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WHAT’S ON May-June 2019

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS May 7:30pm

RTÉ lyric fm 20th Birthday Gala Concert

Wed 1

MS

Thu 2

KBRR 7:30pm

YMS: Richard Thomas violin & Gary Beecher piano

Thu 2

MS

8pm

Ruby Wax, The Monk & The Neuroscientist

Fri 3

JFR

1:05pm

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn

Fri 3 MS 7:30pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind In Concert

Sat 4 MS 8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra - May The Fourth Be With You A Celebration of Star Wars and Other Blockbusters

Wed 8 103 9:30am/ 11am/ 12:30pm

On a High Note! Music Workshops for Primary Schools

Wed 8 12pm

Friends Event - Airfield City Farm Tour, Dundrum and Lunch

Wed 8

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7:30pm

John Lynch Chamber Music Project

Wed 8

MS

7:30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thu 9 MS 8pm

NCH International Concert Series Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Fri 10- Sun 12

10:30am

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Competitions

Fri 10

JFR

1:05pm

More Golden Voices of Hollywood

Fri 10

MS

6pm

Pipeworks Organ Recital

Fri 10

KBRR 6:30pm

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Recitals

Fri 10 MS 7:30pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra McTee, Strauss, Elgar

Sat 11 JFR 11:30am/ 1pm

Family Concert with Affinití: Once Upon a Time

Sat 11

KBRR 6:30pm

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: An Evening with Finghin Collins

Sat 11

MS

The Guinness Choir - ‘Brilliant Bach’

8pm

MS: Main Stage JFR: John Field Room KBRR: Kevin Barry Recital Room  S: Studio

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sat 11

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8:30pm

Dreamers’ Circus

Sun 12 S 3pm

Dublin Song Series: Anna Huntley, mezzo soprano and Dearbhla Collins, piano

Sun 12

KBRR 6:30pm

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Recitals

Tue 14

MS

7:30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wed 15

MS

8pm

Barry Douglas & Camerata Ireland

Fri 17 KBRR 10:30am

Violin & Piano Duo Masterclass with Elena Urioste & Tom Poster

Fri 17

Secret Love: Doris Day Story

JFR

1:05pm

Fri 17 MS 7:30pm Sat 18

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Verdi Requiem

11am-2pm West Wicklow Festival Family Day

Sun 19 KBRR 3pm

Dublin Song Series: Dean Power, tenor and Dearbhla Collins, piano

Sun 19 MS 8pm

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson - George Best: A Memoir

Tue 21 MS 8pm

NCH International Concert Series Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Wed 22 S 7:30pm

Graduate Composition Show of Trinity College performed by Parabasis Ensemble

Wed 22

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Pat Coldrick

MS

8pm

Thu 23 11:30am

Friends Event Chester Beatty Library Private tour and lunch

Thu 23

The Showman is Coming!

MS

8pm

Fri 24 JFR 1:05pm

A Lunchtime concert of Art Song TU Dublin Conservatoire

Fri 24

MS

7:30pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - Dvořák & Ravel

Sat 25

MS

7:30pm

National Children’s Choir Concerts 2019

Sun 26 KBRR 3pm

Dublin Song Series: Sir Thomas Allen, baritone and Dearbhla Collins, piano

Sun 26

National Children’s Choir Concerts 2019

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS National Children’s Choir Concerts 2019

Mon 27 MS 7:30pm Mon 27 KBRR 10:30am

Sir Thomas Allen Vocal Masterclass

Tue 28

MS

8pm

Culwick Choral Society - Carmina Burana

Wed 29

MS

8pm

Perspectives: Meshell Ndegeocello

Thu 30

MS

8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Kind of Blue - Orchestrated

Fri 31

JFR

1:05pm

Irish Songmakers Shakespeare in Song ... in Sonnet

Fri 31 MS 7:30pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Korngold & Strauss

June Sat 1

MS

8pm

A Comedy Legend Returns, Jasper Carrott

Tue 4

MS

1:05pm

Blow the Dust Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert

Tue 4

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8:30pm

Percussion Lab: End of Year Concert

Thu 6

JFR

1:05pm

Harmony @ Large @ Lunchtime

Thu 6

MS

8pm

WORDS+IDEAS: Sir Simon Schama: The Wordy Tour

Thu 6

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8:30pm

Perspectives: Matmos

Fri 7

JFR

1:05pm

Dublin’s Theatre Royal, Remembered

Fri 7

JFR

3pm

Tea Dance Tunes: Dementia-Friendly Concert

Fri 7

MS

8pm

Hibernian Orchestra Summer Gala Concert

Sat 8

MS

8pm

A Celebration of the Music of Burt Bacharach at 90

Sat 8

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8:30pm

NCH Gamelan Orchestra Summer Concert

Sun 9

MS

3pm

The Big Sing: A Shared Celebration

Mon 10

JFR

8pm

Back to Broadway 2: Forbidden Broadway

Tue 11 MS 1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series

Tue 11

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8:30pm

Gamelan Ensembles: End of Year Concert

Wed 12

MS

8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Angel of Broadway

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Wed 12

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8:30pm

Sing Out! Choir: End of Year Concert

Thu 13

MS

8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Angel of Broadway

Fri 14

JFR

1:05pm

Marlene Sings the Tango

Fri 14 MS 8pm

NCH International Concert Series London Symphony Orchestra

Sat 15

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Frank Patterson - Ireland’s Golden Tenor

