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CPO: A Night at the Proms
Friday 22 March 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£7 - £24
Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra
GARETH WOOD Cardiff Bay Overture
ERIC COATES Calling All Workers & By the Sleepy Lagoon
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music
SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD Peterloo Overture
GRACE WILLIAMS Fantasy on Welsh Nursery Tunes
SIR WILLIAM WALTON Henry V Suite
SIR HENRY WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs
SIR EDWARD ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Conductor: Michael Bell MBE
Experience the thrill of A Night at the Proms with music by some of Britain’s best-loved composers.
Gareth Wood’s Cardiff Bay Overture portrays the vitality and history of the waterfront area of the capital. This is followed by two pieces by Eric Coates that became famous as the theme tunes of radio’s Music While You Work and Desert Island Discs.
Vaughan Williams wrote his stunningly beautiful Serenade to Music in 1938 for Sir Henry Wood’s 50th anniversary concert – it was much loved by Sergei Rachmaninov!
Sir Malcolm Arnold’s dramatic Peterloo Overture was commissioned by the TUC and commemorates an event 200 years ago in Manchester when a peaceful gathering about political reform – attended by 80,000 people – was broken up forcibly and violently by the authorities. The moving and triumphant conclusion of Sir Malcolm’s Overture says that those who died did not do so in vain.
Grace Williams’ ever delightful Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes leads to a suite from Laurence Olivier’s film version of Shakespeare’s Henry V with stirring music by Sir William Walton.
Evergreen Proms favourites by Sir Henry Wood and Sir Edward Elgar complete the programme.
Tickets*: £7 – £24
Children under 18: £5.50 (not available in Stalls or Tier 1)
19 – 25 years old: £9 (not available in Stalls or Tier 1)
Concessions: £2 off top two prices – please see website for more info
Wheelchair user plus one companion: £7 each ticket (available on single tickets only, not on Series Offer)
Series Offer: Book for all four concerts and receive 25% off each ticket!(only available via Box Office)
*Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted.
Please note, these timings are provided as a guidance only and are subject to change. Please see website for up to date timings near time of event.