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WHAT’S ON SPRING-SUMMER 2017


WELCOME NCH, Ireland’s National Concert Hall, is a meeting place for music of all genres and all audiences. As ever, our programme for spring and summer offers wonderful musical experiences, from the new and innovative to the classic and traditional, for opera lovers and jazz fans, for children and families, for the aficionado and the first-time attendee – all music, for everyone. Whatever your music, I hope you’ll find plenty of reasons to come and share our music in the coming months. Simon Taylor CEO

Left: Kamasi Washington Thursday 29 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Patron Michael D. Higgins President of Ireland The National Concert Hall is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Resident at the National Concert Hall RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Choir Ireland Irish Baroque Orchestra Music Network Crash Ensemble Music Generation


SPRING-SUMMER 2017

CONTENTS 3 37 41 47

©Tim Knox

April-June Events Coming Soon Calendar Listings General Information

Alice Farnham

©Brooke Shaden

Laurie Anderson

FEATURES Alice Farnham Page 1 Interview

Laurie Anderson Page 15 by Tony Clayton-Lea

Joyce DiDonato Page 27 Interview Joyce DiDonato

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FEATURE

ALICE FARNHAM

Flying the Flag for Female Conductors Passionate about training the next generation, British conductor Alice Farnham is co-founder and artistic director of Women Conductors with the Royal Philharmonic Society – a ground-breaking programme to encourage women into conducting. We are delighted to announce that Alice will be bringing her expertise to the National Concert Hall when she leads an exciting programme entitled the Female Conductor Programme, which sees her guide six novice conductors through ten months of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in a showcase concert at the NCH in summer 2018. The programme is generously supported by Grant Thornton. We asked her a few questions about what it takes to be a female conductor in today’s world. How did you decide to become a conductor and what barriers did you overcome? I came to conducting initially through the church music route, having been an organ scholar at Oxford University and needing to conduct the choir. Initially the barriers were mostly of my own making in that I just didn’t believe I could do it. Eventually I found some inner confidence and then things started to come into place, and I didn’t find I had the same performance anxiety I had with playing.

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What is a typical day in the life of Alice Farnham? There’s no typical day really. In periods where I’m rehearsing an opera or ballet then it’s normally six hours of rehearsing with a couple of hours at least of score preparation. Other periods when I’m preparing scores then I try (not always succeeding) to get up early and study scores all morning, and do other work related things like emails and meetings and teaching in the afternoon. Other days I seem to spend the whole time on planes and at airports. The iPad Pro is very useful for score studying when on the move. What skills and characteristics do you need to succeed in the music industry? Obviously being an excellent musician, but you have to want to do it more than anything else, to the extent almost that there’s no choice. And not to be afraid of failing. Combine that with optimism, determination and imagination. Be sincere but not afraid to be an actor as well – especially when a bit nervous. You are co-founder and artistic director of Women Conductors with the Royal Philharmonic Society – what does this hope to achieve? To encourage more women young and old into the conducting profession. It has already had results. You can read more about the project on http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/performers/ women_conductors

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FEATURE “…you have to want to do it more than anything else, to the extent almost that there’s no choice. And not to be afraid of failing.”

What has been the highlight of your career to date? So many, but probably being invited by Valery Gergiev to conduct The Rape of Lucretia at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg as well as conducting Maxwell-Davies’ Kommilitonen and Britten’s Paul Bunyan with the Welsh National Youth Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre. Tell us something we don’t know about you? I play in a netball team in north London. Perhaps I’m the only conductor in a netball team.

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What’s next for Alice Farnham? In 2017 I will be spending a lot of time in Scandinavia conducting Satyagraha and Turandot with the Folkoperan in Stockholm. I will also be leading a workshop on women conductors at the Royal Philharmonic Society with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester and I very much look forward to leading the Female Conductor Programme in Dublin. The NCH Female Conductor Programme, sponsored by Grant Thornton, will be led by acclaimed conductor Alice Farnham. Further details available on www.nch.ie/online/ education

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APRIL Marc-André Hamelin piano Leif Ove Andsnes piano Saturday 1 April 8pm Main Auditorium

Mozart Larghetto and Allegro in E flat major Stravinsky Concerto for two pianos Debussy En Blanc et Noir Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) Two of the world’s greatest pianists perform a stunning programme of works for two pianos. NCH International Concert Series Tickets: €55, €47.50, €37.50 (Choir Balcony: €27.50) Presented by the NCH Sponsored by The Irish Times

Siansa Gael Linn 2017 – Craobhchomórtas Sunday 2 April 7:30pm Main Auditorium

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Marc-André Hamelin

Piano Master Class with Leif Ove Andsnes Saturday 1 April 10am Kevin Barry Recital Room Observer Ticket: €5 Presented by the NCH in association with Dublin Master Classes

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Scoth-cheolchoirm le hocht ngrúpa thraidisiúnta a bheidh san iomaíocht do dhuaischiste €4,500. Eight young traditional Irish music groups compete for a prize-fund of €4,500 in what promises to be a fantastic grand finale concert! Tickets: €15 Presented by GAEL LINN Sponsored by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and Irish Music Magazine

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APRIL 2017 Sandro Zerafa Quartet – ‘More Light’ Monday 3 April 7:30pm John Field Room

Guitarist/composer Sandro Zerafa presents his fourth album, backed by Yoni Zelnik (bass), Lukmil Perez Herrera (drums) and Leonardo Montana (piano). Free ticketed event Presented by the Embassy of Malta Sponsored by Malta EU Presidency

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Music of Our Time Tuesday 4 April 1:05pm Main Auditorium

Gavin Maloney conductor Detlev Glanert Insomnium (Irish premiere) Sebastian Adams 2016.4 (World premiere/RTÉ lyric fm commission) Andrew Hamilton c (2016) (RTÉ commission) Free ticketed event Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

The Artane School of Music Annual Showcase Tuesday 4 April 8pm Main Auditorium

From classical to jazz and pop, this concert has something for everyone! Featuring Ireland’s most famous concert and marching band, the Artane Band, alongside the Artane Senior Band, Junior Bands, Choral Society and more. Tickets: €17 | Family ticket: €45 Concessions available Presented by The Artane School of Music

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Recollections Of Ireland: The French Connection Wednesday 5 April 7:30pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Una Hunt piano Gillian Williams violin Arun Rao cello Exploring Franco-Irish connections through music. Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH

Brahms – A German Requiem Wednesday 5 April 8pm Main Auditorium

University of Dublin Choral Society Alan Smale orchestra leader David Leigh conductor Chloe Morgan soprano Jack Kinkead tenor Eoghan Desmond bass Brian Boydell Under no Circumstances Brahms A German Requiem Tickets: €35, €25 Concessions available Presented by the University of Dublin Choral Society Sponsored by TCD Visual and Performing Arts Fund, TCD Association and Trust, Charlotte F. Shaw Trust

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APRIL 2017 John Finucane Clarinet Recital Series Thursday 6 April 7:30pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

John Finucane clarinet Dearbhla Brosnan piano A delightful performance of English clarinet music with works by William Hurlstone, Malcolm Arnold, Arthur Benjamin and more. Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series: Danielle de Niese soprano Thursday 6 April 8pm Main Auditorium

Robert Houlihan conductor

Maxim Vengerov violin/conductor RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Gavin Maloney conductor* Friday 7 April 8pm Main Auditorium

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (Early 1904 version)* Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’ Peerless violinist Maxim Vengerov performs as soloist for the formidable Sibelius violin concerto, conducted by Gavin Maloney, and as conductor for Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Pathétique symphony. Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm: Kevin Barry Recital Room

A “sweet, gleaming soprano” with “phenomenal musicality”, de Niese shows the true range of her talent in this gorgeously diverse programme.

NCH International Concert Series Tickets: €69.50, €60, €49.50 (Choir Balcony: €34.50) Presented by the NCH Supported by The Irish Times

Tickets: €49.50, €38 (Choir Balcony: €25) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Violin Master Class with Maxim Vengerov

Sonamus with John Elwes Friday 7 April 1:05pm John Field Room

Saturday 8 April 11am Kevin Barry Recital Room Observer Ticket: €5 Presented by the NCH

Cormac Breatnach susato whistles Rachel Factor harpsichord Eamon Sweeney guitars Annette Cleary cello Special Guest: John Elwes tenor A celebration of Irish song from the 16th century to today. Tickets: €16 Concessions available Presented by Sonamus

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Maxim Vengerov

AfriKaa! A Soundscape for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Jack Lukeman: ‘Magic Days’

Saturday 8 April 11am/12.30pm

The great Jack L returns to stage his much anticipated new show Magic Days – an all new, self-penned album featuring the new single The King of Soho. Not to be missed!

John Field Room

A multi-sensory installation and experimental concert for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Tickets: €8 Presented by the NCH

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Saturday 8 April 8pm Main Auditorium

Tickets: €35, €30 (Choir Balcony: €25) Presented by Tommy Swarbrigg

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APRIL 2017 Vanbrugh Quartet Russian Season

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Composer Lab 2017 Public Workshop

Sunday 9 April 3pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Monday 10 April 10am

Taneyev String Quartet No. 1 in B flat minor Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor

Main Auditorium

Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH in association with DIT Conservatory of Music

Gavin Maloney conductor Composer Lab 2017 participants David Bremner, Seán Doherty, Francis Heery and Matthew Whiteside bring their individual works-in-progress to the stage for a public workshop with the orchestra, conductor, and composer and mentor David Fennessy. Free ticketed event. Unreserved seating Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Centre

Arrowhead Union and Dublin Concert Band Monday 10 April 8pm ©Wolfgang Runkel

Sharon Carty

Culwick Choral Society: Mendelssohn’s Elijah Sunday 9 April 8pm Main Auditorium

Colette Boushell soprano Sharon Carty mezzo-soprano Julian Hubbard tenor Gavan Ring bass-baritone Cantáiri Óga Átha Cliath Brona Fitzgerald leader Bernie Sherlock conductor

Main Auditorium (Stalls Only)

Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1 Gustav Holst Marching Song Julie Giroux Before the Sun Anthony Boysen, Jr. Symphony No. 4 Frank Bencriscutto Concertino for Clarinet and Band John Mackey Undertow Featuring two ensembles from Arrowhead Union High School, both created for the 2017 performance tour of Ireland. Tickets: €15 Concessions available Presented by Wens Travel BV

This dramatic re-telling of the life of the fiery prophet brings us beautiful arias, uplifting choruses and colourful orchestration. Tickets: €30, €25, €20 (Choir Balcony: €13) Concessions available Presented by the Culwick Choral Society

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RTÉ Contempo Quartet

Easter Sounds of Spring with The Mobile Music Machine Tuesday 11 April 11am/12:30pm

Easter Family Workshop Day Thursday 13 April 10:15/10:30/10:45 11:30am/12/12:15pm

The Studio

Various Rooms

An interactive string quartet concert for all the family!

Families of all generations can experience the rhythms of jazz, the beat of the drums, or bop and twist to our new workshops for parents and toddlers! All workshops last 50 minutes.

Adult: €12 | Child: €10 Family tickets available | Under 3s go free! Presented by the NCH

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Mise Éire Screening with Live Score Wednesday 12 April 8pm Main Auditorium

David Brophy conductor

Adults: €8 | Child: €7 Family tickets available Presented by the NCH

RTÉ Contempo Quartet: The Seven Last Words of Christ Friday 14 April 1:30pm

George Morrison’s 1959 classic documentary returns by popular demand with a marvellous live performance of Seán Ó Riada’s iconic score.

Main Auditorium

Tickets: €39, €30, €20 (restricted view) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in association with Gael Linn and the Irish Film Institute

Haydn’s deep and darkly moving work will be interspersed with Pulitzer-prize winning American poet Mark Strand’s Poem after the Seven Last Words, read by Cathy Belton.

Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross Mark Strand Poem after the Seven Last Words (Reading)

Tickets: €12 or free if attending the 3.30pm RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performance Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Bach St. Matthew Passion

Verdi Aida

Friday 14 April 3:30pm

Olga Perrier* Aida Liza Kadelnik* Amneris

Main Auditorium

Ben Johnson Evangelist Stephan Loges Jesus Aoife Miskelly soprano Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano Mark Wilde tenor Brendan Collins bass (Pilate) Peter Manning bass (High Priest I) Mihaela Loredana Chirvase alto (Witness) Tim Shaffrey bass (High Priest II) RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master: Mark Hindley) RTÉ Cór na nÓg (choral director: Mary Amond O’Brien) Matthew Halls conductor Tickets: €40, €34.50, €28.50, €20 Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 15 April 7:30pm Main Auditorium

This tragic tale of war, jealousy, doomed love and revenge is brought to life with international soloists, a highly praised chorus and a full orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change. Tickets: €40, €34, €25. Concessions available Presented by Opera and Ballet International

Puccini La Bohème Sunday 16 April 7:30pm Main Auditorium

Alyona Kistenyova* Mimì Olga Perrier* Musetta Telling the tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimì and her love for a penniless writer, this brand new production directed by Ellen Kent is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. *Cast subject to change. Tickets: €40, €34, €25. Concessions available Presented by Opera and Ballet International

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APRIL 2017 Easter Bring Along a Baby Tuesday 18 April 10.30am/12.30pm

Friends Day Trip: Russborough House

John Field Room

Thursday 20 April 10am-4pm

A relaxed and informal chamber music recital aimed primarily at parents while babies or very young children sleep, feed and play.

