Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Mar
26
8:00 pm20:00

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

  • Cork Opera House

Cork Opera House presents a Concert Performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

On Sunday, 26 March we will be presenting the sublime and mystical musical journey of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This was Mozart’s last and best known opera. It contains two arias which include the highest notes possible in music. Featuring Kim Sheehan as Queen of the Night, Owen Gilhooly as Monostatos, Nyle Wolfe as Papageno, Kelley Lonergan, Aoife O’Connell, Julian Tovey and Kate Allen, this promises to be a very special musical treat. We are also delighted to be welcoming back internationally renowned soprano Majella Cullagh, who wowed in last year’s La Traviata.

Featuring Queen of the Night – Kim Sheehan

Tamino – Julian Hubbard

Papageno – Nyle Wolfe

Papagena / First Lady – Majella Cullagh

Monostatos – Owen Gilhooly

Sarastro – Julian Tovey

Pamina – Aoife O’Connell

Second Lady – Kelley Lonergan

Third Lady – Kate Allen

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HANDEL ACIS & GALATEA
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

HANDEL ACIS & GALATEA

  • National Opera House

Written in 1717, one of Handel’s most treasured works, Acis and Galatea is a high point of baroque repertoire. It tells a pastoral tale of the love between Galatea and Acis. Their joy and passion for each other is established through lyrical arias and joyous ensembles. But things become darker with the arrival of Polyphemus, who is determined to have Galatea for himself. Acis ignores the warnings that love is a fleeting pleasure and ends up facing the wrath of Polyphemus.

With renowned baroque specialist Peter Whelan as Music Director, Acis and Galatea is accompanied by the dazzling Irish Baroque Orchestra and features tenor Eamonn Mulhall and soprano Susanna Fairbairn as the thwarted lovers with bass baritone Edward Grint as Polyphemus and tenor Andrew Gavin as Damon.

Handel’s glorious music – full of emotion, wit and soaring melodies is both elegant and exciting and the enchanting choruses, touching arias, and comic moments in Acis and Galatea will enthrall and delight.

Sung in English, Acis and Galatea is directed by Tom Creed, with stage design by Paul O’Mahony, lighting design by Aedín Cosgrove and costume design by Catherine Fay.

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The National Opera House presents Levy Sekgapane, Tenor and Albie van Schalkwyk, Piano
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

The National Opera House presents Levy Sekgapane, Tenor and Albie van Schalkwyk, Piano

  • National Opera House

In the last years, the young tenor Levy Strauss Sekgapane born in Kroonstad in South Africa has won several prizes, amongst them the first prize of the Belvedere Singing Competition as well as the first prize at the Montserrat Caballé competition in Spain.

After being member of the Opera Studio of Semperoper Dresden, Levy Sekgapane started his international career singing Conte d’Almavia in Il barbiere di Siviglia at German Opera Berlin and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentolaat Hamburg State Opera.

Current and future engagements include Conte di Libenskof in Il Viaggio A Reims at Copenhagen Opera, Rome Opera and at Liceu Barcelona. At Bavarian State Opera Munich, he will give his house debut with La Cenerentola. At Oslo Opera and Aalto Theater Essen he will sing Conte d’Almaviva again.

He will be accompanied by Albie van Schalkwyk who has established himself as performer in a number of fields over the past 30 years and is one of the leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists in South Africa.

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PROGRAMME

Beethoven – An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98 Donizetti – Com’è soave / Anch'io provai le tenere (Lucrezia Borgia) Rossini - La lontananza Bellini - La ricordanza Donizetti - Me voglio fà 'na casa Britten – Folk song arrangements Down by the Sally Gardens At the mid hour of night The ash grove Oliver Cromwell

Interval

Fauré - Après un rêve (op 7/1) Fauré - Le secret (op 23/?) Fauré - Automne (op 18/3) S. Donaudy - Vaghissima sembiante S. Donaudy - O del mio amato ben Lalo – Vainement, ma bien aimée (Le roi d'Ys) Boieldieu – Viens, gentille dame (La dame blanche)

Early Booking Advised.

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RTÉ NSO Berlioz, Poulenc & Saint-Saëns
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

RTÉ NSO Berlioz, Poulenc & Saint-Saëns

  • National Concert Hall

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Rachel Kelly soprano (replaces Ailish Tynan)

Fergal Caulfield, organ

Jean-Luc Tingaud conductor

Presented by Paul Herriott, RTÉ lyric fm

BERLIOZ Les nuits d’été / 31’

POULENC Les biches Suite / 16’

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, ‘Organ Symphony’ / 36’

Composed in the wake of his failed marriage to Irish actress Harriet Smithson, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été is a haunting leave-taking of love, full of light and shade, languorous, airy, melancholic. Poulenc’s saucy ballet suite Les biches playfully hints at a host of other composers (Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky included) in a deliciously frothy and naughty concoction. Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony is a feast of memorable melodies, none more glorious than its magically twinkling piano duet theme and soaring organ chorale.

