MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

With tennis star sisters Venus and Serena Williams as the focus of the newly released film King Richard, Aedín also celebrates the Disney sisters Elsa and Anna in Frozen and The Schuyler Sister in the hit musical Hamilton. Plus, Jane Campion's highly anticipated new film The Power of the Dog scored by Jonny Greenwood and hit songs from Gypsy, Mack and Mabel and Bugsy Malone.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 20th November, 1pm-4pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Irish National Opera present Elektra by Richard Strauss

Giselle Allen sings the title role, Elektra, in Strauss's unhinged heroine, opposite one of today’s most in-demand artists, soprano Maire Flavin, as her sister, Chrysothemis. Fergus Sheil is on the podium for one of opera’s most blistering scores, leading a cast that also includes mezzo-soprano Imelda Drumm as Klytämnestra, tenor Peter Marsh as Aegisth, and bass-baritone Tómas Tómasson as Orest.

And Paul Herriott also brings listeners Siobhán Cleary's 'Vampirella' a quirky reworking of the standard vampire myth - in this instance, the eponymous vampire is female, and she likes to feed on male victims!

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 20th November, 7pm-10pm


AEDÍN GORMLEY’S SUNDAY MATINÉE

Belfast Born pianist and conductor Barry Douglas is today's featured artist, and we'll hear his recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. In today's live concert, an 80th birthday tribute to Maestro Riccardo Muti, who conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 21st November, 1pm-4pm


SOUND OUT WITH IAN MCGLYNN

Pianist Saskia Giorgini is an exciting pianist who has recently released albums with Ian Bostridge, but tonight we hear a solo album of Liszt's Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, an introspective work that Giorgini describes as 'full of the most sorrowful, violent, painful moments that Liszt ever put into music.' We'll also explore a new recording from The Gesualdo Six directed by Owain Park, of music by Josquin des Pres and other great composers of the Renaissance period.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 21st November, 9pm-10pm


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. Every day at 12 Niall chooses a piece for his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five pieces played by the pianist Barry Douglas.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 22nd November, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today's Full Score concert stars Sean Shibe in his Proms debut, joining forces with flautist Adam Walker for a concert celebrating the centenaries of two Argentine composers. Songs by Ariel Ramírez follow Astor Piazzolla's Histoire du tango - tracing the dance's colourful history from its origins in the bordellos of Buenos Aires via cafés and nightclubs to the contemporary concert hall.Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 22nd November, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today's Full Score concert comes from the Castleconnell Concert Series and features French Songs performed by Raymond Keary (piano) and Annette Cleary (cello) with translations read by Barry McGovern (below). Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 23rd November, 1pm-4pm


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including at 6.10pm, in Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 24th November, 4pm-7pm


THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH BERNARD CLARKE

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - bringing you through centuries, genres and soundscapes. Musical treasures from the ancient to the contemporary.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 25th November, 9pm-12am


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The BBC Singers Celebrate 'The Gift to Sing'

RTE lyric fm joins with radio organizations across the European Broadcasting Union, together with BBC Radio 3.60 years after the first Let the Peoples Sing competition for amateur choirs took place in London, the BBC Singers and Chief conductor Sofi Jeannin present a concert of choral and organ music celebrating the joy of singing on a week that marks St Cecilia Day - Patron Saint of Music and Musicians. Included in the programme is the BBC and EBU commission by LTPS's former juror and BBC Singers Principal Guest Conductor, Bob Chilcott, whose setting of The Gift to Sing by James Weldon Johnson is a gift to choirs everywhere, starting to make music again after the events of the last 18 months.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 26th November, 7pm-10pm