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Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

2017/18 Season

Following a record-breaking year, CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA is back with an exciting new season featuring Russian greats, movie legends and sensational symphonies.

The 2017/18 series starts in style with the fiery passion of From Russia…With Love (Friday 20 October). This captivating concert is part of the city-wide R17 Festival, which marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution and captures the social and cultural explosion of the era.

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 forms a fascinating centre-piece to this programme, and is familiar to film fans as the romantic music featured in Brief Encounter. CPO is joined by 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Martin James Bartlett for what will be a compelling performance of this classic.

Likewise, there’s the sumptuous Adagio from Khachaturian’s Spartacus, which introduced the popular TV series The Onedin Line. The concert closes with Stravinsky’s colourful ballet Petrushka,which conjures vivid images of puppets springing to life!

After a sell-out last year, the ever-popular A Night at the Movies (Friday 8 December) returns with an 85th birthday celebration of John Williams’ legendary work. Experience spectacular music from Jurassic Park, ET, Saving Private Ryan and all the very best pieces from Star Wars - the perfect preview for Episode VIII, which comes out a week later!

Then get ready to be enchanted and enthralled with stunning symphonies from Haydn and Brahms, plus Vaughan Williams’ breathtaking The Lark Ascending, consistently voted the nation’s favorite piece of classical music, in Classics for All (Friday 16 March).

Last but by no means least is the magical and magnificent  Mahler Symphony No. 3 (Sunday 17 June), which provides an epic season finale scored for huge orchestra and two choruses featuring acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Kate Woolveridge.


April 2018

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