We use cookies

This website uses cookies in order to function. By continuing to use the site, you accept that we will place cookies on your computer. Please see our cookie policy for more information.

Don't show me this message again.

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert No 9
(in subscription package)

Conductor         Yuri Simonov             
Soloist  Natalia Lomeiko, Violin   
Rimsky-Korsakov           Sadko  11' 
Shostakovich  Violin Concerto No 1  35' 
Prokofiev  Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)       40' 


Join the Moscow Philharmonic in an evening of Russian romantic fantasy and tragedy: the bitter-sweet joy and heartbreak of Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto with violinist Natalia Lomeiko.  This music seethes with anger, numbness and a devil-may-care abandonment. And there is an early Rimsky rarity: Sadko tells the story of a minstrel who set all the sea creatures dancing.

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


Standard Price £8.50 | £14.00 | £18.50 | £26.00 | £32.50 | £39.50
Children 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 6.00pm 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. 

Plus a Ticket Service Charge of £3.95 per transaction and an optional £1.00 postage fee for tickets to be posted.  For full information on the Ticket Service Charge click here

Book now


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 10 concerts:

  • An invitation to our party on the opening night of the season
  • Two free lunchtime concerts of your choice
  • A discount card entitling you to 10% off sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks in
  • Art Cafe Celf and L3 Bar
  • A whole year of superb concert going to look forward to!
No of concerts 10
Discount 5%  5%  10%  10%  15%  15%  20% 

Please book via Box office on 02920 878444.

Groups of 10 or more: £1.50 off full price ticket.
Groups of 20 or more £2.50 off full price ticket
Please contact the Box Office on our groups booking hotline, tel no: 029 2087 8443.  St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH.

St David’s Hall is committed to promoting orchestral and classical music to as wide and diverse an audience as possible. So if you are not sure that a classical music concert is your cup of tea, or you simply may wish to test the orchestral concerts waters for the first time and experience first hand the amazing sound of an orchestral concert, then this introductory price of £8.50 won’t break the bank! Who knows, you may just love it!

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:

2.30pm, Lefel 1. ICS: Pre-Performance... Sophie Rashbrook in conversation with Natalia Lomeiko

Sophie Rashbrook joins violinist Natalia Lomeiko in our Lefel 1 studio. 
This is a free event. For more information on ICS: Pre-Performances, please click here.


3pm, Level 3 foyer stage. ICS: Young Artists... Elizabeth French (violinist, RWCMD graduate).
This is a free event. For more information on ICS: Young Artists, please click here.
5.45pm, Lefel 1. ICS: Final Notes... Seren Singers 

Cardiff-based chamber choir, Seren Singers, join us to perform choral music by Rimsky-Korsakov.


Tickets are £1.50 and available on the door. For more information on ICS: Final Notes, please click here.

  • The Moscow Philharmonic started life as a youth orchestra. That was in 1951. Now it’s grown up.
  • Maestro Yuri Simonov is no stranger to England. He has conducted all the major London orchestras.
  • ‘One of the most remarkable conductors before the public today.’ The Financial Times’ verdict on Maestro Yuri Simonov.
  • Conductor Yuri Botnari was named ‘Great Mind of the 21st Century’ by the American Biographical Institute. #EnoughSaid 
  • Rachmaninoff wrote his first piano concerto at the age of 18.  The remaining 3 span the rest of his piano career. 
  • Rachmaninoff's Russia had “..overtones of suffering and unrest, pastoral but tragic beauty, ancient and enduring glory.” 
  • “This moment must arrive with the sound and sparkle of a ribbon snapped at the end of a race". Rachmaninoff on musical climaxes. 
  • Shostakovich synchronised every clock in his house so that everything ticked perfectly together. #SlightlyObsessive 
  • Shostakovich’s music often goes between diary and diatribe. ‘There is no music without ideology’, he said. 
  • Mussorgsky could play complex pieces by Liszt on the piano by the age of 6. 
  • Mussorgsky was one of the Famous Five. No, not that one - the ‘Mighty Handful’ of Russian nationalist composers. 
  • Prokofiev was so smartly suited and booted that people often mistook him for a banker.