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International Concert Series 2017-18

Gwasgwch yma i ddarllen y wybodaeth yn Gymraeg / Press here to read this info in Welsh.

From Stuttgart to St Petersburg…
Thirteen World Class Concerts

Whether your taste is for classical, choral or cutting edge, this year’s International Concert Series has something for you. With visiting orchestras and ensembles from St Petersburg and Stuttgart, as well as some of the UK’s finest from Birmingham, London, Manchester and Cardiff, together with some of today’s most respected soloists, we’re sure you’ll want to join us for some or even all of the concerts on offer. Take a few minutes to look through this page.

INTERNATIONAL SOLOISTS
A fabulous line up of outstanding soloists to include pianists Piotr Anderszewski, Rudolf Buchbinder, John Lill and Francesco Piemontesi, along with violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Maxim Vengerov and clarinettist Sergio Castello-Lopez.

Please click here for a copy of our International Concert Series 2017-18 season brochure.

BOOKING DATES:

Type of booking Date when booking opens
Subscription Booking (All 11 Concerts) (Postal only) Friday 19 May 2017
Subscription Booking (4-11 Concerts) (Postal only) Monday 22 May 2017
Booking for Single Concerts (Friends) Tuesday 23 May 2017
Group Booking Opens Wednesday 24 May 2017
Booking for Single Concerts (General Public) Thursday 25 May 2017

 

Tuesday 17 October 2017 | 7:30pm
ST PETERSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Dmitriev/Lill

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Alexander Dmitriev and the legendary St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra perform three gripping works
by Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky with celebrated pianist John Lill.

Dmitriev 

Lill

Wednesday 1 November 2017 | 7:30pm
THE HALLÉ
Elder/Castello-Lopez

INDULGE WITH THE HALLÉ
Sir Mark Elder and Britain’s oldest Symphony 
orchestra have cooked up a wonderful feast of French and Russian music with a distinct Spanish flavour.

Elder

Castello-Lopez

Thursday 23 November 2017 | 7:30pm
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA
Hanus/Erraught

SONG AND SYMPHONY
Welsh National Opera Orchestra deliver a present Mahler and Shostakovich: a cycle of orchestral songs with a barnstorming symphony recalling wartime Leningrad.

Hanus

Erraught

Sunday 17 December 2017 | 3pm
THE SIXTEEN: Christophers

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
Drawing on a wealth of composers past and present, The Sixteen light up another Christmas concert with this adventurous choral hamper.

 

 

 

 


The Sixteen

Sunday 14 January 2018 | 3pm
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA
Hanus/Kraggarud

ROMANTIC CLASSICS
Welsh National Opera Orchestra and its Czech Music Director Tomáš Hanus bring you two perennials from Beethoven and Dvořák and one of the world’s greatest violin concertos.

 

 

 

Hanus

Kraggerud

Thursday 25 January 2018 | 7:30pm
FLORILEGIUM
Solomon 

BAROQUE SPLENDOUR
The distinguished period-instrument ensemble 
Florilegium returns to play all of Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos – an absolute joy for lovers of Bach. 

 

 

 

Solomon

Florilegium

Sunday 18 February 2018 | 3:30pm
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Hruša/Anderszewski 

JAKUB HRUŠA

Czech maestro Jakub Hruša and the Philharmonia Orchestra return to perform classics by Beethoven and Mahler with star pianist Piotr Anderszewski.



 

Hruša Anderszewski 

Wednesday 14 March 2018 | 7:30pm
SWR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STUTTGART
Norrington/Piemontesi 

BEETHOVEN NIGHT
Hailed for his distinctive Beethoven 
performances, veteran conductor
Sir Roger Norrington is an ideal guide for this all-Beethoven night with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart.


 

Norrington Piemontesi 

Sunday 8 April 2018 | 3pm
ANGELA HEWITT 

JS BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
Canadian Pianist Angela Hewitt will bring all her insight and experience as a Bach specialist to perform one of the greatest keyboard works of the 18th century.




 


Hewitt

Saturday 14 April 2018 | 7:30pm
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gražinyte-Tyla/Buchbinder 

MIRGA’S DEBUT
The CBSO, with their recently appointed Lithuanian conductor Mirga
Gražinytė-Tyla, bring you a trio of German composers with legendary
pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

 

 

Gražinyte-Tyla

Buchbinder 

Sunday 29 April 2018 | 3pm
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA
Hanus/Donohoe

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA
Music of striking colour, charm and power, pulse through a popular
programme featuring fabulous music by Prokofiev, Grieg and Beethoven – with Peter Donohoe and Tomáš Hanus.

