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Tue 23 Oct at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Marco Borggreve
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K467
Sibelius, Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, Piano
Fri 26 Oct at 19:30

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

10x10 - An evening of 10 newly commissioned works by 10 of Wales' established and emerging composers
Lewis, Etude aux objets (world première)
Puw, Uwchsonig (world première)
Power, Steph, Semaphore (world première)
Plowman, UP (world première)
Parkin, Murmurations (world première)
Palser, Maja, aus dem Leeren (world première)
Moorcraft, Gareth, Cycles (world première)
Metselaar, Carlijn, Night Parade of Monsters (world première)
Metcalf, Air - an aria (world première)
Lewis, Sarah Lianne, mind the gap (world première)
UPROAR Wales New Music Ensemble
Michael Rafferty, Conductor
Sat 27 Oct at 19:30

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Music For The Fallen
Music For The Fallen
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Kelly, Elegy for String Orchestra: "In Memoriam Rupert Brooke"
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stanford, Mass via victrix, Op.173
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Adrian Partington, Conductor
Kiandra Howarth, Soprano
Jessica Dandy, Mezzo-soprano
Ruairi Bowen, Tenor
Gareth Brynmor John, Baritone
Sun 4 Nov at 15:00

St David's Hall, Cardiff

WNO Orchestra
WNO Orchestra
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Rossini, Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Overture
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen
Janáček, Sinfonietta, Op.60
Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Gustáv Beláček, Bass
Sun 11 Nov at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Britten:  War Requiem
Britten: War Requiem
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Britten, War Requiem, Op.66
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor
Susan Bullock, Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Roman Trekel, Baritone
Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Tue 13 Nov at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

An Evening with Morfydd Owen
Works by Owen
Gail Pearson, Soprano
Wed 14 Nov at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Your daughter, Fanny
Ping Yee Ho, Your daughter, Fanny
Caroline Schiller, Soprano
Nancy Dahn, Violin
Timothy Steeves, Piano
Thu 15 Nov at 19:30

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

A Spanish Hour - Ravel's L'heure espagnole
Ravel, L'Heure espagnole (new translation and chamber arrangement for four musicians)
Mid Wales Opera
Jonathan Lyness, Conductor
Richard Studer, Director, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Matthew Buswell, Don Iñigo Gomez
Cath Backhouse, Concepción
Anthony Flaum, Gonzalve
Peter Van Hulle, Torquemada
Nicholas Morton, Ramiro
Sat 24 Nov at 19:00

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Women in Music
Works by Bacewicz
Owen, Nocturne
Sierra, Trombone Concerto
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Copland, Old American Songs
Mark Eager, Conductor
Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra
Katy Jones, Trombone
Hooper, Timothy, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sun 25 Nov at 15:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

The world of Pauline Viardot
Works by Viardot-García
Yordanova, Mirouslava, Mezzo-soprano
Akhmedjanova, Kamila, Piano
Tue 27 Nov at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Schubert: Die Winterreise
Schubert, Winterreise (W. Müller), D.911
Guy Withers, Tenor
Esther Knight, Piano
Fri 30 Nov at 14:00

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Illumination: Afternoon Concert
Illumination: Afternoon Concert
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Mathias, Helios, Op. 76
Norgard, Per, Iris
Sibelius, Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55
Dove, Sunshine (UK Premiere)
Maelor, Paul, Symphony No 3. Illumination (World Premiere)
Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30

Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in D minor Op.1 no. 12 RV 63 "La follia”
Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Handel, Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.7, HWV 325
Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in F major, Op.8 no. 3, RV 293 "L'autunno” (Autumn)
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op.8 no. 4, RV 297 "L'inverno" (Winter)
London Concertante
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
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Glazunov, The Seasons, Op.67: Autumn
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Tchaikovsky, Andante Cantabile for cello and string orchestra, Op. posth.
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Long Yu, Conductor
Jian Wang, Cello
Sun 2 Dec at 15:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra with guest artists Robert Plane
Rossini, La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder): Overture
Rossini, Prelude, Theme and Variations
Robert Plane, Clarinet
Andrea Quinn, Conductor
Tue 4 Dec at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Three Figures
Works by Wallen
Works by Weir
Works by Plowman
Robert Fokkens, Conductor
Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group
Thu 6 Dec at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Handel: Messiah
Handel: Messiah
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Handel, Messiah
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Katherine Watson, Soprano
Iestyn Davies, Countertenor
Gwilym Bowen, Tenor
Neal Davies, Bass
Thu 6 Dec at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds
Copland, Emblems
Graham, Metropolis 1927
Arnold, English Dances, Set 1, Op.27
Whitacre, October
David Gordon Shute, Conductor
Cardiff University Symphonic Winds
Sun 9 Dec at 15:00

