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World premiere for choir and orchestra on Culture Night.

'And did you get what/you wanted from this life, even so?/I did./And what did you want?/To call myself beloved, to/feel myself/Beloved on the earth.' Raymond Carver's poetry inspires 'Beloved on the earth', LInda Buckley's new work for choir and orchestra, receiving its world premiere with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and the RTÉ NSO this Friday at the National Concert Hall.

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Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with Montero on Culture Night

Experience the thrills and spills of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with audience favourite Gabriela Montero and let Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade transport you to the exotic, fairytale realms of The Arabian Nights plus Linda Buckley's new work inspired by poet Raymond Carver.Gavin Maloney conducts. From €12 (100 free tickets were offered on 14 August for Culture Night attendess all tickets have been booked)

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Schumann and his love

Clara von Wieck was but a child when she first met her future husband, the composer Robert Schumann. The child became an adult, a great love grew between them and Clara and Robert eventually married against her father's wishes. For Clara, Schumann composed the A minor piano concerto. Elegant, intimate and virtuosic, it is one of the greats. Hear it on Friday 26 September at the National Concert Hall with Leon McCawley as soloist. With this, Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, a magnificent showpiece

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Tchaikovsky's 'Pathetique' Close Up

Great Symphonies Close Up with Charles Hazlewood continues no Tuesday 30 September with Tchaikovsky's 'Pathetique' Symphony. Tickets just €10!

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Drama, vivid contrasts and journalistic immediacy

Drama, vivid contrasts and journalistic immediacy. All part of the mix on Friday 3 October with Shostakovich's unblinking depiction of Russia's 'Bloody Sunday' massacre of 1905, Dvorák's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Second Leonore Overture.

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