with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Friday 27 April 2012, 7.30pm
Brangwyn Hall, Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE
part of the Brangwyn Hall 2011-12 series
BRAHMS Serenade No 2
STRAUSS Horn Concerto No 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 1
Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero
Horn Tim Thorpe
An evening of youthful masterpieces conducted by the dynamic Costa Rican conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, currently Musical Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Brilliance and heart-on-sleeve youthful romanticism lie at the heart of Shostakovich's First Symphony, completed at the age of nineteen, and Strauss's First Horn Concerto, composed at the age of eighteen, sparkles with high-spirited melodies. The young Brahms's Second Serenade shows a relaxed side to his music, full of lyrical grace and memorable tunes.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 0800 052 1812
The Grand Theatre Box Office: 01792 475715
Subscription booking opens mid September 2011.
How to get there
- The Brangwyn Hall is served by a number of bus routes, please see http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/wales/swwales/map/index.php for further information
- By Rail - High Street Station (Swansea) is a short walk. Trains run between London Paddington to Swansea (approx 1 mile from Brangwyn Hall) via Cardiff Central Station.
- From the south/east leave M4 at junction 42, follow signs towards City Centre, then signs for Guildhall/Brangwyn Hall From the north/west leave M4 at junction 47, follow signs towards City Centre, then signs for Guildhall/Brangwyn Hall Map available at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/media/pdf/s/r/COLMAP%20brangwyn.pdf
- Disabled parking - There are spaces available on North Road and in the Rotunda Car Park (by bus shelter) Accessible entrances - Brangwyn Hall - dedicated accessible entrance is only open when events are taking place and are situated at the side of the main steps; however you can use the Guildhall entrance to access the Brangwyn Hall.