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RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2015-2016 SEASON

Friday 22 April, 8pm
National Concert Hall

BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor

VIVIANE HAGNER violin | JONAS ALBER conductor

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Friday 15 April, 8pm
National Concert Hall

TAKEMITSU A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
RAVEL Shéhérazade
SIBELIUS Luonnotar
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

ORLA BOYLAN soprano | BALDUR BRÖNNIMANN conductor

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Friday 8 April, 8pm
National Concert Hall

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
DUTILLEUX Cello Concerto: Tout un monde lointain...
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 3 in A minor

ALBAN GERHARDT cello | ANDREW GOURLAY conductor

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A Nation's Voice - Easter Sunday 27 March, 2.30pm
The National Museum, Collins Barracks

HANDEL 'Hallelujah' Chorus from Messiah
Ó RIADA Mise Éire (Orchestral Suite)
BILL WHELAN Excerpts from The Connemara Suite
SHAUN DAVEY One Hundred Years a Nation (text by Paul Muldoon) WORLD PREMIERE / RTÉ COMMISSION

HELENA WOOD violin | ZOË CONWAY fiddle | COLIN DUNNE dance percussion | PAUL MULDOON narrator | MASSED CHOIRS FROM RTÉ, ASSOCIATION OF IRISH CHOIRS, MUSIC GENERATION | DAVID BROPHY conductor

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Good Friday 25 March, 3.30pm
National Concert Hall

BACH St John Passion

BEN JOHNSON Evangelist | CHRISTOPHER CULL Christus | GAVAN RING Pilate | DAIRE HALPIN soprano | WILLIAM TOWERS countertenor | DEAN POWER tenor | RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR (chorus master: Mark Hindley) | NICHOLAS McGEGANconductor

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Friday 18 March, 8pm
National Concert Hall

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

PETER DONOHOE piano | ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Friday 11 March, 8pm
National Concert Hall

Ó RIADA Seoladh na nGamhna
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C
SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite

DENIS KOZHUKHIN piano | PIETARI INKINEN conductor

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Friday 26 February, 8pm
National Concert Hall

WAGNER Tannhäuser Overture
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
MAHLER Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy's Magic Horn)

TARA ERRAUGHT mezzo-soprano | STÉPHAN DEGOUT baritone | NATHALIE STUTZMANN conductor

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Friday 19 February 2016, 8pm
National Concert Hall

BAX In memoriam IRISH PREMIERE
LUTOSLAWSKI Cello Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'

NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN cello | DUNCAN WARD conductor

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Friday 12 February, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K.459
ELGAR Falstaff, Symphonic Study
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, 'Rhenish'

RYAN WIGGLESWORTH conductor & piano

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Friday 5 February, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season - STRAVINSKY IN FOCUS

STRAVINSKY Octet
STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for String Quartet
STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms
STRAVINSKY Ragtime
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements

RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET | RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR (chorus master: Mark Hindley) | ALEKSANDER MARKOVIC conductor

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Friday 29 January, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'
BRITTEN 'Four Sea Interludes' from Peter Grimes
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, 'The Inextinguishable'

EIVIND GULLBERG JENSEN conductor

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Friday 22 January, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G, 'Oxford'
RAYMOND DEANE The Alma Fragments - WORLD PREMIERE / RTÉ COMMISSION
RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances

COURTNEY LEWIS conductor

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Friday 15 January, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

BORODIN In the Steppes of Central Asia
WALTON Viola Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

LAWRENCE POWER viola, DIETRICH PAREDES conductor

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Friday 8 January, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

ELGAR In the South (Alassio)
BLOCH Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B flat

LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH cello, NICHOLAS COLLON conductor

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Friday 11 December, 8pm, National Concert Hall
Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Live

WALDTEUFEL Skater's Waltz
DEBUSSY The Snow is Dancing from Children's Corner
MOZART Flute Concerto No.2 in D - first movement
TCHAIKOVSKY March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies and Russian Dance (Trepak) from The Nutcracker
PHILIP LANE Wassail Dance (No 3) - vivace
LEROY ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
HOWARD BLAKE Walking in the Air
JOHN WILLIAMS Main Theme from Star Wars
GRIEG Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

MIRIAM KACZOR flute, CHRISTOPHER CULL baritone, MAX BENNETT boy soprano, CHRISTOPHER BELL conductor, LIZ NOLAN presenter

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Friday 4 December, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis

ELEANOR DENNIS soprano, RACHEL KELLY mezzo-soprano, ROBIN TRITSCHLER tenor, MARCUS FARNSWORTH baritone, RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR (chorus master: Mark Hindley), CRISTIAN MACELARU conductor

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Friday 27 November, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1 in D, 'Classical'
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2
WALTON Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

BARNABÁS KELEMEN violin, ALEXANDER SHELLEY conductor

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Friday 6 November 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op.19
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.7 in C, 'Leningrad'

FEDERICO COLLI piano | ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Friday 30 October 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

SIBELIUS Pohjola's Daughter
GERALD BARRY Piano Concerto - IRISH PREMIERE
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2 in E minor

HUGH TINNEY piano CRISTIAN MACELARU conductor

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Friday 23 October, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

SCRIABIN Rêverie
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
ELGAR Symphony No. 1 in A flat

STEVEN OSBORNE piano RICHARD FARNES conductor

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Tuesday 20 October, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
October Lunchtime Concert

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART 'Deh vieni, non tardar' (The Marriage of Figaro)
ROSSINI 'Una voce poco fa' (The Barber of Seville)
BIZET 'Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante' (Carmen)
J. STRAUSS II Overture to Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS II Adele's Laughing Song (Die Fledermaus)
GOUNOD 'Je veux vivre' (Romeo and Juliet)
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

KIM SHEEHAN soprano GAVIN MALONEY conductor

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Friday 16 October 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season
MAHLER: THE WUNDERHORN YEARS

MAHLER Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection'

MÁIRE FLAVIN soprano
PATRICIA BARDON mezzo-soprano
RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR (chorus master: Mark Hindley)
ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Tuesday 13 October, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
October Lunchtime Concert

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART 'Voi che sapete' (The Marriage of Figaro)
MOZART 'Parto, parto ma tu ben mio' (La clemenza di Tito)
GLUCK/WAGNER Overture to Iphigénie en Aulide
GLUCK 'Addio, addio o miei sospiri' (Orfeo ed Euridice)
MASSENET 'Allez, laissez-moi seul' (Cendrillon)
VERDI Prelude to Act I of La Traviata
ROSSINI 'Non più mesta' (La Cenerentola)

SHARON CARTY mezzo-soprano GAVIN MALONEY conductor

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Friday 9 October 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat
HINDEMITH Symphony: Mathis der Maler
R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite

ALEXEI VOLODIN piano JAMES FEDDECK conductor

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Tuesday 6 October, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
October Lunchtime Concert

ROSSINI Overture to Barber of Seville
ROSSINI 'Largo al factotum' (Barber of Seville)
PUCCINI 'Questo amor, vergogna mia' (Edgar)
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
VERDI 'Per me giunto... O Carlo, ascolta' (Don Carlo)
BIZET Excerpts from Suite No.1 (Carmen)
BIZET Toreador Song (Carmen)

RORY MUSGRAVE baritone GAVIN MALONEY conductor

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Friday 2 October, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
BERG Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D

VERONIKA EBERLE violin EIVIND GULLBERG JENSEN conductor

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Friday 25 September, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season

BARBER Violin Concerto
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E flat, 'Romantic'

ALEXANDRA SOUMM violin HANS GRAF conductor

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Friday 18 September, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016: Main Season
MAHLER: THE WUNDERHORN YEARS

JANÁCEK Taras Bulba
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
DVORÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World


BENJAMIN APPL baritone ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Friday 11 September 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
2015-2016 Season Opening
MAHLER: THE WUNDERHORN YEARS

BEETHOVEN Prometheus Overture
LISZT Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D, 'Titan'

ELISSO VIRSALADZE piano ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Friday 11 September 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall

Friday 4 September 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
TCHAIKOVSKY FAVOURITES

Capriccio Italien
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
Swan Lake Suite
Iolanta's Arioso from Iolanta
1812 Overture

CLAUDIA BOYLE soprano JONAS ALBER conductor

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RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER 2015

Friday 5 June 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
Tara Erraught Opera Gala

