The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 26 July 2013

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    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

    A concert in honour of the RTÉ NSO's patron, President Michael D. Higgins. A musical celebration showcasing Irish talent from the fields of classical, traditional & popular music
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    President's Concert Interval

    Ellen talks to various members of the arts community across Ireland, to get some thoughts on President Michael D. Higgins and the part he has played in celebrating our cultural heritage.

    Monday 22nd December
    Phoenix Rising - The Music of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháín.
    A vibrant and evocative concert which showcases the wide-spectrum compositional work of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin - one of Ireland's best-known and most accomplished musicians and composers.
    Mícheál Ó Súilleabháín (piano)
    Kenneth Edge (soprano saxophone)
    Pádraic Keane (uilleann pipes)
    An ensemble of fiddle players led by Liz Doherty
    Iarla Ó Lionáird (sean-nós singer)
    Deirdre Moynihan (soprano)
    New Dublin Voices
    RTÉ Concert Orchestra
    David Brophy (conductor)

    Tuesday 23rd December
    Paul Herriott brings us some festive works in the concert this evening featuring Vaughan-Williams’ Christmas Cantata and Cantatas from Stölzel’s Christmas Oratorio 
    Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/8
    Vaughan-Williams: Christmas Cantata
    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    Zsolt Haja (tenor)
    Robert Rezsnyak (baritone)
    Andrea Melath (soprano)
    Csaba Somos (conductor)
    Stölzel: Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 7-10)
    Weimar Baroque Ensemble and soloists
    Ludger Rémy (conductor)

    Wednesday 24th December
    This Christmas Eve, Paul Herriott presents one of the greatest works in the secular choral repertoire – Handel’s Messiah,  in a concert recorded at the Danish Radio Concert House, Copenhagen
    Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, oratorio
    Danish National Chamber Orchestra
    Danish National Vocal Ensemble
    Sine Bundgaard (soprano)
    Alex Potter (countertenor)
    David Danholt (tenor)
    Havard Stensvold (bass)
    Marcus Creed (conductor)

    Thursday 25th December
    Paul Herriott transports us to the sunnier climes of Australia for tonight’s performance recorded in the Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne  of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio 
    Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
    Nicolas Mulroy (tenor)
    Choir of London
    Australian Chamber Orchestra
    Richard Tognetti (violin/ conductor)

    Friday 26th December 
    Paul Herriott presents the RTE National Symphony Orchestra live from the NCH, Dublin, in a concert recorded in celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Shaun Davey’s music drama, vividly depicts St Brendan’s journey from Ireland to the New World in a tiny leather boat. The powerful double bill also features the incomparable singing of Rita Connolly in ‘Granuaile’. 
    RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Rita Connolly (singer)
    Liam O’Flynn (uileann pipes)
    Gavin Maloney (conductor)

    Monday 29th December
    The understated beauty and emotive power of Raymond Carver poems ‘This Word Love’, ‘No Need’ and ‘Late Fragment’ inspire Linda Buckley’s new work for choir and orchestra; Gabriella Montero returns for the thrills and spills of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto while Rimsky-Korsakov’s hypnotically perfumed Scheherazade takes us into the exotic, fairytale realms of The Arabian Nights. Paul Herriott presents this concert which was first broadcast in September this year.
    Linda Buckley:  Beloved on the earth (RTÉ lyric fm commission / world premiere)
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
    Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra
    Gabriela Montero (piano)
    RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Hindley)
    Gavin Moloney  (conductor)

    Tuesday 30th December
    Tonight’s concert of much loved works was recorded at the Menuhin Festival this year in Gstaad. (First broadcast Thursday 6th November)
    Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26
    Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
    Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.16
    Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites No.1 & 2
    Gstaad Festival Orchestra
    Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Wednesday 31st December
    Paul Herriott presents the Bill Whelan Gala which was broadcast live from the University Concert Hall, Limerick in June this year.
    with Sir James Galway flute
    Zoë Conway, violin
    Catherine Leonard, violin
    Colin Dunne, dancer
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra
    Gavin Maloney, conductor
    Bill Whelan: Carna: An Chistin, Riverdance Symphonic Suite,  Inishlacken  and Linen and Lace (RTÉ lyric fm commission)

    Thursday 1st January
    Acclaimed Beethoven interpreter John O’Conor returns for the classical elegance and symphonic grandeur of the Third Piano Concerto. Brahms’ Requiem Mass, written in German in memory of his mother, is one of the most beautiful, and heartfelt expressions of loss ever composed. (First broadcast Friday 7th November)
    Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
    Brahms: A German Requiem 
    John O’Conor (piano)
    Lynda Lee (soprano)
    Owen Gilhooly (baritone)
    RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
    Andreas Delfs (conductor)

    Friday 2nd January
    John O’Conor presents and performs in this special concert recorded at the National Concert Hall entitled ‘Beethoven Made Me’ .
    Piano Sonata No. 8 in c minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathétique ’
    Piano Sonata No. 14 in c sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
    Piano Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
    John O’Conor (piano)

    Monday 5th January
    Tonight Paul Herriott brings us to the Royal Albert Hall, London for a concert performed by the Ulster Orchestra as part of the BBC Proms this year and first broadcast on Monday 20th October.
    Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in C, Op.46/1
    Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op/46/8
    Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
    Bax: Roscatha
    Whelan: Riverdance, a symphonic suite
    Ulster Orchestra
    Zhang Zuo (piano)
    Jac Van Steen (conductor)

    Tuesday 6th January
    Paul Herriott presents Lang Lang  one of the greatest pianists of our generation in a concert recorded in the National Concert Hall, Dublin in April 2014
    Mozart: Piano Sonata No.5 in G, K.283
    Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
    Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38
    Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
    Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
    Ponce: Intermezzo
    Lang Lang (piano)

    Wednesday 7th January
    Paul Herriot presents the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle in a concert recorded live this September in the Philharmonie, Berlin. (First broadcast Monday 27th October)
    Rachmaninov:Symphonic Dances Op.45
    Stravinsky: The Firebird, ballet music
    Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Thursday 8th January
    Tonight we travel to the Klaus Von Bismarck Hall, Broadcasting House, Cologne. (First broadcast Tuesday 30th September)
    Glinka: Overture to 'Ruslan and Ludmila'
    Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto in A flat
    Tchaikovsky: Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin
    Shostakovich: Excerpts from Jazz Suite No.1
    Kabalevsky: Excerpts from The Comedians, Op.26
    Jarre: Lara's Theme from the film Doctor Zhivsgo
    Tchaikovsky: Trepak, from The Nutcracker
    WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne
    Reinhard Ehritt (trumpet)
    Helmuth Froschauer (conductor)

    Friday 9th January
    Paul Herriott presents tonight’s concert live from the National Concert Hall
    Elaine Agnew: Everyone Sang (RTÉ Commission/ world premiere)
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor. K.466
    Elgar: The Music Makers
    RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Hugh Tinner (piano)
    Imelda Drumm (mezzo)
    RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
    Andrew Litton (conductor)

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