The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Friday, 19.30 to 21.30

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RTÉ lyric fm live from the 2019 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Sunday June 30th - Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch

As part of this year's broadcast from the West Cork Chamber Musical in Bantry, Paul Herriott presented a series of concerts from Bantry House and St. Brendan's Church, broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm. Click the links below to listen...

At 10.30pm RTÉ lyric fm's coverage of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival continues when Ellen is joined, live from Bantry House, by Paul Herriott who introduces tonight's late night concert. Titled Endgame, pianist Finghin Collins performs Schubert's Sonata in B flat, the composer's final sonata before his death.

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Monday July 1st - Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Our coffee concert at 11.00am comes live from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in St. Brendan’s church, Bantry where Paul Herriott presents the Chiaroscuro Quartet playing Mozart‘s Quartet in E flat and Beethoven’s Quartet No.6 in B flat. Formed in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet comprises violinists Alina Ibragimova (Russia) and Pablo Hernán Benedí (Spain), the Swedish violist Emilie Hörnlund and cellist Claire Thirion from France. They perform music of the Classical and early Romantic periods on gut strings and with historical bows. Their growing discography includes recordings of music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn. The Chiaroscuro Quartet was a prize-winner of the German Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk/Musikfest Bremen in 2013 and received Germany’s most prestigious CD award, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2015 for their recording of Mozart’s Quartet in D minor and Mendelssohn’s Second string quartet in A minor.

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Thursday July 4th - The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

At 10.30pm RTÉ lyric fm's coverage of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival continues when Bernard is joined, live from Bantry House, by Paul Herriott who introduces tonight's late night concert. The Festival Trio of pianist Barry Douglas, Viviane Hagner violin and cellist Johannes Moser perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor. Subtitled In memory of a great artist, this vast romantic work was dedicated to his mentor and friend Nicholas Rubinstein.

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Friday July 5th at 7.30pm - live from Bantry House at 8pm

Paul Herriott presents a concert live from Bantry House as part of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival including music by Schumann, Golijov and Emma O'Halloran.

Emma O'Halloran: 'Dying is a Wild Night' - Quatuor Zaïde (pictured)
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44 - Gloria Campaner, Borusan Quartet
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind - Mate Bekavac, Dahlkvist Quartet 

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New Music Dublin 2019 - The Site of an Investigation by Jennifer Walshe at New Music Dublin 2019

The Site of An Investigation ranges wildly over our contemporary predicament, taking in microplastics, Facebook likes, grief, precarity, interplanetary colonisation, artificial intelligence and loss. The work is coloured by shifts between raw emotion and the blackest humour. Mars Abú! Performer by Jennifer Walshe (vocals), and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer.


New Music Dublin 2019 - Conquest of the Useless by David Fennessy at (World Premiere performance)

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer perform David Fennessy’s Conquest of the Useless, a breathtaking, sweeping new work about a musician’s obsession with the compelling vision of Werner Herzog. The Conquest of the Useless – Werner Herzog’s account of the making of his film Fitzcarraldo – has fuelled the creation of David Fennessy’s monolithic work of the same name, which will be played in its entirety for the first time at New Music Dublin. The composer himself will play electric guitar with the orchestra, and is joined on stage by Peter Dowling (electronics), singer Jennifer Johnston and actor Aaron Monaghan.


Composing the Island: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016, September 7th - 25th

A new centenary project launched by Heather Humphreys (Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts & the Gaeltacht), Composing the Island presents 29 concerts of orchestral, choral, instrumental, song and chamber music by Irish composers written between 1916 and 2016. For more information visit www.nch.ie/Online/Composing-the-Island. Composing the Island:  A century of music in Ireland 1916-2016 is sponsored by Bord na Móna and presented by RTÉ and the National Concert Hall. In celebration of this wonderful project, RTÉ lyric fm will broadcast a host of live performances, recorded concerts and documentaries from the lyric archives, exploring the works and lives of Irish composers.

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Irish Culture in Britain – A Centenary Celebration

On Thursday April 21st, The Lyric Concert broadcast live from the Wigmore Hall as part of a week-long festival celebrating Irish culture in Britain. It marked the strengthening of an important bond of friendship and reconciliation, recognising and enhancing further Ireland’s reputation for cultural excellence over the past century. The Gala Concert that evening honours those who died at Easter 1916, Irish and British, and all the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. 

6:30pm – 7:00pm Irish Ambassador H. E. Daniel Mulhall gives a keynote address on 100 years of Irish culture. 
7:00pm - 7:30pm Paul Herriott chats with our own Ann Murray ahead of tonight’s concert at the Wigmore Hall on lyric fm. 
7:30pm – 10:00pm The music continues as BBC’s Sean Rafferty hosts the live programme in celebration of "Irish Culture in Britain – A Centenary celebration". Featuring Ailish Tynan, Tara Erraught, Robin Tritschler, Gavan Ring, Finghin Collins, The RTÉ Contempo Quartet and choirs for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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