Welsh film star to take to the stage at the National Eisteddfod.ACTOR Matthew Rhys is preparing for his latest starring role - with an orchestra.
Rhys, star of the film The Edge Of Love, will take to the stage with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, as part of this summer's National Eisteddfod eisteddfod (īstĕth`vəd, –vôd) [Welsh,=session], Welsh competitive festival. Contests traditionally are held in all the arts and crafts, with special emphasis on music and poetry. in Cardiff.
Matthew, 33, who was a pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf (Welsh: Glantaf Welsh Comprehensive School) is the largest Welsh-medium school in Wales. It is located on Bridge Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff, on the banks of the river Taff - the name 'Glantaf' means 'Taff Bank' in Welsh. , will provide the first-ever narration in Welsh for Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
The classical TV series Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra , conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes Owain Arwel Hughes (born 1942) is a Welsh orchestral conductor.
Hughes was born in Cardiff, the son of another successful conductor, Arwel Hughes. He studied at University College, Cardiff, and the Royal College of Music. .
MatthewJones, youth music manager with the orchestra, said: "We're delighted that Matthewis able to join us for this very special performance.
"As a former member of the National Youth Theatre of Wales, Matthewis no stranger to the work of National Youth Arts Wales. It is fantastic for NYOW and the Eisteddfod that he is able to make time in his extremely busy schedule to support us in this way."
Elfed Roberts, chief executive of the Eisteddfod, said: "We're delighted that Matthewis supporting the talented musicians that make up the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. I would encourage the public to go along for what is sure to be a concert of the highest quality."
The concert will be held at St David's Hall St David's Hall (Welsh: Neuadd Dewi Sant) is a performing arts and venue in the heart of Cardiff city centre, the capital of Wales. St David's Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. , Cardiff, on Thursday, August 7.
STAGE STAR: Matthew Rhys, left, will perform with an orchestra