RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013

Friday 14 September 2012
VIENNESE WHIRLS
Lehár
Gold and Silver Waltz, Op. 79 (8')
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K537 'Coronation' [28']
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59 [22']
Ravel La valse [12']

Finghin Collins piano
Alan Buribayev conductor

Friday 21 September 2012
MARCHING TOWARDS HOPE AND HAPPINESS

Elgar Froissart Overture, Op. 19 [12']
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 [31']
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 [44']

Howard Shelley piano/conductor

Friday 12 October 2012
FROM POLAND WITH LOVE

Glinka Polish Dances from A Life for the Tsar [15']
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 [32']
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 29 'Polish' [45']

Hisako Kawamura piano
Alan Buribayev conductor

Friday 19 October 2012
FATE KNOCKING AT THE DOOR

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 [31']
Verdi Four Sacred Pieces [39']

RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Mark Hindley chorus master)
Kenneth Montgomery conductor

Friday 26 October 2012
THE NOBLE, THE SENTIMENTAL AND THE EXOTIC

Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales [16']
Ginastera Concerto for Harp, Op. 25 [23']
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition [35'

Xavier de Maistre harp
Hanny Lintu conductor

Friday 2 November 2012
SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE AND LOSS
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

Friday 9 November 2012
GRACE OUT OF DARKNESS

Andrew Hamilton The True Truths
(RTÉ commission, world premiere) [10']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491 [31']
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Finghin Collins piano
Hannu Lintu conductor


Friday 23 November 2012
TURKISH DELIGHT AND TARTAN
Schnittke
Moz-art à la Haydn [12']
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K219 'Turkish' [31']
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish' [40']

Baiba Skride violin
Michael Francis conductor

Friday 30 November 2012
DREAMS, DEFIANCE AND LEAVE-TAKING

R. Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20 [17']
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 [25']
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 [55']

John Finucane clarinet
Rafael Payare conductor
with 2012 Mentoring Scheme participants

Tuesday 1 January 2013, 2.30pm & 6.30pm
STRICTLY COME WALTZING (New Year's Day Celebration)

Orla Boylan soprano
Gerhard Markson conductor
Presented by Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm

Friday 4 January 2013
THE LORD OF THE RING
Wagner 200th Birthday Celebration

Wagner
Rienzi Overture [12']
Wesendonck Lieder [21']
Ride of the Valkyries [5']
Tannhäuser Overture [14']
Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde) [17']
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [9']

Miriam Murphy soprano
Matthias Bamert conductor

Friday 11 January 2013
TO LIFE! TO LOVE!
Dvorák
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 [10']
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 [33']
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony' [36']

Ilya Gringolts violin
Hannu Lintu conductor

Friday 18 January 2013
CELESTIAL FIELDS

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat, K449 [21']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 16 in D, K451 [21']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K453 [30']

Finghin Collins piano/director


Friday 25 January 2013
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Berg
Violin Concerto [22']
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' [65']

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

Friday 8 February 2013
AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

Mahler Rückert Lieder [18']
Mahler Symphony No. 10 (Cooke version) [72')

Celine Byrne soprano
Stefan Blunier conductor

Friday 15 February 2013
JOURNEYS OF THE IMAGINATION

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55 [15']
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 103 'Egyptian' [29']
Prokofiev Symphony No. 4 in C, Op. 47 (original version) [23']
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 [15']

Lilya Zilberstein piano
Alan Buribayev conductor

Friday 22 February 2013 |
LANDMARKS OF EMOTION

Dvorák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 [40']
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 [39']

Alban Gerhardt cello
Alan Buribayev conductor

Sunday 24 February 2013 BEETHOVEN FOR MOZART LOVERS
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15 [36']
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 6 in D, Op. 61 [42']

Finghin Collins piano
Jonathan Cohen conductor

Sunday 3 March 2013
ORPHEUS TAMING THE WILD BEASTS

Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 [8']
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58 [34']
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80 [19']

Finghin Collins piano
Jennifer Davis soprano
Nicola Mulligan soprano
Laura Murphy alto
Eoin Hynes tenor
Patrick Hyland bass
Gavan Ring baritone
The Guinness Choir (David Milne chorus master)
Jonathan Cohen conductor

Friday 8 March 2013
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 [22']
Khachaturian Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra [23']
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B flat, Op. 100 [46']

Hideko Udagawa violin
Alan Buribayev conductor

Friday 22 March 2013
CLASSICAL POISE

Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture, K492 [4']
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A [28']
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 [26]
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 'Italian' [27]

Julian Rachlin violin/conductor

Friday 12 April 2013
SYMPHONIC MATTERS
John Kinsella Symphony No. 10 [30']
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E flat, 'Romantic' [70']

Gavin Maloney conductor

Friday 19 April 2013
A POSTCARD FROM THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD
Lalo
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 [33']
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' [40']

Eldbjørg Hemsing violin
Gilbert Varga conductor

Friday 26 April 2013 HEAT, HOLINESS AND LEFT-HAND PIANO
Messiaen L'Ascension - 4 méditations symphoniques [27']
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand [19']
Ibert Escales (Ports of Call) [14']

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger piano
Pascal Rophé conductor

Friday 3 May 2013
GLORY TO GOD AND RUGBY
Franck
Symphony in D minor [37']
Honegger Rugby [8']
Poulenc Gloria [28']

Mairéad Buicke soprano
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Mark Hindley chorus master)
Pascal Rophé conductor

Friday 10 May 2013
BEAUTY IN SUNSHINE AND SHADOW

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 5 in D, K175 [21']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K595 [32']
Mozart Concerto for Three Pianos in F, K242

Finghin Collins piano/director
Dearbhla Collins piano
Hugh Tinney piano

Friday 17 May 2013
ROMANCE TAKEN TO EXTREMES

Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture [11']
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 [24']
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90 [33']

Edoardo Zosi violin
Alan Buribayev conductor

Friday 24 May 2013
FANTASY FOLK MUSIC AND PURE COLD WATER

Sibelius Tapiola, Op. 112 [18']
Sibelius Kullervo, Op. 7 [72']

Johanna Rusanen-Kartano soprano
Ville Rusanen baritone
The Polytech Choir of Finland (Juha Kuivanen director)
Hannu Lintu conductor


Friday 31 May 2013
A FINALE OF FANFAES AND FIREWORKS
Tchaikovksy
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 [32']
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op.47 [44']

Kirill Gerstein piano
Alan Buribayev conductor

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