THE Family Prom is back at St David’s Hall on Sunday 21 July at 3pm, and this time we are celebrating the wonders of weather!
Come rain or shine, Conductor Michael Bell MBE and Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra are forecast to be on cloud nine as they take this year’s event by storm.
And who better to present a concert all about the weather than BBC Wales duo Derek Brockway and Behnaz Akhgar. Joining them are a vibrant cast of young local performers, who are ready to take us on a journey over the rainbow and back.
This captivating concert opens with the iconic sunrise opening theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey (Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra) before a cold front comes in with Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. The temperature further plummets for a selection from the beloved Disney film Frozen, but the storm clouds are never far away as Johann Strauss’ cacophonous Thunder & Lightning Polka descends. Fear not, as sunny spells are soon on their way with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and many more!
Don’t forget to join us for a feast of fun, free pre-concert activities from 1.30pm in the foyers including face-painting, photo ops, instrument demonstrations and live performances on the front entrance steps and on the Level 3 stage.
Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra have performed in the Family Prom every year since 2000 and audiences young and old have really taken them to their hearts. Equally beloved are BBC weather forecasters Derek Brockway and Behnaz Akhgar, whose sunny dispositions are warmly welcomed into homes across Wales.
This concert has been specially developed for the Welsh Proms by the Arts Active team at St David’s Hall, and is the ideal introduction for young people to the joy of classical music.
Whatever the weather, the Family Prom guarantees an amazing afternoon of magnificent music with intermittent spells of laughter and showers of fun!
To book your seats, please visit : www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444