Mon 17

KBRR 9:45am

Quavers to Quadratics: Music and Science Workshops

Tue 18

KBRR 9:45am

Quavers to Quadratics: Music and Science Workshops

8pm

Tue 18 MS 1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series

Wed 19

KBRR 9:45am

Quavers to Quadratics: Music and Science Workshops

Wed 19

MS

Christy Moore, Solo

Thu 20

KBRR 9:45am

Quavers to Quadratics: Music and Science Workshops

Fri 21

KBRR 9:45am

Quavers to Quadratics: Music and Science Workshops

Fri 21

JFR

1:05pm

Beethoven Summerfest

Fri 21

MS

7:30pm

A Celebration of the Music of Michael Giacchino

Sat 22 MS 7:30pm

We Have to Go Back: The LOST Concert Dublin conducted by Michael Giacchino

Tue 25

Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio Masterclasses

8pm

2:30pm

Tue 25 MS 1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series

Tue 25

JFR

8pm

Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio

Fri 28

JFR

1:05pm

Rediscovering Ina Boyle

Fri 28

MS

8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Sat 29 JFR 11:30am/ 1pm

Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf with the Westland Wind Quintet

Sat 29 MS 8pm

NCH | IMRO Trailblazer Award 2019 A House Is Dead – I Am Still The Greatest

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MAY-JUNE 2019 RTÉ lyric fm 20th Birthday Gala Concert Wednesday 1 May 7:30pm Main Stage

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Cello Octet Máire Nic Chathasaigh, Irish harp Gavan Ring, baritone Emma Nash, soprano Gavin Maloney, conductor Join RTÉ lyric fm as it celebrates its 20th birthday with a gala concert featuring the music of Mozart, Sibelius, Rossini, John Williams, Beethoven, Strauss and Archibald Potter. Tickets: €35 €25 €15 available in price band C (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Young Musician Series Thursday 2 May 7:30pm

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax, The Monk & The Neuroscientist Thursday 2 May 8pm Main Stage

Ruby Wax invites you to use more of your mind for compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’, like a hamster on a wheel. With a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura, who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain. This is the show you need to help you upgrade your mind.

Kevin Barry Recital Room

Tickets €30, €27.50, €25

Richard Thomas, violin Gary Beecher, piano

Presented by Aiken Promotions

Schubert Grand Duo Bach Chaconne Brahms Scherzo from the FAE Sonata Schnittke Violin Sonata No. 1 Wieniawski Polonaise Brilliante Selection of pieces by Kreisler, Ponce and others Tickets: €15 Presented by NCH

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn Friday 3 May 1:05pm John Field Room

Emer Barry, soprano Teresa O'Donnell, harp Mary McCague, violin A musical celebration of Audrey Hepburn's life through music and her own words. The programme will consist of songs and instrumentals such as ‘I could have Danced All Night' from My Fair Lady and 'Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Tickets: €18 Concessions available Presented by Emer Barry

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MAY-JUNE 2019 RTÉ Concert Orchestra May The Fourth Be With You A Celebration of Star Wars and Other Blockbusters Saturday 4 May 8pm Main Stage

Stephen Bell, conductor An evening of blockbuster film music including a celebration of Star Wars, one of the greatest film series of our age.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Close Encounters Of The Third Kind In Concert Friday 3 May 7:30pm Main Stage

In collaboration with Film Concerts Live! the RTÉ NSO proudly present Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece. Widely considered one of the most treasured and influential science fiction films of all time, Close Encounters of the Third Kind features a groundbreaking and magnificent score written by John Williams, which will be performed live and in sync with this extraordinary film. Close Encounters of the Third Kind c 1977, renewed 2005, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PG RATED Tickets: €49.50, €44.50, €34.50, €24.50 (Restricted View) Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Epic themes by John Williams from all Star Wars movies, music from Star Trek scores by Michael Giacchino and Jerry Goldsmith, highlights from David Arnold’s Independence Day, Alan Silvestri’s Back to the Future, James Horner’s Avatar and more. Tickets €39.50, €33, €27, €22 (Choir Balcony: €12) Presented by RTÉ Concert Orchestra

On a High Note! Music Workshops for Primary Schools Wednesday 8 May 9:30am/11am/12:30pm Room 103