Join us on a day trip to Russborough House and Parklands in Co. Wicklow. Ticket includes return coach, a guided tour of the historic home, a light lunch and free time to explore the parklands. Coach departs the NCH at 10am.

Tickets: Adults: €13 | Babies go free! Presented by the NCH in association with Classical Kids Music for Babies

Me and My Girl Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April 8pm Saturday 22 April 2:30pm/8pm Main Auditorium

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society Noel McDonough director Gearóid Grant musical director Marina Kealy choreographer Jackie Curran Olohan chorus director A fully staged production with live orchestra and the renowned chorus of the R&R!

Friends: €60 (General: €75) Presented by the NCH

Easter Musical Picnic: Familiar Tunes with a Jazz Twist Thursday 20 April 1pm John Field Room

Join us for a family picnic lunchtime concert where we bring the outdoors indoors! Foyer activities from 12.15pm. Adult: €12 | Child: €10 | Under 3s go free! Family tickets available Presented by the NCH

Tickets: €35, €33, €31, €25 Matinee: €35, €30, €25 Presented by the Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

Dublin’s Theatre Royal, Remembered Wednesday 19 April 1:05pm John Field Room

Songschool

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

Songschool Blitz

Take a trip down memory lane to remember the iconic Theatre Royal.

For secondary school students who are interested in writing, recording and performing songs, not to mention forming bands and having fun!

Tickets: €17 Concessions available Presented by Conor Doyle

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Friday 21 April 10:30am Various Rooms

Tickets: €40 Presented by the NCH

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A Choral/Orchestral Extravaganza

Jazz on a Spring Day Friday 21 April 1:05pm

A Choral/Orchestral Extravaganza

John Field Room

Sunday 23 April 8pm

Featuring the Jim Doherty Trio and saxmen Richie Buckley and Brendan Doyle.

Main Auditorium

Tickets €18. Concessions available Presented by Paul Black

Schubertreise XII Sunday 23 April 3pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Conor Biggs bass Michel Stas piano The next instalment in this ambitious journey through the complete songs of Schubert. Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH

Patrick Rafter violin Elizabeth Hilliard soprano Hayley Howe soprano Andrew Gavin tenor Artane Choral Society (conductor Laura Wickham) Dolce (conductor Déirdre Ní Chaomhánaigh) Dublin Airport Singers (conductor Paul Deegan) St. George’s Singers  Dublin Orchestral Players  Marion Doherty Hayden conductor  Handel Zadok the Priest Dvorˇák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 in B flat major Op. 52 ‘Hymn of Praise’ Tickets: €20 Concessions available Presented by Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden

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ESB Feis Ceoil Gala

Dublin Master Classes Young Professional Series: Alexander Bernstein piano

Royal Irish Academy of Music Finale

Monday 24 April 8pm

Main Auditorium

John Field Room

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Gavin Maloney conductor Anna Livia Kimura violin Santiago Gomez Kodela guitar Richard Thomas violin Seamus Wylie clarinet

Copland Piano Variations Beethoven Eroica Variations Liszt Sonata in B minor Rzewski Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues Tickets: €20 Concessions available Presented by Dublin Master Classes

ESB Feis Ceoil Gala Wednesday 26 April 7:30pm Main Auditorium

A number of outstanding winners from ESB Feis Ceoil 2017 will be selected to perform at this showcase event. Suitable for the whole family! Tickets: €15 | Family ticket: €40 Concessions available Presented by ESB Feis Ceoil

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Thursday 27 April 7:30pm

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Rodrigo Concierto De Aranjuez Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 Showcasing final year students of the RIAM BA degree in Music Performance. Tickets: €10/€5 (students) Presented in association with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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Vadim Gluzman

The Bugle Babes – Sisters! Friday 28 April 1:05pm John Field Room

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Gubaidulina & Kinsella

Derby Browne and The Bugle Babes David Wray piano/musical director

Friday 28 April 8pm

Music by Sister groups from the forties and fifties heyday.

Vadim Gluzman violin Daniel Cohen conductor Presented by Paul Herriott RTÉ lyric fm

Tickets: €18 Concessions available Presented by Derby Browne

Tea Dance Tunes – Dementia Friendly Concerts

Main Auditorium

John Kinsella Elegy for Strings Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major

John Field Room

Vadim Gluzman, “one of today’s top violinists” (The Washington Post) performs Gubaidulina’s searching, soaring violin concerto, Offertorium.

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

Soundings, 7pm: In conversation: Vadim Gluzman and Daniel Cohen with Eamonn Lawlor

Tickets: €2.50 Presented by the NCH Kindly supported by Dublin City Council North Central Area and Michael and Loret O’Brien

Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Friday 28 April 3pm

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky baritone Ivari Ilja piano Saturday 29 April 8pm

Finbar Wright – Whatever You Believe: Celebrating his 60th Birthday

Main Auditorium

Sunday 30 April 8pm

A stunning programme of Russian songs by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky as well as songs by Richard Strauss.

Main Auditorium

NCH International Concert Series Tickets: €77.50, €65, €55 (Choir Balcony: €44.50) Presented by the NCH Supported by The Irish Times

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Regarded as one of the finest voices of modern times and Ireland’s most successful tenor, Finbar Wright returns with an array of top class musicians to perform his greatest hits! Tickets: €39, €35, €30 (Choir Balcony: €25) Concessions available Presented by Pat Egan Sound Ltd.

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FEATURE

©Tim Knox

LAURIE ANDERSON It’s difficult to know where to start. How exactly do you begin to describe someone whose inventive endeavors set out a recognisable path for other people to follow? Always a pioneer, never a settler? Perhaps that’s as good a place to start as any.

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FEATURE Born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA, on June 5, 1947, Laurie Anderson began as she meant to continue – her first performance art piece, in 1969, was a symphony played on car horns. The following decade was spent mostly in New York City, where she blended performance art with avant-garde recordings. By 1981, Anderson’s music (which wasn’t so much ‘avant-garde’ as simply ahead of its time) would find a much wider audience when her eight-minute electronic art-pop ‘song’, O Superman, became a surprise hit in parts of Europe and the US. Drawing from influences that range from Jules Massenet’s 1885 opera, Le Cid, Greek historian Herodotus, the Chinese classic text, Tao Te Ching, as well as issues that reference communication, politics and technology, O Superman extracted Anderson out of the counter-culture/ avant-garde scene and positioned her at the entrance of a new departure gate. Her fresh, different audience (largely appreciative, but perhaps unused to experimentation with form and structure) waited patiently; they would become accustomed to Anderson’s modus operandi of wanting more to conjure a reaction than to explain anything in broader terms. “I don’t like things to be confused,” she told Smithsonian Magazine in 2008, “but I like them to be multifaceted.” That she decided to embrace new opportunities provided by her commercial success without deviating from or compromising her art isn’t a surprise. One of the wonderful aspects about Laurie Anderson’s work is her determination to remain true to it.

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She is many things to quite a few people: musician, visual artist, film director, contemporary philosopher, performance artist, inventor. Yet she has said that she is fundamentally an anthropologist – a creative thinker that studies the source, progress and multiplicities of human beings and the politicised societies in which they live. Such a self-description makes perfect sense when taking into consideration her work, but some people either underplay or ignore two constituent features (neither of which, in fairness, are usually associated with the avant-garde) that raise her art even higher: a playful sense of humour and an amplified sense of warmth.

One of the wonderful aspects about Laurie Anderson’s work is her determination to remain true to it. Anderson’s three-day residency, The Language of the Future, will feature three distinct concerts, but what any of them comprise won’t be fully explained or understood until you’re sitting in the auditorium looking at her on stage with her surround-sound store of communication tools. Vivid stories? The power of language? How words can assist, alleviate, alienate, anger? Like we said, it’s difficult to know. Two things, however, are certain: Laurie Anderson has never been a settler. Laurie Anderson has always been a pioneer. By Tony Clayton-Lea, music writer for The Irish Times. The Language of the Future, a triptych of new and exclusive performances by Laurie Anderson, takes place Saturday May 13, Sunday May 14, and Monday May 15 as part of the NCH Perspectives Series.

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MAY Russian Revolution Centenary (1917-2017) Tuesday 2 May 7:30pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Andrew Zolinsky piano A programme of 20th century Russian piano music composed in the lead up to the Russian Revolution. Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH

John Finucane Clarinet Recital Series Wednesday 3 May 7:30pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

John Finucane clarinet Elisaveta Blumina piano Featuring works by two of the great Romantic composers: Brahms and Robert Schumann. Tickets: €15. Presented by the NCH

Visual Music/Cross Sensory Synesthesia Wednesday 3 May 8pm John Field Room

Téada Trio (Svetlana Rudenko, Tim Doyle, Matt Rafter) | Jack Byrne

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

May the Fourth Be With You: International Star Wars Day Thursday 4 May 8pm Main Auditorium

RTÉ Concert Orchestra An evening of unparalleled epic themes from all Star Wars movies including Rogue One! Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22 (Choir Balcony: €12) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Summer Ensembles Friday 5 May 1:05pm John Field Room

An interactive performance experience – explore the touch, sight and aroma of sound through music and visual art.

A selection of chamber and duo music for piano to showcase collaborative music-making by students at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Tickets: €20. Concessions available Presented by Téada Trio Sponsored by Visual & Performing Arts Fund, Trinity College Dublin

Tickets: €10 Concessions available Presented by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Keyboard Studies Department

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MAY 2017 Pipeworks Organ Recital Friday 5 May 6:30pm Main Auditorium

David Leigh organ Anton Heiller Tanz-Toccata Jehan Alain Trois Danses Guy Bovet Salamanca from Trois Préludes Hambourgeois Free ticketed event Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the NCH

Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes Saturday 6 May 12:30pm | 3pm | 5pm Main Auditorium

Terry Davies conductor RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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Leticia Moreno

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Symphonie espagnole Friday 5 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Leticia Moreno violin Josep Pons conductor Presented by Paul Herriott RTÉ lyric fm Turina Danzas fantásticas Lalo Symphonie espagnole Ravel Rapsodie espagnole de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 Feel the heat and passion of the Spanish sun and soul through four colour-saturated works! Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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Roald Dahl’s amazing rhymes are brought to life – “fabulous animations with hilarious brilliance” (The Sun). Screened with live orchestral accompaniment, the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella are mixed together and served with a mischievous twist! Adult: €25 | Child: €19 | Family tickets: €82 Presented by the NCH in association with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Nessun Dorma – The Life and Music of Luciano Pavarotti: The Man Behind The Voice Sunday 7 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Alexander James Edwards tenor Sandra Oman soprano The Maria Callas Chamber Orchestra with conductor Andrew Synnott The story of the man who broke the boundaries between classical and pop music. Written and directed by Niall Morris, this show was a debut sell-out in 2016. Tickets: €39.50, €35, €30 (Choir Balcony: €25) Concessions available Presented by Pat Egan Sound Ltd.

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Catalan Chamber Orchestra: 20th Century Classics Monday 8 May 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Composer Lab 2017

Main Auditorium

Tuesday 9 May 1:05pm

Joan Pàmies conductor Marta Arbonés soprano Joan Espina violin Catalan Chamber Orchestra

Main Auditorium

Seóirse Bodley Music for strings Eduard Toldrà Sis Cançons Jordi Cervelló Concertino for violin and strings Xavier Montsalvatge Tres postal il·luminades Pau Casals Sant Martí del Canigó

Gavin Maloney conductor Composer Lab 2017 culminates with a concert featuring the world premieres of new works by participant composers David Bremner, Seán Doherty, Francis Heery and Matthew Whiteside. Free ticketed event. Unreserved seating Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Centre

Featuring selected works by classic Catalan composers from the 20th century.

Russian Revolution Centenary (1917-2017)

Tickets: €20 Concessions available Presented by the Embassy of Spain Sponsored by GRIFOLS; VAYU; RIU; SEAT; Institut Ramón Llull; Instituto Cervantes.

Kevin Barry Recital Room

Tuesday 9 May 7:30pm Andrew Zolinsky piano A programme of 20th century Russian piano music composed in the wake of the Russian Revolution. Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH

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Tenebrae

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tenebrae Nigel Short conductor

Tuesday 9 May 7:45pm

Wednesday 10 May 8pm

Main Auditorium

Main Auditorium

An evening of extraordinary short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

Russian Treasures

Tickets: €14.50 Concessions available Presented by Snowline Media

The Tenebrae Effect: Choral Workshop Wednesday 10 May 11:30am Kevin Barry Recital Room

The award-winning choir will perform a celebration of the Russian Orthodox choral tradition with music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Golovanov and others. NCH International Concert Series Tickets: €42.50, €32.50, €26.50 (Choir Balcony: €20) Presented by the NCH Supported by The Irish Times

Led by Tenebrae’s artistic director Nigel Short this workshop focuses on Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditse Devo and Vzbrannoy voyevode. Participants are encouraged to prepare the music in advance. Tickets: €35 Presented by the NCH

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Simone Lamsma

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Super Troupers! Thursday 11 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Andy O’Callaghan returns by popular demand to conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Celebration Singers in a night of chart-dominating ABBA hits. Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22 (Choir Balcony: €12) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A Lunch-Hour of Love Songs: Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer Friday 12 May 1:05pm John Field Room

A programme reflecting the charm and intimacy of Brahms’ and Schumann’s vocal ensembles, performed by the students of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Simone Lamsma plays Shostakovich Friday 12 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Simone Lamsma violin Tung-Chieh Chuang conductor Presented by Paul Herriott RTÉ lyric fm Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar’s Bride Overture Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Shostakovich The Golden Age Suite Stravinsky The Firebird (1919 version) Soundings, 7pm: In conversation: Simone Lamsma and Tung-Chieh Chuang Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: €10 Concessions available Presented by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

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Perspectives: Laurie Anderson Residency The Language Of The Future 1, 2, 3 Saturday 13 to Monday 15 May 8pm Main Auditorium

This unique residency will see one of the seminal artists of our time create and debut three new performances exclusively at the NCH. Tickets: €35, €30 Presented by the NCH

Vanbrugh Quartet Russian Season Sunday 14 May 3pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Schnittke String Quartet No. 3 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F major Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH in association with DIT Conservatory of Music

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Special Schools’ Sing-Along Tuesday 16 May 11am John Field Room A free ticketed event however places are limited; early booking advised. Presented by the NCH

Lyric Opera Sings Verdi Tuesday 16 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Sinéad Campbell Wallace soprano James Edgar Knight tenor Lucia Lucas baritone A celebration of the Italian master Giuseppe Verdi, featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of dynamic English conductor John Rigby. Tickets: €38, €32, €25 (Choir Balcony: €20) Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute Presented by The Lyric Opera Concert Series

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MAY 2017 Blow The Dust Orchestra Lunchtime Concert Wednesday 17 May 1pm Main Auditorium

The Blow the Dust Orchestra for older or returning players takes to the stage for its annual Bealtaine concert under the baton of Joe Csibi, with special guests the NCH: Sing Out! choir. Tickets: €8 Presented by the NCH

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Summer Baroque Wednesday 17 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Joshua Batty & Michael Cox flautists Suzie Thorn oboe Bach Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Haydn Concerto for two flutes in C major Albinoni Adagio in G minor Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks A programme of delightful Baroque classics! Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22, €12 Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Giants of Ragtime & Stride Piano Scott Joplin, Fats Waller & Mr Gershwin meet The Beatles Friday 19 May 1:05pm

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: The Dream of Gerontius Friday 19 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano Mark Le Brocq tenor Neal Davies baritone RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master: Mark Hindley) Gerhard Markson conductor Presented by Paul Herriott RTÉ lyric fm Elgar The Dream of Gerontius Depicting a soul’s journey through death, purgatory and the promise of redemption, this work is a richly orchestrated and moving testimony to the power of faith. Tickets: €38, €32.50, €25.50, €17 Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Family Concert: Snow White and the Seven Short Stories

John Field Room

Saturday 20 May 12pm/1:30pm

Performed by Colm ‘Stride’ O’Brien, Ireland’s leading exponent of ragtime piano. Tributes to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald will be highlights of this lunchtime event.

Join the WhistleBlast Quartet for a musical adventure through popular fairy tales and children’s stories!

Tickets: €15. Concessions available Presented by Colm ‘Stride’ O’Brien

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Adult: €12 | Child: €10 Family tickets available | Under 3s go free! Presented by the NCH

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MAY 2017 The Story of Swing – Performed by The Swing Cats

Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Saturday 20 May 8pm

Wednesday 24 May 8pm

Main Auditorium

Main Auditorium

Steeped in the golden age of swing music, this band’s distinctive sound and style makes them one of the most exciting and entertaining acts you will ever see.

Experience the timeless music of Andrew Lloyd Webber including classics from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Love Never Dies and more, performed by multi-award winning singers.

Tickets: €32.50, €30, €25 (Choir Balcony: €20) Concessions available Presented by Pat Egan Sound Ltd.

Tickets: €25, €22. Concessions available Presented by Bobby Productions

Carla Bley ©Clive Oppenheimer

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog Sunday 21 May 7pm Main Auditorium

Filmmaker, cult hero and proclaimer of nature’s obscenity Werner Herzog comes to International Literature Festival Dublin. Challenging, controversial and fascinating; don’t miss this opportunity to see one of cinema’s greatest figures in conversation. Tickets: €25 Presented by International Literature Festival Dublin

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Perspectives: Carla Bley piano Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard Thursday 25 May 8pm Main Auditorium

One of jazz’s leading composers and pianists over the last fifty years, Carla Bley’s trio with Steve Swallow (double bass) and Andy Sheppard (saxophones) performs with distilled, playful, and leisurely magic. Tickets: €39.50, €34.50, €29.50 Presented by the NCH

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MAY 2017 The Irish Guitar Quartet

Canaimís le Chéile

Friday 26 May 1:05pm

Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 7.30pm

John Field Room

Main Auditorium

Jerry Creedon David Keating Aengus Kirakowski Colin McLean

Órla Gillan, Mairéad Déiseach, Anne Purcell musical directors Mary Kennedy compère

This talented group performs a variety of musical styles including Latin, opera, folk and American classics. Tickets: €15 Concessions available Presented by Jerry Creedon

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 5 Friday 26 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Kari Kriikku clarinet Sachio Fujioka conductor Presented by Paul Herriott RTÉ lyric fm Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Concerto Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor Hailed for its “rainbow exuberance” (The Times), the exhilarating Lindberg concerto was written for Kari Kriikku who revels in its virtuosic demands. Mahler’s Fifth is enthralling, moving from funereal darkness to the transcendent release of the love song that is the glorious Adagietto. Soundings, 7pm: In conversation: Sachio Fujioka and Kari Kriikku

1000 primary school pupils from all over Ireland will perform a beautiful repertoire ranging from songs by Handel and César Franck to modern day composers Greg Gilpin, Shaun Davey and Brendan Graham. Tickets: €20 Presented by the National Children’s Choir

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Simonov conductor Freddy Kempf piano Tuesday 30 May 8pm Main Auditorium

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake selection Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (Large Suite Compiled by Yuri Simonov) An all-Russian programme performed by one of the finest orchestras in the world. NCH International Concert Series Tickets: €65, €57.50, €44.50 (Choir Balcony: €32.50) Presented by the NCH Supported by The Irish Times

Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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JOYCE DIDONATO One of the finest singers of our time on being half Irish, world peace, living in the moment and chocolate soufflés. Joyce performs ‘In War and Peace’, an ambitious project exploring the harmonising potential of music, at the NCH in June.

