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Cardiff

Scintillating season opener from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
***11
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London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
**111
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London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
****1
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London

Prom 5: Brilliantly played 20th-century classics from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 17 July 2017
***11
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Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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Cardiff

Joyful noise: Walton’s mighty Belshazzar’s Feast in Cardiff

By , 01 December 2016
****1
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Cardiff

Majesty and beauty in Daphnis et Chloé from Tadaaki Otaka and BBC NOW

By , 10 November 2016
****1
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London

Prom 37: Webern, Brahms and a Watkins première from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 12 August 2016
***11
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London

Prom 35: Malcolm Hayes' Violin Concerto forms compelling centrepiece

By , 11 August 2016
***11
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London

Prom 16: Chloë Hanslip inspired in powerful Berkeley première and exotic ballets from BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2016
***11
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London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
****1
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Cardiff

Extravagant impressions: new music and the BBCNOW pays homage to Dutilleux

By , 27 January 2016
****1
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Cardiff

Thomas Søndergård and his Welsh forces score a hit with Rachmaninov’s The Bells

By , 03 October 2015
****1
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London

Prom 64: Caprine mythology, oriental adventures and heavenly Mahler from Thomas Søndergård and the BBCNOW

By , 03 September 2015
***11
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London

Prom 26: Best of British crowned by an energetic Walton 2

By , 05 August 2015
***11
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London

Prom 6: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales present an eclectic jamboree under Thomas Søndergård

By , 21 July 2015
***11
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London

Proms 2 & 3: Ten Pieces a hit with young audience

By , 19 July 2015
****1
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Cardiff

When the voice alone is not enough: BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

By , 21 June 2015
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Cardiff

Star-gazing performances of Bowden and Holst as BBC NOW and Chorus perform a Mark Bowden première

By , 18 April 2015
****1
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Cardiff

A composer portrait of B Tommy Andersson in Cardiff

By , 25 February 2015
***11
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Cardiff

A too-delicate touch with the classics from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 05 February 2015
***11
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Cardiff

Late romanticism rises to a deafening climax: Langgaard, Korngold and Zemlinsky in Cardiff

By , 18 November 2014
***11
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Bristol

The Brahms Experience in Bristol with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 08 October 2014
***11
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London

Prom 35: Søndergård charts a sure progress through Sibelius’ Fifth

By , 12 August 2014
***11
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London

BBCNOW find the connections between Richard Strauss, Mozart and Carl Nielsen

By , 11 August 2014
****1
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London

William Mathias première at the Proms, but bruising Elgar disappoints

By , 06 August 2014
***11
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London

Frivolity, tragedy and serenity: the many sides of BBC NOW at the Proms

By , 27 July 2014
****1
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Cardiff

A Slavic Centrefold to the Welsh Proms

By , 23 July 2014
****1
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Cardiff

War-horses to the rescue: Brahms and Beethoven at St David’s Hall, Cardiff

By , 09 May 2014
****1
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Cardiff

St David's Day Gala in Cardiff

By , 01 March 2014
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Cardiff

Arcomis International Brass Event's impressive opening concert by the BBC NOW at St David's Hall, Cardiff

By , 10 October 2013
****1
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Cardiff

Tragedy and hilarity: Søndergård conducts Poulenc and Shostakovich at St David's Hall, Cardiff

By , 04 October 2013
*****
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London

Prom 39: Holst, Vaughan Williams and Nishat Khan with BBC NOW and David Atherton

By , 12 August 2013
****1
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London

Prom 21: Søndergård and BBC NOW play Colin Matthews, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

By , 29 July 2013
****1
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London

Prom 16: BBC NOW play British music and Tchaikovsky

By , 24 July 2013
****1
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London

Prom 9: BBC NOW and Thomas Søndergård play Stenhammar, Szymanowski and Strauss

By , 18 July 2013
***11
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London

Prom 2: Woo woo! The Doctor visits the Royal Albert Hall

By , 13 July 2013
****1
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Cardiff

François-Xavier Roth conducts Zarathustra in Cardiff

By , 24 May 2013
****1
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Cardiff

Britten and Poulenc with Adrian Partington and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

By , 08 May 2013
****1
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Cardiff

20th-century concerti with Tadaaki Otaka and BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 28 March 2013
*****
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London

Prom 39: Thierry Fischer ends his BBC NOW tenure with the Berlioz Requiem

By , 11 August 2012
***11
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London

Prom 32: Leonard Bernstein's Mass makes its Proms debut

By , 06 August 2012
***11
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London

Prom 23: A varied menu of early 20th-century English music

By , 31 July 2012
***11
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London

Prom 16: BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Joanna MacGregor and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 26 July 2012
***11
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Cardiff

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thierry Fischer: Strauss' Alpine Symphony

By , 15 June 2012
*****
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Cardiff

BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Stravinsky, Beethoven, Bartók

By , 04 April 2012
****1
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Cardiff

BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall

By , 22 February 2012
****1
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London

Prom 65: "A riot of orchestral colour?"

By , 03 September 2011
***11
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London

Havergal Brian's monumental Gothic Symphony

By , 17 July 2011
****1
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