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Philharmonia Orchestra

Concert No 5
(in subscription package)


Esa-Pekka Salonen   
Soloist  Pierre-Laurant Aimard, Piano   
Beethoven  Overture, Nanemsfeier  7' 
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor                         36' 
Strauss  Also Sprach Zarathustra  34' 


Two great performers at the top of their game: Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard join forces in the nobility and grandeur of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, composed as Napoleon’s guns thundered across Vienna. Strauss’s hymn to a brave new world is linked indissolubly with the opening of Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001 where it represents sunrise over a black world, before the birth of humanity.

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

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  • 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
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  • 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
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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:

6.30pm, Lefel 1. ICS: Pre-Performance... tbc
This is a free event. For more information on ICS: Pre-Performances, please click here.


7pm, Level 3 foyer stage. ICS: Young Artists... Jacquelyne Hall (soprano, RWCMD 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.


  Tapas available in L3 Lounge