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Molinavisuals
The Sixteen At Christmas
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Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est
Howells, Sing lullaby
Bennett, Susanni
Traditional, The Saviour’s work (the Babe in Bethlem’s manger laid)
Walton, All This Time
Haydn M, Feast of the Holy Innocents: Anima nostra (Plainsong)
Kirbye, Vox in Rama
Leighton, Coventry Carol
Traditional, Down in yon forest
Byrd, This day Christ was born
Palestrina, A solis ortu cardine
Nylandensis, Puer nobis nascitur
de Wert, Vox in rama audita est
Traditional, It came upon a midnight clear
Phibbs, Lullay, lullay, thou lytil child
Unknown, Other (Original Tune 1591)
Byrd, Lullaby, my sweet little baby
McDowell, Now may we singen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Wed 12 Dec at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

New Music from Portugal
Pires, Filipe, Figuracoes IX
Rosa, Caminho de Orfeo
Madureira, Joao, Coracao
Works by Gomes
Peixinho, Jorge, Leves Véus Velam...
Capdeville, Constanca, Momento I
Caires, Carlos, Crossfade
Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa
Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, Conductor
Fri 14 Dec at 19:00

Eglwys Dewi Sant, Cardiff

Celebrating Morfydd Owen (1891-1918)
Owen, Jubilate Deo
Owen, Prayer for Peace
Parry, Songs of Farewell
Debussy, 3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans
Whitehead, Lawrence, Creator alme siderum
Peter Leech, Conductor
Cardiff University Chamber Choir
Fri 18 Jan 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Stephen Hough plays Beethoven
Stephen Hough plays Beethoven
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Mahler, Rückert-Lieder
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano
Catriona Morison, Mezzo-soprano
Sun 27 Jan 2019 at 15:00

St David's Hall, Cardiff

WNO Orchestra
WNO Orchestra
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Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op.26
Bruch, Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Op.46
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Fri 1 Feb 2019 at 13:05

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Musical Tales of Travel
Works by Elgar
Works by Grainger
Works by Stevenson
Works by Liszt
Kenneth Hamilton, Piano
Thu 7 Feb 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Bolero: Viva Espana
Bolero: Viva Espana
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Falla, The Three Cornered Hat
Falla, Noches en los Jardines de España (Nights in the gardens of Spain)
Ravel, Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Ravel, Boléro
Jun Märkl, Conductor
Angela Hewitt, Piano
2019 Feb 09, 16 mat, 23

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Un ballo in maschera
New production
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
David Pountney, Director
Raimund Bauer, Set Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Costume Designer
Gwyn Hughes Jones, Riccardo
Roland Wood, Renato
Mary Elizabeth Williams, Amelia
Sara Fulgoni, Ulrica
Julie Martin du Theil, Oscar
Jihoon Kim, Samuel
Fabrice Kebour, Lighting Designer
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Tue 12 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Crumb, Kurtag, Sierra, Ligeti
Crumb, Sonata for solo cello
Kurtág, Tre pezzi, Op.14e
Sierra, Truel
Kurtág, Játékok (Games)
Ligeti, Trio for horn, violin and piano "Hommage à Brahms"
David Adams, Violin
Alice Neary, Cello
Robin Green, Piano
Katy Woolley, French horn
Thu 14 Feb 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Jeffrey Herman
London Sinfonietta Synergy Vocals
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Reich, Clapping Music
Reich, Mallet Quartet
Reich, Nagoya Marimbas
Reich, Music for 18 musicians (Synergy Vocals)
London Sinfonietta
Micaela Haslam, Director
Fri 15 Feb 2019 at 19:30

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Sir Andrew Davies conducts L'enfance du Christ
Sir Andrew Davies conducts L'enfance du Christ
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Berlioz, L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Matthew Brook, Bass-baritone
2019 Feb 15, 17, 24, 27, Mar 01

