Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate St Valentines Day with a special concert at St David’s Hall on February 14 showcasing some of the most romantic music ever composed.
The programme opens with Manuel de Falla’s sultry and sensuous music from his ballet Love the Magician, the most famous section of which is the Ritual Fire Dance.
Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is perhaps the most beloved of all violin concertos with a deeply soulful slow movement at its heart. Sharing the stage is the brilliant young violinist Benjamin Baker, who has previously performed concertos with great panache by Brahms and Tchaikovsky with the orchestra. Benjamin recently fended off competition from over 160 applicants from 20 countries to win First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Auditions at Merkin Concert Hall in New York.
The concert will close with one of the greatest of all romantic symphonies, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, which has been loved by audiences ever since its premiere in 1888. This heartfelt and emotional work is dominated by fate, which triumphs over all.
To book seats, visit http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444