RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Season
SOUNDINGS HIGHLIGHTS
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. Minister of State MARTIN MANSERGH leaves political drama to introduce an evening of Teutonic drama (11 September)

. Acclaimed Beckett actor BARRY MCGOVERN goes on before a programme rich in drama, poetry and humour (6 November)

. Conductor WILLIAM EDDINS salutes an all-American night (30 April) and Austrian Ambassador WALTER HAAG celebrates Haydn (11 December)

. SENATOR DAVID NORRIS is in conversation with conductor KENNETH MONTGOMERY (2 October) and soprano ORLA BOYLAN talks to RTÉ lyric fm producer ETHNA TINNEY (5 March)

. Broadcaster EAMONN LAWLOR talks to pianists JANINA FIALKOWSKA (3 December) and NIKOLAI DEMIDENKO (12 March) and to Principal Conductor Designate ALAN BURIBAYEV (28 May)

. Maestros meet when GIORDANO BELLINCAMPI speaks to RTÉ Concert Orchestra Principal Conductor DAVID BROPHY (8 January) and COLMAN PEARCE talks to JAKUB HRUŠA (12 February) and TAKUO YUASA (19 March)

. SIMON TREZISE, a music lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, sizes up the Russians, introducing Tchaikovsky symphonies and Shostakovich concertos, and Culture Ireland Chief Executive EUGENE DOWNES introduces a French evening (18 September)

. Before Larchet's By the Waters of Moyle, RTÉ NSO Principal Clarinet JOHN FINUCANE speaks to the composer's daughter, former Principal Harp SHEILA LARCHET-CUTHBERT (13 November)

. Composers talk.Before the world premiere of his piece Crane, DONNACHA DENNEHY is in conversation with television producer/director DAVID McKENNA (25 September), JOHN BUCKLEY introduces an evening including an Irish première by Golijov (29 January) and RAYMOND DEANE is the guest speaker before Berg and Schoenberg (21 May)

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