Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra To Commemorate 35 Years With Special Concert

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 35th birthday with a performance of Strauss’ mighty and magnificent An Alpine Symphony at St David’s Hall on Saturday July 15.

Since its inaugural concert at St David’s Cathedral on Saturday 19 June 1982, CPO has entertained thousands of concert-goers and established itself as one of Wales’ foremost non-professional orchestras with a loyal and talented membership.

Now well into its fourth decade, the orchestra continues to go from strength to strength in delivering a diverse and exciting repertoire to their devoted following. In addition to performing four times per season at the National Concert Hall of Wales, CPO have also performed the ever-popular A Night at the Movies concert every year since 1994, and become a firm favourite at the Welsh Proms with their Family Prom concerts since 2000.

Conducted by Michael Bell, the orchestra will close the season with The Glory of Strauss & Elgar. Both composers were contemporaries and huge admirers of each other’s music, and the concert will present unforgettable works by each composer.