RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Saturday 3rd May
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Patricia Bardon heads top cast for Carmen in Concert
World-renowned Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon will head a stellar cast in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra's presentation of Carmen in Concert on Saturday 31 May at the National Concert Hall. Joining Bardon in an exciting world-class line-up is Gwyn Hughes Jones as Don José, Sarah Fox as Micaela and Zoltán Nagy as Escamillo. The concert performance of Bizet's masterpiece, one of the best-loved of all operas, will be conducted by RTÉ CO Principal Conductor John Wilson.+More Information Book Now
RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents PIXAR IN CONCERT
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is proud to present the Irish première of Pixar in Concert, a celebration of the enchanting stories, ground-breaking animation and Academy Award-winning music of Pixar's 14 magical feature films. Fans of the Toy Story trilogy, Up, Cars, WALL.E, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, A Bug's Life and more can enjoy stunning HD clips of favourite scenes and beloved characters on the big screen while the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performs the unforgettable scores live on stage underneath. Pixar in Concert takes place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Saturday 3 May 2014, 8pm.+More Information
Karl Jenkins, Carmen, G&S - RTÉ CO April to June NCH
The RTÉ CO marks the 70th birthday year of Karl Jenkins by inviting the much-loved composer to conduct an evening of his music. John Wilson conducts popular operetta featuring Soula Parassidis, 'a dramatic tigress' (Opera Britannia), and Elgar's Cello Concerto with Richard Harwood, 'probably the greatest young 'cello talent since Jacqueline du Pré' (The Strad), (2 April. He also takes the podium for Carmen in Concert and for On the Town, a Bernstein/Gershwin selection featuring Kim Criswell. Leading comic baritone Simon Butteriss heads the cast for Gilbert & Sullivan highlights, there is an evening offilm music from sci-and fantasy scores and celebrations of Manilow and Sinatra.
RTÉ Concert Orchestra: February to March
Next up in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra 2014 Signature Series are John Scofield & Vince Mendoza (12 March) and Hayley Westenra (28 March). Following his heralded début as Principal Conductor with Hollywood Rhapsody in January, John Wilson continues with Essential Classics (27 February) and That's Entertainment! (19 March). Finally, the return of the team that has had audiences dancing in the aisles of the National Concert Hall: Andy O'Callaghan, Celebration Singers and the RTÉ CO bring back Super Troupers - The Music of Benny & Björn (5 March).