March at St David’s Hall
MARCH provides a hugely varied programme at St David’s Hall with the usual mix of captivating classical music, superb stand-up comedy and perfect pop concerts.
BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales~
St David’s Day Concert
Friday 1 March 2019, 7.30pm
There’s no better way to start than by celebrating St David’s Day with the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales (Fri 1 March). Last year’s concert was cancelled due to the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm, so hopefully nothing stops the festivities this time around as acclaimed Welsh harpist Catrin Finch joins them for a patriotic programme. Three weeks later, BBC NOW (Sun 24 March) return with their fun-filled Family Concert, which is the ideal introduction for all ages to the joy of a live orchestra.
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
International Concert Series
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7.30pm
The thrill of classical music doesn’t stop there either. Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra (Fri 22 March) present masterpieces from some of Britain’s best-loved composers in A Night at the Proms. Continuing on a Welsh theme, Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra (Sun 31 March) celebrate Sir Karl Jenkins’ 75th birthday in style with an interpretation of Llareggub, which evokes images of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Meanwhile, the prestigious International Concert Series continues full steam ahead with three powerful performances starting with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Weds 6 March). The Norwegians deliver enduring works by mighty Russians Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, whilst the Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Weds 20 March) provide a programme bursting with the German greats of Richard Strauss, Mozart and Brahms. Plus, there’s a bit of Beethoven with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Fri 29 March).
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
feat. Pinchas Zukerman (Director / Violin)
International Concert Series
Friday 29 March 2019, 7.30pm
It’s not all about classical though. Welsh national treasure and the biggest selling UK artist of the 80s, Shakin’ Stevens (Sun 3 March) is back with Greatest Hits and More! Also returning is the legendary Paul Carrack (Sun 10 March) as well as his former bandmates Mike & The Mechanics (Thurs 21 March). There’s pure nostalgia with The Sensational 60s Experience (Thurs 14 March) featuring Mike Pender of The Searchers, Chris Farlowe and Herman’s Hermits. Plus, Brit Floyd (Sat 9 March) present a 40th anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera The Wall. For something a bit different there’s ambient Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds (Tues 19 March) producing stunning soundscapes in support of his incredible new album re:member.
10cc (Fri 8 March) and David Gray (Fri 15 March) are already sold out, and there’s very limited availability for Ward Thomas (Mon 4 March) and Alfie Boe (Sun 17 & Mon 18 March). Make sure to keep an eye on our social media and check with the Box Office for any late seat releases!
Juan Martín – Roots Unearthed
Tuesday 5 March 2019, 8pm
If you’re up for a laugh, there’s Cardiff comedian Rod Woodward (Sat 2 March) in I’m Not Being Funny, But... and Julian Clary (Weds 27 March) in Born to Mince - guaranteed not to be for the faint-hearted! There’s also QI fact corner favourites No Such Thing as a Fish (Weds 13 March) with the hilarious live version of their new podcast In No Particular Order, and hirsute culinary duo The Hairy Bikers (Thurs 7 March). Get in there quick to grab the last remaining tickets for them.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Thursday 28 March 2019, 7.30pm
Elsewhere, there’s Juan Martín (Tues 5 March) - a giant of the flamenco guitar in Roots Unearthed - a fascinating evening with ‘The History Guy’ Dan Snow (Tues 26 March) and more awe-inspiring footage from the most spectacular regions of planet Earth in the Banff Mountain Film Festival (Thurs 28 March)!
To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444