Tell us why you like coming to Ireland? Born Joyce Flaherty with a mother who was a McGlinchy I’m finally able to realise my dream (and my family’s) to return to the homeland! Having been to Dublin only once, it did feel like a homecoming of sorts, and the embrace of the people was something I will never, ever forget.   Where did the concept for ‘In War and Peace’ come from? From the world around me and the desire to use the most powerful tool I personally know – ART – to reach out to people, to empower them, and to unite us. This particular project purposefully uses Baroque music composed centuries ago, and as all art does, it holds a mirror up to ourselves, showing both our dark and light sides. I want to present these and remind my fellow citizens of the world in 2017 that we have a choice in which of these sides of ourselves we nurture. I want to remind myself, perhaps most of all, that none of us are powerless.   What can audiences expect from your upcoming performance at the NCH? They can expect that I will bring everything I possess within myself to give them an emotional and provocative evening not only of great music, but it will hopefully be an evening of community and a deeply felt experience.

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You’re one of opera’s most outspoken and impassioned personalities, can music change the world? Not only can it, but it does. And radically so. It certainly has changed my world, and I’m incredibly fortunate that many fans and friends continually share with me how music has changed their world dramatically, and for the better. Will it bring world peace in 2017? Well, if it brings peace to one person’s life, then how can that possibly not be a wondrous thing? Tell us something we don’t already know about Joyce DiDonato I’m *this close* to being able to do a handstand without any wall or spotter. I also make a mean chocolate soufflé.   Who has been the biggest influence on your career to date? I cannot possibly single one person out, for I’ve had hugely influential people (both in a positive and negative way) all along. If pushed for the answer, I think I would have to say the public. They are always the one thing that motivates me to give my best, most committed and truthful performance.   What is your hope for the future? Well, there is that “world peace” thing … But aside from that? I am really that type of person that aims to be present

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“…I’m incredibly fortunate that many fans and friends continually share with me how music has changed their world dramatically, and for the better.”

right here and right now, and experience has taught me that if I can conquer THIS moment, the future always works itself out. What advice would you give to young singers today? To embrace the incredible journey – which will be unbearably difficult at times, and wildly euphoric at other times. If they can understand and embrace that they will be learning about life in the richest, most

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challenging ways, somehow it will make the journey all the richer for them. What’s next for Joyce DiDonato? At present? More emails, and hours at the piano immersed in Les Troyens … more long term? I hope an avalanche of wonderful adventures! Joyce DiDonato performs the final concert in the NCH International Concert Series entitled ‘In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music’ with Il Pomo d’Oro, Thursday 8 June, 8pm. Tickets from €50

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JUNE From Paris to Buenos Aires – Piaf and Tango Friday 2 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Ann Liebeck soprano Julian Rowlands piano and bandoneon Classic songs by the great Edith Piaf, combined with Argentine tangos! Tickets: €15. Concessions available Sponsored by Printbureau Presented by Latin Rediscovery

An American in Paris: Screening with Live Orchestra Friday 2/Saturday 3 June 8pm Main Auditorium

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European Premiere

Joyce DiDonato

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Neil Thomson conductor

In War and Peace – Harmony through Music Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano Il Pomo d’Oro Maxim Emelyanychev conductor

Tickets: €40, €35, €30, €25 (restricted view) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Saint Sister Wednesday 7 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Saint Sister is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, ‘60s folk and electronic pop to create a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp. Tickets: €27.50, €25, €22.50, €17.50 Presented by MCD

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Thursday 8 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Joyce DiDonato explores the dichotomy of discord and harmony in times of war through her powerful interpretation of Baroque arias by Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel and more. NCH International Concert Series Tickets: €95, €79.50, €62.50 (Choir Balcony: €50) Presented by the NCH Supported by The Irish Times

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JUNE 2017 Harmony@Large@Lunchtime Friday 9 June 1:05pm

Family Concert: Here Comes the Summer

John Field Room

Saturday 10 June 12pm/1.30pm

Niamh Mc Donough musical director

John Field Room

The award-winning Musical Suspects return with an exciting programme of choral music including a cappella contemporary and folk/secular songs.

Join us for some summer songs and laid back tunes!

Tickets: €12 Presented by the Musical Suspects

Hot Summer Classics with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Friday 9 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Duncan Ward conductor Mari Moriya soprano Presented by Paul Herriott RTÉ lyric fm Turina La procesión del Rocío Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (selection, including Baïlèro) Debussy Images pour Orchestre: Ibéria Ravel Alborada del gracioso Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Albéniz (orch. Enrique Arbós) Navarra Gershwin Cuban Overture A programme of colourful, sun-drenched classical favourites with guest dramatic coloratura soprano and 2007 Veronica Dunne International Vocal Competition winner, the Japanese born Mari Moriya. Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50(Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland.

Adult: €12 | Child: €10 | Under 3s go free Family tickets available Presented by the NCH

A Mozart Magnification Saturday 10 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Tallaght Choral Society and Orchestra Lynsey Callaghan musical director Sandra Oman soprano Raphaela Mangan alto Brendan Collins baritone Peter O’Reilly tenor Mozart Regina Coeli Exsultate Jubilate Dixit Dominus Magnificat Requiem Celebrating 50 years of the Tallaght Choral Society! Tickets: €30, €25, €20 (Choir Balcony: €13) Concessions available Presented by Tallaght Choral Society

Vanbrugh Quartet Russian Season Sunday 11 June 3pm Kevin Barry Recital Room

Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH in association with DIT Conservatory of Music

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JUNE 2017 The Best of Kerry Sunday 11 June 8pm Main Auditorium

The Kerry School of Music orchestras, chamber choir, light opera society and distinguished guests – many of them former students – come together to celebrate thirty-five years of ‘making music matter’. Tickets: €19 Concessions available Presented by Kerry School of Music

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series Tuesday 13 June 1:05pm Main Auditorium

Duncan Ward conductor Seán Morgan-Rooney piano Presented by Niall Carroll RTÉ lyric fm Debussy Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Milhaud Kentuckiana Seán Morgan-Rooney, winner of the Brennan Prize at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition, makes his RTÉ NSO debut in this thrillingly atmospheric programme. Tickets: €12 €5 Grab & Go lunch available at the Coffee Dock Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music Wednesday 14 June 8pm Main Auditorium

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Special guests: Conductor Peter Bernstein and film director John Landis Elmer Bernstein, legendary film composer of such memorable themes as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and To Kill a Mockingbird will be celebrated in a brand new show presented by his son Peter. Tickets: €39.50, €33, €27, €22 (Choir Balcony: €12) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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David Brophy & Cara O’Sullivan

The Hibernian Orchestra Summer Gala Concert Thursday 15 June 8pm Main Auditorium

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Old-Time Sing-Along with Cara O’Sullivan and David Brophy

Alexander Bernstein piano John Finucane conductor

Friday 16 June 8pm

R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Verdi Overture: Nabucco Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) Puccini Humming Chorus (Madama Butterfly) Rodgers ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (Carousel) Flotow ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ (Martha) Olcott/Graff ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling’ Weatherly ‘Danny Boy’

From Brief Encounters to The Seven Year Itch, Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto has been the soundtrack to romance and seduction for over one hundred years. Tickets: €20 Concessions available Presented by The Hibernian Orchestra

Bloomsday: A Celebration in Song and Prose of James Joyce’s Ulysses Friday 16 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Sandra Oman soprano Michael Grennell actor David Wray piano

Main Auditorium

Back by popular demand with some new twists added! This year the audience will not just sing along to all-time favourites but will become a star chorus, and Cara promises some gorgeous solo arias! Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: €16. Concessions available Presented by Sheldon Nulty Music

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JUNE 2017 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series Tuesday 20 June 1:05pm Main Auditorium

Gavin Maloney conductor Mairéad Hickey violin Presented by Niall Carroll RTÉ lyric fm Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Chausson Poème, Op. 25 Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Traditional Violin Set Kroll (arr. Wilkinson) Banjo and Fiddle Dissolving the boundaries between the classical violin and the folk fiddle. Mairéad Hickey

Popcorn Not Included Saturday 17 June 8pm John Field Room

Joan O’Malley soprano Donna Gallagher soprano Carthaigh Quill tenor Annalisa Monticelli piano Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw oboe

Tickets: €12. €5 Grab & Go lunch available at the Coffee Dock Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

A Celebration of Violin Classics Tuesday 20 June 8pm John Field Room

Lynda O’Connor violin Alexander Bernstein piano Join this exciting new duo for works by Beethoven and César Franck.

A fresh and fun take on the music from your favourite movies and musicals.

Tickets: €20. Concessions available Presented by Lynda O’Connor

Tickets: €18. Concessions available Presented by Joan O’Malley and Donna Gallagher

Opera Gala

Schubertreise XIII

Wednesday 21 June 8pm

Sunday 18 June 3pm Conor Biggs bass Michel Stas piano

Rachel Croash soprano Kate Allen mezzo-soprano Patrick Hyland tenor Rory Musgrave baritone

The next instalment in this ambitious journey through the complete songs of Schubert.

Highlights from La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, The Pearl Fishers and Rigoletto.

Tickets: €15 Presented by the NCH

Tickets: €20. Concessions available Presented by Irish Opera Artists

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JUNE 2017 Opera to Bernstein and Kern Friday 23 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Norah King mezzo-soprano Aoife O’Sullivan piano A captivating selection of seductive operatic arias and celebrated songs of romance. Tickets: €16. Concessions available Presented by Paul Black

Tea Dance Tunes – Dementia Friendly Concerts Friday 23 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. On sale 28 April. Presented by the NCH Kindly supported by Dublin City Council North Central Area and Michael and Loret O’Brien Susana Baca

Waltons World Masters presents Susana Baca Thursday 22 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Hugo Bravo percussion Ernesto Hermoza guitar, charango Oscar Huaranga bass Maria Elena Pacheco violin Susana Baca is one of the supreme divas of world music and the greatest living exponent of the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition – she and her stellar group of Latin American musicians simply must be experienced live. Tickets: €34, €28, €20 Concessions available Presented by Waltons New School of Music Supported by RTÉ lyric fm

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Pipeworks Festival Concert Friday 23 June 8pm Main Auditorium

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Gavin Maloney conductor David Leigh organ Bach Organ Chorale on Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 Widor Sinfonia Sacra Op. 81 Reger Organ Fantasia on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D (Reformation) Two well-known Lutheran chorales lie at the heart of this magnificent concert marking the 1517 Reformation anniversary. Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50, €15 Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Pipeworks

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JUNE 2017 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Series Tuesday 27 June 1:05pm Main Auditorium

John Rigby conductor Aoife Gibney soprano Presented by Niall Carroll RTÉ lyric fm Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor Weber ‘Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen’ (Der Freischütz) Mozart ‘Deh vieni non tardar’ (The Marriage of Figaro) Fauré Pavane, Op. 50 Gounod ‘Je veux interroger ce jeune homme’ (La colombe) Delibes Les filles de Cadix Ibert Hommage à Mozart ©Frances Marshall

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Hallelujah – A Journey To Sainthood Saturday 24 June 8pm Main Auditorium

Seán Costello tenor Sandra Oman soprano Melanie McCabe Mary Coughlan With special guests The Palestrina Choir Andrew Synnott musical director With a musical ensemble, organ and choir this uplifting evening will feature some of the finest spiritual music ever written – Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Pie Jesu, Queen of the May, You Raise Me Up and many more. Tickets: €37, €32, €27 (Choir Balcony: €20) Concessions available Presented by Pat Egan Sound Ltd.