Tutor: Mary Curran Designed to support and compliment the primary school music curriculum, these fun and interactive music workshops provide an introduction to the world of rhythm, melody, singing, rap writing, and percussion. Available for booking to primary school groups only. Tickets: €8 per student, complimentary tickets for teachers. Presented by NCH

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Friends Event Airfield City Farm Tour, Dundrum and Lunch Wednesday 8 May 12pm Airfield, Dundrum

Come along to Airfield, Dublin’s only city farm and enjoy a guided tour where you can see the workings of the farm, enjoy a nature talk and learn the history of the estate. Friends: €45 (Non-Members: €55) Presented by NCH Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 8 May 7:30pm Tuesday 14 May 7:30pm Main Stage

Elaine Clark

John Lynch Chamber Music Project Wednesday 8 May 7:30pm The Studio

Conor Linehan, piano Elaine Clark, violin Úna Ní Chanainn, cello Richard O’Donnell, percussion

Get ready for a collection of inspirational adventure films coming at you from the wildest corners of the globe! These extraordinary short films follow the world's top explorers and action film-makers as they brave intrepid journeys into the most spectacular regions of planet Earth. Tickets: €16 or €27 for both nights Concessions available Presented by Snowline Media

Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 (version for piano and percussion) Tickets: €17.50 Presented by NCH in association with RTÉ

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Marc-André Hamelin

NCH International Concert Series Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Competitions

Thursday 9 May 8pm

Friday 10 May-Sunday 12 May 10:30am

Main Stage

Castelnuovo- Cipressi Op. 17 Tedesco Schumann Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 Weissenberg Six arrangements of songs sung by Charles Trenet (Coin de rue, Vous oubliez votre cheval, En avril à Paris, Boum!, Vous qui passez sans me voir, Ménilmontant) Fauré Nocturne No. 6 in D flat, Op. 63 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie No. 7 in A flat, Op. 61 Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54 Described as having a reputation for a ‘superhuman mastery’ (The Irish Times), Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivalled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. Insights: Pre-concert talk 6:45 Kevin Barry Recital Room Free to concert ticket holders

Piano Competitions for students from 5th class to 6th year, including solo, duet, and contemporary Irish music. Competition Daily Ticket: €5 Competition Family ticket: (2 adults & 2 children) €10 3 Day Competition Ticket package available – please call box office to purchase Presented by European Piano Teachers Association in association with the Contemporary Music Centre & NCH

More Golden Voices of Hollywood Friday 10 May 1:05pm John Field Room

Sandra Oman, soprano Simon Morgan, baritone Ruth McGill, actress Niall Kinsella, piano Celebrating Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra, Deanna Durbin and Fernando Lamas, with all their cinematic songs, arias and duets, along with the stories of their lives. Tickets: €18 Concessions available

Tickets €55, €47.50, €37.50 (Choir Balcony: €27.50)

Presented by Sheldon Nulty Music

Presented by NCH. Supported by the Irish Times and RTÉ Supporting the Arts

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Pipeworks Organ Recital

Family Concert with Affinití: Once Upon a Time

Friday 10 May 6pm Main Stage

Fergal Caulfield, organ Van Noordt Three Versets on Psalm 24 JS Bach Partita on Sei Gegrüsset BWV 768 Tournemire Improvisation sur le 'Te Deum' Free-ticketed concert Presented by Pipeworks, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and NCH

Saturday 11 May 11:30am/1pm John Field Room

A whistle-stop tour through best-loved songs from animation and beyond with award-winning trio Affinití (soprano, violin, and harp) and guest tenor Ciaran Kelly. Lots of participation promised to keep all of our younger audience members involved and entertained. Tickets: €12 / Child: €10 Family ticket (family of four with max. 2 adults): €37 Presented by NCH

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Recitals Friday 10 May 6:30pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Featuring the winner of the 2019 Feis Ceoil Mrs. M.T. Heneghan Cup. Tickets: €10 Concessions available Presented by EPTA in association with the Contemporary Music Centre & NCH

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra McTee, Strauss, Elgar Friday 10 May 7:30pm Main Stage

Leonard Slatkin, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin Cindy McTee Circuits R. Strauss Violin Concerto Elgar Enigma Variations Tickets: €38.50, €31, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available

Finghin Collins

EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Recitals Saturday 11 May 6:30pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

An Evening with Finghin Collins. Tickets: €15 Concessions available Presented by EPTA in association with the Contemporary Music Centre & NCH

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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MAY-JUNE 2019 The Guinness Choir ‘Brilliant Bach’ Saturday 11 May 8pm Main Stage

Róisín O Grady, soprano Carolyn Holt, mezzo soprano Christopher Bowen, tenor John Molloy, bass J.S. Bach

Easter Oratorio Lobet den Herrn Ascension Oratorio

This uplifting, joyous music clearly illustrates Bach’s ability to convey the fragility and vulnerability of humanity and yet fully reaffirms the wonder and excitement of life.

