Britten's Spring Symphony
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC National Chorus of Wales
Friday 25 January 2013, 7.30pm
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
part of the St Davids Hall 2012-13 series
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor)
BRITTEN Spring Symphony
Conductor David Atherton
Piano Paul Lewis
Soprano Elizabeth Atherton
Alto Jennifer Johnston
Tenor Andrew Kennedy
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir
Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral
Llandaff Cathedral (boys)
Cathedral School, Llandaff Choral Scholars
St Davids Cathedral
Benjamin Britten, whose centenary falls in 2013, had a deep love of his native Suffolk. Inspired by a glorious spring day in the 1940s, Britten's Spring Symphony, for chorus, soloists and orchestra, celebrates the arrival of spring culminating in a joyous evocation of May. Hear it alongside the nobility and grandeur of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, played by Paul Lewis, conposed as Napoleon's guns thundered across Vienna.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line 0800 052 1812
How to get there
- Central Bus Station - Approximately five minutes' walk away.
- Cardiff Central Station - Approximately five minutes' walk away. Cardiff Queen Street Station - Approximately five minutes' walk away.
- When using Satellite Navigation Systems to get to St David's Hall Stage Door, please key in the Post Code: CF10 2DP.
- Facilities for wheelchair users include level floors, toilet facilities (in the Restaurant and on Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5) and low level counters at the Box Office, Cloakroom and Level 3 Bar. Wheelchair users plus one companion can book seats at the rear of the stalls at the lowest ticket price available, subject to availability, for the performance. Customers with walking difficulties may find that stalls seats offer the best access. An infra red system is available in the auditorium (excluding Tier 5) and can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please inform Box Office staff at time of booking and full user instructions will be supplied when you arrive for the event. Guide dogs are welcome. Please inform the Box Office when you book tickets.