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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REFORMATION
Mar
22
8:00 pm20:00

REFORMATION

  • National Concert Hall

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Clarinet

Igor Levit Piano

Programme

Mozart Don Giovanni Overture, K. 527

Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 Elvira Madigan

Mendelssohn Andante from Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major for Clarinet, String Orchestra and Celesta (arr. Widmann 2016)

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D, Op. 107

Reformation

Jörg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra introduce the great Russian pianist Igor Levit, one of the world’s most talked about musicians. Levit adds his own alluring colour and style to Mozart’s breath-taking Piano Concerto No. 21. Widmann has re-arranged the Andante from Mendelssohn’s early Clarinet Sonata for clarinet and string orchestra which contrasts with a powerful rendition of Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture suggests an impending tragedy, but the music makes an emotional u-turn into something quite magnificent. It counter-balances the powerful close of Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony (No. 5), a work written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation that affords an instructive insight into the composer’s use of Lutheran church music.

Mozart’s piano concertos are some of his greatest works. His wildly popular Concerto No. 21 was written by the twenty-nine-year old Mozart, six years before his early death. By virtue of its slow movement, this work has become one of the most recorded of Mozart’s concertos ever since featuring in the 1967 film, Elvira Madigan. Mozart’s C major Fugue was first composed for two pianos, but the composer later re-arranged it for strings – adding an introductory Adagio reminiscent of a French overture.

Widmann brings his own twist to the Andante from Mendelssohn’s Clarinet & Piano Sonata, which he has arranged for Clarinet, String Orchestra and Celesta – featuring Widmann on Clarinet and Levit exchanging the Grand Piano for the Celesta.

Presented by the Irish Chamber Orchestra

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Recollections of Ireland Fallen Leaves from an Irish Album
Mar
22
7:30 pm19:30

Recollections of Ireland Fallen Leaves from an Irish Album

  • National Concert Hall

Una Hunt piano

Sinead Campbell-Wallace, soprano

Have you ever wondered about little-known Irish composers and what their music sounds like? Or would you like to find out more about important historic musical personalities? Recollections of Ireland provides a rare opportunity to explore this heritage in a uniquely informative and entertaining way. The series gives focus to music from the National Library of Ireland and other important collections as well as music inspired by Ireland written by European composers.

Each concert, curated by Una Hunt, features rarely-performed works composed prior to 1917 with some modern premieres included. Programmes will be presented in order to illuminate the background to the featured composers, making the music very accessible to all audience members.

With composers from eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Ireland, this programme includes piano music by John Field and Francis Panormo. Also, a set of canzonets by Thomas Augustine Geary and vocal music from the collections at the National Library of Ireland.

Presented by the National Concert Hall

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Perspectives: Chris Thile
Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

Perspectives: Chris Thile

  • National Concert Hall

Widely regarded as one of the most interesting and inventive musicians and composers of his generation, Chris Thile of Punch Brothers has changed the mandolin forever. He returns to the National Concert Hall performing original compositions, as well as contemporary, traditional and classical works.

A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold two million records. He has gone on to enjoy critical acclaim with the Punch Brothers, formed in 2006, with The Times saying - "Their songs glitter and soar, capable of pushing beyond traditional bluegrass into alternative rock." Their debut disc for Nonesuch Records, Punch, was released in 2008, followed by the Jon Brion-produced Antifogmatic in 2010 and more recently Phosphorescent Blues.

As a soloist, Thile has released five albums, as well as performing and recording extensively as a duo with Edgar Meyer and with fellow eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall. Other stellar musicians with whom Thile has collaborated include Béla Fleck, Brad Mehldau and Hilary Hahn.

Recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s prestigious “Genius Grant” in 2012, Nonesuch Records released Thile’s most recent recording, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, produced by Meyer,in 2013. The programme draws from this Bach-influenced recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.

Thile explains his connection to the composer: “Bach was my first meaningful experience with—for lack of a better word—classical music. It was the second recording of Glenn Gould playing the Goldberg Variations. Gould plays with the kind of rhythmic integrity that I had previously only associated with non-classical music: music with a groove, with a pocket, that made you move. Gould was playing that music like my heroes play fiddle tunes. It humanized the whole thing for me and the heavens opened up and Bach came down. I started devouring all the Bach I could get my hands on.”

