Tagged with: Classical music

115 posts about Classical music on this blog

  1. Something for all the family

    Wednesday 15 October 2014, 09:02

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  2. Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts

    Friday 10 October 2014, 10:09

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  3. Ten Pieces: Engaging children with classical music

    Thursday 9 October 2014, 13:33

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  4. Brahms in Bristol

    Tuesday 7 October 2014, 14:49

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

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

    Tuesday 30 September 2014, 11:17

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  6. On The Road for the autumn

    Thursday 25 September 2014, 13:44

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  7. Flying insects, clothes pegs and frozen fingers

    Thursday 4 September 2014, 10:35

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  8. BBC NOW at the Proms

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:27

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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