If you like a bit of live classical music to brighten up your afternoons, why not try the St David’s Hall International Concert Series? Six of the performances in the breathtaking 2017/18 ICS season take place on a Sunday afternoon and offer the ideal relaxation after a busy week.
The Sixteen: Glory to the Christ Child
Sunday 17 December 2017, 3pm
First up is the annual return of The Sixteen (Sun 17 Dec, 3pm). The festive calendar at St David’s Hall wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Harry Christophers et al, and their Christmas concert combines seasonal hymns, traditional favourites and imperishable Renaissance masterpieces.
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
feat. Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
Sunday 14 January 2018, 3pm
The following month the Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Sun 14 Jan, 3pm) host an afternoon of Romantic classics. Beethoven’s Egmont Overture never fails to impress, whilst Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is a work of breathtaking originality before Dvořák’s New World Symphony provides a suitably rousing conclusion.
Philharmonia Orchestra feat. Jakub Hruša, Conductor
Sunday 18 February 2018, 3.30pm
Masterful conductor Jakub Hruša leads Philharmonia Orchestra (Sun 18 Feb, 3.30pm) through a programme that traverses the Classical to Romantic periods via the exhilarating energy of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto and the gripping drama of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Sunday 8 April 2018, 3pm
Lauded pianist Angela Hewitt (Sun 8 April, 3pm) pays tribute to one of the German greats in The Goldberg Variations. These pieces represent Bach at the peak of his powers and are performed by one of the leading interpreters of his work.
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
feat. Peter Donohue, Piano
Sun 29 April 2018, 3pm
The Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Sun 29 April, 3pm) makes their third and final appearance of the season with an ingenious interpretation of Prokofiev’s enchanting ballet, Cinderella. The Quarrel of the Ugly Sisters, Cinderella’s Waltz and the memorable Midnight Hour are among the Suite’s highlights.
Würth Philharmonic Orchestra feat. Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Sunday 10 June 2018, 3.30pm
Lastly, the Würth Philharmonic Orchestra (Sun 10 June, 3.30pm) provide a fitting finale to the season. Sparkling tunes infuse Strauss’s much-loved operatic Die Fledermaus Overture, whilst Max Bruch’s evergreen First Violin Concerto is celebrated for its nobility and romantic fervour. Musical fireworks colour Saint-Saëns’ showcase for the violin, but darker emotions underpin Tchaikovsky’s final symphony Pathétique – his farewell to the form completed just a few weeks before his death.
Experience the thrill of an orchestra in full flow in the International Concert Series at St David’s Hall – the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
PLEASE NOTE: The Sixteen (Sun 17 Dec) and Angela Hewitt (Sun 8 April) are not part of the ICS season subscription package. Ticket prices for these two concerts are:
|Standard Price||£25 all seats|
|Children under 16||£19|
|Friends of St David’s Hall | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion||£19|
|Students (Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.)||£5|
|Wheelchair user plus one companion||£19 each|
Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted.
|Standard Price||£10 | £15.50 | £20 | £27.50 | £34 | £41|
|Children 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)||£49.50|
|Friends of St David’s Hall | Claimants||£2 off full-price ticket|
|Students (up until 6.00pm on the day of the performance)|
Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.
|Disabled people plus one companion||Half-Price|
|Wheelchair users plus one companion||£10 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.
***Prices above are for all ICS concerts except for The Sixteen and Angela Hewitt (£25 standard price, £19 concessions & £5 students).
For more details on the International Concert Series 2017/18 programme including ICS: Extras, please visit:
All bookings are subject to an optional £1 postage fee.
To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444