RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Season
THE STATE OF THE UNION
Friday 30 April, 8pm
André Previn Owls (European première)
Barber Piano Concerto
Hindemith When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
A new André Previn piece opens a wonderful all-American related programme under dynamic conductor William Eddins. The elegiac imagery of Walt Whitman's poem - lilacs piled on President Lincoln's coffin as it was taken across the country after his assassination - inspired Hindemith's visionary and intensely moving setting. Barber's lyrical and explosive concerto is just the vehicle for celebrated composer/pianist Philip Martin.
Soundings: In conversation
William Eddins with TCD music lecturer Martin Adams, 7pm
NATIONAL CONCERT HALL
Tickets: €10, €18, €24, €30, €35 (conc. €9, €16, €22, €27, €32)
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online.
WHEN TO BOOK
Booking opens: Tuesday 9 June, 10am
Booking opens: Tuesday 7 July, 10am