St David’s Hall
Autumn & Winter 2015/16
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WHAT better way is there to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day than by escaping to a relaxing Lunchtime Concert?
The new autumn and winter 2015/16 season at St David’s Hall offers a sensational series of soothing shows that will provide the perfect chance to unwind amid the sounds of serene strings and piano keys.
Acclaimed organist William Whitehead (Tuesday 29 September) starts the season in style with a compelling concert of Stanford, Bach and Dupré. Renowned for his engaging and inspiring interpretation of the organ repertoire, William is currently working on an innovative project to ‘complete’ Bach’s unfinished collection.
Two weeks later there’s a premiere of a breathtaking new piece as pianist Ivan Ilić (Tuesday 13 October) performs distinguished Welsh composer John Metcalf’s Chant. This concert also features Ivan’s incredible renditions of Chopin and Scriabin.
Plus, the following week sees two of the most exciting young talents in classical music sharing the stage. Violinist Benjamin Baker and pianist Jonathan Ware (Tuesday 20 October) combine forces for a powerful programme of Schubert and Elgar. Both have already captivated audiences throughout the UK, New York and Barcelona, and this beautiful Lunchtime Concert will prove no different.
On a similar theme, the dynamic duo of Robin Green and Anton Francoise (Tuesday 10 November) team up for a perfect programme of piano pieces from Reich, Ligeti and Adams. In association with the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Robin and Anton will showcase the skills that saw them win the 2013 Royal Overseas League competition and reach the Young Classical Artist Trust Final at Wigmore Hall.
Organ fans are in for a treat too when Royal Albert Hall regular Stephen Disley (Tuesday 17 November) performs an action-packed concert featuring seven composers including William Mathias and Philip Moore. It’s with good reason that Stephen is a much sought after organist having performed with the Holst Singers, Onyx Brass and the Budapest Radio Choir amongst many others.
Heading into December, there’s a pair of Christmas concerts to get you in the festive spirit. Firstly, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (Tuesday 1 December) produce plenty of yuletide cheer with a magical medley of traditional carols. Plus, three days later The Royal Welsh College Brass Band (Friday 4 December) reel off the festive favourites for a sing-a-long with the whole family.
The majestic music continues into the New Year too when the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Symphony Orchestra (Tuesday 12 January) make the short journey to the Hall to present orchestral masterworks from BBC’s Ten Pieces.
Furthermore, the Mavron Quartet (Tuesday 19 January) return to the National Concert Hall of Wales, and fittingly will perform Beethoven’s Quartet – one of the iconic composer’s greatest works.
Closing the autumn and winter 2015/16 season is Trio Anima (Tuesday 26 January), who present a programme of English and French music from the period of World War I, plus a dash of eighteenth century elegances from Couperin.
Before each performance a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches, hot drinks and hand-made cakes will be available from our arts café Celf on Level 4. Delicious speciality Welsh cheese and antipasti platters can be booked in advance.
Don’t miss this series of magical Lunchtime Concerts – a warm welcome will be waiting for you!
Tickets are priced £5.75 (£4.75 concessions) when booked in advance,
and £6.75 (£5.75 concessions) on the day of the concert.
To book your tickets, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.
Concessions apply to Friends of St David’s Hall, under 16s, students, over 60s and disabled people (plus one companion). No booking fee or transaction charge).
All performances start at 1pm and last approximately 50 minutes.