Inaugural Concert To Be Broadcast Live On Radio

Xian Zhang leads BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) in her inaugural concert as Principal Guest Conductor later today in BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. Zhang is the first female conductor to have a titled role with a BBC orchestra and joins BBC NOW’s artistic team alongside Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård, Conductor Laureate Taadaki OtakaContinue reading “Inaugural Concert To Be Broadcast Live On Radio”

Cellist To Perform the Classics At Abergavenny

Following his early success as BBC Young Musician of The Year 2000, Guy Johnston has subsequently enjoyed an international career as a soloist and chamber musician and is now regarded as one of the most exciting and distinctive British cellists of his generation. Guy will be accompanied by Sam Haywood, piano for a recital atContinue reading “Cellist To Perform the Classics At Abergavenny”

Roald Dahl’s Unexpected Concert Premiere Will Get Pulses Racing

This weekends City Of The Unexpected festival which commemorates the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth in Llandaff in 1916 will be followed on next month with a special concert celebrating the life of the literary icon at St David’s Hall on October 21. Concert of The Unexpected: a celebration of Roald Dahl will see CardiffContinue reading “Roald Dahl’s Unexpected Concert Premiere Will Get Pulses Racing”

Celebrating Wales and Korea with Free Choral Concert

TWO nations will combine forces for a captivating choral concert as the Wales & Korea Celebration 2016 comes to St David’s Hall tomorrow evening. Starting at 7pm, an 80-strong Korean Choir will be joined by Cambrensis Choir, Sound of Wales and Dai Woolbridge to commemorate the legacy of pioneering Welsh missionary to Korea, Robert JermainContinue reading “Celebrating Wales and Korea with Free Choral Concert”

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra To Pay Tribute To Roald Dahl

CARDIFF Philharmonic Orchestra are about to present their most exciting season yet, featuring a Hollywood A-lister! The 2016/17 series starts on October 21 with Concert of the Unexpected: A Celebration of Roald Dahl, including the World Premiere of Mr Dahl based on the Cardiff-born author’s colourful life, narrated by iconic Welsh actor Michael Sheen. TheContinue reading “Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra To Pay Tribute To Roald Dahl”

Andre Rieu Sets New Box Record With On-Screen Concert

The King of Waltz, André Rieu’s Maastricht Concert broadcast in cinemas last weekend set a new box record in the UK to become the highest-grossing music concert of all time, taking more than £1.4 million (Source: Rentrak) from two screenings over the weekend. Audiences won’t have to wait long to see André on the bigContinue reading “Andre Rieu Sets New Box Record With On-Screen Concert”

Orchestra Visit Cardiff Prior To BBC Proms Concert

NYOS Symphony Orchestra (The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland) will play Cardiff’s St David’s Hall prior to their appearance at The BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall in London on August 7. The appearance at St David’s Hall on August 4 is the second date of a short tour. Conducting dance-infused repertoire will beContinue reading “Orchestra Visit Cardiff Prior To BBC Proms Concert”

Diverse Programme From Palestine Youth Orchestra

The Palestine Youth Orchestra will deliver a diverse programme of Beethoven and Arabic improvisations this Saturday (July 30) at St David’s Hall. Introducing the talented students for this special concert is the honoured Carlo Rizzi (pictured) – the Welsh National Opera’s Conductor Laureate and the Jane Hodge Foundation International Chair in Conducting at the RoyalContinue reading “Diverse Programme From Palestine Youth Orchestra”

A week of Welsh Proms gets underway at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall

Rebecca Evans The Welsh Proms gets underway this weekend at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall with the awe-inspiring Verdi Requiem getting the week off to a classical start performed by the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and soprano Rebecca Evans tonight. Sunday afternoon sees the family favourite A Day at the Movies from Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra return to theContinue reading “A week of Welsh Proms gets underway at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall”

Ross Leadbeater Takes Great British Songbook On Tour

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, Ross Leadbeater, the award winning Welsh singer-pianist and musical director, celebrates his musical favourites when he brings The Great British Songbook to Blackwood Miners Institute on May 18. From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse, with The Beatles, Take That, Coldplay and GilbertContinue reading “Ross Leadbeater Takes Great British Songbook On Tour”

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