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Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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CardiffBBC National Orchestra and National Chorus of Wales

Brahms, Messiaen, Fauré
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Ludovic Morlot; BBC National Chorus of Wales; James Ehnes; Rhian Lois; Neal Davies

CardiffBBC National Orchestra of Wales

Maconchy, Britten, Elgar
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Tadaaki Otaka; Simone Lamsma

CardiffBBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ives, Szymanowski, Adams
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Ryan Bancroft; Bomsori Kim
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Wild oscillations in Cardiff unite Beethoven, Schumann and Ligeti

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Ryan Bancroft and violinist Andrew Marwood deliver an evening of rapid gear-shifting, punchy momentum, dancing lyricism and mischief at Hoddinott Hall.
****1
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Ryan Bancroft and the BBC NOW go through the looking glass

What did Alice actually find on this occasion? A contemporary piece by Caroline Shaw, Mendelssohn's most popular concerto and the ultimate journey back to childhood and beyond in Mahler's Fourth Symphony.
***11
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Manze steers the BBC ship as Brits make waves in the Royal Albert Hall

 “Behold, the sea itself!” Prom 16 is all at sea with Doreen Carwithen's Bishop Rock and Grace Williams' Sea Sketches ahead of RVW's great Sea Symphony.
****1
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Ravel 1 – 0 Rimsky: Scheherazade showdown at the BBC Proms

On her Proms debut, Ariane Matiakh spins tales from The Arabian Nights in two versions, along with the world premiere of a harp concerto inspired by the life of bees. 
***11
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A symphony of the shadows: a fine take on Dvořák 9

An American conductor in charge of music from the New World: a world premiere by Augusta Read Thomas and Charles Ives' celebrated "place pieces" set the scene for a symphony bathed in nostalgia and memories of the Old World.
****1
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Ryan Bancroft, Guy Johnston and BBC NOW at the Proms

The eclectic programme of 19th-century concerto and symphony, coupled with a world premiere, failed to yield any knockout performance from this team. 
**111
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