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Welsh film fans will have the unique opportunity to see Sir Anthony Hopkins live in concert at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on July 24. Concert
Welsh Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is known worldwide as one of the finest screen performers of his generation – in particular for his performances in movies such as Silence of the Lambs, Shadowlands and Nixon. A fact that is less well known is that he is also an accomplished composer, and devotes much of his time to writing music. This summer will see Sir Anthony play a series of concerts in the UK. As part of this concert series, Sir Anthony will be making the journey home to Wales for a very special performance at St. David’s Hall Cardiff. In these special concerts, Hopkins presents the UK premiere of several of his most stirring original scores, including music from his own movies August and Slipstream, plus a brand new piece written for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. During the concert, he will be onstage talking about his music and creative process with concert producer Tommy Pearson. The CBSO, conducted by Michael Seal, will also play music from some of the actor’s best known movies, including Shadowlands (music by George Fenton), Remains of the Day (music by Richard Robbins) and Silence of the Lambs (music by Howard Shore). This concert presents a unique opportunity to meet a true Welsh legend and hear at first hand another facet of his creativity.
“I am immensely happy to be working with the CBSO to bring my compositions to the UK for the first time. There are themes and passages in these pieces that have been several decades in the making, and to bring them all vividly to life with one of the great symphony orchestras of the world is absolutely thrilling,” said Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Concert producer Tommy Pearson, whose company Red Ted Productions is promoting the Cardiff concert with Metropolis Music, added: “It will be a huge honour to introduce Sir Anthony Hopkins onto the UK stage for these concerts. We all know his work in movies, of course, but Tony is also a fine composer and I know his music means a lot to him personally. We’re all looking forward to discovering a new dimension to a world-famous legend.”
Tickets from the box office (02920 878444), 24 hour ticket hotline (0844 8110051) or online at www.gigsandtours.com