Søndergård conducts Dvořák
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tuesday 12 July 2011, 7.30pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL
part of the 2010/11 BBC Hoddinott Hall series
SIBELIUS En saga
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No 9 'From the New World'
Conductor Thomas Søndergård
Violin Baiba Skride
A concert of great romantic masterworks spanning continents, ranging from the dark brooding Finnish legends of Sibelius's En Saga to the wide-eyed cheerfulness of Dvořâk's New World Symphony - a hymn to the energy and optimism of an emerging nation. Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, played by the acclaimed Latvian violinist Baiba Skride, is suffused with a direct simplicity and fairy-tale sense of fantasy that puts it amongst the most loved of his works.
Broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 in 'Radio 3 Live in Concert'
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 0800 052 1812
Wales Millennium Centre Box Office: 029 2063 6464
How to get there
- There are a number of bus services that serve Wales Millennium Centre/BBC Hoddinott Hall. For details see http://www.cardiffbus.com/routes.shtml
- Regular services run to and from Cardiff Bay Station from Monday to Sunday. First Great Western run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central. http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/ There is free shuttle service on the Cardiff Baycar bus for all passengers with a return ticket into Cardiff Central or Queen Street Stations, taking just 8 minutes to arrive outside Wales Millennium Centre. The Baycar runs every 10 mins http://www.cardiffbus.com/baycar.shtml
- When using Satellite Navigation Systems to get to Wales Millennium Centre/BBC Hoddinott Hall, please key in the Post Code CF10 5AL. There are several large car parks located close to the Wales Millennium Centre.
- Disabled Car Park There are 18 pre-bookable, undercover vehicle spaces available for disabled visitors, accessible from Pierhead Street at the side of the Centre. Please note that spaces need to be pre-booked by calling the Ticket Office on 029 2063 6464 (Minicom 029 2063 4651). Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and all existing bookings will be honoured.