Anna Huntley

Tickets: €32.50, €29.50, €27.50 (Choir Balcony: €22.50) Concessions available

Dublin Song Series

Presented by the Guinness Choir

Sunday 12 May 3pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Anna Huntley, mezzo-soprano Dearbhla Collins, piano Programme includes Rossini’s La regata veneziana and Schumann’s Frauen Liebe und Leben. Dreamers’ Circus

Anna Huntley has been described by The Guardian as a ‘fast-rising British talent’ she also featured as a ‘Rising Star’ in BBC Music Magazine.

Dreamers’ Circus Saturday 11 May 8:30pm The Studio

Tickets €15

With individual backgrounds in folk, classical and jazz, dazzling Danish trio Dreamers’ Circus first made waves after they formed in 2009 performing their customised version of Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto on piano, cittern and fiddle with the Copenhagen Philharmonic. Their music brilliantly encapsulates flamboyant technical prowess, boundless imagination and instant melodic appeal.

Presented by NCH

Tickets: €15

Presented by EPTA in association with the Contemporary Music Centre & NCH

Presented by NCH

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EPTA 8th Piano Festival: Recitals Sunday 12 May 6:30pm The Studio

EPTA Prize winners’ concert. Free-ticketed event

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Secret Love: Doris Day Story Friday 17 May 1:05pm John Field Room

Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas & Camerata Ireland Wednesday 15 May 8pm Main Stage

Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture (‘Fingal’s Cave’) Op. 26 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54 Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major ‘Jupiter’

Linda Kenny, soprano Damian Smith, baritone Alan Carney, piano Alf McCarthy, MC Doris Day is best known for her cheeky smile, her on-screen magic, and her unique singing voice. Secret Love tells the real story of tragedy and betrayal behind her 'Calamity Jane' smile with songs including ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘Secret Love’, ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ and more. Tickets €18 Presented by the Great Singalong Songbook

Celebrating 20 Years of Camerata Ireland and launching an annual concert series at the NCH, Camerata Ireland brings together the finest Irish musicians to celebrate the wealth of musical talent from within the island of Ireland. Tickets: €35, €30, €25, €19.50 Presented by NCH

Violin & Piano Duo Masterclass with Elena Urioste & Tom Poster Friday 17 May 10:30am Kevin Barry Recital Room

West Wicklow Festival and the NCH are delighted to offer this violin and piano duo masterclass to advanced student violin and piano duos. To apply, please submit your musical CV along with the repertoire you would present in the masterclass no later than 5pm, Friday 3 May to education@nch.ie. Participant fee: €40 per duo | Observer tickets: €5

Michele Mariotti

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Verdi Requiem Friday 17 May 7:30pm Main Stage

Michele Mariotti, conductor Angela Meade, soprano Enkelejda Shkoza, alto Antonio Poli, tenor Evgeny Stavinsky, bass RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Verdi Requiem Tickets: €40, €34.50, €28.50 Limited concessions available

Presented by NCH in association with West Wicklow Festival

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Dublin Song Series Sunday 19 May 3pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Dean Power, tenor Dearbhla Collins, piano Schumann

Myrthen Op. 25

Tickets: €15 Presented by NCH West Wicklow Family Day

West Wicklow Festival Family Day Saturday 18 May 11am-2pm Russborough House, Co Wicklow

Musical Maze Open from 11am-2pm Venture through Russborough House’s 200-metre hedge maze, collecting clues and finding musical mysteries and musicians around every corner! Whistle in the Wind – A Musical Trail 11am & 12pm This delightful musical trail takes children and accompanying adults through the forest where they explore musical soundscapes. Suitable for children ages 2-6 and their parents/guardians. Micro Concerts & Instrument Demonstrations 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm Venture through Russborough House to meet individual musicians and their instruments! Designed for 4 – 12 year olds and their families. All events are free. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all events. Presented by NCH in association with West Wicklow Festival

Michael Parkinson

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson: George Best - A Memoir Sunday 19 May 8pm Main Stage

Join Sir Michael Parkinson for the launch of his new book, George Best: A Memoir. In conversation with his son and co-author Mike, celebrating the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries, but also remember his special and close relationship with George Best, a footballing talent that was the wonder of his generation. Tickets €40, €35 Presented by NCH

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Graduate Composition Show of Trinity College performed by Parabasis Ensemble Wednesday 22 May 7:30pm The Studio

Trinity College Dublin’s Department of Music, School of Creative Arts, presents the annual showcase concert of the 2018-2019 MPhil & PhD composers. Tickets: €5 Presented by NCH in association with Trinity College Dublin Department of Music. Boston Symphony Chamber Players

NCH International Concert Series Boston Symphony Chamber Players Tuesday 21 May 8pm Main Stage

Françaix

Dixtuor for wind quintet and string quintet Mozart  Quartet for oboe and strings in F major, K. 370 Michael Gandolfi Plain Song, Fantastic Dances for strings and winds Beethoven Septet for strings and winds in E flat, Op. 20

Pat Goldrick

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Pat Coldrick Wednesday 22 May 8pm Main Stage

Insights: Pre-concert talk 6:45 Kevin Barry Recital Room Free to ticket holders of Main Stage Concert

RTÉ Concert Orchestra is delighted to present Pat Coldrick and special guests John Sheahan and Finbar Furey who will join Pat for the launch of his third album, Ophelia.

