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Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert

Verity Sharp presents performances from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Beethoven: Symphony No 7. Karl Jenkins: Euphonium Concerto (soloist: David Childs); The Armed Man.

Verity Sharp introduces recent concert performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, and Beethoven's Symphony No 7.

BBC NOW marks the 70th birthday of Karl Jenkins with a performance of the Swansea-born composer's 'mass for peace', The Armed Man. The work, first performed in 2000, is inspired by religious and spiritual writings from across the world and describes the horrors of war as well as offering the hope of peace. Jenkins' Euphonium Concerto is performed by the instrument's tireless champion, David Childs, who commissioned the work. The programme begins with an arresting performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 7, with Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka on the platform.

2pm
Beethoven: Symphony No 7
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

2.45pm
Karl Jenkins: Euphonium Concerto
David Childs (euphonium)
Karl Jenkins (conductor)

3.20pm
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
Soraya Mafi (soprano)
Sayed Jaafar (muezzin)
Zands Duggan (percussion)
Alun Bowen (narrator)
Cor Caerdydd
members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Karl Jenkins (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Jan 2015 14:00

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Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Karl Jenkins

    Euphonium Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Karl Jenkins.
  • Karl Jenkins

    The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

    Performer: Zands Duggan. Performer: Sayed Jaafar Raji. Choir: Côr Caerdydd. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Singer: Soraya Mafi. Conductor: Karl Jenkins. Narrator: Alun Bowen. Choir: Excelsis Choir.
  • Edward Elgar

    Organ Sonata No 1 in G major, Op 28: 4th movement; Presto

    Music Arranger: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Elgar: Symphony No.1/Organ Sonata.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales

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