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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius, Strauss, Grieg

Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. With Sibelius's Symphony No 5, plus music by Strauss and Grieg, featuring soprano Inger Dam-Jensen.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Thomas Søndergård makes his debut as Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Sibelius's 5th Symphony, and Inger Dam-Jensen sings music by Strauss and Grieg.

Magnus Lindberg: Expo
Strauss: Muttertandelei, Meinem Kind, Cäcilie
Grieg: Tu brune øjne, Jeg elsker dig, En Svane, Våren
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

8.15: Interval

8.35: Sibelius: Symphony No 5

Inger Dam-Jensen, Soprano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor

Danish conductor Thomas Sondergard makes his debut as Principal Conductor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St. David's Hall in Cardiff. Thomas first conducted the orchestra in 2009 and immediately felt truly supported by each and every individual player. Now he takes the reins at the helm for the first time, he's looking forward to "creating memorable performances that will enable us to celebrate and share our love for the music with our audiences". In this concert he welcomes Inger Dam-Jensen back to St. David's Hall, where she was crowned Cardiff Singer of the World in 1993.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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