OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard's adaptation of Charles M. Blow's moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as "bold and affecting" and "subtly powerful." Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera's most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside soprano Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta, soprano Latonia Moore as Billie, and Walter Russell III as Char'es-Baby. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 8th January, 7pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

Let Ellen Cranitch be your guide on a night-time voyage, crossing time and space to share a selection of classical, jazz, roots and contemporary music.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 8th January, 10pm-1am


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Goedemorgen, Amsterdam

In July 2018, The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, spent four days on tour to the city of Amsterdam. Former orchestra member, Laoise O'Brien, travelled along with the orchestra and their conductor, Tung-Chieh Chuang, and spent time chatting with the young musicians, capturing their experiences of touring this beautiful and historic city. The feature includes performances at the NedPhO-Koepel, the Westerkerk, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience of playing on the stage of the world-famous Concertgebouw. In addition to the music making, the young people enjoyed many sights and sounds of the Netherlands including windmills, canal tours, a trip to the Rijksmuseum, and sampling some traditional Dutch pancakes.

Presented and Produced by Laoise O'Brien
Sound by Ben Rawlins
A Jiggery Pokery Production
(First broadcast 14th October 2018)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 9th January, 6pm-7pm


TREATY SONGS ON SOUND OUT

Edited highlights of the recent Treaty Songs concert in the National Concert Hall featuring Lisa O'Neill (below), John Spillane, Karan Casey, Duke Special, Jonathan Nangle & Crash Ensemble and special guest Christy Moore.

December 1921 saw Irish representatives gather to debate the Anglo-Irish Treaty at the Kevin Barry Rooms at Earlsfort Terrace, now NCH. The treaty that would lead to the Irish Civil War and prove a defining moment in the history of the Irish state. This new project sees some of our leading songwriters create portraits of a generation in a moment of suspended animation.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 9th January, 9pm-10pm


NIALL CARROLL'S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. At midday each day Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week we'll hear five pieces of chamber music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 10th January, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Angela Hewitt plays works by Bach, Mozart and Chopin in a concert from the 2021 Chopin and his Europe International Music 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, Tuesday 11th January, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Ulster Orchestra with conductor Daniele Rustioni is joined by Russian violinist Alena Baeva for a concert titled From Russia to Hollywood, with music by Korngold, Lyadov and Rachmaninov. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Alena Baeva (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
Daniele Rustioni (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 12th January, 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 12th January, 4pm-7pm


MARTY IN THE MORNING

Join Marty as he takes the chill out of your early mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 13th January, 7am-10am


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Join Paul Herriott live from the National Concert Hall for one of the cornerstones of the cello repertoire, Elgar's much loved Cello Concerto in E minor with cellist Camille Thomas. Patrik Ringborg conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Patrik Ringborg (conductor)
Camille Thomas (cello)
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Franck: Symphony in D minor

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 14th January, 7pm-10pm