Blog posts by year and month February 2014

Posts (50)

  1. Ever since Cape Town Opera’s founding patron Sir Donald Gordon generously contributed to the Wales Millennium Centre’s build, the two venues have enjoyed a strong creative partnership.

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  2. A fair proportion of the country bled copiously from sports-related wounds on Saturday. I'm not unsympathetic. In fact, I'd like to think that this week's show could offer succour and comfort to the injured and downcast. Music, you see, won't bash you about. It doesn't raise your expectatio...

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  3. We enjoyed a window of dry, calmer weather and sunshine today thanks to a weak ridge of high pressure but it’s time to batten down the hatches again!

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  4. On this week’s programme I will feature a half-hour set of my favourite northern soul records. This is my love letter to the genre-that-isn’t-really-a-genre, a better-late-than-never foot on the bandwagon before Elaine Constantine’s anticipated film ‘Northern Soul’ reaches cinemas.

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  5. Tonight, in the lovely acoustic of St David's Hall, we perform Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony with our principal conductor, Thomas Søndergård. I love playing and listening to Mahler's music, and this is my first Mahler Nine.

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  6. I know the programme is called X-Ray, but I never thought having an MRI scan would be part of the job. To find out how our brains react to supermarket offers, that’s just what I did with the psychology research team at Bangor University.

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  7. Just before Christmas I had a phone call from BBC Wales that went along the lines of… Producer: “Hi Chris, would you be interested in doing a funny archive programme to celebrate 50 years of BBC Cymru Wales?” Korkey: “Yes” Producer: “It’s an hour” Korkey: “Right. To cover 50 years of BBC b...

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  8. If you ask Meirion Ginsberg what drives him to create his unique brand of surreal portraits, he will tell you it is not the story or narrative in the picture but the intrigue generated by each face he captures.

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  9. This winter has been exceptional so far. We've had the windiest December since 1969, followed by the wettest January in Wales for 40 years.

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  10. Tracy Harris, who is from Swansea, has been filming the desperate plight of Swansea's homeless with filmmaker Chris Rushton for Mentorn Cymru. Over the last three years they’ve created an extraordinary record of the lives of those with nowhere to go. Here's Tracy's account of her experience film...

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