DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON

Daybreak welcomes the first Saturday of April with contemporary choral music from Tonu Korvits, Dobrinka Tabakova and Kevin O'Connell. In Our Daily Bach we continue our musical journey through the Orchestral Suites, this week reaching the conclusion with Suite no. 4 in D major recorded by the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Join ecologist, Anja Murray, every Saturday morning at 9.20 for Nature File - a celebratory journey to the lesser-known realms of nature in Ireland.

Episode 5 - Bud Burst

April is when trees unfurl their leaves, growing fresh technology for to harvest the energy of the sun for another growing season. Nature File this week looks at different trees and how they time the emergence of new leaves each spring.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 2nd April, 7am-10am


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

Ailyn Pérez has excited Met audiences in several of opera's benchmark soprano roles, and she adds another one this season as Tatiana, the naïve young girl who grows into a sophisticated beauty in Tchaikovsky's sumptuous opera of unrequited love. Baritone Igor Golovatenko returns on the heels of an impressive 2019 Met debut in The Queen of Spades to sing the title role of the urbane nobleman who rejects Tatiana, much to his later dismay. Star tenor and audience favorite Piotr Beczala is the hot-headed Lenski, and James Gaffigan conducts.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 2nd April, 7pm-10.55pm (Please note later finish time)


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

Navá is a quartet which explores the rich folk music heritage of Persia and Ireland. Their new album is called TORANJ - Farsi for the central point of a Persian rug's design, where the various patterns all meet. It's reflective of the creative vision that drives an innovative, adventurous group of musicians weaving their influences and instruments into a rich sonic tapestry, charting a confident next step in the development of this unique ensemble. It's the album of the week on Vespertine.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 2nd April, 10.55pm-1am (Please note later start time)


AEDÍN GORMLEY'S SUNDAY MATINÉE

Ahead of Joyce DiDonato's concert at the National Concert Hall, Aedín takes a look at the mezzo- soprano's latest project 'Eden', which explores our individual connection to nature and its impact on our world. It's an all-Mozart concert featuring two works, one played by an Irish Orchestra and one by a Ukrainian Orchestra. The Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jörg Widmann perform Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, (Jupiter), and we'll hear Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante performed by Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 3rd April, 1pm-4pm

EVELYN GRANT’S WEEKEND DRIVE

The best orchestral works, chamber music and favourite tunes, performed by great international and Irish artists.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 3rd April, 4pm-6pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today's concert features a recital by Golda Schultz, soprano, and Jonathan Ware, piano with music by Clara Schumann, Lily Boulanger and Amy Beach. 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 4th April, 1pm-4pm


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 Niall chooses five pieces by Gabriel Fauré.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 5th April, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Full Score is delighted to broadcast another concert from Drogheda Classical Music. Musici Ireland presents a concert of works for four voices and four hands featuring pianists Lance Coburn and Soo Jung Ann, Rachel Croash soprano, Sharon Carty mezzo soprano, Gavan Ring tenor and Rory Musgrave baritone. Performing familiar works by Schubert including his F minor piano duet, a selection of humorous songs by Liza Lehmann the concert ends with Brahms' love song waltz for all six musicians. 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 5th April, 1pm-4pm


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Broadcasting live daily Monday to Friday evenings from our Limerick studios, Lorcan Murray presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive. Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are, sharing a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable and featuring listeners own choices. Included in this musical feast are the latest news and sports updates and tips for what's on where you are. There, for one and all, Lorcan's with you all the way.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 6th April, 4pm-7pm


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, Thursday 7th April, 7pm-9pm


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, Friday 8th April, 7am-10am


RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Paul Herriott hosts this concert live from the National Concert Hall where German conductor Anja Bihlmaier returns to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra in works by Ustvolskaya and Schumann with Clara Jumi-Kang performing one of most loved violin concertos by Mendelssohn

National Symphony Orchestra
Anja Bihlmaier (conductor)
Clara Jumi-Kang (violin)
Galina Ustvolskaya: Suite for Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 2

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 8th April, 7pm-10pm