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Classics for All

16th March 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Did you know? – Now you can buy Theatre Tokens at the Cardiff Tourist Information Centre, for use at St David’s Hall, New Theatre, Sherman Theatre and theatres across the UK

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Bell ” Conductor

Sara Trickey – Violin

Two contrasting symphonies begin and close this concert. Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony, his 103rd

symphony no less, is a work full of sparkle and zest.

In comparison to Haydn, Brahms wrote just four symphonies, and was 43 when his first symphony

was premiered. When Haydn was 43 he had composed over 50 symphonies!

Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 takes us on a journey in its four movements from despair and angst to joy and

triumph, and contains in its final movement one of the most beautiful and best-loved tunes written by

any composer.

Separating these two symphonies is Vaughan Williams’ sublime work for violin and orchestra, The

Lark Ascending. Written in 1914 but put aside while Williams served in the First World War, it features a solo violin as the lark with the orchestra providing musical images of the rolling countryside. It is the work consistently voted the nation’s favourite classic.


Haydn Symphony No. 103 ‘ Drum Roll’
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor


Standard Price £6.50 Stalls (C-E sides), Tier 3 (rear), 7 (rear), 9 & 13
£9.50 Stalls (C-E centre) Tiers 10, 12, 3 (front) and 7 (front)
£11.50 Tiers 2, 8, 11
£17.50 Stalls
£23.50 Tier 1
Children under 16 £6.50 any area
16 – 25 year olds £8.50
Friends of St David’s Hall | Students | Over 60s | Claimants £2.00 off top two prices
Wheelchair user plus one companion £6.50 each ticket (available on single tickets only, not on Series Offer)
Groups of 10 or more £1.00 off each ticket

Plus an optional £1.00 postage fee for tickets to be posted.

Series Offer

Book for all four concerts and save 25%.

BOOK classics for all


16th March
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


‘St David’s Hall’
St David's Hall, 9-11 The Hayes
Cardiff, CF10 1AH United Kingdom
029 2087 8444