BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4 May)
Friday 4 May, 7pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre
Clark Rundell, conductor
Chloë Hanslip, violin
|Per Nørgård||Symphony No 2||22′|
|Philip Glass||Violin Concerto||30′|
Although geographically worlds apart Chen, Glass and Nørgård have all lived and worked in Paris. Both Glass and Nørgård studied in the city with Nadia Boulanger and are linked in their fascination with hypnotic, simple and yet sophisticated music which endlessly rotates and transforms in mesmerising patterns. Written shortly after his move from China to France, Chen’s Yuan displays his distinctive calling card of Eastern and Western sounds with a particular nod in the direction of Messiaen and Debussy.
Online booking: BBC National Orchestra of Wales tickets (on RWCMD website)
Phone booking: call 029 2039 1391 (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm).
The festival booking office is based at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A £1.75 transaction fee applies to all online bookings with an optional postage charge of 70p. Concessions (listed in brackets) apply to students, under 16s and disabled customers. Wheelchair companions are entitled to complimentary tickets. Book for 4 concerts or more in a single advance booking and you will be entitled to a free festival programme book.