He continues, “This record to me is not about this iconic violin music played on the mandolin—like, ‘Oh boy, what fun, he’s playing a weird instrument!’ It's about Bach being one of the greatest musicians of all time, the solo violin music being some of his best work, and the mandolin having the potential to cast it in a new and hopefully interesting light."

“Chris Thile is the most remarkable mandolinist in the world.” Independent on Sunday

“Thile reinterprets Bach solo violin pieces for mandolin to stunning effect. The fingerwork is as extraordinary as the variety of textures he coaxes from his instrument.” Sunday Express

Presented by the National Concert Hall

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Emmanuelle Bertrand & Pascal Amoyel (France)
Mar
21
Mar 30

Emmanuelle Bertrand & Pascal Amoyel (France)

Music Network is delighted to showcase the celebrated French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand, winner of a prestigious Victoire de la Musique Classique (a French Grammy). Acclaimed for her technical prowess, ”haunting” lyricism and exquisite tone, Emmanuelle has performed as a soloist with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique du Grand Montréal amongst others.

Voted “Solo Instrumental Discovery of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique in 2005, Pascal Amoyel has established himself as a pianist of note with an impressive career both as a soloist and a chamber musician, appearing with orchestras throughout Europe, America, Russia, Japan and China.

The duo have performed together for many years, garnering widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike and in particular for the “wonderful singing quality” of their playing – the nuanced phrasing of Amoyel the perfect foil for the glowing tones and textures of Bertrand’s cello. Unmissable!

Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello

Pascal Amoyel, piano

This tour is presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland.

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St Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

St Patrick's Day Celebration

  • National Concert Hall

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Liam O’Flynn uilleann pipes

David Brophy conductor

BILL WHELAN Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite

SHAUN DAVEY The Brendan Voyage

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with two groundbreaking and hugely popular orchestral works fusing Irish traditional music with the symphonic sound:: Shaun Davey’s The Brendan Voyage, with master uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn, vividly depicting St. Brendan’s transatlantic crossing from Ireland to the New World in a tiny leather boat, and the Riverdance Symphonic Suite by the Grammy Award winning composer Bill Whelan, a colourful orchestral setting featuring the iconic themes, melodies and rhythms from the worldwide phenomenon that is Riverdance.

Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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The Snow Maiden
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Snow Maiden

  • Grand Opera House Belfast

The Snow Maiden is warm and beautiful but she hides a tragic secret… her heart is made of ice. If warmed by the love of a human heart, her heart will melt and she will die. Enchanted by the shepherd boy Lel, she yearns to experience life with humans. Her parents relent with tragic consequences. A gorgeous and lyrical evocation of the natural world, Rimsky Korsakov’s delightfully colourful score is based on a well-loved Russian fairy tale.

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ANÚNA 30th Anniversary Concert
Mar
16
8:00 pm20:00

ANÚNA 30th Anniversary Concert

  • National Concert Hall

Anúna, Ireland’s world-renowned chamber choir, celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a rare Irish performance of new works, and popular compositions and arrangements by founder, Michael McGlynn. This concert will also feature a tribute to the work of poet Francis Ledwidge on the centenary of his death.

In 1987 Michael McGlynn founded Anúna in an effort to create a physical voice for his compositions, many of which are strongly influenced by the history and mythology of his homeland.

The name Anúna is derived from the Gaelic term An Uaithne, a collective description for the three ancient forms of Irish music - Goltraí (song of lament), Geantraí (song of joy) and Suantraí (the lullaby). An Uaithne and subsequently ANÚNA, is a uniquely beautiful instrument. The purity and natural techniques that are employed by the singers explore the stories of ordinary people, poets, saints and scholars. Within these songs are universal truths told through the landscape, the philosophy and the mythology of Ireland and beyond.

Anúna have appeared at some of the finest classical music venues in the world including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, twice at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and twice at Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, Town Hall New York and performed a full programme for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Signed to some of the world's major record labels including Decca, Universal Classics, Polygram, E1 and Philips, Anúna have released seventeen albums, been nominated for a Classical Brit Award, won a National Entertainment Award, appeared on three Grammy Award winning albums and have placed on the UK Classical and US Billboard Charts regularly.

