RTE Concert Orchestra's New Principal Conductor
Tomorrow evening John Wilson makes his eagerly anticipated début as Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The performance will be a Hollywood Rhapsody with scores from America’s “Golden Age” of film.
CONCERT ONE: Hollywood Rhapsody with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Thursday 30 January, 8pm, National Concert Hall
The 20th Century Fox Fanfare provides a swaggering opening to an evening packed with amazing music from Robin Hood, Casablanca, Ben-Hur, Psycho, Citizen Kane and more, not least an exhilarating Tom and Jerry medley that raised the roof of the Royal Albert Hall.
With guest vocalists Matthew Ford, Venera Gimadieva and Anna-Jane Casey.
CONCERT 2: Essential Classics, Thursday 27 February, 8pm National Concert Hall
Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conductor John Wilson for a journey through some of the best – and best-loved – classical music of the past 150 years. Programme
Rossini William Tell Overture Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Lehár Gold and Silver Waltz Barber Adagio for Strings Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
CONCERT 3: That’s Entertainment! A Tribute to MGM Film Musicals, RTÉ Concert Orchestra with Matthew Ford & Anna-Jane Casey, guest vocalists, Wednesday 19 March, 8pm at the National Concert Hall