Experience the 30th Anniversary of the Welsh Proms at St David’s Hall!
THE Welsh Proms is set to take St David’s Hall by storm again this summer, but this year’s series marks the 30th anniversary of the classical extravaganza!
Throughout a week-long residency at the National Concert Hall of Wales (18-25 July), the 2015 Proms will include breathtaking performances from world class orchestras across a diverse and exciting programme.
Opening this incredible season is the Philharmonia Orchestra (Saturday 18 July) with a repertoire including some of the most dramatic music ever composed from Star Wars to Swan Lake.
The Tiddly Proms (18-25 July) offers something special for the kids too. Cherry Pie’s Holiday Adventure is a magical musical journey of seasides and safaris that is guaranteed to delight tiny tots.
Likewise, the Family Prom (19 July) is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones as St David’s Hall is transformed into ‘A Night at the Oscars’ with Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Michael Bell and compered by Wynne Evans, this rollercoaster ride along the red carpet features the world’s most memorable movie themes.
The music adopts a more experimental approach the following day with the Organ Prom (20 July). Dynamic duo Robert Court and Jeffrey Howard will perform Mozart and Holst on everything from organs to iPads!
Furthermore, acclaimed pianist John Lill CBE accompanies the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra the next night (21 July) with a spellbinding show featuring Wagner and Rachmaninov.
And can there be any sound more evocative of the spirit of Wales than a 200-voice male choir? The Pendyrus, Dunvant and Côr Meibion Choirs are accompanied by the beautiful brass of The Cory Band for an inspirational evening of Brass & Voices (22 July).
Plus, Frank Sinatra fans are in for a real treat as Ol’ Blues Eyes is back for the Jazz Prom (23 July) led by Capital City Jazz Orchestra and Matt Ford singing the hits.
You’re then invited to waltz the night away to the sounds of Strauss with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as St David’s Hall becomes a grand Austrian ballroom for A Night in Vienna (24 July).
Three decades of magnificent music is celebrated in style with the incomparable Last Night of the Proms (25 July) as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are joined by conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE and international brass soloist David Childs.
And you don’t have to miss the stunning 30th anniversary of the Welsh Proms at St David’s Hall!
We’ve teamed up with St David’s Hall to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) to the Family Prom on Sunday 19 July. To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the following question:
What anniversary is the Welsh Proms celebrating this year?
Please email your entries to SDHpress@cardiff.gov.uk with your name, address and contact details by Friday 3 July.