Presented by the National Concert Hall

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Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

  • Grand Opera House Belfast

A much-loved fairy tale but not quite as you know it. Cinderella dreams of a better life as she scrubs the floor of the school of dance. The prince arrives seeking a companion and so this sparkling romcom goes. An evening of pure magic is in store uniting the fun, fire and brilliance of Rossini’s music with a fresh and witty production. With fabulous frocks and dance woven into the very music of this opera, Cinderella prescribes a healthy dose of entertainment to cure those winter blues.

Guests of the Nation
Mar
15
8:00 pm20:00

Guests of the Nation

  • National Concert Hall

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Featuring Niall Byrne’s orchestral score for Denis Johnston’s Guests of the Nation (1935). The film, based on Frank O Connor’s short story of friendship between British soldiers and their IRA captors, is a moving anti-war film, which features early film performances from Cyril Cusack and Barry Fitzgerald.

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in association with the Irish Film Institute

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Hansel and Gretel
Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Hansel and Gretel

  • Opera Belfast

Discover the enchanting world of Hansel and Gretel with this brand new condensed version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s bewitching masterpiece. Performed by a team of professional singers and actors, journey through the woods and gorge yourself on the exciting twists and turns of the plot as you meet the characters along the way – just beware of the evil witch, and don’t stray too far from your tour guide – you never know what trickery you may encounter along the way...

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Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Peter Donohoe (Piano)

  • St Peters Church

Pre-Concert talk 7pm

Peter Donohoe shot to fame following his success at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1982. He has since built an extraordinary world-wide career. For the closing recital in the 2016/17 Series, Peter will play a varied programme featuring some of the greatest and most challenging works written for piano including works by Ravel, Scriabin, Schubert, Chopin and Mozart.

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Finghin Collins, piano 40th Birthday Concert
Mar
9
8:00 pm20:00

Finghin Collins, piano 40th Birthday Concert

  • National Concert Hall

Bach Partita No. 1, in B flat major Schubert Four Impromptus Op. 90

Schumann Waldszenen Op. 82

Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61

"Of Finghin Collins …he is exceptionally fluent, exceptionally intelligent, exceptionally sensitive, responding to every possible nuance that Stanford prescribes." - International Record Review

It is with great pleasure we welcome Finghin Collins to perform for us on the special occasion of his 40th birthday. One of the most significant musicians to emerge from Ireland in recent times, Finghin Collins has established his international reputation, since winning the 1999 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition. He has gone on to perform with some of the world’s leading orchestras and in 2010 made his second critically-acclaimed appearance at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Some 3 years later he completed his three-year tenure as first ever Associate Artist of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, rounding off his cycle of the complete Mozart and Beethoven piano concertos.

In conversation with Finghin Collins

Thursday 9th March, 6.45pm Join Finghin Collins in conversation with Simon Taylor, CEO of the National Concert Hall in advance of Finghin’s 40th Birthday concert.

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Recollections of Ireland William Vincent Wallace and the 1854 New York Album
Mar
8
7:30 pm19:30

Recollections of Ireland William Vincent Wallace and the 1854 New York Album

  • National Concert Hall

Una Hunt piano

Rachel Kelly mezzo soprano

David Tobin, violin

Have you ever wondered about little-known Irish composers and what their music sounds like? Or would you like to find out more about important historic musical personalities? Recollections of Ireland provides a rare opportunity to explore this heritage in a uniquely informative and entertaining way. The series gives focus to music from the National Library of Ireland and other important collections as well as music inspired by Ireland written by European composers.

Each concert, curated by Una Hunt, features rarely-performed works composed prior to 1917 with some modern premieres included. Programmes will be presented in order to illuminate the background to the featured composers, making the music very accessible to all audience members.

Music from William Vincent Wallace, Ireland's first pioneer composer. The concert includes drawing room songs and piano pieces from the historic 1854 New York album in the National Library of Ireland and excerpts from Wallace's celebrated operas. Also, the unknown and rarely-performed virtuoso variations for violin on The Last Rose of Summer.

Presented by the National Concert Hall

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John Finucane Clarinet Recital Series
Mar
7
7:30 pm19:30

John Finucane Clarinet Recital Series

  • National Concert Hall

John Finucane, clarinet

Elisaveta Blumina, piano

Charles-Marie Widor
Introduction et Rondo

Camille Saint-Saëns

Sonate Op. 167

Allegretto

Allegro Animato

Lento

Molto Allegro- Allegretto

Claude Debussy
Première Rhapsodie

Jean Françaix
Tema con Variazioni pour Clarinette & Piano

Gabriel Pierné Canzonetta Op. 19

Gabriel Grovlez
Sarabande et Allegro

Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962)

Allegro Tristamente

Romanza

Allegro con Fuoco

In this concert, which will see the launch of his latest album exploring French clarinet music, John Finucane performs works for clarinet by some of the great French composers, including Saint-Saëns, Debussy and Poulenc.

