OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Elsewhere by Michael Gallen

Elsewhere is a new opera by Irish Composer Michael Gallen based on the story of the radical 1919 Monaghan Asylum Soviet .The libretto is co-written by Michael Gallen with poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin and playwright Dylan Coburn Gray. The opera explores the other worlds that exist at the frontiers of imagination, dealing with themes of utopia, fantasy and madness. The cast including Daire Halpin, Aaron O'Hare, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Adrian Dwyer, Sarah Shine, Fearghal Curtis and Sinéad O'Kelly explore the imagined future of a forgotten past. Fiona Monbet conducts Ensemble Miroirs Étendus in this production which was recorded in the Abbey Theatre in November 2021.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 4th December, 7pm-10pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

A Symphonic Life

John Kinsella is one of Ireland's most distinguished composers and the country's most prolific symphonist. In a creative career spanning over six decades, Kinsella has produced an incredible eleven symphonies, numerous concertos, quartets and instrumental chamber, vocal and choral works. In November 2019, his eleventh symphony had its world premiere at the National Concert Hall and John received the NCH Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his singular contribution to Irish art music. For John, the experience of a symphony is 'a big adventure starting.I've never lost that excitement.'

In conversation with John Kinsella and with contributions from other composers and musicologists, this documentary A Symphonic Life is an intimate portrait of a composer through an exploration of his process, the evolution of his compositions and his commitment to the art form. On the eve of Finland's Independence Day, the programme also explores Kinsella's deep debt to Finland's pre-eminent composer Jean Sibelius.

Presenter: Mary Brophy.
Producer: Neal Boyle

(First broadcast November 24th, 2019)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 5th December,6pm-7pm


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 he chooses five works played by the ConTempo Quartet.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 6th December, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

In a concert from their current series, The Irish Chamber Orchestra are joined by violinist Florian Donderer with a rich, diverse, baroque programme featuring delights by CPE and JS Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Leclair.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 6th December, 1pm-4pm


MYSTERY TRAIN WITH JOHN KELLY

Mystery Train is a nightly journey through the many wonders of recorded music - from its vintage glories to the latest sounds. Essential listening for the discerning music fan.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 7th December, 7pm-9pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

A concert from Drogheda Classical Music featuring Irish mezzo Gemma Ní Bhriain with pianist Cahal Masterson and cellist Yseult Cooper Stockdale, performing works by Berlioz, Schumann, Richard Strauss plus Schubert's Auf dem Strom, in an arrangement with cello, highlighting the beauty and natural pairing of voice and cello.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, Wednesday 8th December, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Finghin Collins and Gabriela Montero perform Schubert's Fantasie in F minor for Piano Four-Hands, D. 940 in a concert from the London Piano Festival.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, Thursday 9th December, 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, Thursday 9th December, 4pm-7pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Paul Herriott presents RTÉ lyric fm's concerts every Friday evening featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Concert Orchestra, as well as recordings from Ireland and abroad.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10th December, 7pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

Composer Max Richter has never shied away from the challenges of our times, be they environmental, political or social. His latest album, Exiles, is his response to the tragedy of the migrant crisis and was conceived as a collaborative ballet creation with the Netherlands Dance Theatre. The album also includes re-orchestrations of Richter's 'activist music', and an extract from the extraordinary animated feature Waltz with Bashir. As he says, 'art should play an intrinsic part in the conversation about how we should live'. You can hear Richter's contribution to that conversation this Friday on Vespertine, with extended extracts from Exiles.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10th December, 10pm-1am