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Music, Sat 29 Jun 2019, £5.50-£24

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra


Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven & Shostakovich: The Power of Music.

Elgar’s rumbustious and affectionate musical picture of London at the turn of the 20th century is his Cockaigne Overture with its pomp and pageantry – the lovers in a park on a Sunday afternoon, the cockneys, the church bells and lots more; sets the scene for this CPO Summer Spectacular.

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’ is a magisterial work, and Beethoven’s best-loved and most famous concerto with its slow movement of exquisite beauty.

Shostakovich composed his Symphony No 5 in 1937 at the height of Stalin’s power when Russians, who had fallen foul of the authorities (as Shostakovich had with his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) were arrested…or simply disappeared. The Fifth Symphony has become known as ‘a Soviet artist’s creative response to just criticism.’

Scored for large orchestra the Fifth Symphony takes us on a rollercoaster of emotion from the hard-hitting opening and highly dramatic first movement, to a biting scherzo, and a haunting slow movement to the triumphant finale…or is it triumphant? Just one of this great work’s enigmatic secrets!

Conductor: Michael Bell MBE
Piano: Giuseppe Guarrera

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

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Sat 29 Jun 2019 19:30


Standard Prices: £7.00 - £24.00, Under 26s £9.00, Under 18s £5.50.

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  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing