ICS: Aurora Orchestra
International Concert Series 2019/20
Monday 18 May, 7.30pm
Photo: Nicola Benedetti
Photo Credit: Simon Fowler
Concert No 14
(in subscription package)
|Conductor|| Nicholas Collon
|Soloist||Nicola Benedetti, Violin|
|Beethoven||Symphony No 3 (Eroica)||50'|
Photos (left to right): Nicholas Collon, Tom Service and
Aurora Orchestra | Photo credit: Nick Rutter
With its unprecedented scale, shattering dissonances and expressive grandeur, the ‘Eroica’ transformed symphonic form in one astounding blow. Overflowing with musical invention, Beethoven re-wrote the symphonic rulebook for all time. The Aurora Orchestra is another ground-breaking phenomenon, celebrated for its memorised performances of complete symphonies - not an experience to miss. Nicola Benedetti opens the programme with Mendelssohn’s evergreen Violin Concerto, a work of extraordinary originality and packed with wonderful tunes. In addition, there will be an interactive introduction from Broadcaster Tom Service and conductor Nicholas Collon.
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Dr Jonathan James illustrates and discusses the programme.
6.30pm - 7pm | Lefel 1
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.
ICS CONCERT COACH
ICS Concert Coach Return Journey Only £5!
Do you love classical music, but have difficulty accessing transport services to experience live orchestral concerts at St David’s Hall?
For just £5, you can now sit back and relax on a return coach journey provided by the venue and arrive in time for the pre-concert talk at 6.30pm!
The ICS Concert Coach is a trial scheme and if successful, we aim to provide a service for several future ICS performances with additional routes added according to demand. For this trial service, the following pick-up / drop-off points are times are available:
|Pick Up Point||Time|
|Llanwit Major||Railway Station||4.45pm|
|St Athan||Bus Stop by the cenotaph||4.55pm|
|Dinas Powys||Texaco Garage||5.37pm|
|Penarth||Town Centre (Arcade bus stop)||5.52pm|
To book your seat on the ICS Concert Coach, please call our Box Office on 029 2087 8444 or book online by 'upgrading your experience' after selecting your seat, and adding it to the basket.
This service is only available to ICS Concert ticket holders, and coach places must be booked 24hrs before the performance date.
Plus, as a little thank you for being one of the first to catch our ICS Concert Coach, your coach ticket entitles you to a free ice cream during the interval.
Leave the transport to us, and make friends with other classical music fans before experiencing the thrill of the ICS at St David’s Hall!
|Standard Price||£10.00||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||£2.00 off full price ticket|
| Students or Under 26 Years
(up until 6.30pm on the day of the performance)
Tiers 10 & 12 and side stalls only. Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.
|Over 65s||10% off|
|Disabled people plus one companion||Half Price|
|Wheelchair users plus one companion (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444)||£10.00 each ticket|
|Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444)||Early Bird -
book and pay before Saturday 7 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 7 September
£4.00 off full price ticket, £2.50 after
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.
Benefits of booking a package:
Benefits of booking all 13 concerts:
|No of concerts||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13|
|£10.00|| Tier 5
Top corners of tiers 9 & 13
when Tier 5 is not on sale
|£15.00|| Tiers 9 &
13 outer edges,
& 12, 9
6 & 7,
Tiers 10 & 12(front), Front of Side Stalls
Edges of side stalls –
stage Left. Tier 11 Upper section
|£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||£154.80||£193.50||£232.20||£255.85||£292.40||£309.60||£344.00||£378.40||£387.00||£391.30|
- Tier 1 front)
Please book via Box office on 02920 878444.
*Concessions not applicable on Platinum tickets