Whether your taste is for Choral, Classical or Contemporary, this year’s Cardiff Classical Concert Series is sure to have something for you. With visiting orchestras from France, Germany and China, together with some of today’s most distinguished soloists, we’re certain you’ll want to join us for some or all of the concerts on offer.
This season’s glittering line up of soloists includes pianists Jonathan Biss, Nikolai Lugansky, Jeremy Denk, Zee-Zee; mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotjin; violinists Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Simone Lamsma, Maria Loudenitch, Immo Yang and cellists Nicolas Alstaedt, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Jiapeng Nie, Abel Selaocoe and Alisa Weilerstein. And not least, there’s Julian Bliss (clarinet), Jess Gillam (saxophone) and Ben Goldscheider (French horn).
WNO Orchestra Sun 29 October 2023, 3:00pm ROMANTIC CLASSICS - Joining Tomáš Hanus and Welsh National Opera for this vintage programme is the Israeli-born soprano Chen Reiss for Richard Strauss’s heart-easing Four Last Songs. More info
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Sat 11 November 2023, 7:30pm French conductor Lionel Bringuier directs the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Chinese pianist, Zee Zee as they perform a repertoire of works by Dukas, Grieg and Rimsky-Korsakov. More info
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Fri 24 November 2023, 7:30pm PICTURE POSTCARDS FROM LIVERPOOL - Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan directs the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with violinist Simone Lamsma and cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière. More info
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Wed 13 December 2023, 7:30pm Who can forget the earth quaking, thunderous plod of a T-Rex, or the terrifying sounds of a velociraptor? Join BBC NOW this December for Jurassic Park, live in concert. More info
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Sun 14 January 2024, 3:00pm To conduct we welcome back the inimitably talented Jaime Martín as he directs the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with soloist, Ben Goldscheider as the perform works by Brahms, Higgins and Parry. More info
Tallis Scholars with guests Cardiff Ardwyn Singers Sun 28 January 2024, 3:00pm Tallis Scholars will be celebrating the pieces which have meant most to them over the years. They are delighted to be joined by Cardiff Ardwyn Singers performing works by Byrd and Purcell. More info
BBC National Orchestra & National Chorus of Wales Sun 11 February 2024, 3:00pm Featuring American Jonathan Biss, British bass James Platt, BBC National Orchestra and National Chorus of Wales with principal conductor Ryan Bancroft, performing works of Beethoven and Shostakovich. More info
Strausbourg Philharmonic Orchestra Fri 16 February 2024, 7:30pm FRENCH & RUSSIAN FAVOURITES - Distinguished Slovenian conductor Marko Letonja directs the Strasbourg Philharmonic in a dazzling programme with sensational pianist Nikolai Lugansky. More info
Royal Northern Sinfornia Fri 23 February 2024, 7:30pm NORTHERN SOUL- Internationally acclaimed clarinettist Julian Bliss joins the Royal Northern Sinfonia for an evening of popular repertoire under the baton of Portuguese conductor Dinis Souza. More info
BBC National Orchestra & National Chorus of Wales Fri 1 March 2024, 7:30pm Celebrate St David’s Day with music by iconic Welsh composers. The sensational Jess Gillam will also be performing along with the BBC National Chorus of Wales and the National Youth Choir of Wales. More info
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Sat 9 March 2024, 7:30pm British conductor Martyn Brabbins directs the BBC NOW with winner of 2022 Sibelius Violin Competition, Inmo Yang as they perform a gem concerto of works by Grace Williams, Grieg and Rimsky-Korsakov. More info
China Symphony Orchestra of Shenzhen Thu 21 March 2024, 7:30pm EAST MEETS WEST - Two outstanding musicians, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Jiapeng Nie team up with the China Symphony Orchestra of Shenzhen for an exotically coloured programme. More info
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thu 11 April 2024, 7:30pm Japanese conductor Tadaaki Otaka directs the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as they perform Mozart's Symphony No 29 and Bruckner's Symphony No 9 with precision and finesse. More info