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ICS: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

International Concert Series 2019/20

Gwasgwch yma i ddarllen y wybodaeth yn Gymraeg / Press here to read this info in Welsh. 

Concert No 1
(in subscription package)   

 Conductor   Yuri Simonov  
 Soloist  Peter Donohoe, Piano   
 Tchaikovsky  Swan Lake (highlights)  21'13"
 Khachaturian  Short Selection from Gayaneh   19' 14"
 Tchaikovsky   Marche Slave  10' 
 Rachmaninov   Piano Concerto No 4  32'                           

Main Photo: Peter Donohue
Photos below: Yuri Simonov 






This stirring season-opener brings together Slavic passion and intoxicating energy from two celebrated ballet scores, and opens with the rousing Marche Slave, Tchaikovsky’s patriotic tone poem from 1876. Who better than Peter Donohoe, silver medallist at Moscow’s 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition, to ignite Rachmaninov’s rarely heard but powerful Fourth Piano Concerto, a work suffused with bluesy, heart-easing tunes and glittering virtuosity? With the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, under legendary conductor under Yuri Simonov, this is Russian music at its most compelling.   

PRE-CONCERT TALK: Dr Keith Chapin 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 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
 Rhoose  Opposite Spar  5.04pm 
 Barry  Railway Station  5.17pm
 Barry  Police Station  5.22pm
 Dinas Powys  Texaco Garage  5.37pm 
 Penarth  Town Centre (Arcade bus stop)   5.52pm
 Grangetown  Railway Station  6.07pm

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
this date
 Time Credits (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444)


2 credits

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.

*Please note, concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.
**Only one discount may apply to each ticket and proof of entitlement is required upon ticket collection. 

For more information about tickets, parking, etc, please click here.

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Benefits of booking a package:

  • You can save up to 30% on your tickets and, if you book now, you can pay over six months (interest free), making your money go even further
  • First choice of seats for all our featured concerts this year
  • A Subscribers Discount Card
  • Buy additional tickets now, or nearer the time, for friends and family at your subscription discount rate
  • Buy your programmes in advance and get a discount – £3.00 in advance, £3.50 on the day.

Benefits of booking all 13 concerts:

  • An invitation to our party on the opening night of the season
  • Two FREE lunchtime concerts of your choice
  • A discount card entitling you to 10% off hot drinks and snacks in the Gin Lounge and bars.
  • The biggest full season subscription discount we have ever offered, making
    enjoying all the concerts even more affordable
  • A whole year of superb concert going to look forward to!
    10% 10% 10% 15% 15% 20% 20% 20% 25%  30%
  No of concerts 10 11 12  13
Price   Seating area                    
£10.00  Tier 5
Top corners of tiers 9 & 13
when Tier 5 is not on sale
£36.00 £45.00 £54.00 £59.50 £68.00 £72.00 £80.00 £88.00 £90.00 £91.00
£15.00  Tiers 9 &
13 outer edges,
Tiers 10
& 12, 9
& 13
£54.00 £67.50 £81.00 £89.25 £102.00 £108.00 £120.00 £132.00 £135.00 £136.50
£22.00 Tiers 9
& 13
£80.00 £100.00 £118.80 £130.90 £149.60 £158.40 £176.00 £193.60 £198.00 £200.20
£29.00 Tiers 3,4,
6 & 7,
Tiers 10 & 12(front), Front of Side Stalls
Edges of side stalls –
stage Left. Tier 11 Upper section
£104.40 £130.50 £156.60 £172.55 £197.20 £208.80 £232.00 £255.20 £261.00 £263.90
£36.00 Side Stalls, Tier 11 (middle),
Front of Centre Stalls
£129.60 £162.00 £194.40 £214.20 £244.80 £259.20 £288.00 £316.80 £324.00 £327.60
£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
£51.50 Platinum Ticket*
- Tier 1 front)

£185.40 £231.75 £278.10 £306.42 £350.20 £370.80 £412.00 £453.20 £463.50 £468.65

Please book via Box office on 02920 878444.
*Concessions not applicable on Platinum tickets