RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Thursday 26th November

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Ian Bostridge in RTÉ CO debut

One of the world's great voices, tenor Ian Bostridge joins conductor John Wilson for another jewel in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series. This international star's superb talent has earned him a CBE, all of the major international record prizes and 13 Grammy nominations. He joins the RTÉ CO for the first time to perform music by Schubert and Mahler. Thursday, 26 November, National Concert Hall.

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Tickets selling fast for Mooney Tunes

Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful concert series featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Monday 7 December. Tickets for A Very Merry Mooney Tunes! are selling fast. For the latest, tune into the all-new Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6pm Saturdays, RTÉ Radio 1.

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Downton Abbey star for NYE - November December season

Julian Ovenden of Downton Abbey and Person of Interest, also a terrific singer, joins the RTÉ CO for our New Year's Eve Gala. We have two screenings with live orchestra: Back to the Future in Dublin (15 Nov) and Brief Encounter in Cork (7 Nov). World-famous tenor Ian Bostridge joins the RTÉ CO and John Wilson for the first time (26 Nov); John also conducts A Night in Vienna (14 Dec). We mark the 70th anniversary of Our Lady's Choral Society with gala concerts in Dublin and Galway (4 and 6 Nov). Two successful collaborations with our radio colleagues continue with A Very Merry Mooney Tunes! (7 Dec) and Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas (8 Dec).

World's Favourite Orchestra 2015

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra has been declared the World's Favourite Orchestra 2015 following the results of an international vote on www.bachtrack.com. The RTÉ CO secured a massive 25% of the vote, double the votes of the nearest competitor, giving it the largest winning margin on the established poll to date. The Irish orchestra beat off competition from legendary orchestras from across the globe, among them the Cleveland Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic in the US, and Europe's Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

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