Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wales Week in New York - A Wave of Welsh Art & Culture Hit NYC

From March 1st through the 7th, everyone's invited to a series of rare and entertaining Welsh experiences during Wales Week USA. Wales Week, presented by the Welsh Assembly Government, is an opportunity to visit the culture-rich country of Wales without leaving Manhattan.

Some events taking place this week include: Through 3/7 - Dylan Thomas at the Morgan Library - Rare Dylan Thomas letters and photos including drafts of an untitled poem beginning "Too proud to die, Broken and Blind he died," which Thomas sent to the recipient the day before he died. Admission to The Morgan is $12 for adults; free on Friday from 7pm to 9pm.

The Morgan is also celebrating Wales Week by offering Welsh afternoon tea each day including Welsh cakes, Welsh Rarebit and Glengettie Tea in the Morgan Cafe. 3/6 - It's Alec Templeton Time! - Born in Wales, the blind composer-pianist Alec Templeton was brought to America by the bandleader Jack Hylton in the mid-1930s. Templeton soon had his own weekly radio show 'Alec Templeton Time' and then toured widely in America, earning himself a personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This show combines archive film footage, broadcasts, and recordings with superb live performances of Templeton's classical, jazz and blues compositions from acclaimed pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips Free entry; no reservations required. 3/6 - Music Masters of Wales - Voted Britain's seventh best composer of all times by listeners to Classic FM Radio, Karl Jenkins will conduct the US premiere of his Euphonium Concerto with internationally renowned fellow Welshman David Childs performing on the euphonium. The concert will also include Jenkins's Sacred Songs and the premiere of Dewi Sant (St. David) by Arwel Hughes.

Wales Week NYC is presented by the Welsh Assembly Government in the US. For more information and a complete schedule of activities, please visit