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Discovering Jolivet


The School of Music is paying tribute to André Jolivet, a towering figure in 20th century French music.

Discovering Jolivet takes place on 2 December and is organised in collaboration with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

There will be an afternoon of discovery at the School featuring recitals by Robert Keeley (piano), Roger Armstrong (flute) with Helen Bishop (clarinet) and conversations with Christine Jolivet-Erlih (the composer's daughter) and Caroline Rae, Senior Lecturer at the School of Music. The event begins at 1pm in the University Concert Hall. Tickets (£5, free entry for students) are available from our bilingual box office on 03700 101051 or online at

Caroline Rae said: "Jolivet is renowned as both innovator and humanist who developed new styles and techniques yet acknowledged the past. His music draws on his interest in acoustics and atonality, as well as both ancient and modern influences in music. This event will allow us to explore his individual and magical sound world in works from the 1930s to the 1960s."

The event moves to BBC Hoddinott Hall at 6.15pm for an evening Radio 3 broadcast concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Pascal Rophé with soloists Marc Coppey (cello) and Jaroslaw Augustiniak (bassoon).

The programme includes Jolivet's Bassoon Concerto (1954), Cello Concerto No.2 (1966) and Symphony No.3 (1964) presented by Christine Jolivet-Erlih, with an introduction to the composer by Caroline Rae.

Tickets cost £9-7 and there will be a free pre-concert talk for ticket holders. Tickets can be obtained by visiting, calling the Wales Millennium Centre's box office on 029 2063 6464 or our box office on 03700 101051.