Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra at St Davids Hall


THE prestigious International Concert Series continues with a breathtaking performance from the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra at St David’s Hall on Saturday 1 April.

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Starting at 7.30pm, acclaimed Conductor Michael Sanderling leads the orchestra through Beethoven’s first and last symphonies – a journey charting his life which changed the classical music forever.

Sharing the stage will be the supremely talented quartet of Samantha Price (mezzo-soprano), Anita Watson (soprano), Alexander James Edwards (tenor) and Thomas Faulkner (bass) accompanied by Cardiff Ardwyn Singers and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir.

From the gauntlet thrown down at the outset of the joyful First Symphony through to the epic grandeur of the Choral Symphony, this promises to be a rollercoaster of an evening.

“The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra is an impressive beast … it was the quality of string playing that stood out most memorably with fire-in-the belly-tone that left a deep impression”



Conductor  Michael Sanderling   

Elin Pritchard, Soprano (replaced Anita Watson) | Samantha Price, Mezzo
Alexander James Edwards, Tenor
Thomas Faulkner, Bass 


Cardiff Ardwyn Singers 

Cardiff Polyphonic Choir     
Beethoven  Symphony No 1  30′ 
Beethoven                              Symphony No 9 (Choral)     70′

ICS: Extras

Our ICS: Extras series offers audiences the chance to get that little bit extra from their evening at St David’s Hall. Here’s what we have on offer for this concert: 6.30pm, Lefel 1. ICS: Pre-Performance… Jonathan James on Beethoven

Music educator Jonathan James introduces us to Beethoven’s 1st and 9th symphonies.

This is a free event. For more information on ICS: Pre-Performances, please click here. 7pm, Level 3 foyer stage. ICS: Young Artists… The Eilan Quartet (RWCMD)
This is a free event. For more information on ICS: Young Artists, please click here. 9.45pm, Lefel 1. ICS: Final Notes… Mavron Quartet.

Featuring ensemble-in-residence the Mavron Quartet.

Tickets are £1.50 and available on the door. For more information on ICS: Final Notes, please click here.


Ticket Prices

Standard Price £8.50 | £14 | £18.50 | £26 | £32.50 | £39.50
Under 16 (Tickets offered subject to availability) FREE with every full price paying adult.  Additional child’s ticket – £5 each
Platinum Tickets (including prime seat in Tier 1, a glass of champagne and a programme.  NB Only applicable on top price ticket) £48.00
Friends of St David’s Hall £2 off
Students (up until 6pm on the day of the performance)

Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.

Claimants £2 off
Disabled people plus one companion Half-Price
Wheelchair users plus one companion £8.50 each


*Please note, concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.

**Only one discount may apply to each ticket and proof of entitlement is required upon ticket collection. 

To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk

or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444