Love Cricket and like music? If so, you’re in for a treat this season, as Glamorgan Cricket have partnered with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to screen classical music videos during the interval of matches over the club's live stream.
Over the coming months, BBC NOW will be performing orchestral pieces to accompany your interval, so you can sit back and take a break from the excitement on the pitch and enjoy world class music streamed straight to you.
From Strauss to Schubert, to pieces by contemporary composers, you are sure to hear something you enjoy, and we are planning plenty more musical projects with BBC NOW for music loving cricket fans later in the season too – watch this space.
Founded in 1928, BBC NOW is the BBC’s longest performing orchestra and in 93 years, it has established itself on the international stage, in the recording studio and as an integral part of the cultural landscape of Wales. You can find out more about our national orchestra on their website at: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Chief executive, Hugh Morris, said: “It’s very exciting to work with BBC NOW through the season and bring our supporters something a little bit different during the intervals.
“County cricket and BBC NOW have a similar fan base and we’re sure our supporters will be thrilled to watch world class orchestral pieces on our live stream.
“This is just the first step in the hope to bring our supporters innovative and engaging content during breaks in play throughout the season.”
Lisa Tregale, Director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, comes from a family of cricket fans, so is delighted to be merging both worlds. She said:
“This new partnership means that fans of both cricket and music in Wales and worldwide can enjoy the exciting projects ahead.
“The whole team at BBC NOW are thrilled to be working with our colleagues at Glamorgan Cricket, and BBC NOW even has its own cricket team comprised of some of our musicians and administration staff that regularly play in the Willow League in Cardiff and against other orchestra teams across the UK.”