Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Sunday 15 September 2019

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Some of the world's best music played by the world's finest musicians, familiar favourites and new releases. Plus news and traffic updates.

Competition Time on Weekend Drive

Having a physics background can be a useful thing indeed if you are ace percussionist Alex Petcu. So the required sounds don't exist on conventional instruments? No problem, you just invent and build what you need. And that's what audiences can expect when he and fellow percussion adventurers Emma King and Brian Dungan take to the road with their kit bag of the usual suspects of the drum world, along with a fascinating array of metal, wood and string. Three young and energetic virtuosos cook up a menu of new music (a pity Beethoven never wrote for marimba) which will tickle tastebuds and defy expectations. Their appetite for exploring rhythmic influences from around the world – Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Javanese gamelan – is healthy, hearty and irrepressible (please note: no sausages will be harmed in the making of this programme).

Tune in to the programme Saturday 21st September for your chance to win two tickets to a concert from Bangers and Crash Percussion Group at The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 2nd October followed by an overnight stay at the 5-star Merrion Hotel. Includes bed and breakfast (1 double room based on two people sharing) at the 5-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin City, one of the most luxurious 5-star hotels Dublin city centre has to offer. This elegant hotel in four restored Georgian townhouses is a 5-minute walk from the concert venue.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: March

Composer: Kabalevsky, Dimitri

Performer(s): Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Album: Kabalevsky / Naxos / 8.553411

Duration: 1:26


Title: Ave Maria (Mascagni)

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian National Chamber Choir

Album: Mysterium / Decca / 466102-2

Duration: 3:20


Title: Caruso

Composer: Dalla, Lucio

Performer(s): Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor), Orchestra Del Teatri Regio Di Parma, Coro Del Teatro Regio Di Parma

Album: Vittorio Grigolo - Arrivederci / Sony / 88691931752

Duration: 4:52


Title: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, D. 485 (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Wiener Philhamoniker

Album: Abbado Rediscovered / Deutsche Grammophon / 483 5620

Duration: 7:19


Title: Scherzo No.3 In C Sharp Minor Op.39

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)

Album: Chopin Complete Edition Various Artists (Recordno: 4778457) / Deutsch Grammophon / 4778457

Duration: 7:23


Title: Wedding Day At Troldhaugen

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peer Gynt / Naxos / 8.550864

Duration: 6:03


Title: Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day

Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan

Performer(s): Marie Mclaughlin (Soprano), Anne Howells (Soprano); Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor); Nicholas Folwell (Baritone)

Album: The Mikado (Recordno: Cd-80284) / Telarc / Cd-80284

Duration: 3:58


Title: Wedding March

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Philip Jones Ensemble

Album: Grand March / Decca / 4173292

Duration: 4:28


Title: Liebesleid

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 449923-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 449923-2

Duration: 3:40


Title: Lovliest Of Trees (1941)

Composer: Somervell

Performer(s): John Mccormack (Tenor)

Album: John McCormack - A Patrician Artist Complete Electrical Recordings / Marston / 51601-2

Duration: 2:08


Title: There Is A Flower That Bloometh (1912)

Composer: Wallace, William Vincent

Performer(s): John Mccormack (Tenor)

Album: Naxos McCormack Edition, Vol. 3 / Naxos Historical / 8.11030

Duration: 3:06


Title: Finnegan's Wake

Composer: Potter, Archibald James

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: AJ Potter / Marco Polo / 8.225158

Duration: 2:49


Title: Capriccio D'Amore

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 094635325720) / Emi Classics / 094635325720

Duration: 3:59


Title: 'Candide' Suite - Auto De Fe (What A Day)

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard

Performer(s): University Of South Carolina Wind Ensemble

Album: Bernstein - Transcriptions for Wind Band / Naxos / 8.573056

Duration: 1:57


Title: Entr'acte Music No.2

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): The Hanover Band

Album: Schubert (Recordno: Ni 5274) / Nimbus / Ni 5274

Duration: 6:18


Title: Academic Festival Overture

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: RTE National Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky & Brahms / RTE

Duration: 10:16


Title: Concerning Hobbits

Composer: Shore, Howard

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring / Reprise / 936248110 2

Duration: 2:55



Contact the Show

Email: weekenddrive@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @evelynlyric


Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Linda McGlynn


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