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Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA is about to present its most exciting season yet – featuring a Hollywood A-lister!

The 2016/17 series starts with Concert of the Unexpected: A Celebration of Roald Dahl (Friday 21 October), including the World Premiere of Mr Dahl based on the Cardiff-born author’s colourful life, narrated by iconic Welsh actor Michael Sheen.

This magical family concert forms part of Cardiff’s City of the Unexpected festival, celebrating 100 years of Dahl, who was born in Llandaff in 1916. The rest of the programme outlines Dahl’s war years as a pilot (Walton’s Spitfire, Prelude and Fugue); his Norwegian roots (Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt Suite) and one of his most popular tales (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

The ever-popular family favourite A Night at the Movies (Friday 9 December) returns with some of Hollywood’s greatest film themes including Superman, Indiana Jones, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thunderbirds and Psycho. Plus, there’s a Welsh Premiere of music from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

In 2017, the orchestra celebrates the most romantic date of the year with the St Valentine’s Day Special (Tuesday 14 February), before the season closes with The Glory of Strauss & Elgar (Friday 30 June).


January 2017

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