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Friday - BBC National Orchestra of Wales live from Hoddinott Hall

Kate Molleson introduces a week of Afternoon Concerts marking the 90th birthday of the BBC NOW. Today the orchestra is live from Hoddinott Hall.

From the band's beginnings as the Western Studio Orchestra in the Assembly Rooms Cardiff's City Hall, through the orchestra's adventurous tour in what was, then, East Germany, to its enduring three decade-long partnership with Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka, we celebrate the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 90th Anniversary with a week of Afternoon Concerts that explore the orchestra's role in Welsh musical life and beyond.

Concluding a week of concerts, Nicola Heywood Thomas presents a live performance from the orchestra's home in Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, with the pianist Llyr Williams in Mozart - a composer also featured in our first ever concert in 1928. Bruch was also on that inaugural programme 90 years ago, and returns in a performance of his double concerto by BBC New Generation Artist, the viola player Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, and the clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe. Marking the orchestra's relationship with the welsh composer William Mathias, conductor Grant Llewellyn returns to a work he first premiered under the composer's watchful eye back in 1991 - his Symphony No. 3.

Huw Watkins - 3 Welsh songs for String Orchestra
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major K.482
Bruch - Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola in E minor
Mathias - Symphony No. 3

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (viola)
Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet)
Llyr Williams (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

And at 3.50pm

Kate Molleson continues this week's focus on the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 90th anniversary by marking band's relationship with associated composers, including a work written by Daniel Jones for Ken Thomas - the former General Secretary of the Civil and Public Services Association - as a retirement gift. Plus we hear Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard conduct B Tommy Andersson's memoriam to Richard Wagner.

Daniel Jones - Cloud Messenger for orchestra
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Arwell Hughes (conductor)

Andersson - Death in Venice (Richard Wagner Memoriam)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Huw Watkins

    Three Welsh Songs

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no 22 in E flat major

    Performer: Llŷr Williams. Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • William Mathias

    All thy works shall praise thee

    Choir: Lay Clerks and Girls of St Alban's Cathedral Choir with Michael Papdopoulos (organ).
  • William Mathias

    Soundings mvt 4 (capriccio)

    Ensemble: London Brass.
  • William Matthias

    Soundings mvt 4 Capriccio

    Ensemble: Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.
  • Max Bruch

    Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Performer: Eiving Hotsmark Ringstad.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    2nd mvt 'Allegro' from the Duo for clarinet & viola

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad.
  • William Mathias

    Symphony No. 3

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.

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