BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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1928
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Biography (BBC)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales occupies a special role as both a broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales, and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

Led by Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård, alongside Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka the Orchestra has won considerable critical and audience acclaim over the years. With an outstanding ability to refresh core repertoire, the Orchestra is proud of its adventurous programming and continuously demonstrates artistic excellence in new or rarely performed works. As part of this commitment to contemporary music, the Orchestra appointed Mark Bowden as Resident Composer in June 2011, alongside the continuing relationship with Composer-in-Association Simon Holt.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales is Orchestra-in-Residence at St David's Hall, Cardiff, and also performs a season of concerts in Swansea. In addition, the Orchestra tours to towns and cities across Wales throughout the year, including Aberystwyth, Bangor, Wrexham and Llandudno. The Orchestra performs annually at the BBC Proms in London, and also appears biennially at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Recent international tours include Italy, the Netherlands and most recently a tour to China, supported by the British Council.

Running parallel to the main season, the work of the BBC NOW Education and Community Outreach team is integral to the Orchestra's musical life. In recent years this work has included a DVD resource pack distributed to every primary and special school in Wales; and the development of a new innovative concert format designed for audiences of adults and children who are Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

The Orchestra’s home is BBC Hoddinott Hall, a specially designed dual-purpose concert hall and recording studio based in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. As well as recording studio sessions and concerts for BBC Radio 3, it enjoys close working relationships with television programme-makers, including Doctor Who for BBC Cymru Wales and the BBC’s Natural History Unit, most notably with composer Nitin Sawhney for the Human Planet series.

The Orchestra also records highly regarded, often award-winning CDs, including the 2011 Grammy nominated Ivanhoe by Arthur Sullivan; the critically acclaimed cycle of Stravinsky’s three scores for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, conducted by Thierry Fischer; a live recording of Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony, performed at the BBC Proms 2011 with the BBC Concert Orchestra; and David Matthews’ Symphonies 2 and 6, which won Premiere Recording BBC Music Magazine Award 2011.


BBC National Orchestra of Wales Performances & Interviews


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Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No 7 in D minor Op 70
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Symphony No 7 in D minor Op 70
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony no. 9 in E minor, Op.95 (From the New World)
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Symphony no. 9 in E minor, Op.95 (From the New World)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Outward Bound from Songs of the Sea, Op. 91
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Outward Bound from Songs of the Sea, Op. 91
Béla Bartók
Dance suite Sz.77
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Dance suite Sz.77
George Butterworth
Orchestral Fantasia (completed by Kriss Russman)
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Orchestral Fantasia (completed by Kriss Russman)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No 12 in D minor, Op.112 (The Year 1917)
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Symphony No 12 in D minor, Op.112 (The Year 1917)
Gabriel Fauré
Pavane for orchestra (Op.50)
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Pavane for orchestra (Op.50)
Alexander Glazunov
Symphony No.1 in E major, Op. 5, Scherzo
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Symphony No.1 in E major, Op. 5, Scherzo
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
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Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
Ywain Gwynedd
Sebona Fi
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Sebona Fi
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Volcano Safari (End Credits)
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Volcano Safari (End Credits)

Volcano Safari (End Credits)

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Stew Jackson
Waxing the Ship
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Waxing the Ship
Richard Wagner
Tannhauser Overture
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Tannhauser Overture
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ellipsis
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Ellipsis

Ellipsis

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Hole
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The Hole

The Hole

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Recreating the Hole
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Recreating the Hole

Recreating the Hole

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
One Day
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One Day

One Day

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Real Mark
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The Real Mark

The Real Mark

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tony Montana
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Tony Montana

Tony Montana

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Drivetime Columbo
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Drivetime Columbo

Drivetime Columbo

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Mystery of the Ashtray
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The Mystery of the Ashtray

The Mystery of the Ashtray

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Humiliation
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Humiliation

Humiliation

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Squirrel Busters
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Squirrel Busters

Squirrel Busters

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A Documentary About People
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A Documentary About People

A Documentary About People

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Another Sunny Day (In L.A.)
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Another Sunny Day (In L.A.)

Another Sunny Day (In L.A.)

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Delivering a Letter
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Delivering a Letter

Delivering a Letter

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Visiting Tom
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Visiting Tom

Visiting Tom

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Privately Investigated
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Privately Investigated

Privately Investigated

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Auditions
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The Auditions

The Auditions

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Hubbard and the Stars
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Hubbard and the Stars

Hubbard and the Stars

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Security Measures
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Security Measures

Security Measures

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A Trip to Gold
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A Trip to Gold

A Trip to Gold

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Sea Org
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Sea Org

Sea Org

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Measuring Thought
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Measuring Thought

Measuring Thought

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mango
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Mango

Mango

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Spaceman
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Spaceman

Spaceman

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Honeytrap and the Doctrine
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The Honeytrap and the Doctrine

The Honeytrap and the Doctrine

Conductor
Dan Jones
Composer
Dan Jones
Dan Jones, Dan Jones & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
My Scientology Movie (Introduction and Titles)
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My Scientology Movie (Introduction and Titles)
William Walton
Symphony no. 2 (Proms 2015)
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Symphony no. 2 (Proms 2015)
Edward Elgar
Froissart - concert overture Op.19
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Froissart - concert overture Op.19
Grace Williams
Fairest of stars for soprano and orchestra
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Fairest of stars for soprano and orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Concerto (accademico) in D minor for violin and string orchestra
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Concerto (accademico) in D minor for violin and string orchestra
William Walton
'Spitfire' prelude and fugue for orchestra
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'Spitfire' prelude and fugue for orchestra
Alys Williams
Pan Fo'r Nos Yn Hir
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Pan Fo'r Nos Yn Hir
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mosolov: Factory Music
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Mosolov: Factory Music
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Stravinsky: Circus Polka
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Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Alys Williams
Synfyfyrio
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Synfyfyrio
Nitin Sawhney
Human Planet: Narwhal Intro
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Human Planet: Narwhal Intro
Nitin Sawhney
Human Planet: Driving in the Jungle
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Human Planet: Driving in the Jungle
Nitin Sawhney
Human Planet: Kiviaq Meal
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Human Planet: Kiviaq Meal
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: BBC NOW / Richard James
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Pontio, Bangor
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Discover More: Pre-Concert Talk

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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Elgar & Rachmaninov
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
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BBC Hoddinott Hall 2017-18: Afternoon Concert 4
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Jam in the Bar
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Jam in the Bar

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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Beethoven with Xian Zhang
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Bangor University
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Nov
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Beethoven with Xian Zhang

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Beethoven with Xian Zhang

19:30
Bangor University
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Beethoven & Tchaikovsky
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Aberystwyth Arts Centre
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Verdi & Respighi
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
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BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Verdi & Respighi

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Verdi & Respighi

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Discover More: Pre-Concert Talk
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
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2017
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Discover More: Pre-Concert Talk

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Discover More: Pre-Concert Talk

18:30
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