17/06/2019

Interview with CPO Conductor Michael Bell MBE     Neil Collins chats to CPO Conductor, Michael Bell MBE about this powerful programme… The 2018/19 season has certainly been a varied one for CPO from Composers of the First World War to the glamour of nights at the movies and Proms, and now to the sheer power of Beethoven & Shostakovich. How has it been for yourselves? The orchestra relishes the chance to perform many different genres, and this season has…

03/02/2017

      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…

03/02/2017

      THE Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Symphony Orchestra returns to St David’s Hall next Tuesday (7 February) for a fun-filled Lunchtime Concert featuring music from Star Wars!   Orchestradventure! has been specially devised to capture the imagination of children and teachers through the power of live classical music. With the help of presenter Tom Redmond, the orchestra vividly brings to life some of the greatest stories ever told. Plus, along the way they will introduce…

18/05/2016

Lowri Porter & Lada Valešová – St David’s Hall Tuesday 31 May 1pm WELSH violinist Lowri Porter will join forces with pianist Lada Valešová for a special Lunchtime Concert at St David’s Hall on Tuesday 31 May. Starting at 1pm, the dynamic duo will deliver a compelling programme of Beethoven, Messiaen and Janáček. Born in Cardiff in 1977, Lowri Porter is Assistant Leader of Welsh National Opera and also teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Lada Valešová’s…