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BBC NOW | Season Closing Concert


06 Jun 2024


19:30 - 21:30


Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

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Event Info

Dvořák – Cello Concerto
Jennifer Higdon – Blue Cathedral
Dawson – Negro Folk Symphony

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ryan Bancroft conductor
Alisa Weilerstein cello

Globally renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins BBC NOW in this season closing concert. Melodic genius, irrepressible energy and a love of his native folk music radiate in Dvořák’s virtuosic and highly regarded cello concerto.

Intuitive musical invention, rich orchestration and floating, contemplative, other-worldly atmospheres unfurl in Higdon’s expertly crafted Blue Cathedral – a sonic journey through a sacred space and upwards to heaven. Oozing a sensuousness and directness of melody, Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony found its inspiration in the “negro folk music” he had learned as a small child. This expertly crafted and highly emotionally charged symphony is pure genius, and who better to conduct this exhilarating season finale than our Principal Conductor, Ryan Bancroft.