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Music - Classical, Fri 18 Oct 2019, £6.50-£25

American Night: Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

American Night: Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra


Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra opens its new season with a concert of music from across the pond! It’s a night of tune after tune after tune, that opens with Copland’s breath-taking Fanfare for the Common Man and Bernstein’s popular Candide Overture.

There’s also the sheer brilliance of music by George Gershwin in a suite from his opera Porgy and Bess….Summertime, Bess You is My Woman Now and It Ain’t Necessarily So, just some of the hit songs included. Jeff Howard, one of our favourite soloists features in Rhapsody in Blue, a work that epitomises the energy and razzmatazz of 1920s New York.

Charles Ives completed his Symphony No. 2 in 1901, but it wasn’t performed for 50 years in a now legendary premiere conducted by Leonard Bernstein. CPO conductor Michael Bell was bowled over by this piece at the BBC Proms in 2018 and knew it was a work CPO had to perform. It begins lyrically, like Dvorak or Brahms, and closes in the most infectiously brilliant and joyous last movement with quotes of marches, hymns and American folk songs and an ending that will be as unexpected as it is stunning! A belated Welsh premiere!

Also featured is Barber’s deeply felt Adagio for Strings widely known for its use on the soundtrack of films The Elephant Man and Platoon.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 18 Oct 2019 19:30


Standard Prices: £8.00 - £25.00, Under 26s £10.00, Under 18s £6.50.


The Hayes,
CF10 1AH



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  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing