Arena Thursday 21 January 2021

On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, John Meagher and Andrea Cleary review new albums, Paul Rice's documentary A Worm In The Heart, about the LGBTQ experience in Russia And Ray Cuddihy and rapper Celaviedmai preview My Tribe a new four-part series on RTÉ exploring hip-hop, metal and ravers.

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Francis Bacon - Revelations

Francis Bacon - Revelations

Revelations is a new ground breaking biography on Francis Bacon. Revelations is from the Pulitzer winning duo of Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan. Stevens discusses the iconic painter.

Midwinter Festival Goldberg

Midwinter Festival Goldberg

Amongst Bach's most enduring compositions are The Goldberg Variations. Midwinter Festival Goldberg brings together some of the finest performers in modern classical music to present different interpretations. One of the world's finest cellists, Natalie Clein will perform a string arrangement as part of a trio with violin and viola.

Film reviews

Film reviews

John Maguire and Aingeala Flannery review new films. A big release from Netflix this weekend in the form of The White Tiger, Persian Lessons and Jean Reno is back playing another cultured villain in The Doorman.

Music Played on the Show

Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations

Rosanne Philippens - Violin Joël Waterman - Viola Lidy Blijdorp - Cello

1:30

Haydn Cello Concerto

Haydn Cello Concerto

Natalie Clein (Cello)

1:30

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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