October at St David's Hall!
OCTOBER serves up the usual diverse feast of entertainment at St David’s Hall starting with our new and exciting Cardiff Classical 2021/22 season!
After a sensational opening concert from BBC National Orchestra of Wales last month, the series returns with Philharmonia Orchestra (Tues 5 Oct) under the baton of Tianyi Lu for the first time to perform an all-Russian evening of Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Elsewhere in the season this month, you’ll also get the chance to experience virtuoso classical guitarist Craig Ogden (Mon 18 Oct) performing J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations; and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Thurs 28 Oct) play a trio of Ravel masterpieces - all within our world class acoustics at the National Concert Hall of Wales!
Our classical music offering doesn’t stop there. Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra (Fri 15 Oct) make their long-awaited return to present Opera Spectacular, which celebrates the moments that really bring the house down including Aida, Carmen, Rusalka and the breathtaking Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Meanwhile, our Lunchtime Concerts continue with 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Lara Melda (Tues 12 Oct) delivering a powerful programme of Chopin and Rachmaninov, while acclaimed organist Paul Carr (Tues 19 Oct) performs a varied repertoire including a suite from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Plus, classical-crossover star Russell Watson (Fri 29 Oct) celebrates the 20th anniversary of his debut album The Voice bolstered by a full orchestra and choir.
If rock and pop are more your thing, we’ve got that covered too. Legendary drummer Roger Taylor (Weds 6 Oct) introduces his new record Outsider and revisits some Queen classics. Likewise, The Waterboys (Sun 17 Oct) deliver a career-spanning set encapsulating hit albums like This is the Sea and Fisherman’s Blues through to their new material on Good Luck, Seeker. The iconic ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg (Sat 30 Oct) is back with more politically and socially charged songs, while Irish folk legends Clannad (Sun 31 Oct) mark their 50th anniversary with an emotional farewell world tour. Also celebrating with a career retrospective are the nation’s favourite musical theatre group Collabro (Thurs 14 Oct) as the 2014 Britain’s Got Talent winners perform their Greatest Hits.
Yet, if you’re after a bit of nostalgia we’ve got two shows reliving an unforgettable in Sounds of the 60s with Tony Blackburn (Thurs 7 Oct) and Sixties Gold (Fri 22 Oct). There’s our usual helping of folk too as our Roots Unearthed series resumes with the spellbinding songs and magical melodies of Somerset solo artist, Kitty Macfarlane (Tues 12 Oct).
As ever, the Hall is the place to be for superb stand-up comedy, but you’ll need to be quick as there’s only limited availability remaining for Ross Noble (Thurs 21 Oct) on his Humournoid tour. There are also very few tickets left for Jamie Cullum (Fri 1 Oct), Rumours of Fleetwood Mac (Fri 8 Oct), Billy Ocean (Weds 20 Oct) and Level 42 (Tues 26 Oct), so please make sure to call the Box Office below or visit our website to secure your seats now!
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