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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season

SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE AND LOSS
Friday 2 November 2012, 8pm
National Concert Hall
Concert ends 10pm approx

Free Pipeworks organ recital at 6.10pm

PROGRAMME:
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten [6']
Frank Corcoran Violin Concerto (world premiere) [17']
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 [60']

Alan Smale violin
Christopher Warren-Green conductor

SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE AND LOSS
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
RTÉ NSO LEADER ALAN SMALE GIVES THE FIRST PERFORMANCE of Frank Corcoran's 'taut, lean, lyrical, leppin'' and song-like Violin Concerto that combines, the composer says, 'fiddling fun, violinistic seriousness and art's sorrow, and fast, furious, last orchestral thoughts'.

Estonian Arvo Pärt's bewitching, prayer-like elegy for Britten is a haunting recognition of a lost kindred spirit, and Rachmaninov's swooningly beautiful Second Symphony could have no better champion than the dynamic conductor Christopher Warren-Green.

Soundings, 7pm: In Conversation
Conductor Colman Pearce with Irish composer Frank Corcoran

Tickets: €10, €18, €24, €30, €35
(concessions €9, €16, €22, €27, €32)
Booking (no fees): 01 417 0000 or ONLINE

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