Croeso! Welcome to Wales Week in New York. Wales Week is a festival held each year in New York around the national holiday of Wales - St David's Day (March 1). The festival is a week-long celebration of the best of Wales: the Arts; culture; food and drink; poetry and literature; business; film; and music. Come celebrate with us.
A Little Night Music at theWalter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street
Welsh actress and Academy Award–winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and five-time Tony Award®–winner Angela Lansbury star in the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award®-winner Trevor Nunn.
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s film, Smiles of a Summer Night, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is a witty and urbane musical set in waltz time. The action takes place in a weekend country house in turn-of-the-century Sweden, where surprising liaisons, long-simmering passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light.
Tuesday March 2 – Sunday March 7 inclusive:
An exhibition of some rare Dylan Thomas manuscripts and other artefacts at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, including autographed letters from Dylan to Miss Ellen Kay; an autographed manuscript containing four drafts of an untitled poem beginning “Too proud to die, broken and blind he died” donated by Ruthven Todd; and photographs of both Dylan and Dylan and Caitlin taken by Vernon Watkins shortly after their marriage.
Welsh afternoon tea will also be served each day at The Morgan Cafe March 3-7 as follows:
Welsh Afternoon Tea
Glengettie & Harney and Sons Teas
Finger Sandwich, Fresh Fruit, Welsh Cake & Welsh Rarebit, Homemade Cookies
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York
The Morgan Library & Museum and the Morgan Shop are open
Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$8 Children (under 16)
$8 Seniors (65 and over)
$8 Students (with current ID)
Free to members and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
Admission is free on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission to the McKim rooms is without charge during the following times: Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
Thursday March 4:
Evening: a reception in honor of Welsh composer Karl Jenkins will be hosted by the British Consul-General Sir Alan Collins at his residence in New York. A musical tribute to the composer will be made by Only Men Aloud! This is a private event for members of the music industry in New York.
Friday March 5:
The St. David’s Society of the State of New York
Announces its 175th Annual St. David’s Day Dinner Dance
Friday evening, 5 March 2010
Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, New York
The 2010 William R. Hopkins Bronze Medal Recipient:
Dr. Karl Jenkins OBE
Cocktails in the Library at 6:30 pm
Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at 7:45 pm
Performance from Only Men Aloud!
Dancing to the music of the Lester Lanin Orchestra
Black tie suggested
212.422.5456 telephone – 212.422.5480 fax
Saturday March 6:
3.00 pmIt’s Alec Templeton Time! with Dr.Rhian Davies of the Gregynog Festival and pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts . Born in Cardiff, Wales, on July 4, 1909, 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’ sponsored by Alka-Seltzer and relayed coast to coast on the NBC Red Network. Templeton toured widely in America and crossed over to television and film, earning a personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This show combines archive film footage, broadcasts and recordings with live performances from Simon Crawford-Phillips of Templeton’s classical, jazz and blues compositions. Free entry. No reservations required. Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Avenue (at the Lincoln Center)
8.00 pm Music Masters of Wales, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall Karl Jenkins: Euphonium Concerto (US Premiere) & Sacred Songs (Selections) Karl Jenkins, Guest Conductor/Composer David Childs, Euphonium Arwel Hughes: Dewi Sant (New York Premiere) Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Pennsbury High School Concert Choir & The Pennsbury Community Chorus James Moyer, Director Susan Holsonbake, Tenor Mark Womack, Baritone Call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800
Sunday March 7:
9.30 – 11.30 am: Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village: a literary odyssey researched and composed by Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan; and Peter Thabit Jones, Welsh poet and Dylan Thomas scholar.A unique two-hour guided tour of ten places in Greenwich Village associated with the Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas who visited New York four times and died in St Vincent’s Hospital on November 9, 1953. The tour guide will be New York City guide and Welshman Ianto Roberts and the tour will include readings of some of Dylan’s work. Accompanying the tour will be Professor Peter Stead – author and broadcaster and Chair of the Dylan Thomas Prize. A donation of $25 is payable on the day. All proceeds will go to the non-profit organisation ‘The Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers.’The tour is limited to 16 people. Please emailNYC Escorts to reserve a place.Meet at 9.20 outside the Church of St. Luke’s in the Field Episcopalean Church, 487 Hudson Street at the corner of Grove Street
4.00 pm: Welsh-Canadian organist David Enlow presents ‘The Organ Works of Cesar Franck’ Southfield Organ at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd Street
Grand Piece Symphonique
Fantaisie in A Major
Choral No 1 in E Major
Evening: 6.30 – 8.00 Private concert by Only Men Aloud! followed by a reception and viewing of the Dylan Thomas manuscripts for clients and guests of the Welsh Assembly Government, Visit Wales, International Business Wales, and the Morgan Library at , the Morgan Library and Museum, New York. By invitation only.