Pass the Baton! - Radio 3 Performing Groups Day

BBC National Orchestra of Wales


09.00 To start the day, Nicola Heyward Thomas presents recordings of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including music by Heinrich Biber, Havergal Brian and Leonard Bernstein. She's joined by guests in the studio for discussion and features about the orchestra's work with the deaf community in its home city of Cardiff, its recording of the soundtrack for the next series of Doctor Who, and its support of young musicians in the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. 10.00 Principal conductor Xian Zhang conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a live concert from Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, including music which reflects the orchestra's role in the BBC's Ten Pieces and its commitment to new music. Presented by Nicola Heyward Thomas Handel: Zadok the Priest Hector MacDonald: Clew ein Lief O Ior Huw Watkins: Little Symphony Debussy: Le Jet d'eau Debussy (orch. John Adams): Le Balcon Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet Elizabeth Atherton (soprano) BBC National Chorus of Wales BBC National Orchestra of Wales Xian Zhang (conductor).

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nicola Heyward Thomas