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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Monday 10 February 2014


    Arimstead Maupin - The Days of Anna Madrigal

    The Days of Anna Madrigal is the ninth novel in American author Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City Series. This latest instalment in the series follows Anna Madrigal, a 92 year old transgender landlady from San Francisco, as she embarks on a road trip that will bring her deep into her past. Armistead Maupin chats to Sean Rocks.

    Irish Chamber Orchestra - My Brother Peter

    Evelyn reports on the Irish Chamber Orchestra: Starting this Wednesday night, the Irish Chamber Orchestra will be on the road touring all over Ireland with a new production called 'My Brother Peter', the orchestra will be exploring the story and the music of the composer Tchaikovsky's life as seen through the eyes of his brother. Evelyn O'Rourke met up with the writer/director Patrick Mason and actor Bosco Hogan as they rehearse this unique celebration of Tchaikovsky's music

    Classic Movie - Heartburn (1986)

    This Evenings Classic Movie is the 1986 film Heartburn, an autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel, Edel Coffey tells Sean why this is a classic.

    Mozart's seventeen Masses in five concerts

    This Spring, the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society plan to perform all of Mozart's seventeen Masses in five concerts. The performances will happen in St Ann's on Dawson Street here in Dublin and the choir and soloists will be accompanied by the newly formed Fishamble Sinfonia. Some forty members of the choir join us on Arena in session, accompanied by Vincent Lynch and conducted by musical director David Brophy to give us a taster of what we can expect.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: White Bird
      Composer: La Flamme
      Performer(s): Vanessa Mae
      Performer(s): Vanessa Mae
      Album: Single (recordno: Cdvan002), Liberty Emi, CDVAN002
      Duration: 0:03:29
    • Title: Souvenir De Florence (4th Movement) Allegro Vivace
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Dublin Chamber Orchestra
      Performer(s): Dublin Chamber Orchestra
      Duration: 0:07:33

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