 

 

Hanus Donohoe

Friday 18 May 2018 | 7:30pm
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Ashkenazy/Kuusisto/Aksenov

REVOLUTION FROM THE PHILHARMONIA
Finish violin virtuoso Pekka Kuusisto joins Vladimir Ashkenazy in an
unmissable programme to include Prokofiev’s dramatic Cantata for
the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution.

 

 

Ashkenazy Kuusisto

Sunday 10 June 2018 | 3:30pm
WURTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Karampini/Vengerov

GRAND FINALE WITH MAXIM VENGEROV
Maxim Vengerov brings the season to a triumphant close with an A
list of favourite orchestral works including Bruch’s Violin Concerto.

 

 

 

Karampini Vengerov


ICS Extras  

The International Concert Series (ICS) is at the heart of our classical music programme here at St David’s Hall. We have an array of “ICS: Extras” to accompany the series including extra concerts, a Young Composers’ Scheme, a variety of pre-concert talks, a schools’ programme and a selection of ‘Pay What You Will’ contemporary lunchtime concerts. Visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/ 
international-concert-series to keep up-to-date with what’s on offer. The ICS: Extras initiative has been made possible through the support of The National Lottery.

LEFEL 1
Lefel 1 is the exciting new studio
space we are developing in the former
restaurant area. In addition to being a
space to present music performances
by, for and with young people, it’s a
great space for more informal activity
including our ICS: Extras events.
ICS: FINAL NOTES
After every ICS concert, we host a
30-minute event in our Lefel 1 studio.
ICS: Final Notes offers live musical
performance from some of our
favourite local musicians, as well as a
chance to engage in musical discussion
in a relaxed, friendly environment.

ICS: PRE-PERFORMANCE
FREE before the main ICS concert
at 6:30pm. We’ve a variety of talks
and presentations taking place preconcert
to give you further insight into
the evening’s performance. Perfect if
you are unfamiliar with some of the
programme but highly informative even
if they are cherished favourites.

 

ICS: YOUNG COMPOSERS
Once a month we’ll be holding a
workshop clinic for young composers
in South Wales. They’ll have the
opportunity to get advice and feedback
from experienced composers and hear
their music tried out by professional
players. There’ll be opportunities for
some of the work created by members
of the group to be presented as part of
our young artists’ showcase.

ICS: YOUNG ARTISTS
Talented young performers who
live or study in Cardiff will have the
opportunity to give their own short
recitals and concerts throughout the
year inspired and influenced by the
concerts in the ICS.

 

ICS: CONTEMPORARY LUNCHTIME
A series of lunchtime concerts,
featuring a programme of the finest
contemporary music performed by
internationally acclaimed artists and
ensembles. A Pay What You Will
initiative, this offers a chance to sample
the diverse array of high-quality new
classical music.


Subscribe NOW to our Concert Packages

BENEFITS OF BOOKING A PACKAGE:
• You can save up to 20% on your tickets and, if you book now, you can pay over six months (interest free), making your money go even further
• First choice of seats for all our featured concerts this year
• A Subscribers Discount Card
• Buy additional tickets now, or nearer the time, for friends and family at your subscription discount rate
• Buy your programmes in advance and get a discount – £3.00 in advance, £3.50 on the day.

BENEFITS OF BOOKING ALL 11 CONCERTS:
• An invitation to our party on the opening night of the season
• A discount card entitling you to 10% off sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks in Art Café Celf and L3 Bar
• A whole year of superb concert going to look forward to!

MUSIC FOR ALL AGES
Enjoy these concerts with all the family. For every full-paying adult, one child can attend free-of charge
(additional children can attend for just £5.00 each).

BOOKING DATES:

Type of booking Date when booking opens
Subscription Booking (All 11 Concerts) (Postal only) Friday 19 May 2017
Subscription Booking (4-11 Concerts) (Postal only) Monday 22 May 2017
Booking for Single Concerts (Friends) Tuesday 23 May 2017
Group Booking Opens Wednesday 24 May 2017
Booking for Single Concerts (General Public) Thursday 25 May 2017


Group Telephone Number: 029 2087 8443
We will note requests for specific seats, but allocation is subject to availability so early booking is advisable. If you wish to sit with friends, please include all orders in the same envelope.

May 2017
M T W T F S S
 

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