Holt World Premiere for the New Concert Hall in Wales
17th November 2008
On January 22, 2009 a work by Simon Holt , St Vitus in the Kettle , will receive its world premiere as part of the opening festival of the BBC Hoddinott Hall at Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre. The Hall is to be the new home of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, for which Simon Holt is the Composer in Association. BBC Hoddinott Hall will not only be the Orchestra's base where all its rehearsals and studio recordings will be made, but a new state of the art performance space seating around 350 people. Simon Holt was invited to compose a short work for the opening of the Hall and has been inspired to write a work about St Vitus, the patron saint of actors, comedians, Czechoslovakia, epileptics and dancers. The piece is scored for wind, brass, percussion and harp with six double basses.