Monday, 18 August 2014
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales will make a rare appearance in Worcester next month, as they perform at the University of Worcester Arena.
Presented by the University, in Association with the Autumn in Malvern Festival, this rare opportunity to see and hear one of the UK’s leading orchestras takes place on Wednesday, September 10.
In keeping with the City’s heritage,
the orchestra will perform two of Elgar’s most famous works, his Cello Concerto
In addition, the audience will be treated
to a performance of Dvorák’s Symphony No.8 in G Major and Vaughan Williams’
Overture: The Wasps.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
occupies a special role as both a broadcast orchestra and the national symphony
orchestra of Wales, and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
As well as recording studio sessions and
concerts for BBC Radio 3, it enjoys close working relationships with television
programme-makers, including Doctor Who for BBC Cymru Wales and the BBC’s
Natural History Unit, most notably with composer Nitin Sawhney for the Human
The concert will be conducted by Rory
Macdonald, described as “one of the brightest stars of the younger generation
Kate Moss, Director of Communications
& Participation at the University, said: “We are thrilled to have the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales coming to the City. This is an incredibly
prestigious performance and I hope the people of Worcester and the wider region
will come along and enjoy an evening of very fine music.”