MOZART Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART 'Voi che sapete' from The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART 'Deh, per questo istante' from La Clemenza di Tito
NICOLAI Overture from The Merry Wives of Windsor
BERLIOZ 'D'amour l'ardente flamme' from The Damnation of Faust
BALFE 'Non v'e donna' from Falstaff
R. STRAUSS Moonlight Interlude from Capriccio
R. STRAUSS 'Sein wir wieder gut' from Ariadne auf Naxos
OFFENBACH 'C'est l'amour vainqueur' from Les contes d'Hoffmann
ROSSINI Overture from Semiramide
ROSSINI 'Una voce poco fa' from The Barber of Seville
ROSSINI 'Nacqui all'affanno...Non più mesta' from La Cenerentola

TARA ERRAUGHT mezzo-soprano GIACOMO SAGRIPANTI conductor

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Tuesday 9 June 2015, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series

CHABRIER Gwendoline Overture
PIERNÉ Sérénade
MASSENET 'Va! Laisse couler mes larmes' from Werther
GLUCK 'Che farò senza Euridice?' from Orfeo ed Euridice
FAURÉ Shylock Nocturne
BIZET Seguidilla from Carmen
DONIZETTI 'O mio Fernando' from La favorita
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

RAPHAELA MANGAN mezzo-soprano ROBERT HOULIHAN conductor
Presented by Niall Carroll, RTÉ lyric fm

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Friday 10 July 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Evening Series

RAYMOND DEANE Samara (RTÉ commission)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, 'The Emperor'

HUGH TINNEY piano GAVIN MALONEY conductor

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Saturday 18 July 6pm, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway
at GALWAY INTERNTIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

KEVIN O'CONNELL Early Music, RTÉ Commission
BEETHOVEN Piano Con certo No. 5 in E flat, 'The Emperor', Op. 73
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, 'The Inextinguishable', Op. 29

FINGHIN COLLINS piano JOHN WILSON conductor

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RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2014-2015 SEASON

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
HORIZONS: LIFE IS A WAVE.
Featured composer: Gráinne Mulvey

DAVID BREMNER Gap Static (world premiere)
GRÁINNE MULVEY Diffractions (world premiere)
NICOLA LeFANU Threnody (world premiere)
GRÁINNE MULVEY Cello Concerto: Excursions and Ascents (RTÉ commission / world premiere)

MARTIN JOHNSON cello GAVIN MALONEY conductor
Presented by BERNARD CLARKE, RTÉ lyric fm

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Tuesday 20 January 2015, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
HORIZONS: HIDDEN VISIONS
Featured Composer: DAVID COONAN

JOSEPH DAVIES Byzantium for orchestra (Irish premiere)
DAVID COONAN Träumerei for violin and orchestra (Irish premiere)
DAVID COONAN Sarcasms for orchestra (RTÉ commission / world premiere)

KRISTINE BALANAS violin GAVIN MALONEY conductor
Presented by BERNARD CLARKE, RTÉ lyric fm

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Tuesday 27 January 2015, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
HORIZONS: PIANO CENTRE STAGE
Featured Composer: PHILIP HAMMOND

'...the starry dynamo in the machinery of night...'
Three Orchestral Miniatures and Modulations:
Charles McHugh The Wild Boy; The Lamentation of Owen O'Neil; Young Terence McDonough
Piano Concerto

MICHAEL MCHALE piano GAVIN MALONEY conductor
Presented by BERNARD CLARKE, RTÉ lyric fm

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Tuesday 3 February 2015, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall
HORIZONS: MIRRORS OF LIGHT
Featured Composer: JOHN BUCKLEY

ELLIOTT CARTER Sound Fields (Irish premiere)
JOHN BUCKLEY A Mirror into the Light
JEROME DE BROMHEAD A Lay for a Light Year (world premiere)
JOHN BUCKLEY Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Irish premiere)

GWENDOLYN MASIN violin GAVIN MALONEY conductor
Presented by BERNARD CLARKE, RTÉ lyric fm

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Friday 6 February 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
HEAVENLY LENGTH

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
MAHLER Blumine
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C, The Great

KURT NIKKANEN violin PATRIK RINGBORG conductor

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Friday 13 February 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
ROLLERCOASTER

ELGAR Introduction and Allegro
WATKINS Flute Concerto (Irish premiere)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor

ADAM WALKER flute RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET DAMIAN IORIO conductor

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Friday 20 February 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
MUSICAL PEAKS

BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D
R STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony

HELENA WOOD violin JONAS ALBER conductor

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Friday 27 February 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
MEXICAN WAVE

MAY Sunlight and Shadow
CHÁVEZ Symphony No. 2, Sinfonía india
ROSAURO Marimba Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY Petrushka

ERIKO DAIMO marimba ALONDRA DE LA PARRA conductor

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Friday 13 March 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
SONG OF SUMMER

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture
FRANK CORCORAN Cello Concerto (world premiere)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F, Pastoral

MARTIN JOHNSON cello KENNETH MONTGOMERY conductor

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Friday 20 March 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
POETRY & MAYHEM

BERLIOZ Roméo et Juliette Love Scene
MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat, K.365
POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
RAVEL Boléro

PASCAL & AMI ROGÉ pianos JEAN-LUC TINGAUD conductor

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Friday 27 March 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
VOICES TO THRILL

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
MOZART Exsultate, jubilate
R STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier, Final trio

CELINE BYRNE soprano AILISH TYNAN soprano TARA ERRAUGHT mezzo-soprano ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Friday 1 May 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
HORN OF PLENTY

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 1
R STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

DAVID PYATT horn VLADIMIR ALTSCHULER conductor

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Friday 8 May 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
DISSONANCE & RESOLUTION

GERRY MURPHY Good Friday-Belfast: 10-4-98
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 7
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

FINGHIN COLLINS piano ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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Friday 29 May 2015, 8pm, National Concert Hall
RUSSIAN RITES

ZHUBANOV & HAMIDI Folk Dances from Abai (Irish premiere)
MUSSORGSKY (arr. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

ALAN BURIBAYEV conductor

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season:

Want to relive the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra concert experience all over again? Well, now you can. Simply click on the link below to listen back to concerts from our 2013-2014 season as broadcast on The Friday Concert on RTÉ Lyric fm.

30 May | Idyllic Leavetakings
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Wagner Tannhäuser Overture [13']
Richard Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) [24']
Brahms Symphony No. 2 [40']

Celine Byrne soprano
Alan Buribayev conductor

23 May | The Sea
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Berlioz Le corsaire [8']
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 [34']
Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage [12']
Debussy La mer [23']

Boris Giltburg piano
Olari Elts conductor


16 May | Hiawatha's Wedding
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Stanford Song to the Soul [18'] World Premiere
Elgar Enigma Variations [30']
Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha's Wedding Feast from The Song of Hiawatha [30']

Zach Borichevsky tenor (replacing Kim Begley)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Hindley)
David Hill conductor


2 May | Hungarian Stories
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Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10 [15']
Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat [21']
Kodály Dances of Galánta [15']
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin Suite [19']

Alan Buribayev conductor
Nikolai Demidenko piano


11 April | The Emperor
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Mozart Symphony 41 in C, 'Jupiter' [31']
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, 'Emperor' [38']

Barry Douglas piano/director


4 April | Lieutenant Kijé
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Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite [20']
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 [15']
Dvorák Symphony No. 7 in D minor [35']

Anna Devin soprano
Michael Francis conductor


17 March | The Music of Shaun Davey
In Celebration of St Patrick's Day
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Davey Granuaile [45']
Davey The Brendan Voyage [41']

Rita Connolly singer
Liam O'Flynn uilleann pipes
Shaun Davey harmony vocals/piano
Jimmy Smyth guitar
Dianne Marshall Irish harp
Noel Eccles solo percussion
Gavin Maloney conductor

14 March | Trumpet on Tour!
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Haydn Concerto for Trumpet in E flat [13']
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D, 'Classical' [15']
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin [17']
Planel Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra [16']
Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now [6']
(arr. Roland Pöntinen for Trumpet and String Orchestra)

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet/director


28 February | Fantastique!
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Saint-Saëns Danse macabre [8']
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A [21']
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique [49]

Nareh Arghamanyan piano
Patrik Ringborg conductor


14 February | Classical Romance
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Bizet Carmen Suite No.2
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana
Faure Pavane
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6: 2nd Movement
Elgar Salut d'Amour
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet: Balcony Scene
Sibelius Karelia March
Dvorák Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Romance
Schubert Rosamunde Entr'acte 2

