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Philharmonia Orchestra

 John Wilson    Conductor
 James Ehnes    Violin
   
 Sullivan    The Yeoman of the Guard  
 Bruch   Violin Concerto No. 1
 Elgar   Symphony No. 1

 

Elgar himself said that his First Symphony spoke of “a wide experience of life… and a massive hope in the future.” 

Premiered in 1908, when Elgar was 51 years old, the work was an immediate success. Over a century later, it would still top many people’s lists of the finest music ever written by a British composer. Full of passion and poignancy, and characteristically noble melodies, this is music that packs a real emotional punch - a performance to thrill as the Philharmonia returns to Cardiff. 

Joining the Philharmonia is Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes, “a violinist in a class of his own” (The Times). Every aspect of his outstanding musicianship, from dreamy lyricism to exuberant virtuosity, has its moment in Bruch's expressive masterpiece. In Ehnes's hands, it's a chance to truly see why this concerto is loved by so many audiences across the world. 

John Wilson is a regular guest conductor with Philharmonia. His most recent performance with the orchestra streamed during lockdown, received five-star reviews and was acclaimed for his “impeccable direction” (The Times).

 

CARDIFF CLASSICAL SERIES EXTRAS

PRE-CONCERT TALK (FREE)
6:30pm - 7pm | Lefel 1  
Dr Keith Chapin

One hour before each of our concerts we have a 30-minute insight into the music and the context to the performance. These popular events are accessible and informative and a great way to get more from your concert experience.  

The talks are free to attend, but spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.  Doors to Lefel 1 will be open from around 6pm.

 
 Standard Price  £10.00 
(Introductory ticket)
Tier 5 
(rear view of the stage and limited legroom)
   £15.00  Tiers 9 & 13, 10 & 12
   £22.00 Tiers 9 & 13 
   £29.00  Tiers, 3, 4, 6 & 7, Tiers 10 & 12 (front)
Front of Side Stalls
   £36.00 Side Stalls, Tier 11 (middle), Front of Centre Stalls 
   £43.00 Centre Stalls, Tiers 1, 2 & 8, Tier 11 (front) Aisle Seats Side Stalls 
 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 Prosecco and a programme.  NB Only applicable on top price ticket) £51.50
 Friends of St David's Hall | Claimants

(Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.)

£2.00 off full price ticket
 Students | Under 26 Years
(up until 6.30pm on the day of the performance)
 Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.
£5.00
(Tiers 10 & 12 and side stalls only)
 Over 65s
(Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.)
10% off
 Disabled people plus one companion
(Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.)
Half Price
 Wheelchair users plus one companion 
(Please book early to avoid disappointment, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444.)

Stalls tickets for the lowest ticket price for each concert (excluding the £10.00 ticket). 

 Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) Early Bird
book and pay before Saturday 25 September
£3.00 off full price ticket, £1.50
after this date.
 Groups of 20 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) Early Bird
book and pay before Saturday 25 September
£4.00 off full price ticket, £2.50 after
this date


Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444.  Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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