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 31 January 2020

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.

Beethoven in Vienna | The Lyric Concert

Beethoven in Vienna | The Lyric Concert

In this week's interval Sandy Burnett looks at the remarkable early career of Beethoven in Vienna.

Friday March 27th - Ailish Tynan sings the Richard Strauss Four Last Songs

In lieu of tonight's scheduled live concert, another chance to hear soprano Ailish Tynan join the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Anja Bihlmaier to perform Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs in a concert that also includes Brahms' 1st Symphony and Anders Hillborg's Exquisite Corpse.

Hillborg: Exquisite Corpse
Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Anja Bihlmaier (conductor)
Ailish Tynan (soprano)

(First broadcast: Friday 22nd November)

Friday April 3rd - Jaime Martín conducts Schnelzer, the Symphonie Fantastique and Ellinor D'Melon playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Another chance to hear Paul Herriott present one of our favourite concerts from this season. Chief Conductor Jaime Martín joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a rousing performance of Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz, including Mastro Martín's own illustrated introduction to the work. The concert also features the Irish Premiere of Schnelzer's Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara  and a stunning performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with young soloist Ellinor D'Melon.

Schnelzer: Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara (Co-commission from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín (conductor)
Ellinor D'Melon (violin)

First broadcast, Friday 6 December 2019.

Friday April 10th (Good Friday) - Bach's St. Matthew Passion

In place of today's scheduled concert, Paul Herriott presents Bach's St Matthew Passion in a performance recorded last year at the National Concert Hall. Easter in Ireland is traditionally marked by performances of Bach's oratorios or 'Passions' - either the St John or, this year, the St Matthew.

The work is a compilation from St Matthew's gospel, with narration interspersed with chorales and arias. First performed almost 300 years ago, it's become one of the most profound reflections on the Passion of Christ. Conductor and Early music specialist, Matthew Halls, Irish soloists Brendan Collins, Rachel Kelly and Aoife Miskelly are joined by Ben Johnson from England, Mark Wilde from Scotland, and Stephan Loges from Germany, all supported by the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, whose chorus master Mark Hindley has worked assiduously with them to prepare for this sacred presentation at the centre of the Christian calendar.

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
David Hill (conductor)
James Way, tenor (Evangelist)
James Newby, bass (Jesus)
Daire Halpin, soprano
Claudia Huckle, alto
James Oxley, tenor
Padraic Rowan, bass (Pilate)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
RTÉ Cór na nÓg
Mary Amond O'Brien (choral director)

First broadcast, Friday 14th April, 2019

Hear the entire 2019/2020 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Season live on The Lyric Concert

Starting this September, you can hear Paul Herriott live every Friday night from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The season sees 43 performances between September 2019 and May 2020 at the National Concert Hall and marks the first with the orchestra’s new Chief Conductor, the Spanish conductor Jaime Martín. 

Alongside six concerts with the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Jaime Martín and four concerts with Principal Guest Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann are appearances by international artists including Leonard Slatkin (two performances), Maxim Vengerov, Julia Bullock, Viktoria Mullova, Robert Trevino, Diego Matheuz, JoAnn Falletta, Anja Bihlmaier, Mikhail Jurowski, Christian Reif, David Brophy (two performances), Brian Byrne, Mary Black, Rita Connolly, Anna Devin, Fiachra Garvey, Ailish Tynan and Gavan Ring. Read the full programme below. 


Music Played on the Show


Title: The Consecration Of The House Overture

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (Conductor)

Duration: 10:55


Title: Violin Concerto

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (Conductor), Stefan Jackiw (Violin)

Duration: 42:19


Title: Largo From Sonata No.3 In C Major

Composer: Bach

Performer(s): Stefan Jackiw (Violin)

Duration: 4:17


Title: Symphony No. 7

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (Conductor)

Duration: 38:41



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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