The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Friday, 19.30 to 21.30

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 17 May 2019

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott presents a live concert broadcast from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday August 16th, 7.30pm

The RTÉ Philharmonic Choir join the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for an evening of great opera choruses including the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi's Nabucco and the Humming Chorus from Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Presented by Paul Herriott. 

Ted Sperling (conductor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

First broadcast 25th Jan, 2019

Friday August 23rd, 7.30pm

Tonight we revisit another of our live Friday night broadcasts from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Barry Douglas joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto. The programme also features Dvorák's Symphony No. 6 with conductor Jaime Martín at the helm, all presented by Paul Herriott.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 6
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín (conductor)
Barry Douglas (piano)

First broadcast 18th Jan, 2019

Watch the Lyric 20th Birthday Concert

Paul Herriott and Aedín Gormley present RTÉ lyric fm's 20th birthday concert featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Rossini, John Williams, André Previn, Strauss and Archibald Potter live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The tone of the concert - celebrating the joy of music - was set by the premiere of three new works by Irish composers who were awarded the prize in an open competition to write new music marking the 20th birthday of RTÉ lyric fm. Tyrone-born and Maynooth-based composer Ryan Molloy has written Gealán, a concerto for Irish harp and orchestra. Gealán's radiant and rich soundworld explores both the lyrical nature of the harp and its nimble energy, borrowing from syncopated reel rhythms to create a virtuosic work for harp that allows its soloist Anne-Marie O’Farrell to showcase her talents.Kate Neville's setting of the Carrick-on-Suir poet Michael Coady's poem Though there are torturers (...there is music) will be performed by the massed singers of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir while Elliot Murphy's new composition for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Cello Octet borrows from the Irish slow air tradition to create a captivating new work.
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
RTÉ Cello Octet
Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Irish harp
Gavan Ring, tenor & Emma Nash, soprano
Conductor Gavin Maloney

Watch our video broadcast of the Lyric 20th Birthday Gala Concert here

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

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...

Sunday June 30th - Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch

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.

Listen back here (30 mins in)

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.

Listen back here (one hour in)

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.

Listen back here (one hour 30 mins in)

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 

Listen back here 

Music Played on the Show


Title: Requiem

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Michele Mariotti (Conductor), Angela Meade, Enkelejda Shkoza, Antonio Poli, Evgeny Stavinsky, Rte Philharmonic Choir, Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 84:00


Title: String Quartet In E Minor

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Amadeus Quartet

Album: Amadeus Quartet - Cecil Aronowitz / 00289 477 5739

Duration: 23:27


Title: Piano Trio In A Minor

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Beaux Arts Trio

Album: Beaux Arts Trio - Ravel, Chausson / Philips 411 141-2

Duration: 28:46



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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