Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music 2011
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thursday 08 September 2011, 7pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL
part of the BBC Hoddinott Hall 2011-12 series
QIGANG CHEN Wu Xing (The Five Elements)
JOHN METCALF Three Mobiles
MARK BOWDEN Lyra for cello and orchestra BBC commission: world premiere
STEVE REICH City Life
Conductor Jean-Michaël Lavoie
Cello Oliver Coates
Soprano Saxophone Gerald McChrystal
Sound Diffusion Sound Intermedia
This year's orchestral concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales premiered Mark Bowden's cello concerto and introduces the work of Chinese composer, Qigang Chen whose eclectic music will feature strongly in future Vale of Glamorgan Festivals. Chen's music is an exhilarating fusion of East and Western musical elements as heard in this piece Wu Xing. Continuing the "elemental" theme, wind-driven mobiles inspired John Metcalf's joyful piece for soprano saxophone. In stark thematic contrast Steve Reich's minimalist City Life completes the evening with a down-to-earth, vibrant portrait of the frenetic streets of New York.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Tickets £12, £10, (concessions), £5 children under 16 and students
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 03700 10 10 51
2011 Festival concert tickets now on sale
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.