DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON

Evonne Ferguson will be up with the early birds to ease you into the weekend with her selections of music from across the centuries plus news and weather, and at 9.20 we explore the lesser-known realms of nature on our island in Nature File with ecologist, Anja Murray.

Episode 20 - Long-eared Owls

Silently swooping, majestic Long-eared Owls are supreme hunters, present all over Ireland, yet rarely seen or heard. Young owls take a while to learn to fly, walking along tree branches till they learn to fly. Discover the world of Long-eared Owls on Nature File this Saturday morning.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 16th July, 7am-10am


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Handel's Theodora from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Julia Bullock, Joyce DiDonato and Jakub Józef Orlinski star in Katie Mitchell's new interpretation of this story from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In an alternative modern-day reality, Theodora, a religious fundamentalist, plots for the resistance against the Roman occupation. But when her secret plan to destroy the Roman embassy is discovered, she learns the true brutality of her oppressors. Harry Bicket conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 16th July, 7pm-10.14pm


SUNDAY SOUNDS WITH SEÁN ROCKS

Spend your Sunday afternoon with Seán Rocks as he guides you through three hours of compelling music

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 17th July, 1pm-4pm


THE SINGERS UPFRONT

Tony Bennett

If you think you've known him all your life you probably have, since Tony Bennett has been a major star since his debut in the mid-1940s. He's effectively been re-launched twice in his career; first in the '60s after the rock 'n' roll invasion and secondly after his famous MTV Unplugged appearance which introduced him to a whole new generation for the new millennium. Donald Helme reviews this incredible career with an hour of his music.

(First broadcast in 2012.)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 17th July, 9pm-10pm


LORCAN MURRAY'S CLASSIC DRIVE

Derek Mooney presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive, this week. Derek brings you a beautiful summer musical soundtrack, wherever you are, sharing a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable, with his own personal twist. Included in this musical feast are the latest news and sports updates and tips for what's on where you are

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 18th July, 4pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

We return to the stage of the National Concert Hall, Dublin as Liz Nolan presents a Summer Lunchtime concert featuring John Finucane conducting the National Symphony Orchestra in a programme of music by Beethoven, Fauré and Brahms. They are joined by Sinéad Farrell, piccolo for Vivaldi's Piccolo Concerto in C. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C
Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
Kabalevsky: Selections from The Comedians

National Symphony Orchestra
John Finucane, conductor
Sinéad Farrell, piccolo

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 19th July, 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. Presented by Peter Curtin.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 20th July, 7pm-9pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

In our Full Score concert today we'll hear Holst's The Planets in which he portrays their astrological characters, from the terrifying battlefield of Mars to the solace of peace in Venus, the jollity of Jupiter, and the mystic harmonies of Neptune. Performed by the Hallé under John Wilson. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

Hallé Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 21st July, 1pm-4pm


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. Presented by Vlad Smiskewych.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 21st July, 9pm-12am

THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Our Friday String Quartet concert comes from the National String Quartet Foundation. The Sonoro Quartet are an outstanding young string quartet based in Amsterdam and features Cork violist Séamus Hickey. Their programme will include the premiere performances of 'Murus', a new work by Cork composer and jazz performer Cormac McCarthy. 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, Friday 22nd July, 1pm-4pm


RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Beethoven

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski introduces this evening's concert featuring Beethoven's Symphony No.9 in a concert recorded in the Konzerthaus in Berlin

Iwona Sobotka (soprano)
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya (mezzo soprano)
David Butt Philip (tenor)
Paul Gay (bass)
Berlin Radio Chorus
Benjamin Goodson (choirmaster)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 22nd July, 7pm-10pm