The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 15 November 2013
A stirring legend of love, sacrifice, war and a fabled drowned city, a masterpiece concerto written in the immediate aftermath of the carnage of the First World War, and a symphony of heroic dimensions in which fate came knocking at the door. RTÉ’s new Principal Guest Conductor Nathalie Stutzman (photo Simon Fowler) returns to the podium with Alban Gerhardt stepping into the spotlight for Elgar’s unforgettable Cello Concerto. We'll also enjoy Beethoven's monumental work of unrelenting vigour, the Symphony No. 5, as it moves through tumultuous challenge and quest to a euphoric conclusion, every bit as memorable as its momentous opening declaration.
Lalo: Le roi d’ys Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Broadcasting live from New Music Dublin, Paul Herriott presents two concerts as part of the festival. Beginning in St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Chamber Choir Ireland and the Irish Chamber Orchestra perform the Irish premiere of James MacMillan's Stabat Mater, an intense setting of the text of the medieval hymn of the same title, for chorus and orchestra, conducted by the composer himself (pictured).
MacMillan: Stabat Mater
Chamber Choir Ireland
Irish Chamber Orchestra
James MacMillan (conductor)
Our second concert of the evening comes from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will perform Korean composer Unsuk Chin's : Šu - for Sheng (4,000 year old Chinese mouth organ) and Orchestra with the Sheng master Wu Wei, Sheng. This will be followed by Kevin Volans' World Premiere of Gol Na mBan San Ár - for Uilleann Pipes and Orchestra with David Power on the Uilleann Pipes.
Chin: Šu - for Sheng and Orchestra
Volans: Gol Na mBan San Ár - for Uilleann Pipes and Orchestra (world premiere)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Wu Wei (sheng)
David Power (uilleann pipes)
David Brophy (conductor)