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The Magic Flute
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) (Sung in English)
Damian Iorio, Conductor
Dominic Cooke, Director
Julian Crouch, Set Designer
Kevin Pollard, Costume Designer
Ben Johnson, Tamino
Anita Watson, Pamina
Samantha Hay, Queen of the Night
Mark Stone, Papageno
Jennifer Davis, First Lady
Kezia Bienek, Second Lady
Emma Carrington, Third Lady
Phillip Rhodes, The Speaker (Der Sprecher)
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Thu 21 Feb 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Ben Ealovega
Symphony Orchestra of India
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Weber, Oberon: overture
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op.61
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Marat Bisengaliev, Violin
Symphony Orchestra of India
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
2019 Feb 28, Mar 02

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Roberto Devereux
Donizetti, Roberto Devereux
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
Alessandro Talevi, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Joyce El-Khoury, Elisabetta
Justina Gringyte, Sara, Duchessa di Nottingham
Barry Banks, Robert Devereux
Gary Griffiths, Duca di Nottingham
Robyn Lyn Evans, Lord Cecil
Wyn Pencarreg, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Fri 1 Mar 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

St David's Day Concert
St David's Day Concert
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BBC National Chorus of Wales
Grant Llewellyn, Conductor
Wed 6 Mar 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Mark Mcnulty
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Nikolai Lugansky, Piano
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Tue 19 Mar 2019 at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Part Songs
Robert Fokkens, Conductor
Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group
Wed 20 Mar 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

WNO Orchestra
WNO Orchestra
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Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K595
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
Paul Lewis, Piano
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Fri 22 Mar 2019 at 19:00

Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
Haydn, Mass no. 11 in D Minor "Nelson Mass” or "Missa in Angustiis", Hob XXII:11
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Andrea Quinn, Conductor
Hooper, Timothy, Choirmaster / chorus director
Cardiff University Choir
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
Tue 26 Mar 2019 at 19:00

Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane perform Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
Watkins, Four Fables
Fokkens, Tracing Lines for alto flute and cello
Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Gould Piano Trio
Robert Plane, Clarinet
Fri 29 Mar 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Pinchas Zukerman conducts Elgar
Pinchas Zukerman conducts Elgar
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Elgar, Serenade, Op.73 no.2
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 19:00

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra
Jenkins, Llareggub
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Mark Eager, Conductor
Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra
Thu 4 Apr 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Neil Pugh
Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
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Monteverdi, Vespro della Beata Vergine "Vespers of the Blessed Virgin" (1610)
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Ex Cathedra
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Thu 11 Apr 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Boris Giltburg, Piano
Thu 18 Apr 2019 at 19:30

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Easter Oratorio
Easter Oratorio
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Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36
Vaughan Williams, 5 Mystical Songs
Grainger, Blithe Bells (after Bach's Sheep may safely graze)
Bach, Easter Oratorio, BWV249
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Thu 25 Apr 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Nicholas Bets
Beatrice Rana
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Ravel, Miroirs
Stravinsky, The Firebird (Arr. Agosti)
Beatrice Rana, Piano
Wed 1 May 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

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European Union Chamber Orchestra
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Warlock, Capriol Suite
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Barber, Adagio for strings, Op.11
Haydn, Symphony no. 44 in E minor "Mourning" (Trauersymphonie)
Hans-Peter Hofmann, Conductor
Emma Johnson, Clarinet
Thu 9 May 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Xian Zhang conducts Mozart
Xian Zhang conducts Mozart
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Beethoven, Coriolan overture, Op.62
Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 3, Sz 119
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Lukáš Vondrácek, Piano
Sat 18 May 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Benjamin Ealovega
Smetana, The Bartered Bride
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Viktoria Mullova, Violin
Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
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Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor
Martin James Bartlett, Piano
Tue 25 Jun 2019 at 19:30

St David's Hall, Cardiff

© Julie Kim
Philharmonia Planets Project
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Sibelius, Pelléas and Mélisande, Op.46: At the castle gate
Williams, Film music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Connesson, Piano Concerto: The Shining One
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Jamie Phillips, Conductor
Clare Hammond, Piano
Cardiff Ardwyn Singers
Fri 28 Jun 2019 at 19:30

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Ein Deutsches Requiem
Ein Deutsches Requiem
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Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor