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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Friday 25 January 2013, 8pm

National Concert Hall
Ends 10pm approx

Berg Violin Concerto [22']
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' [65']

Isabelle van Keulen violin
Katherine Broderick sopranos
Claudia Huckle alto
Robin Tritschler tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams bass
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Hindley)
Gerhard Markson conductor

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

A HEART-WRENCHING REQUIEM, A GARGANTUAN SYMPHONIC HYMN. Alban Berg's Violin Concerto - a heart-wrenching requiem for the death of a young child, dedicated to 'the memory of an angel' - and Beethoven's gargantuan symphonic hymn, with its ecstatic choral setting of Schiller's Ode to Joy, are two monumental musical milestones whose astonishing intensity and awesome scale are without compare. Former Principal Conductor Gerhard Markson returns to lead virtuoso Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen, the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, and a quartet of vocal talents in what is sure to be a night to remember.

Soundings, 7pm: In Conversation
Former RTÉ NSO General Manager and Principal Clarinet Brian O'Rourke with conductor Gavin Maloney

Tickets: €10, €18, €24, €30, €35
(concessions €9, €16, €22, €27, €32)
Booking (no fees): 01 417 000 or ONLINE

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