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New work by Professor Mark Bowden to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3

  • Date24 May 2018

The premiere performance of Mark Bowden’s new orchestral work Three Interludes will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon Concert on 29th May as part of a series celebrating the 90th anniversary of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

The work is a set of short orchestral interludes intended to be part of Mark’s forthcoming opera for WNO, which he is currently writing with the poet Owen Sheers. The interludes explore ideas relating to the sea and the environment and are partly inspired by Matthew Arnold’s lyrical poem Dover Beach. In advance of the premiere Mark wrote a blog for Wales Arts Review, which can be read here.
Three Interludes was premiered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by B Tommy Andersson at Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff on 21st February. Mark will join Penny Gore in the studio on 29th May to talk about the new work and the opera project with WNO. More information on the radio broadcast can be found here
Mark is Director of Composition at Royal Holloway. Please visit for the latest information about Mark's work.

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