Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 3 March 2018

Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces Summer Proms Live from UCH Limerick this Saturday

The mighty Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces, under the baton of Captain Brian Prendergast, return to University Concert Hall for the now annual Summer Proms, performing delightful operatic arias, musical numbers and rousing military band tunes. Limerick’s Mairéad Buicke (soprano) will join them for what will be a hugely enjoyable evening of music this Saturday 16th June at 5pm.

This year’s Proms will be extra special as it will be broadcast live on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, marking the launch of the CD celebrating Irish wind band music on the RTÉ lyric fm label.

The concert will open with the rousing Olympic Fanfare and Theme written for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, by celebrated film composer John Williams. Other delightful tunes to be performed on the night include Percy French’s Gortnamona, a medley from the 1930’s musical Me and My Girl, the well-known 19th century Irish ballad The Boys of Wexford, a Cole Porter spectacular and one of the most popular arias from Czech composer Dvorak, Song To The Moon – among many others!

Join Evelyn Grant live on Weekend Drive this Saturday from 5pm! 

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Title: Serenade For Wind Cello And Bass In D Minor - March

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Classic FM Morning March / Classic FM Records / CFMCD9

Duration: 3:20


Title: Deh! Tu Di Un'umille Preghiera (Mary's Prayer Act 11)

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Sumi Jo (Soprano), Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus

Album: Prayers / Erato / 8573857722

Duration: 3:44


Title: Woman's Prayer

Composer: Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch

Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Vassilis Tsabropoulos (Piano)

Album: Chants, Hymns and Dances (Recordno: Not Available) / ECM / ECM New Series 1888 981 9613

Duration: 1:58


Title: Violin Concerto No.5 In A: (Iii) Rondeaus, Tempo Di Menuetto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Arcangelo

Album: Vilde Frang: Mozart / Warner Classics / 0825646276776

Duration: 8:47


Title: I Loves You, Porgy

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: The Melody at Night with You / ECM / ECM 314547949-2

Duration: 5:43


Title: Miniatures - Danza De Otros Tiempos

Composer: Manen, Joan

Performer(s): The National Chamber Orchestra Of Andorra

Album: Spanish Works for String Orchestra / Nimbus Communications International Ltd / NI5570

Duration: 3:35


Title: Spartacus - Adagio Of Spartacus And Phrygia - Excerpt

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Khachaturian

Album: 40 Most Beautiful Love Themes / Warner Classics / 256469989-0

Duration: 5:31


Title: Die Schopfung: "Nun Schwanden Vor Dem Heiligen Strahle" (Uriel)

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Michael Schade (Tenor), Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir

Album: Die Schopfung / Harmonia Mundi / 82876 58340 2

Duration: 4:05


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In A Major(1st Movement) Adagio Sostenuto Assai -Allegroagtato Assai

Composer: Liszt,Franz

Performer(s): Nelson Freire, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Album: Nelson Freire - Radio Days / Decca / 478 6772

Duration: 7:24


Title: Behold A Wonder Here

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Counter Tenor)

Album: English Lute Songs / Hyperion / CDA67126

Duration: 3:35


Title: Flute Concerto No.7 In E Minor (I) Allegro

Composer: Devienne, François

Performer(s): Kammerorchester Basel

Album: Revolution - Flute Concertos: Emmanuel Pahud / Warner Classics / 0825646276783

Duration: 8:19


Title: Serenade In B Flat 'Gran Partita' (3rd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Album: Mozart: Wind Serenades K361 and K375 / EMI Classics / 0946 3 43424 2 1

Duration: 5:47


Title: Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus

Album: Verdi Choruses: Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Decca / 430226-2

Duration: 4:35


Title: Fantaisie Et Variations Sur La Marche D'Otello De Rossini

Composer: Herz, Henri

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Romantic Piano Concerto - 66 Herz / Hyperion / CDA68100

Duration: 15:45


Title: Umoja

Composer: Coleman

Performer(s): Rolando Morales-Matos (Percussion), Imani Winds

Album: Imani Winds / Koch / KIC-CD-7661

Duration: 2:56


Title: Some Enchanted Evening

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein II, Oscar

Performer(s): Ezio Pinza (Bari), Studio Orchestra

Album: South Pacific - Original Broadway Cast / Columbia / CK32604

Duration: 3:03


Title: Cinco Danzas Breves - Dance V - Presto

Composer: Lavista, Mario

Performer(s): Imani Winds

Album: Imani Winds / Koch International / KIC-CD-7661

Duration: 2:56


Title: Symphony No.9 In D Minor Final Chorus From Ode To Joy

Composer: Beethoven Ludwig Van

Performer(s): Karita Mattila Soprano, Violetta Urmana (Mezzo); Thomas Moser (Tenor); Thomas Quasthoff (Bass), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir/ Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

Album: Abbado - Beethoven / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 4642

Duration: 16:28


Title: Violin Concerto In A Minor - Allegro Moderato / Allegro

Composer: Accolay, Jean-Baptiste

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), The Juilliard Orchestra

Album: Concertos From My Childhood - Perlman, Foster / EMI / 7243 5 56750 2 6

Duration: 7:42


Title: Spanish March Op.433

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: New Years Concert 2011 / Decca / 4782601

Duration: 5:14



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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Peter Curtin


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