Fri, 28 Jun|
Senior Common Room, Gregynog Hall
Walford and Wales - Gregynog Festival
Artistic Director, Rhian Davies considers Walford Davies's vision “to further the expression of Welsh nationality in music”
Time & Location
28 Jun 2019, 18:00
Senior Common Room, Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown SY16 3PL, UK
About the Event
Born in Oswestry, Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941) was one of the most famous British musicians of his generation as an organist, composer and broadcaster. He was invited by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies to become the first Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival in 1933, and succeeded Edward Elgar as Master of the King’s Musick in 1934.
Artistic Director Dr Rhian Davies’s lecture considers Walford Davies’s ambition ‘to further the expression of Welsh nationality in music’ and his visionary initiatives that were funded thanks to the ‘boundless generosity’ of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.