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2014-2015 Season Favourites | Friday 5 September, NCH

A new season, and with it opportunities galore to again hear some of the greatest music ever written - or to discover wonderful works for the first time. Our centuries-spanning curtain raiser offers just a few of the jewels and treasures to come. Masterpieces by Beethoven, Bartók, Schubert and Tchaikovsky, together with Sibelius' majestic Finlandia, Faustian drama from Berlioz and the combustible excitement of Stravinsky's Firebird offer the perfect introduction to a year of unmissable music making.

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Season ON SALE

Now on sale, our 2014-2015 Season, presenting a wide ranging programme of masterworks from the symphonic literature, world and Irish premieres, educational and musical discovery concerts, free talks and recitals, free concerts dedicated to contemporary music, Christmas seasonal concerts and concerts for Good Friday and St Patrick's Day and a mentoring programme for young instrumental musicians. See full details here. View brochure here.

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Season Opening

Friday 12 September: Our season opens in style at the National Concert Hall with principal conductor Alan Buribayev launching a survey of Beethoven's four Fidelio Overtures with the energetic Leonore No. 1. The evening also sees the first of five concerts marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss: the semi-autobiographical Ein Heldenleben quotes more than 30 earlier works, its final pages marked by beauty and tenderness. Acclaimed and decorated Finnish virtuoso Pekka Kuusisto joins us for one of his compatriot's most famous works, Sibelius' epic Violin Concerto. Tickets from €12

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Friday 19 September | Rapture with Gabriela Montero

The understated beauty and emotive power of Raymond Carver poems 'This Word Love', 'No Need' and 'Late Fragment' inspire Linda Buckley's new work for choir and orchestra; Gabriella Montero returns for the thrills and spills of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto while Rimsky-Korsakov's hypnotically perfumed Scheherazade takes us into the exotic, fairytale realms of The Arabian Nights. Gavin Maloney conducts | Tickets from €12

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