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June 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Poliana Bandeira and Andrew Douglas-Forbes take inspiration from the Kitchen Garden at Aberglasney


A recital to be performed by the tenor

Andrew Douglas-Forbes

accompanied by the pianist

Konstantin Lapshin

in celebration of the opening of a new exhibition of art and ceramics by

the multi-talented Andrew Douglas-Forbes and the ceramicist Poliana Bandeira 


Friday 30th June 2017

with gates opening by 6.30pm

The programme


Clair de lune

Two preludes


Ce que vu le vent d'ouest


Bizet – Carmen, ‘La fleur que tu m'avais jetée’


Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier, 'Italian tenor Aria'


Chopin – Nocturne Waltz Op. 64 C# min


Two commissioned works by

Doug Constable




Handel – Semele, 'Where’er you walk'



Etude-Tableaux, Op. 39, no. 5, 2 & 9

‘Here is good'



Glinka-Balakirev – ‘The Skylark'


Berlioz – Les nuits d’ete – 'Le spectre de la rose'



Drinks & eats will be available to purchase from a 'pop-up' bar by Ginhaus Deli of Llandeilo, including a 'Recordatus' gin cocktail made with botanicals from the Gardens.

                                          Coaltown will be serving their full barista menu as well as their special for the evening, 'Caffe Latte Freddo'.

Weather permitting, the recital will be performed in the Cloister Garden, where there will be tables and chairs from which you can enjoy the performance.

                           Tickets are available at Aberglasney's Ticket Office, from Andrew Douglas-Forbes or online (please find the link below).

Tickets are £15 each

Following the opening evening, the exhibition will be open daily until Thursday 6th July.
(Normal admission applies to non-Members.)

About Andrew-Douglas-Forbes, Poliana Bandeira and Konstantin Lapshin

Andrew Douglas-Forbes is one of Wales’ best known artists. He grew up on Gower and after training in London as a singer he lived and sang professionally in Italy for six years. He has since returned to Wales and settled in Llandeilo. His career as an artist began when he was a teenager and has run alongside his singing career ever since. This summer he will showcase both his talents at Aberglasney, which is a stone’s throw away from his studio. Recordatus (evoking a memory or reminiscence of something) is his new exhibition at Aberglasney.

Poliana Bandeira is a Brazilian born contemporary ceramics artist now living in Wales. She and Douglas-Forbes are great friends and are very excited about collaborating on this exciting new project which will see them both draw their inspiration from Aberglasney’s powerful history as well as the beauty of the Gardens.

Konstantin Lapshin is a London based Russian pianist. He completed his Master of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in 2009. While at the RCM, he received the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl, as the most distinguished student. Lapshin has been a major prize-winner in more than 15 international and national piano competitions. He has given recitals and concerto appearances at various concert halls across the world to great acclaim.


June 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map
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