RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Wednesday 4th March

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April to June with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

The Signature Series continues with smouldering star Storm Large, followed by the long-awaited Dublin debut of tenor Piotr Beczala. Astonishing Russian mezzo Elena Zhidkova heads a 'to die for' cast in Cavalleria rusticana, conducted by John Wilson. Film and musical fans will be chomping at the bit when Wilson conducts Cole Porter in Hollywood, two concert performances of Brigadoon and a celebration of Stephen Sondheim in his 85th year. And the Oscar Goes To... features the greatest Oscar award-winning and nominated music. Liverpudlian actor/singer Mark McGann brings us for a trip down Abbey Road with The John Lennon Songbook. All this and an indulgent evening of Russian music in Essential Classics.

Essential Classics: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and more

High in snow-capped mountains a beautiful girl played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. The forests awoke as Enigma Variations enveloped the valleys. And the people wept. Stunning 24-year-old Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing is on a journey to stardom. Rapidly making waves with her delicate virtuosity, tonight she performs the concerto that has been described as the 'heart's jewel'. Another favourite on this programme is Elgar's Enigma Variations, the most famous of which, Nimrod, is often heard at memorial services and ceremonies. All of this brought to life by Maestro John Wilson. More info.

DISCO INFERNO! Hit after 1970s hit!

Disco mania has hit town and it's impossible not to join the party. It has been known to make 1,200 strong audiences lose their inhibitions and dance in the auditorium aisles, like no-one's watching. You can expect the best hits from the Bee Gees, Abba, Isaac Hayes, Elton John, Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand and more - in Andy O'Callaghan's catchy arrangements - fabulously executed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Celebration Singers. More info.

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