The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 30 April 2021
Just one year on from the intended European celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth in December 1770 - and still within one year of this auspicious date. Mary Kennedy hosts this concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Jaime Martín at the National Concert Hall to salute music’s towering titan with two masterpiece works: the drama-filled Coriolan Overture, and the vivacious and sunny Second Symphony. This concert is part of an RTÉ collaboration with ARTE, the European Culture Channel. Beethoven – The European Tour: Nine Symphonies, Nine Cities sees all nine Beethoven symphonies performed by orchestras across Europe to celebrate the great composer. All nine symphonies are available to watch on RTE Player. And in the second half of our concert, we visit the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2021 where the Artis Quartet perform Mozart and Beethoven.
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín (conductor)
Paul Herriott brings us highlights from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2021 'Bantry and Beyond'
Telemann: 12 Fantasies for solo violin TWV 40:14-25
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B flat D.960
Alexei Grynyuk (piano)
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra present a concert of Christmas favourites with a host of great guests under the direction of Gavin Maloney. Their musical Christmas stocking will include some ballet dances from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker to choral favourites with RTÉ Cór na nÓg and Cór Linn. Soloists Rachel Croash and Brian Dunphy will have you Decking the Halls and Roasting Chestnuts, and Zoe Conway & John McIntyre will add a uniquely Irish flair to the proceedings.
Join Paul Herriott and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy as they celebrate the 2021 in Viennese style. Soprano Celine Byrne adds some sparkle for the day that is in it as she sings arias by Lehar, Strauss and Sieczynski.