Film critic and journalist Mark Kermode will team up with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales next month to present an evening of American film scores.
The performance will be led by acclaimed American conductor Robert Ziegler and will be the orchestra’s opening concert of their 2013-14 season at St David’s Hall, where they are orchestra-in-residence.
Highlights include Elmer Bernstein’s Magnificent Seven Theme, John Williams’ Raiders March from Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Bernard Herrmann’s scores for Vertigo and Taxi Driver.
Pianist Martin Roscoe will join the Orchestra on stage to play Miklós Rózsa’s Spellbound Concerto, based on the music Rózsa composed for Hitchcock’s 1945 thriller.
Orchestra director David Jackson said: “As a BBC orchestra, we’ve developed a reputation over the years for our work on everything from nature documentaries right through to television and radio jingles – and of course, we’re known as the Doctor Who Orchestra.
“Our musicians are particularly good at playing this very colourful music to accompany pictures, and I think the audience will be in for a real treat as we explore these gems of American cinema.”
America At The Movies takes place on Wednesday 18 September, 7.30pm at St David’s Hall.
Tickets cost £10-£29 and are available through the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line, by calling 0800 052 1812 or through the St David’s Hall Box Office on 029 2087 8444, or online at stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk.