Tagged with: Classical music

107 posts about Classical music on this blog

  1. Kicking off the summer festival season

    Wednesday 9 July 2014, 15:29

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I think it says a great deal about the commitment of the British people that we have such a wonderful variety of arts festivals happening around the country, even in challenging financial times.

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  2. Welsh Singers Final, and a trip to Aberystwyth

    Monday 23 June 2014, 13:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    With the Cardiff and Swansea seasons brought to successful closes, you might think there would be a bit of a let up at BBC National Orchestra of Wales HQ prior to the onslaught of the Proms.

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  3. Swansea season finale

    Thursday 19 June 2014, 08:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It is hard to believe that our sojourn in the Grand Theatre, Swansea is drawing to a close. With only one concert left in the venue, on Friday evening, the 2014/2015 season will see us resume our regular residency at the Brangwyn Hall.

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  4. BBC NOW at St Davids Festival

    Thursday 29 May 2014, 08:26

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    On Thursday the Orchestra will be on the road again, this time to perform at the St Davids Cathedral Festival in Pembrokeshire.

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  5. Our concerts at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

    Wednesday 21 May 2014, 13:41

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It is a beautiful Sunday morning in Cardiff Bay, and I am drinking my first (OK, third) coffee of the morning and reflecting on this year's Vale of Glamorgan Festival.

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  6. Beethoven and The King's Speech

    Thursday 8 May 2014, 15:36

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Composed between 1811 and 1812, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony received its premiere in 1813 at a benefit concert in Vienna for injured soldiers.

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  7. In memorium Dylan Thomas

    Friday 2 May 2014, 14:40

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you can't have failed to notice that there's a lot going on at the BBC and around Wales regarding Dylan Thomas. 2014 marks the centenary of Thomas' birth, and the year that I have finally got around to discovering his work.

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  8. Setting off The Alarm with Mike Peters

    Friday 25 April 2014, 14:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    you can imagine my delight when, as part of BBC Radio Wales Day 2014, theorchestra was afforded the opportunity to be involved in an evening with Mike Peters of The Alarm

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  9. Six Nations rugby, Bartók and the common cold

    Monday 24 March 2014, 10:57

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Something that is always discussed with much enthusiasm in the orchestra is rugby. With so many different backgrounds represented in our ranks, there is a lot of friendly banter and cajoling especially around tournaments like the Six Nations.

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  10. North Wales tour 2014: part two

    Monday 24 February 2014, 12:05

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    The BBC National Orchestra of Wales recently performed in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Wrexham and Llandudno as part of their tour to mid and north Wales. Here, Laura Sinnerton continues her tour diary - exploring what life is like on the road with the orchestra.

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  11. North Wales tour 2014: part one

    Friday 21 February 2014, 17:09

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Last week, BBC National Orchestra of Wales performed in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Wrexham and Llandudno as part of their tour to mid and north Wales. Laura Sinnerton kept a diary of the tour – exploring what life is like on the road with the orchestra.

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  12. Mahler's Ninth Symphony

    Friday 7 February 2014, 13:48

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  13. To borrow or not to borrow

    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 13:45

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Recently we’ve been in a busy patch of dual purpose sessions – working with the Nimbus label for commercial release, but you will also be able to hear the works that we record on BBC Radio 3.

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  14. And now for some more recording

    Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:48

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I can’t believe we are at the end of January already. It truly is that horrible, dark part of the year when all you want to do is consume vast quantities of comfort food and cuddle a hot water bottle - as opposed to get up sharply, warm up nicely, rehearse, go home, eat dinner and practice x 100.

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  15. Danish music at Hoddinott Hall

    Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:49

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It was so nice to be back on the concert stage on Friday night and to see such a wonderful crowd filling out St David’s Hall. It is a deceptively large auditorium - you don’t appreciate how large it is until you see it with a full house.

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  16. Happy birthday Hoddinott Hall

    Monday 20 January 2014, 16:49

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 21 January, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of our move to BBC Hoddinott Hall in the iconic Wales Millennium Centre. It was back in January 2009 that we welcomed the public into our new home and at the time, the Guardian described the hall as a much-needed home for the orchestra...

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  17. Hidden Kingdoms: matching the music to the pictures

    Thursday 16 January 2014, 16:36

    Jake Jackson Jake Jackson

    For the new BBC One series Hidden Kingdoms, made by the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, the team turned to composer Ben Foster and BBC National Orchestra of Wales to provide the soundtrack for this innovative new series. Jake Jackson, recording and mix engineer, explains the process.

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  18. Happy New Year!

    Tuesday 14 January 2014, 09:42

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Happy New Year, dear reader, I hope you had a very restful festive break.

    This year, my Christmas break was slightly more restful than usual. When I go home to Ireland, I normally take my viola with me, and, like a very good girl, do a little bit of ‘maintenance’ practice.

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  19. Jun Märkl returns to BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Thursday 19 December 2013, 12:02

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This Friday afternoon we will give our last afternoon concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall for 2013. For those of you who followed the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, our conductor on this occasion will be a familiar name – Jun Märkl.

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  20. Christmas concerts!

    Monday 16 December 2013, 16:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Those who have followed this blog for some time will know that I love Christmas. Not only do I have a Christmas jumper (it has Rudolph on it), but I also have a Christmas themed thermal top - which is much cooler than it sounds.

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