Tickets €37.50, €29.50, €25 (Choir Balcony: €19.50)

Pat Coldrick is an Irish classical guitarist and composer who pushes the boundaries of classical guitar' with his musical interpretations and compositions.

Presented by NCH Supported by The Irish Times and RTÉ Supporting the Arts

Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22 (Choir Balcony: €12) Limited concessions available Presented by RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Friends Event Chester Beatty Library Private tour and lunch Thursday 23 May 11:30am Chester Beatty Library

Join us for a private guided tour of one of the finest collections of oriental and middle eastern manuscripts and artefacts in the world. The Tour is followed by lunch in the Silk Road restaurant. Friends: €35 (non-members: €45) Presented by NCH TU Dublin Conservatoire

A Lunchtime concert of Art Song presented by students of the TU Dublin Conservatoire Friday 24 May 1:05pm John Field Room

Peter Corry

The Showman is Coming! Thursday 23 May 8pm Main Stage

The Showman Is Coming combines the passion of Moulin Rouge, the spectacle of Barnum and the energy of The Greatest Showman. Internationally renowned singer Peter Corry and company bring you a show which celebrates an eclectic mix of iconic songs. With dynamic dancers, singers and circus performers, this show brings you high-energy entertainment.

Programme includes Schumann's ‘Spanische Liebeslieder’ together with songs by Chaminade, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Viardot and Herbert Hughes. Viva España! A song recital in which composers from across the world celebrate all things Spanish, performed by vocal students of TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. Tickets: €15 Concessions available Presented by TU Dublin Conservatoire

Tickets €40, €35, €30 Concessions available Presented by Pat Egan

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MAY-JUNE 2019 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dvořák & Ravel Friday 24 May 7:30pm Main Stage

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor Victor Julien-Laferrière, cello Dvořák Cello Concerto Dvořák Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2 & 8, Op. 46 Ravel Menuet antique Une barque sur l’océan La Valse Soundings: Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. Tickets: €38.50, €31, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concession available Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Sir Thomas Allen

Dublin Song Series Sunday 26 May 3pm

Kevin Barry Recital Room

Sir Thomas Allen, baritone Dearbhla Collins, piano Programme to include works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. Sir Thomas Allen is a star of the great opera houses of the world and a renowned recitalist. Tickets: €15 Presented by NCH

National Children’s Choir

National Children’s Choir Concerts Saturday 25 May 7:30pm Sunday 26 May Monday 27 May Main Stage

Primary School pupils from all over Ireland representing their school communities will perform a beautiful repertoire of songs with approximately 340 children performing each night, under the baton of our Musical Directors Órla Gillan, Mairéad Déiseach and Anne Purcell. Tickets: €20

Sir Thomas Allen Vocal Masterclass Monday 27 May 10:30am Kevin Barry Recital Room

We invite advanced classical voice students to apply for this masterclass with renowned baritone Sir Thomas Allen. To apply, please submit your musical CV along with the repertoire you would present in the masterclass no later than 5pm, Friday 3 May to education@nch.ie Participant fee: €30 Observer tickets: €5 Presented by NCH

Presented by the National Children’s Choir

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Meshell Ndegeocello

Culwick Choral SocietyCarmina Burana

Perspectives: Meshell Ndegeocello

Tuesday 28 May 8pm

Wednesday 29 May 8pm

Main Stage

Main Stage

Culwick Choral Society Aisling Kenny, soprano Stephen Wallace, countertenor Gavan Ring, baritone The TU Dublin Youth Choir Culwick Orchestra, leader - Mia Cooper David O’Shea, David Leigh, pianos Bernie Sherlock, conductor

“Ndegeocello’s art is both subversive and healing because her search is ultimately for a good world…” Rolling Stone

Carl Orff Jonathan Dove

Carmina Burana Arion and the Dolphin (Irish Premiere)

Tickets: €33, €28, €22 (Choir Balcony: €15) Concessions available Presented by the Culwick Choral Society

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Singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist and writer Meshell Ndegeocello is a giant of expression: as well as forging an incredible career as a solo artist over the decades, she has played bass on albums by The Rolling Stones and Alanis Morissette and appeared on recordings by Basement Jaxx, Scritti Politti, and Madonna among others. Tickets €35, €30, €27 Presented by NCH Davy – Innovation Partner Irish Times – Media Partner

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MAY-JUNE 2019 RTÉ Concert Orchestra Kind of Blue - Orchestrated

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Korngold & Strauss

Thursday 30 May 8pm

Friday 31 May 7:30pm

Main Stage

Main Stage

Guy Barker, conductor Gerard McChrystal, saxophone

Kazuki Yamada, conductor Simone Lamsma, violin

It is 60 years since Miles Davis released Kind of Blue, the album that continues to define contemporary jazz. To celebrate this extraordinary album conductor Guy Barker brings his arrangement for orchestra to the NCH.

Korngold Strauss

Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22 (Choir Balcony: €12) Limited concessions available

Violin Concerto An Alpine Symphony

Soundings: Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. Tickets: €38.50, €31, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Irish Songmakers Shakespeare in Song ... in Sonnet Friday 31 May 1:05pm John Field Room

Andrew Ashwin, baritone Niall Kinsella, piano with readings by actor Ingrid Craigie Schubert  Trinklied, D. 888; Ständchen, D. 889; An Sylvia, D. 891 Roger Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6 Madeleine Dring Seven Shakespeare Songs Tickets: €16 Concessions available Presented by Irish Songmakers with kind support from E-Z Heating Solutions Ltd

Jasper Carrott

A Comedy Legend Returns, Jasper Carrott Saturday 1 June 8pm Main Stage

Returning for the first time in 20 years, Jasper Carrott celebrates a career that has spanned five decades. It first start when he became resident compere at the Boggery Folk Club in the mid 1970s when he discovered his talent for comedy and his inability to sing. The rest, they say, is history. Tickets €45, €40 Concessions available Presented by Pat Egan

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Blow the Dust Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert Tuesday 4 June 1:05pm Main Stage

Joe Csibi, conductor The Blow the Dust Orchestra is the NCH’s resident community orchestra for older people, or those returning to playing their instrument. Now in its 10th year, the orchestra returns to the Main Stage, celebrating a decade of musicianship and community. Tickets: €8 Presented by NCH

Percussion Lab: End of Year Concert Tuesday 4 June 8:30pm The Studio

Percussion Lab is a drumming ensemble for anyone over the age of 16 where you are encouraged to join in and experience the rhythms of the world. Join us for this end of year celebratory concert! Free-ticketed concert

Sir Simon Schama

WORDS+IDEAS: Sir Simon Schama - The Wordy Tour Thursday 6 June 8pm

Presented by NCH

Main Stage

Harmony @ Large @ Lunchtime Thursday 6 June 1:05pm John Field Room

The Musical Suspects Niamh McDonough, conductor Jimmy Dixon, presenter Following previous sell out concerts, The Musical Suspects return to the John Field Room to perform an exciting program of contemporary choral music.

“Mr. Schama is a wordy, frequently witty writer about a wordy, witty culture.” The New York Times Simon Schama has lived in the house of words for half a century - as a historian, art critic, broadcaster and journalist. Now he has a new collection of writing on everything from Falstaff to Leonard Cohen, from pomegranates to populism. Hear his words live on stage this June. Tickets: €34.50, €29.50 Presented by NCH

Tickets: €12 Concessions available Presented by the Musical Suspects

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Tea Dance Tunes: Dementia-Friendly Concert Friday 7 June 3pm John Field Room

We invite people living with dementia, their carers and families to enjoy a concert of favourite songs and music. Tickets: €2.50 Matmos

Perspectives: Matmos

Presented by NCH, kindly supported by Michael and Loret O’Brien and Dublin City Council North Central Area.

Thursday 6 June 8:30pm The Studio

Matmos are known for their highly unusual sound sources, providing the listener with entry points into sometimes densely allusive, baroque recordings. The experimental pioneers come to Dublin following the release of their acclaimed record Plastic Anniversary. Tickets €20

Nathalia Milstein

Presented by NCH Davy – Innovation Partner

Hibernian Orchestra Summer Gala Concert

Dublin’s Theatre Royal, Remembered

Friday 7 June 8pm

Friday 7 June 1:05pm

Main Stage

John Field Room

Nathalia Milstein, piano John Finucane, conductor

Conor Doyle, narrator Gerry Noonan, baritone Kathleen Noonan, soprano Pauline Cooper, piano

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Take a trip down memory lane to remember Dublin’s iconic Theatre Royal. Using rare photographs and previously thought “lost” archival footage.

The Hibernian Orchestra presents an evening of romantic classics.

Tickets: €17 Concessions available

Tickets: €20 Concessions available

Presented by Conor Doyle

Presented by The Hibernian Orchestra The Hibernian Orchestra is grateful for the support of Dublin City Council

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Mary Byrne

Gamelan Orchestra

A Celebration of the Music of Burt Bacharach at 91

NCH Gamelan Orchestra Summer Concert

Saturday 8 June 8pm

Saturday 8 June 8:30pm

Main Stage

The Studio

Featuring Chloe Agnew, The O’Neill Sisters, Luke Thomas, very special guest Mary Byrne, the brilliant voice of Ronan Collins and introducing Rachel Coyne. With big band conducted by Eugene McCarthy, this superb night of music celebrates the amazing " Bacharach Songbook".

The NCH Gamelan Orchestra was established in 2014 after receiving the gift of a purpose-built set of gamelan instruments from Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, Java.

Tickets: €45, €40, €35, €25

Tickets: €8

Presented by Pat Egan

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Join us for an evening of traditional gamelan music!

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MAY-JUNE 2019

Back to Broadway 2

The Big Sing: A Shared Celebration

Back to Broadway 2 Forbidden Broadway

Sunday 9 June 3pm

Monday 10 June 8pm

Main Stage

John Field Room

This event celebrates the 'Song Seeking' project, an intergenerational singing initiative within Direct Provision Centres funded through Creative Ireland. The celebration will include group singing and a new choral commission from Seán Doherty.

A wonderful musical theatre journey, packed with classic songs followed by a hilarious comedy revue of timeless musical theatre shows, Forbidden Broadway. With a multiple award-winning cast this will be a very special night.

Tickets: €5 Free admission for children Presented by the Irish Refugee Council, Mary Immaculate College and Sing Ireland in association with NCH Sponsored by Creative Ireland

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Tickets: €23 Presented by Bobby Productions Rights Granted by TRW Theatrical Rights WorldWide London

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MAY-JUNE 2019 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series Tuesday 11 June 1:05pm Main Stage

Finnegan Downie Dear, conductor Martin Johnson, cello Verdi Overture to The Force of Destiny Verdi Act I Prelude from La traviata Korngold Cello Concerto Smetana ‘Vltava’ (The Moldau) from Má vlast (My homeland) Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Tickets: €12 Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Hayley Joe Murphy

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Angel of Broadway

Gamelan Ensembles: End of Year Concert

Wednesday 12 June Thursday 13 June 8pm

Tuesday 11 June 8:30pm

Brian Byrne, conductor

Main Stage

The Studio

Join the members of our Gamelan Ensembles for their end of year performance, featuring a selection of traditional gamelan music and Javanese folk songs, as well as their own original compositions. Free-ticketed event Presented by NCH

Cast including Ian Pirie and Adele King, Willie Byrne, Lucia Evans, Naoimh Penston, Montel Moore, Hayley Joe Murphy, Fra Fee and Kevin Fagan. The world premiere of a new musical by Golden Globe nominee Brian Byrne. Angel of Broadway is a thrilling story of a betrayal that tears two brothers apart then comes swinging back into their lives like a wrecking ball. Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22, €12 Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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LSO

Sing Out! Choir: End of Year Concert

NCH International Concert Series London Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 12 June 8:30pm The Studio

Join the members of NCH: Sing Out! Community Choir for their end of year concert. Hear some of the songs they have been working on this year, and perhaps have a sing yourself! Free-ticketed event Presented by NCH

Marlene Sings the Tango Friday 14 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Opera and tango singer Ann Liebeck and tango maestro Julian Rowlands join Joe Csibi on double bass for a performance of Dietrich and Piaf songs, gypsy jazz music as sung by Maria Tanase, popular tangos and Cuban songs. Tickets: €15 Concessions available

Friday 14 June 8pm Main Stage

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano Philip Cobb, trumpet Antoine Tamestit, viola Beethoven 

Egmont Overture in F minor, Op. 84 Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35 for piano, trumpet and strings Berlioz Harold in Italy Op. 16 Insights: Pre-concert talk 6:45 Kevin Barry Recital Room Free to concert ticket holders

Tickets €95, €80, €65 (Choir Balcony: €45) Presented by NCH Supported by the Irish Times and RTÉ Supporting the Arts

Presented by Latin Rediscovery Sponsored by Prontaprint

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MAY-JUNE 2019 Frank Patterson - Ireland’s Golden Tenor

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series

Saturday 15 June 8pm

Tuesday 18 June 1:05pm

Main Stage

Main Stage

Anthony Kearns, tenor Des Keogh, narrator Na Casaidigh traditional ensemble Sibéal Ní Chasaide, singer Gerald Peregrine, cello Orchestra of Ireland Joe Csibi, conductor Oonagh Keogh, leader

Robert Houlihan, conductor David Tobin, violin

Relive highlights of Frank Patterson’s glorious international career - from Clonmel to Carnegie Hall, Hollywood and beyond. Told through archival film and live performance, relive all your favourite songs from ‘Danny Boy’ to ‘Macushla’, ‘How Great Thou Art’ and more.

Tickets: €12

Offenbach Overture to Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) Barber Violin Concerto Dvořák Prague Waltzes

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: €52.50, €42.50, €32.50 (Choir Balcony: €20) Concessions available Presented by Four Stories Entertainment

Quavers to Quadratics: Music and Science Workshops Monday 17 June-Friday 21 June 9:45am Kevin Barry Recital Room

Explore why different instruments look and sound the way they do; examine sound, resonance and vibration using both musical and scientific equipment. Suitable for primary school groups (3rd-6th classes), workshops take place both at your school and in the NCH. Free but ticketed event, early booking is advised. Presented by the NCH, University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin Schools of Education. Generously supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Dublin Port Company.

Christy Moore

Christy Moore, Solo Wednesday 19 June 8pm Main Stage

Christy Moore returns to the NCH after two sold out shows last year. One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. Tickets €50, €45, €40 (Choir Balcony: €35) Presented by NCH

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Sylvia O’Brien

Michael Giacchino

Beethoven Summerfest

A Celebration of the Music of Michael Giacchino

Friday 21 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Rachel Quinn, piano Alan Smale, violin Annette Cleary, cello Sylvia O’Brien, soprano Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat Op. 1 No. 1 Beethoven Irish and Scottish folksongs for Soprano and Piano Trio Tickets: €18 Concessions available Presented by Degani Trio

Friday 21 June 7:30pm Main Stage

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Michael Giacchino, conductor For the first time in Ireland, a two-concert celebration of Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s music with Giacchino conducting some of this unmissable evening. Including music from The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Ratatouille, War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Spider-Man, Rogue One and Up. Tickets: €49.50, €44.50, €34.50, €24.50 (Restricted View) 20% discount if booking both concerts: Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June Limited concessions available Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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Lost

We Have to Go Back: The LOST Concert Dublin conducted by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino Saturday 22 June 7:30pm Main Stage

Amy Gillen

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series Tuesday 25 June 1:05pm

European Premiere

Main Stage

Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino joins the RTÉ NSO to celebrate the iconic TV series LOST. Giacchino conducts an evening of music and storytelling, featuring the Emmy® Award-winning score, video clips and special guests.

Gavin Maloney, conductor Amy Gillen, flute

The proceeds of the concert benefit the RTÉ NSO’s Music in the Classroom programme. Tickets: €49.50, €44.50, €34.50, €24.50 (Restricted View) 20% discount if booking both concerts: Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June Limited concessions available Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, in association with Little Jacket Industries.

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Hérold Zampa Overture Debussy  Sarabande (orchestration Maurice Ravel) Ibert Hommage à Mozart Chaminade  Concertino for Flute and Orchestra in D, Op. 107 Delibes Prelude & Mazurka, Entr’acte & Waltz from Coppélia Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Tickets: €12 Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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MAY-JUNE 2019

Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio

Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio Masterclasses Tuesday 25 June 2:30pm Various spaces

NCH in association with Dublin Brass Week are delighted to welcome the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio for an afternoon masterclass in advance of their concert. Participants will be selected from students participating in Dublin Brass Week. Observer tickets: €5 Presented by NCH in association with Dublin Brass Week.

Berlin Philharmonic Brass Trio Tuesday 25 June 8pm John Field Room

Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet Andrej Žust, french horn ​Jesper Busk Sørensen, trombone Neruda Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Schumann Dichterliebe Schumann Romance Opus 28 Dukas Villanelle Poulenc  Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone

Colette Delahunt

Rediscovering Ina Boyle Friday 28 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Colette Delahunt, soprano Catriona McElhinney Grimes, piano Rediscovering the beautiful songs of one of Ireland’s most prolific and lauded, though sadly neglected, early 20th century composers, Ina Boyle. Colette Delahunt and Catriona McElhinney Grimes present a stunning programme of songs by Ina Boyle and her contemporaries E. J. Moeran, Charles Villiers Stanford and Vaughan Williams. Tickets: €16 Concessions available Presented by Amici Music

Tickets: €20 Concessions available Presented by Dublin Brass Week

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Fergal Bunbury and David Couse

Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf with the Westland Wind Quintet

NCH | IMRO Trailblazer Award 2019 A House Is Dead – I Am Still The Greatest

Saturday 29 June 11:30am/1pm

Saturday 29 June 8pm

John Field Room

Main Stage

Be enthralled by the timeless story of Peter and his dealings with the crafty Wolf with the Westland Wind Quintet. Delve into all-time classics for everyone to enjoy, and learn the story of the wind quintet through the music of Jacques Ibert.

Join Mr. David Couse and Mr. Fergal Bunbury and friends for this special new performance of I Am The Greatest.

Designed for ages 6-12 Tickets: €12/Child: €10 Family ticket (family of 4 with max. 2 adults): €37

Tickets: €39.50, €34.50, €27.50 Presented by NCH in association with IMRO

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The Trailblazer Award is a music award presented by IMRO and NCH celebrating seminal albums by iconic Irish musicians, songwriters and composers.

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