For over 90 years the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has played an integral part in the cultural landscape of Wales, as both a broadcasting orchestra and national symphony orchestra. It performs a busy schedule of concerts throughout the UK, led by its artistic team: principal guest conductor Xian Zhang, conductor laureate Tadaaki Otaka and composer-in-association Huw Watkins. The orchestra is part of BBC Wales and supported by the Arts Council of Wales; its performances can be heard regularly across the BBC. The BBC NOW performs biennially at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and annually at the BBC Proms. Recent international tours include a visit to China in December 2018 and an extensive South America tour in 2015, featuring a visit to the Welsh colony in Patagonia. The orchestra’s home is at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff Bay, where the BBC NOW continues its work as one of the UK’s foremost soundtrack and recording orchestras.
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