670 posts about Music on this blog
Tuesday 18 November 2014, 11:26
Look forward to BBC National Orchestra of Wales concert in Hoddinott Hall with Elena Urioste as soloist
Wednesday 12 November 2014, 13:32
The work of the BBC Orchestra of Wales with Children in Need on 14 November 2014
Thursday 6 November 2014, 14:51
Laura Sinnerton talks to BBC NOW's senior audio supervisor Huw Thomas about his behind-the-scenes role.
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.
Tuesday 28 October 2014, 15:30
Owen Richards from Houdini Dax talks about his band's experience with the Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales Horizons scheme, and an upcoming tour in India.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Thursday 21 August 2014, 08:09
BBC NOW's Laura Sinnerton explains the process of visiting a luthier and getting her viola rehaired.
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.
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.
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...
Thursday 10 July 2014, 14:37
I met Charlotte in Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre one afternoon in late February to have an initial discussion about making the documentary. Charlotte was putting on two big gigs, which were to be inspired by her love of physics and would form the narrative of our documentary.
Wednesday 9 July 2014, 15:29
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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