Helena Wood violin
Gavin Maloney conductor
Paul Herriott presenter

13 February | Hamlet's Fantasy
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Tchaikovsky Hamlet Fantast Overture after Shakespeare [18']
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat [30']
Rachmanivov Symphony No.1 in D minor [42']

Ivan Monighetti cello
Alan Buribayev conductor


7 February | Bare Mountain
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Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain [10']
Sibelius Violin Concerto [31']
Prokofiev Symphony No.6 in E flat minor [45']

Henning Kraggerud violin
Alan Buribayev conductor

31 January | Titans of the Heart
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Arnold Tam O'Shanter Overture [8']
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor [30']
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A [36']

Stefan Jackiw violin
Eugene Tzigane conductor


24 January | Rhapsodies & Fairytales
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Copland Billy the Kid Suite [21']
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue [16'] (original jazz band version, orch. Ferde Grofé)
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite [23']
Ravel Mother Goose (Ma mère l'oye): 5 pièces enfantines [16']

Joanna MacGregor piano
Andrew Gourlay conductor


17 January | London Calling
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Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture [9']
Walton Cello Concerto [30']
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 2 in G 'A London Symphony' [44']

Guy Johnston cello
John Wilson conductor

10 January | Gershwin's Genius
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Adams The Chairman Dances (12')
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F (31')
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D (43')

Michael McHale piano
Jayce Ogren conductor


29 November | Saint Nicolas
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Britten
Soirées Musicales (after Rossini) [10']
Symphony for cello and orchestra [34']
Saint Nicolas [50']

Pieter Wispelwey cello
John Mark Ainsley tenor
RTÉ Cór na nÓg (choral director Mary Amond O'Brien)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Chorus Master Mark Hindley)
Matthew Halls conductor


22 November | Russian Tales
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Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride Overture [7']
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 in G [37']
Khachaturian Gayane Ballet (selection) [35']
+ surprise extra

Arthur Pizarro piano
Alan Buribayev conductor
with 2013 Mentoring Scheme Participants


8 November | Carnival Dance
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Dvorák Carnival Overture [10']
FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat Suites 1 & 2 [24']
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat [44']

Antti Siirala piano
Jonathan Schiffman conductor


25 October | Mozart's Violin
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MOZART:
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat [21']
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D [21']
Symphony No. 31 in D, 'Paris' [17']
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, 'Strasbourg' [24']

Baiba Skride violin/director
Sinead Hayes conductor


18 October | Big on Britten: Britten & America
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Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes [11']
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings [25']
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes [16']
Copland Appalachian Spring [24']

Marie-Luise Neunecker horn
Andrew Staples tenor
Garry walker conductor


4 October | Big on Britten: Heavenly Life
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Britten Piano Concerto [34']
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G [54']

Barry Douglas piano
Mary Nelson soprano
Christian Arming conductor


27 September | Soul Music
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Verdi Requiem [84']

Miriam Murphy soprano
Imelda Drumm mezzo-soprano
Bruce Sledge tenor
Andrew Greenan bass
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Hindley)
Keneth Montgomery conductor


20 September | Eroica Dawn
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Beethoven Prometheus Overture [5']
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor [25']
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat, 'Eroica' [47']
+surprise extra

Torléif Thedeen cello
Gerhard Markson conductor


13 September | New Beginings
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Ed Bennett
Freefalling [10'] RTÉ commission (world premiere)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor [33']
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) [35']

Freddy Kemp piano
Alan Buribayev conductor


6 September | The Story Begins! 2013-2014 Taster Concert
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Khachaturian Sabre Dance (Gayane Suite) [3']
Bizet Les Toréadors (Carmen Suite No. 1) [3']
Tchaikovsky Waltz (Sleeping Beauty ) [6']
Humperdinck Witch's Ride (Hansel and Gretel) [4']
Saint Saëns Danse Macabre [8']
Mendelssohn Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream) [5']
Prokofiev 'Troika' (Lieutenant Kije Suite) [5']
Britten Storm from Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes) [5']
Mussorgsky Night on Bare Mountain [10']
Massenet Meditation (Thaïs) [5']
Falla Final Dance: Jota (Three Cornered Hat) [5']
Copland Variations on a Shaker Melody [4']
J. Strauss II Emperor Waltz [7']
Khachaturian Gayane Suite: Lezghinka [3']
Robert Houliham conductor

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