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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2011-2012 Season

Friday 14 October, 8pm
at the National Concert Hall

STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds [19']
ORFF Carmina Burana [65']
WILD CARD A surprise extra

Hugh Tinney piano
Ailish Tynan soprano
Roberto Gionfriddo tenor
James Oldfield baritone
RTÉ Cór na nÓg (choral director Mary Amond O'Brien)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Jeremy Haneman)
Gerhard Markson conductor

'Strings and piano, a sound scraped and a sound struck, do not sound well together. Whereas piano and winds, a sound struck and blown, do.' Stravinsky, conveniently ignoring the achievements of Mozart and Beethoven, but summing up the percussive power of his own startling hybrid! Orff, based on bawdy medieval texts, and popularised in the Old Spice TV ad, is very earthy too - but instantly recognisable and simply unforgettable.

*Want to attend a free open rehearsal ahead of the concert as part of RTÉ Music Week 2011 - CLICK HERE*

SOUNDINGS 7pm | Panel Discussion
Please note: RTÉ television producer and director David McKenna will no longer be chairing the panel

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

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