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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Season

'MY FRIENDS PICTURED WITHIN'
Friday 13 November, 8pm

Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Larchet By the Waters of Moyle
Elgar Enigma Variations

Peter Tuite piano
Gerhard Markson conductor

At times, it's as if soloist and orchestra wage war in this Beethoven concerto, with its electric opening, transcendental 2nd movement and dancing finale. Elgar's masterpiece, an affectionate portrayal of his friends, is a kaleidoscope of moods. The 9th variation, Nimrod, remains a favourite, while the 13th, which quotes Mendelssohn's Calm Sea, remains a mystery.

Soundings: In conversation
J.F. Larchet's daughter Sheila Larchet-Cuthbert with RTÉ NSO Principal Clarinet John Finucane, 7pm
NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

Enjoyed this concert but unsure where to go next? Our Take a Chance recommendations will point you in the right direction. You may also like 3 December or 12 March.

Tickets: €10, €18, €24, €30, €35 (conc. €9, €16, €22, €27, €32)
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online.

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