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BBC NOW 2021-22 Season

Please note, all BBC NOW concerts are live / recorded for broadcast on BBC radio networks. 

Please visit Events at Hoddinott Hall for other events.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Friday 10 December 2021, 2.00pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

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 Finnegan Downie Dear   conductor 
 Tim Ridout    viola (New Generation Artist)
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales   

 

 PROGRAMME  
 Sarah Lianne Lewis   Creatures of Dust and Dreams (World Premiere)
 John Woolrich    Viola Concerto
 Maurice Ravel   Mother Goose (ballet)

 

In 2020 composer Sarah Lianne Lewis joined the BBC NOW family as our Composer Affiliate, and this afternoon we’re treated to the World Premiere performance of her new work, Creatures of Dust and Dreams, conducted by conductor, Finnegan Downie Dear.

British composer and violist John Woolrich’s melancholic and brooding songs without words, his Viola Concerto, takes centre stage, performed by BBC New Generation Artist Tim Ridout, before Tippett’s rhythmically exuberant, lushly scored and jubilant second symphony brings the concert to a rousing finale. 
 

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          • Standard Price: £15.00 | £20.00
          • Students: £5.00
          • Disabled people plus one companion | Over 65: 10% off
          • Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444): 15% off 
          • Family ticket (Option 1)- 1 Adult and 1-2 children under 16: £15.00
          • Family ticket (Option 2) - 2 Adults and 2-4 children under 16: £20.00 

Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Night Before Christmas 
Sunday 19 December 2021 
2.00pm - English concert / 4.00pm - Welsh concert
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

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 Grant Llewelyn   conductor 
 Elin Llwyd   presenter
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales   

 

 PROGRAMME  
 Philip Lane   The Night Before Christmas (Clement Clarke Moore) / Ar Noswyl Nadolig (translated by Ceri Wyn Jones)
 Nigel Hass    A Christmas Overture: for orchestra
 Prokofiev   Lieutenant Kijé Suite: Troika
 Tchaikovsky   Selection from The Nutcracker Suite (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Dance of the Mirlitons)
 Rimsky-Korsakov    Dance of The Tumblers (The Snow Maiden)
 Adam Saunders   A Fairytale Sleighride
 Alan Silvestri arr. Brubaker    Concert Suite from The Polar Express
 Leroy Anderson   Sleigh Ride

 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Hoddinott Hall,
the BBC National Orchestra of Wales were having a ball,
Joined by conductor Grant Llewellyn and presenter Elin Llwyd, 
The story of Christmas Eve is about to be told… 

Join us for an afternoon of music and festive cheer,
As Christmas celebrations are drawing ever near.
Hear jingles, stories and tunes to warm your heart,
And stand by, as you may even get to take part. 

It’s English at two, and Welsh at four,
And come on guys, you know the score…
Festive accessories and jumpers all round,
And prepare to be amazed by the magical orchestral sound.

Age Restrictions
3+ : the concert is only an hour long, so is particularly suitable for younger audiences and families.


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          • Standard Price: £15.00
          • Students: £5.00
          • Disabled people plus one companion | Over 65: 10% off
          • Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444): 15% off 
          • Family ticket (Option 1)- 1 Adult and 1-2 children under 16: £15.00
          • Family ticket (Option 2) - 2 Adults and 2-4 children under 16: £20.00 

Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Afternoon Concert with Daniel Pioro
Friday 28 January 2022, 2.00pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

 Ryan Bancroft   conductor 
 Daniel Pioro   violin
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales   

 

 PROGRAMME  
 Sibelius    Tapiola, op. 112  
 Joseph Davies     Parallax for violin and orchestra (World Premiere) 
 Sibelius   Symphony No. 4

 

Depicting Tapio, the animated forest spirit from Finnish mythology, Sibelius’ Tapiola chimes with melancholy, beauty and mystery. Hailed as a rising star, Cardiff-born composer Joseph Davies is not necessarily a composer naturally paired with Sibelius, however his exuberance and musical mastery make his work the perfect partner. Written for violinist Daniel Pioro, Parallax receives its World Premiere as the centre piece in this afternoon’s concert, before we move onto Sibelius' Symphony No. 4.

  • Standard Price: £15.00 | £20.00
  • Students: £5.00
  • Disabled people plus one companion | Over 65: 10% off
  • Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444): 15% off 
  • Family ticket (Option 1)- 1 Adult and 1-2 children under 16: £15.00
  • Family ticket (Option 2) - 2 Adults and 2-4 children under 16: £20.00 

Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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