Presented by the National Concert Hall

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The Gloaming
Mar
6
8:00 pm20:00

The Gloaming

  • National Concert Hall

The Gloaming return to the National Concert Hall in March for seven record breaking shows. The run of shows in this spectacular venue will be the only chance to see the band play live in Dublin in 2017.

The Gloaming dwells at a musical crossroads, enhancing traditional Irish music’s rich, melancholic tones with modern hues of jazz, contemporary classical, and experimental music. Steeped in traditional Irish music since birth, fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird are joined by New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and Chicago-born guitarist Dennis Cahill.

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RTÉ Contempo Quartet & Hugh Tinney
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

RTÉ Contempo Quartet & Hugh Tinney

  • National Concert Hall

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

Hugh Tinney, piano

Seán Clancy Four Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop, RTÉ commission [World Premiere]

Linda Buckley Haza

Thomas Adès Piano Quintet

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RTÉ NSO - Adés / Keenlyside / Stotijn
Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

RTÉ NSO - Adés / Keenlyside / Stotijn

  • National Concert Hall

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Adès conductor

Simon Keenlyside baritone

Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano

Programme

Ed Bennett Psychedelia - RTÉ commission [World Premiere]

Gerald Barry Wiener Blut

Thomas Adès Totentanz [Irish Premiere]

Thomas Adès conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for the Irish premiere of his epic vocal masterpiece Totentanz with international operatic superstars, the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside who has just finished playing Don Giovanni at the MET in New York, with celebrated Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn. The programme also features the premiere of Psychedelia, a new commission by Irish composer, Ed Bennett and Gerald Barry's Wiener Blut.

Pre-Concert Panel Discussion with Tom Service - Kevin Barry Recital Room, 6pm The Guardian and BBC music critic and presenter Tom Service leads a panel discussion with composers and musicians featured in New Music Dublin to include: Seán Clancy, Ed Bennett, John Godfrey (composer), Malachy Robinson and others.

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New Music Dublin: Michelle O'Rourke & Michael McHale
Mar
3
1:00 pm13:00

New Music Dublin: Michelle O'Rourke & Michael McHale

  • National Concert Hall

Michelle O’Rourke, soprano

Michael McHale, piano

Linda Buckley 'Drink all your passion' from 'I have five things to say'

Andrew Hamilton O'ROURKE (solo voice) World Premiere

Gerald Barry Water Parted

Bryn Harrison An Oblique

Simon O'Connor Echo (new commission)

Anna Murray New Commission

Anna Murray Arrangements of songs by Joanna Newsome and PJ Harvey

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Crash Ensemble / Thomas Adès New Music Dublin
Mar
2
7:30 pm19:30

Crash Ensemble / Thomas Adès New Music Dublin

  • National Concert Hall

Gerald Barry,

Thomas Adès piano

Crash Ensemble

Timothy Redmond conductor

Programme

Gerald Barry Five Chorales from The Intelligence Park [Barry/Adès Piano Duet]

Thomas Adès Mazurkas

Gerald Barry Octet

Gerald Barry Lisbon [Irish Premiere]

Stephen Gardner Jerk [World Premiere]

Thomas Adès Living Toys [Irish Premiere]

Thomas Adès will lead from the piano an evening of instrumental music with Ireland's leading new music ensemble, Crash Ensemble with a programme that includes Gerald Barry’s Lisbon and Adès’s Living Toys, conducted by long-time Adès collaborator and conductor Timothy Redmond.

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The Moscow State Opera production of CARMEN
Mar
1
Mar 5

The Moscow State Opera production of CARMEN

  • Bord Gais Energy Theatre

It has been four years since The Moscow State Opera brought their production of CARMEN to Dublin and the response was so overwhelming that a return was inevitable.

Sung in French with English subtitles, this traditional staging is directed by George Isaakyan, one of Russia’s foremost Directors and multi-winner of the country’s most prestigious award, The Golden Mask.

The sets have been designed in association with The Picasso Foundation, which together with the costumes and Bizet’s wonderful score, guarantees an authentic Spanish feel to the whole performance.

Celine Byrne, Ireland’s own international soprano will be starring in the role of Michaela every evening, and the Orchestra of The Moscow State Opera will accompany the soloists, a magnificent chorus, and the children’s choir provided by The Junior Musicals Theatre School of Bray.

CARMEN — a real treat for opera lovers and those who are new to this magnificent art form.

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