Strauss's Don Quixote
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Friday 21 October 2011, 7.30pm
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
part of the St David's Hall 2011-12 series
BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem
R. STRAUSS Oboe Concerto
R. STRAUSS Don Quixote
An aging knight travels through Spain, reliving the chivalrous adventures of his youth, but his mind is disintegrating and windmills and sheep take the place of real foes. Cellist Tim Hugh and violist Lawrence Power will bring vividly to life the eccentric knight and his side-kick, Sacho Panza in the fantastical invention and colour of Strauss's Don Quixote. And Strauss's Oboe Concerto will transport you to a cathartic world of Mozartian serenity, after the pain, conflict and peaceful resolution of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem.
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.
- 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.