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Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton Go behind the scenes with the viola player of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Blog posts in total 190

  1. Laura’s tour diary – Aberystwyth, Bangor & Llandudno

    Friday 12 December 2014, 11:28

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

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  2. Laura’s tour diary part 1- Brecon

    Tuesday 9 December 2014, 10:28

    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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  3. The One Show Virtual Carol Concert

    Monday 24 November 2014, 17:25

    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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  4. A winter warmer to banish the November chills

    Tuesday 18 November 2014, 11:26

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

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  5. BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Children in Need

    Wednesday 12 November 2014, 13:32

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

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  6. NOW Behind the Scenes: Huw Thomas

    Thursday 6 November 2014, 14:51

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

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  7. Elgar and the oratorio

    Wednesday 5 November 2014, 13:08

    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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  8. Something for all the family

    Wednesday 15 October 2014, 09:02

    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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  9. Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts

    Friday 10 October 2014, 10:09

    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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  10. Ten Pieces: Engaging children with classical music

    Thursday 9 October 2014, 13:33

    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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  11. Brahms in Bristol

    Tuesday 7 October 2014, 14:49

    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...

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  12. Strauss: Four Last Songs

    Thursday 2 October 2014, 10:21

    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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  13. New season, new faces: Welcoming B Tommy Andersson

    Tuesday 30 September 2014, 11:17

    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 Andersson...

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  14. On The Road for the autumn

    Thursday 25 September 2014, 13:44

    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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  15. Paul Wittgenstein: The man behind Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand

    Friday 19 September 2014, 10:49

    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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  16. Flying insects, clothes pegs and frozen fingers

    Thursday 4 September 2014, 10:35

    With the summer nights fading fast, the Proms season is coming to its close for 2014. This year, we are returning to lovely Singleton Park in Swansea for Proms in the Park and I am really excited that we will be joined by Welsh bass-baritone legend Bryn Terfel. I think he is one of the real greats of...

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  17. Time for a new hairdo

    Thursday 21 August 2014, 08:09

    BBC NOW's Laura Sinnerton explains the process of visiting a luthier and getting her viola rehaired. 

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  18. Is this the most exhausting work a violist can play?

    Monday 11 August 2014, 10:20

    BBC NOW's Laura Sinnerton explains what it's like for the viola section of the orhestra to play Carl Nielsen's Fifth Symphony.

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  19. William Mathias: A long overdue premiere

    Tuesday 5 August 2014, 13:21

    Laura Sinnerton looks ahead to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' debut performance of Mathias’ Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms.

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  20. BBC NOW at the Proms

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:27

    It's difficult to believe that a whole year has passed and that the BBC Proms season is upon us once more. I'm very excited for this year's festival as we have four really fabulous programmes to perform. I have my favourite concert dresses in the dry cleaners getting nicely freshened up, and have been...

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