Oct. 13, 2011
-- Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra will soon be celebrating its 30th birthday in June 2012, originally the orchestra had only got together to play a single one of comfort and have now been together for almost 30 years. The group of musicians will play for different concerts to be held at St David’s Hall in Cardiff and this will start with a Tchaikovsky night on Friday.
The orchestra is currently made up of amateur musicians who have made the grade 8 and they live in and around the Cardiff area. So far this group has played so in excess of 50,000 people over the years at St David’s Hall. They have been an important part of taking classical music and making it enjoyable for a whole new generation of music lovers and the concerts are well received with many saying it's one of the best 30th birthday ideas around - http://www.30thbirthdayideas.co.uk
The orchestra themselves really enjoy performing at St David’s Hall and these concerts will be not only be hugely enjoyable for the orchestra themselves there will be something of a thank you for the people of Cardiff for their dedication and devotion to the orchestra over the years.
The Tchaikovsky evening will include a suite of his music from one of his most well-known ballets The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky's Symphony number one which conjured up images of Russian landscapes that are covered in snow and Capriccio Italien.
The tickets for these concerts will cost £5 for children under 16 with tickets for people aged 16 – 25 costing just £7.
The musicians will also be celebrating music from Harry Potter as it had been 10 years since the release of the first film. They will also play music from the Godfather, the Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean, Lawrence of Arabia, Robin Hood and many more. So why not go along and have a wonderful time enjoying fantastic orchestral music in a fantastic setting?