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Grace Williams Sea Sketches

William Mathias Concerto for Harp

Edward Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations


BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Due to unforeseen circumstances Tadaaki Otaka is unable to conduct this concert, but we’re delighted that Jac van Steen will step in to conduct this programme.

Catrin Finch – Harp

Although written in London, it is a longing for the seas of Barry that inspired Grace Williams’ surging musical seascape, her Sea Sketches. An unmistakable Welshness also pervades William Mathias’ Harp Concerto; with the harp introduced to the audience as an accompanying instrument, reflecting its traditional role within Welsh music, before assuming a more soloistic position, and quoting the Welsh song Dadl Dau in its closing movement. We’re delighted to welcome Welsh harp sensation, and a regular face with BBC NOW, Catrin Finch to perform.

Striking a balance between the light-hearted and the noble, Elgar’s Enigma Variations is an ingenious collection of musical sketches of his friends and an astute self-portrait – an enigma hidden within the score as each variation is tagged with the initials of the friends’ nicknames.

Family Tickets are not available to buy online but can be purchased from the Box Office on 01792 475715.

Tickets £12.00 – £20.00

12 Apr 2024
Brangwyn Hall