RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2010-2011 Season

Friday 18 February, 8pm
at the National Concert Hall

Milhaud La Création du monde [16']
Honegger King David [74'] (Narrated in French)

Karen Vourc'h soprano
Elodie Méchain alto
Robin Tritschler tenor
Eric Génovèse narrator
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Duley)
Pascal Rophé conductor

Pascal Rophé's French journey continues, this time with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir in a rarely performed French choral epic, King David. Honegger's Biblical treatment tells of the young David and his challenging journey through life.

By means of contrast, and encapsulating the French fondness for smaller-scale works, Milhaud's La Création du monde is probably one of the greatest, employing African folklore, New Orleans jazz and classical styles.

Soundings 7pm | In Conversation
Pascal Rophé, conductor, with Colman Pearce, conductor.
Rophé's French orchestral journey with the RTÉ NSO

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

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