with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Friday 20 January 2012, 7.30pm
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
part of the St David's Hall 2011-12 series
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony
Lord Byron's Manfred is tortured by love, defying society by retiring to the splendour of the Alps and the Gothic mystery of the spirit world. The Manfred Symphony's sheer intensity and dramatic power, unusual even for Tchaikovsky, promises to sweep you away. Hear it next to Rachmaninov's First Piano Concerto, teaming with the passion and vitality of youth, played by Stephen Hough whose recording of this concerto has won critical plaudits.
We are are very grateful to Jurjen Hempel for stepping in as conductor for this concert, due to the indisposition of Tadaaki Otaka.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 0800 052 1812
St David's Hall Box Office: 029 2087 8444
General booking now open.
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.
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- 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.