and enjoying music making for over 30 years .
Their Musical Director, Antony Tarlton, has been their conductor since 1992. He is a former member of the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera and his professional expertise and guidance has helped the orchestra grow from strength to strength. Members range from semi-professionals and students to enthusiastic amateurs and all are delighted to be once again performing at the Festival.
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor is often called the Bach Double and was composed during Bach’s Leipzig period, 1730 – 31. It follows the typical Baroque concerto pattern of three movements (fast-slow-fast) with interweaving melodies. The violin soloists are Simon Carter (leader) and Kay Bowen, from the first desk of the first violins section of the orchestra. They both trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and the orchestra is delighted to welcome them as soloists.
Haydn: Concerto for Violin in C Major was composed in the 1760’s for a well known violinist of the time, Luigi Tomasini and is thought to be one of the most attractive concerti from the mid eighteenth century. The orchestra is very pleased to welcome their conductor Antony Tarlton as soloist.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in Bb Minor was composed in the Summer of 1806 and completed within about a month. It is sunny and cheerful, with light instrumentation reminiscent of Haydn’s symphonies and is often overshadowed by both its predecessor, the 3rd Symphony and succeeding work, the fifth symphony.