RTÉ NSO Summer Evening Concert
FRIDAY 4 JULY, 8PM
NATIONAL CONCERT HALL
SPIRIT OF AMERICA
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Summer Evening Concert Series
Copland An Outdoor Overture (10')
Barber Adagio for Strings (8')
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (full orchestra version) (16')
Dvorák Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, From the New World (40')
Andrew Litton, soloist/director & conductor
Acclaimed American conductor Andrew Litton makes a welcome return, appropriately enough on Independence Day, with a quartet of works celebrating America the bold and the brave. Copland's An Outdoor Overture is a gently heroic tribute to the frontier spirit, Gershwin's jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue a euphoric celebration of city life, Barber's heart-stopping Adagio for Strings, popularised in the films The Elephant Man and Platoon, a deeply felt expression of grief. Dvorák's From the New World (taken by Neil Armstrong to the Moon on board Apollo 11) proves a glorious hymnal to America's spirit and soul.
TICKETS: €12, €20, €26, €32, €35 (Concessions €10, €18, €23.40, €28.80, €31.50). Dinner and concert deals available. Please enquire when booking.
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