BBC National Orchestra of Wales to Perform at University of Worcester Arena

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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 and Elegy.

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 Planet series.

The concert will be conducted by Rory Macdonald, described as “one of the brightest stars of the younger generation of conductors”.

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.”

To purchase tickets, go to, call 0844 888 9991 or visit the University of Worcester Arena Reception. Prices range from £15 to £28.