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15 July 2022 Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Welsh Proms 2022: Great Film Composers Prom
WNO Orchestra conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes CBE - St David's Hall
Program Info: WNO Orchestra Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes CBE Special Guest Presenter: Huw Edwards
Tonight’s Special Guest star, Huw Edwards, will set the scene for our Great Film Composers Prom as the 80th Birthday celebrations continue for Artistic Director, Owain Arwel Hughes CBE. He is joined by the wonderful WNO Orchestra for an evening of the most iconic movie scores of all time.
John Williams, widely regarded as one of the greatest American film composers, is well represented this year with a lively rendition of Raiders of the Lost Ark followed by his Academy Award winning music from Schindler’s List, Jaws, ET and Star Wars amongst others.
The evening also includes Max Steiner’s Tara’s Theme from the 1939 historical epic Gone with the Wind and back by popular demand are Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator, Enio Morricone’s Chi Mai and Freddie Mercury’s 1975 masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, which raised the roof at St David’s Hall in 2019.