Strauss's Alpine Symphony
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Friday 15 June 2012, 7.30pm
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
part of the St David's Hall 2011-12 series
MOZART Piano Concerto No 22
R. STRAUSS Alpine Symphony
Rarely has any composer written a more extravagant piece than Strauss's Alpine Symphony: a dawn to dusk Alpine ascent. From the spine-chilling opening evoking the hours before dawn and the richness of sunrise, through to the euphoria of the summit and the drama of the mountain tempest, this is Strauss at his most colourful. With an orchestra of over 100 players (including twelve off-stage French horns), this is an unmissable occasion.
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.