RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2010-2011 Season

FORTE! THE RTÉ NSO MUSICAL DISCOVERY PROGRAMME

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music"
Sergei Rachmaninov

FORTE!, our new Musical Discovery programme, has been designed to offer audiences of all ages the chance to share in the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra's music-making, to explore in new ways some of the great music being performed on Friday nights, and to make and create music with some of the orchestral players in schools and community-based projects.

Events range from a family concert featuring Pictures at an Exhibition and The Love for Three Oranges alongside music from E.T to Minimalism: A Concert for Young People featuring The Chairman Dances by John Adams alongside music by Michael Nyman, and workshops for school students/local communities inspired by Christian Lindberg and Prokofiev.

Also, an exploration of Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony for second-level, third-level and post-graduate music students and general enthusiasts, and showcase events platforming the creative work done in workshops by school students and the local community.

'The Jamie Oliver of music animateurs'
Leading a number of these events is our new Creative Advisor, Paul Rissmann. In his work, which takes him all over the world devising creative projects for orchestras and opera companies, Paul has been described as '. the Jamie Oliver of music animateurs' (Neue Musikzeitung) and as someone '.without parallel [with a] line of communication that exactly matches, then advances, the listening skills of his audience, whether they are of nursery, primary, or secondary school age' (The Herald, Scotland). Most recently, Paul presented a schools concert with members of the Vienna Philharmonic. Don't miss him!

FORTE! THE EVENTS
Tuesday 5 October, 2pm
RTÉ and The National Concert Hall present
Minimalism: A Concert for Young People
Concert with on-screen presentation
Presented by Paul Rissmann
Linked to season concert 1 October: John Adams The Chairman Dances
TARGET AGE: 14-18 YEARS
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Thursday 7 October, 2pm
Beethoven's 'Eroica'
Talk with orchestral demonstration
Presented by conductor Kenneth Montgomery
Linked to season concert 8 October: Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
TARGET AGE: GENERAL
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Sunday 14 November, 3pm
RTÉ and The National Concert Hall present
Incredible Adventures: A Family Concert for Young Children
Concert with on-screen presentation and audience participation
Presented by Paul Rissmann
Gavin Maloney conductor
Linked to season concerts 24 September: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition and 3 December: Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges
TARGET AGE: 7-12 YEARS
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 November, 10.30am and 12.15pm daily
RTÉ and The National Concert Hall present
A Leaving Certificate Guide to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet
With full orchestra, computer technology and visuals
Presented by Paul Rissmann
TARGET AGE: LEAVING CERT STUDENTS
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Thursday 2 December, 11am
1001 Nights: A Musical Fairytale for Children through Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade
Linked to season concert 3 December: Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
TARGET AGE: 8-12 YEARS
DURATION: 1 HOUR

The Showcases
Showcasing brand new music, created by school students/local community in compositional
projects led by Creative Advisor and animateur Paul Rissmann and RTÉ NSO Players.

Friday 14 January | 7pm
Soundings: The Showcase
Inspired by Lindberg! with local community

Friday 8 April | 7pm
Soundings: The Showcase
Inspired by Prokofiev! with school students

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