• Fri 1 Jul

    19:30 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
    Somme

    Music by composers who fought or died in the Battle of Somme

  • Sat 9 Jul

    19:00 Lichfield Cathedral
    Lichfield Festival
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • The Lark Ascending
    • Colin Matthews b.1946
    • No Man’s Land
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 5 in D major
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Roderick Williams baritone
    • Robin Tritschler tenor
    • Chloë Hanslip violin

    From Lichfield Cathedral, the Orchestra reflects on World War One with performances of the Lark Ascending and Symphony No.5 by Vaughan Williams

  • Sat 23 Jul

    19:30 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 11
    • Richard Wagner 1813–1883
    • Die Walküre – final scene (30 mins)
      • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • James Creswell bass
      • Tamara Wilson soprano
    • INTERVAL
    • Michael Tippett 1905–1998
    • A Child of Our Time
      • Tamara Wilson soprano
      • Peter Hoare tenor
      • BBC National Chorus of Wales
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
      • James Creswell bass
      • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
    • Tamara Wilson soprano
    • Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
    • Peter Hoare tenor
    • James Creswell bass
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor

    Conductor Mark Wigglesworth pairs the finale of Wagner’s opera *Die Walküre* with Michael Tippett’s *Child of our Time*, a pacifist oratorio infused with American spirituals.

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  • Wed 27 Jul

    19:00 Royal Albert Hall
    Prom 16
    • Paul Dukas 1865–1935
    • La Péri – Fanfare
      and Poème dansé (20 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen conductor
    • Michael Berkeley b.1948
    • Violin Concerto
      BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen conductor
      • Chloë Hanslip violin
      • Diego Espinosa tabla
    • INTERVAL
    • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Also known as: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64 (48 mins)
      • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
      • Jac van Steen conductor
    • Chloë Hanslip violin
    • Diego Espinosa tabla
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Jac van Steen conductor

    Jac van Steen and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform music by Dukas and a Michael Berkeley world premiere before Prokofiev’s dramatic ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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