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BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Live from Hoddinott Hall

Live from BBC Hoddinott Hall, the UK premieres of Judith Weir's Oboe Concerto and a new suite from Wagner’s opera Parsifal, under the baton of its arranger, Andrew Gourlay.

In our first live afternoon concert of the season from Hoddinott Hall, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales opens with Debussy’s beautiful symphonic poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune followed by two works that will be new to audiences: the UK premiere of Judith Weir’s Oboe Concerto, written for and dedicated to the orchestra's former Principal Cor Anglais Celia Craig, and a new suite that brings together the wealth of magnificent orchestral music from Wagner’s opera Parsifal, under the baton of its arranger, Andrew Gourlay. Plus a new recording of 'Clytemnestra' by Welsh composer Rhian Samuel whose music seeks to give women a voice, here adapting Aeschylus' work from Clytemnestra's viewpoint, and George Whitefield Chadwick's Tam O’Shanter, a work of vivid musical story-telling based on the tale by Robert Burns.

Presented by Penny Gore

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Weir: Oboe Concerto (UK Premiere)
Wagner, arr. Gourlay: Parsifal Suite
Celia Craig (oboe)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

c.3.40pm
Rhian Samuel: Clytemnestra
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

c.4pm
Chadwick: Tam O’Shanter
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Andrew Constantine (conductor)

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2 hours, 31 minutes

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