RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2010-2011 Season
THE SOUND OF BELLS
Friday 29 April, 8pm
at the National Concert Hall
R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 [33']
Rachmaninov The Bells, Op. 35 [35']
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Is there a more arresting opening for a musical work than Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra? Subtitled Sunrise, the music rises to a climax of shattering power, beginning a journey across the whole range of the orchestral palette.
With the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir joining the orchestra this evening for the season's focus on Rachmaninov, we hear his glorious choral symphony, each movement of which portrays a specific type of bell - sleigh, wedding, fire and funeral.
Soundings 7pm | | Guest Talk
TCD Music Lecturer Simon Trezise discusses The Bells
NOTE: This replaces the previously advertised world première of Linda Buckley's new work. This will now take place as part of the main evening concert on Friday 27 May.
Tickets: €18, €24, €30, €35 (conc.€16, €22, €27, €32)
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online