Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts is being re-branded for 2015, to reflect the Festival’s aim to extend it’s programming to reach new audiences, and will now be known as the Swansea International Festival.
The re-branding of the Festival reflects the organisation’s desire to reach out to new audiences by introducing bold new programming alongside the well-established format of orchestral and chamber concerts and recitals.
This year the programme will include events as diverse as Sinfonia Cymru’s late night site-specific Unbuttoned – which involves video, film and electronics – to the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michael Sanderling, performing Wagner, Elgar and Beethoven – and there are children’s events, film, art, debates, opera, ballet, comedy, and lots more to add to the mix!
Chairman David Hastie said: “We are aiming to keep alive the 67 year-old tradition of the Festival in bringing Swansea the best of international and national talent, and of promoting the wealth of young talent abounding within the arts spectrum. I am excited by the immense variety of the 34 events we have planned for the autumn and look forward to welcoming both old and new audiences.”
A full Festival programme announced later in the year.