RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Cork Opera House, Wednesday 29th October

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New Year's Eve Gala Concert - ON SALE NOW

Tickets are now on sale for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra New Year's Eve Gala Concert. Ring in the New Year with multi-Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza, Netherlands' leading jazz-pop star Trijntje Oosterhuis and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band. Raise a toast to music from Mendoza and Oosterhuis' platinum-selling album with Bacharach favourites like The Look of Love, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Walk on By, Close to You and Anyone Who Had a Heart. More info.

Viennese night with John Wilson

An evening of delightful Viennese music by Johann Strauss, Josef Strauss, Lehár, Zeller and Suppé, including the Blue Danube and Emperor waltzes and the Thunder and Lightning and Tritsch-Tratsch polkas. Aga Mikolaj has studied with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and performed with some of the world's most renowned conductors. In her début with the RTÉ CO and its own internationally acclaimed Principal Conductor John Wilson, she sings the Czárdás from Die Fledermaus, Lehár's Vilia and more.

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Extra night added for Gladiator Live

Due to phenomenal demand, a second night has been added for Gladiator - Live with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The Irish première was already announced for Saturday 29 November 2014, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. There will now be a second performance on Sunday 30 November, at the same venue. Tickets for 30 November are on sale now. Ridley Scott's epic 2000 film - winner of five Academy Awards - will be screened live in HD on a colossal 40ft screen, while the RTÉ CO and chorus with ethnic vocalists bring Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's magnificent score to life on stage. Take your place above the sand of the Colosseum, amongst the 50,000 spectators, in the beating heart of Rome. Hear the silence before the gladiator strikes and the noise afterwards rise up like a storm. Tickets from €29.50. More info.

Psycho Live! for Hallowe'en

Coming up for Hallowe'en, screenings of a classic Alfred Hitchcock with a classic Bernard Herrmann score. Experience Psycho on the big screen with live performance of the score by the RTÉ CO on 29 October at Cork Opera House, 30 October at the National Concert Hall and on Hallowe'en itself, 31 October, at The Helix. It may be wise to shower before you see that scene on the big screen with the screeching strings below - Janet Leigh claimed she never took a shower again after making the film...

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