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Classics for All


 Haydn    Symphony No. 103 ' Drum Roll'
 Vaughan Williams   The Lark Ascending
 Brahms  Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Bell – Conductor
Sara Trickey - Violin

Two contrasting symphonies begin and close this concert. Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony, his 103rd
symphony no less, is a work full of sparkle and zest.

In comparison to Haydn, Brahms wrote just four symphonies, and was 43 when his first symphony
was premiered. When Haydn was 43 he had composed over 50 symphonies!

Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 takes us on a journey in its four movements from despair and angst to joy and
triumph, and contains in its final movement one of the most beautiful and best-loved tunes written by
any composer.

Separating these two symphonies is Vaughan Williams’ sublime work for violin and orchestra, The
Lark Ascending. Written in 1914 but put aside while Williams served in the First World War, it features a
solo violin as the lark with the orchestra providing musical images of the rolling countryside. It is the
work consistently voted the nation’s favourite classic.

PLEASE NOTE: Sara Trickey will also be performing a ‘Pay What You Will’ Lunchtime Concert with pianist Robin Green at St David’s Hall on Tuesday 17 April: 

Standard Price £6.50   Stalls (C-E sides), Tier 3 (rear), 7 (rear), 9 & 13
£9.50 Stalls (C-E centre) Tiers 10, 12, 3 (front) and 7 (front)
£11.50 Tiers 2, 8, 11
£17.50 Stalls
£23.50 Tier 1
Children under 16 £6.50 any area  
16 - 25 year olds £8.50  
Friends of St David's Hall | Students | Over 60s | Claimants £2 off top two prices  
Wheelchair user plus one companion £6.50 each ticket (available on single tickets only, not on Series Offer)  
Groups of 10 or more
(please contact Box Office on
02920 878443 to book)
£1 off each ticket  
Schools / 6th form colleges / Universities offer
(please contact Box Office on 02920 878444 to book)
£5 per ticket
Teachers go FREE

Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted. 

Book now
18.00 Bars open                                                                    
19.30 START
20.20 Interval
21.30 FINISH

PLEASE NOTE: Running times are approximate and supplied for guidance only.  They may be subject to change.