Wales

Laura Sinnerton

Go behind the scenes with the viola player of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Blog posts in total 195

Posts

  1. Coda: Laura's last blog

    The last in Laura Sinnerton's series of posts for the BBC Wales blog.

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  2. A new generation of composers for Wales

    BBC NOW will be working with eight composers in special workshops, as part of their Composition: Wales project

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  3. Delving into the music of composer Thierry Escaich

    This Wednesday evening (28 January) will see BBC NOW present a BBC Hoddinott Hall Composer Portrait, on this occasion focusing on the music of the French composer, organist and improviser, Thierry Escaich.

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  4. Bringing fresh music to Cardiff Bay

    Dark and murky as it is, I do love January. A new diary with blank pages waiting for exciting things to be put in, a fresh resolve to try new things/eat better/exercise more - a new year, filled with such potential, even in the bleakest days of winter, to me has a real forward looking freshness.

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  5. Christmas with BBC NOW

    This Christmas, we at the BBC National Orchestra of Wales are offering audiences in Cardiff, Swansea and Haverfordwest the perfect antidote to the Yuletide onslaught, with festive concerts suitable for friends and family alike.

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  6. The story of BBC Now on tour throughout Wales, as they perform concerts in Aberistwyth, Bangor and Llandudno.

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  7. Part 1 of Laura Sinnerton's report on life on the road with the BBC NOW taking in rehearsals and the concert in Theatr Brycheiniog next to the canal in Brecon

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  8. Christmas time with the orchestra, including their participation in the One Show Virtual Carol Concert and publicity for their Christmas shows.

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  9. Look forward to BBC National Orchestra of Wales concert in Hoddinott Hall with Elena Urioste as soloist

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  10. The work of the BBC Orchestra of Wales with Children in Need on 14 November 2014

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  11. Laura Sinnerton talks to BBC NOW's senior audio supervisor Huw Thomas about his behind-the-scenes role.

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  12. This week, you will have the opportunity to hear the BBC National Chorus of Wales in concert with us at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, as we perform what is perhaps Elgar’s greatest oratorio, The Dream of Gerontius.

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  13. Over the next few weeks, we will be involved in the UK-wide Family Arts Festival. This festival incorporates all areas of the arts - dance, music, theatre, craft, art, you name it, there is an event for it.

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  14. Prior to the opening of our Swansea Season proper in December, we will be making two trips to the newly-refurbished Brangwyn Hall as part of the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts this October.

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  15. At BBC NOW HQ, it feels like we have been talking about the BBC Ten Pieces project for a very long time. Somehow, I can't believe we've actually got round to the cinema launch date!

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  16. Regular readers of this blog will know that Brahms holds a very firm place in my Holy Square of composers (Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Britten, just in case you haven’t picked up on my fundamentalism yet). So, imagine my face when I realised that we would be part of BBC Radio 3's celebration and exploration of the work of Johannes Brahms.

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  17. Laura Sinnerton explains her love of Strauss' Four Last Songs as a preview the BBC NOW's new season which starts on Friday 3 October in Cardiff's St David's Hall.

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  18. A new season is a time for new beginnings. At our season opener in St David's Hall on Friday, where we will continue our role as Orchestra in Residence, we are delighted to introduce to both our loyal Cardiff audience, and the wider BBC Radio 3 audience, our new Composer-in-Association, B Tommy ...

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  19. Without a doubt, autumn is my favourite season. Growing up on the cusp of the Glens of Antrim, this was always a truly idyllic time of the year as the leaves went through their seasonal metamorphosis and everywhere seemed to burn red, copper and gold.

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  20. Laura Sinnerton details the incredible life of Paul Wittgenstein, the one-handed pianist who commissioned Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand.

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