Philharmonia Orchestra




Pierre-Laurent Aimard Photo: Marco Borggreve

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Photo: Marco Borggreve


THE prestigious 2016/17 International Concert Series continues at St David’s Hall on Wednesday 22 February as the Philharmonia Orchestra are joined by sensational pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.


These two great performers are at the very top of their game and combine forces for the nobility and grandeur of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, which was composed as Napoleon’s guns thundered across Vienna. Also on the repertoire is the iconic German composer’s Overture, Namensfeier.


Film fans will immediately recognise Also Sprach Zarathustra as the incredible music from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Strauss’s hymn to a brave new world is inextricably linked to the movie’s opening scene where the sun rises over a black world before the birth of humanity, and it provides a suitably climatic close to this captivating concert.


Having mesmerised worldwide audiences since 1945, the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra are once again led by the masterful Essa-Pekka Salonen, who became their Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor in 2008.



Joining Essa-Pekka is virtuoso pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who has established widespread acclaim for his recordings of five Beethoven piano concertos with Austrian Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.




Conductor      Essa-Pekka Salonen  
Soloist  Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano  
Beethoven  Overture, Namensfeier           7′ 
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor  36′ 
Strauss  Also Sprach Zarathustra  34′ 






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… Dr. Keith Chapin introduces Beethoven, Strauss & Tansy-Davies

This is a free event. For more information on ICS: Pre-Performances, please click here.


7pm – L3 Lounge


ICS: Young Artists… Jacquelyne Hall (Soprano, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama graduate).
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 | £14.00 | £18.50 | £26.00 | £32.50 | £39.50
Under 16 (Tickets offered subject to availability) FREE with every full price paying adult.  Additional child’s ticket – £5.00 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 £2.00 off
Students (up until 6pm on the day of the performance)

Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.

Claimants £2.00 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. 




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