THE FRIDAY CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Franck’s only symphony brims over with drama, emotion and rich, ripe melodies that catch the ear and the imagination. Pascal Rophé conducts, together with Honegger’s spirited Rugby, which offers all the thrills and spills of a game in full flow, and Poulenc’s celebratory, Gloria, with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Limerick-born soprano Mairéad Buicke.

The Friday Concert live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin

Franck Symphony in D minor

Honegger Rugby

Poulenc Gloria

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Mairéad Buicke soprano

RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Mark Hindley chorus master)

Pascal Rophé (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3 May, 8pm-10pm