Welcome home, Sir Anthony

22 July 2011

 

Anthony Hopkins

Port Talbot legend Sir Anthony Hopkins is back in South Wales this weekend.

The actor is gearing up for a rare musical performance at the St David’s Hall, Cardiff, on Sunday.

He’ll be on stage with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal.

Conversation

Sir Anthony Hopkins joins them for a performance of music and conversation.

Showcased will be a number of Hopkins original scores, including music from his own movies August and Slipstream, plus a new piece written for this orchestra.

During the concert, he will be on stage talking about his music and the creative process with concert producer Tommy Pearson.

Movies

Also presented on the night will be music from some of the actor’s best known movies, including Shadowlands, Remains of the Day and Silence of the Lambs.

He said: “I’m 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”.

Ticket details here.

Plus

 BBC Online coverage here

Media Wales feature here

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