BBC NOW kick off the 2019/20 season at BBC Hoddinott Hall with Debussy’s beautiful symphonic poem Prelude a l’Apres-midi d’un faune – the perfect start for a Friday afternoon.
Alongside, two works that will be new to audiences: the UK premiere of Judith Weir’s Oboe Concerto, written for and dedicated to former BBC NOW Principal Cor Anglais Celia Craig; and a new suite that brings together the wealth of magnificent orchestral music from Wagner’s opera Parsifal, under the baton of its arranger, Andrew Gourlay.
Conductor: Andrew Gourlay
Oboe: Celia Craig
Debussy: Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
Judith Weir: Oboe Concerto (UK Premiere)
Wagner: Parsifal Suite (UK Premiere)
Please note that all BBC NOW concerts are recorded live for BBC Radio broadcast.
Patrons are encouraged to bring along children and take advantage of Family Tickets, but please be aware that any noise can be picked up on the broadcast.
No content is unsuitable for children, but there may be extended periods of loud music. BBC NOW concerts are generally suitable for ages 7+, but parents will be the best judge of whether their children are able to sit quietly for a long time.
We would also advise taking an aisle seat so they can exit easily if needed.