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The Three Rhapsodies, Cardiff - a free concert of American and European music

Monday May 14, 2018 at 13:00
Banking Hall, Portland House, Cardiff Bay
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Irish Rhapsody No 1 in D minor Op 78 - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
  2. Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  3. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
  4. Hoe-down, from Rodeo - Aaron Copland
  5. The Magnificent Seven - Elmer Bernstein
  6. The Cowboys - John Williams

On Monday 14th May, one of California’s leading student orchestras is giving a free concert of American and European music in the historic Banking Hall, Cardiff Bay.

The Westmont College Orchestra leaves a lasting impression wherever it goes. Its 66 members are all students, aged between 18 and 21 years old, studying a wide range of academic subjects. But they meet up regularly to follow their passion, which is for playing music in every style, particularly light classical, jazz and tunes from the musicals, as well as commissioning new works.

The concert, called The Three Rhapsodies, will feature music from both sides of the Atlantic. The exciting and highly varied programme includes Charles Villiers Stanford’s Irish Rhapsody No 1, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, as well as selections from Elmer Bernstein’s score to The Magnificent Seven and Ronan Hardiman’s Lord of the Dance, written for Michael Flatley’s Riverdance shows.

Entry to the concert is free. Seating is unreserved.

Banking Hall, Portland House
113-116 Bute Street
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5EQ
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