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Romance, love and laughter and passion aplenty. Rising star soprano Aoife Gibney, winner of the 2016 RDS Music Bursary, promises four glorious arias with flirtation, swooning devotion and glorious coloratura ecstasy. Tickets: €12 €5 Grab & Go lunch available at the Coffee Dock Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Dreamscapes Tuesday 27 June 8pm John Field Room

Catrina Scullion soprano Catriona McElhinney Grimes piano Beautiful and evocative works by Sibelius, Poulenc, Fauré, Strauss and Dvorák which capture the hidden corners of the imagination. Tickets: €20 Concessions available

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JUNE 2017 Yeats’ Women Wednesday 28 June 8pm John Field Room

Glynis Casson Daniel Costello Claire Roche harp A sympathetic account of W. B. Yeats’ life, illustrated with his beautiful poetry and original arrangements of harp and song. Tickets: €20 Concessions available Presented by Claire Roche

Perspectives: Kamasi Washington Thursday 29 June 8pm Main Auditorium

This thrilling California-based saxophonist and composer has toured for over a decade with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar. He makes his Irish debut at the NCH, performing music from his groundbreaking album, The Epic. Tickets: €36, €32, €27.50 Presented by the NCH

Piano Recital – Brahms and Albéniz Friday 30 June 1:05pm John Field Room

Melissa Jennings piano A programme of the wonderful lyrical Intermezzi of Brahms’ Op. 117, and Albéniz’s collection of impressionistic Spanish music depicting its culture and festivals. Tickets: €15 Presented by Melissa Jennings

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Kamasi Washington

Best of the Musicals with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Friday 30 June 8pm Main Auditorium

John Rigby conductor Guest vocalists to be announced An evening inspired by the West End and Broadway, including numbers from Chicago, Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia! Tickets: €35, €29.50, €23.50 (Choir Balcony: €15) Limited concessions available Presented by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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COMING SOON

©C. Taylor Crothers

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

Creative Music Making for Primary School Teachers

Junior Songschool Summer Camp

Monday 3 to Friday 7 July 10am-2:30pm

Monday 10 to Friday 14 July 10am-2pm

Designated Classroom

Various Rooms

Department of Education Approved Summer Course.

Tickets: €112.50 Presented by the NCH

Tickets: €90 Presented by the NCH

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck

Musical Play: Teacher Training for Early Years Music Monday 3 to Friday 7 July 3pm-6pm Designated Classroom Tickets: €75 Presented by the NCH

Monday 10 July 8pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €45, €39.50, €32.50 Presented by the NCH

STAX Music Academy European Tour Sunday 16 July 8pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €28, €25, €22.50 Presented by the NCH

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COMING SOON Songschool Summer Camp

Musical Picnic

Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 10am-4pm

Saturday 5 August 1pm

Various Rooms

John Field Room

Tickets: €150 Presented by the NCH

Foyer activities from 12.15pm.

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Adult: €12 | Child: €10 | Under 3s go free! Family tickets available Presented by the NCH

Wednesday 19 July 8pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €32.50, €30, €26 Presented by the NCH

Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb Thursday 10 August 8pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €32.50, €30, €26 Presented by the NCH Rodney Crowell

Musical Picnic

Rodney Crowell and Jim Lauderdale

Saturday 19 August 1pm

Sunday 30 July 8pm

Foyer activities from 12.15pm.

Main Auditorium

Adult: €12 | Child: €10 | Under 3s go free! Family tickets available Presented by the NCH

Tickets: €32.50, €30, €26 Presented by the NCH

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Dr. John O’Conor

SinfoNua Orchestra with Mia Cooper Main Auditorium

Celebrating Callas: The Life, Loves and Music of Maria Callas – 40th Anniversary Gala Evening

David Brophy conductor

Sunday 17 September 8pm

Saturday 2 September 6:30pm

Tickets: €20, €15 (Choir Balcony: €10) Presented by the NCH

G4 – Live in Concert

Main Auditorium Tickets: €40, €35, €30 (Choir Balcony: €25) Presented by Pat Egan Ltd. for Niall Morris Productions

Thursday 7 September 8pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €32.50, €28.50, €26.50 Presented by Amick Productions 

The MU Big Sing Saturday 9 September 3pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €20 Presented by All-Ireland Mothers’ Union

Richard Clayderman: An Evening with The Prince of Romance and The Romantic Rhapsody Strings Saturday 16 September 8pm

Perspectives: Donny McCaslin Group Monday 23/Tuesday 24 October 8pm The Studio Tickets: €20 Presented by the NCH

NCH Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Dr. John O’Conor piano Sunday 26 November 8pm Main Auditorium Tickets: €42.50, €34.50, €27.50 (Choir Balcony: €19.50) Presented by the NCH

Main Auditorium Tickets: €55 (Choir Balcony: €30) Presented by Pat Egan Sounds Ltd.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 2017 Sat. 1

KBRR 10am

Piano Master Class with Leif Ove Andsnes

Sat. 1 MA 8pm

Marc-André Hamelin, piano Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Sun. 2

MA

7:30pm

Siansa Gael Linn 2017 – Craobhchomórtas

Mon. 3

JFR

7:30pm

Sandro Zerafa Quartet – ‘More Light’

Tues. 4

MA

1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Music of Our Time

Tues. 4

MA

8pm

The Artane School of Music Annual Showcase

Wed. 5

KBRR 7:30pm

Recollections Of Ireland: The French Connection

Wed. 5

MA

Brahms – A German Requiem

8pm

Thurs. 6 KBRR 7:30pm

John Finucane Clarinet Recital Series: English Programme

Thurs. 6 MA 8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series: Danielle de Niese

Fri. 7

Sonamus with John Elwes

JFR

1:05pm

Fri. 7 MA 8pm

Maxim Vengerov, violin RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Sat. 8

Violin Master Class with Maxim Vengerov

KBRR 11am

Sat. 8 JFR 11am/ 12:30pm

AfriKaa! A Soundscape for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Sat. 8

MA

8pm

Jack Lukeman: ‘Magic Days’

Sun. 9

KBRR

3pm

Vanbrugh Quartet Russian Season

Sun. 9

MA

8pm

Culwick Choral Society: Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Mon. 10 MA 10am

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Composer Lab 2017 Public Workshop

Mon. 10

Arrowhead Union & Dublin Concert Band

MA

8pm

Tues. 11 S 11am/ 12:30pm

Easter Sounds of Spring with The Mobile Music Machine

Wed. 12 MA 8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Mise Éire Screening with Live Score

Thurs. 13 10:15am 10:30am

Easter Family Workshop Day Baby Bop Family Jazz

MA: Main Auditorium JFR: John Field Room KBRR: Kevin Barry Recital Room S: Studio

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 10:45am 11:30am 12pm 12:15pm

Let’s Drum Toddler Twist Family Jazz Let’s Drum

Fri. 14

RTÉ Contempo Quartet: The Seven Last Words of Christ

MA

1:30pm

Fri. 14 MA 3:30pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Bach St. Matthew Passion

Sat. 15

MA

7:30pm

Verdi Aida

Sun. 16

MA

7:30pm

Puccini La Bohème

Tues. 18 JFR 10:30am/ 12:30pm

Easter Bring Along a Baby

Tues. 18 MA Wed. 19 Thurs. 20 Fri. 21 Sat. 22

8pm Me and My Girl: Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society 8pm 8pm 8pm 2:30pm/8pm

Wed. 19

1:05pm

Dublin’s Theatre Royal, Remembered

Thurs. 20

10am-4pm

Friends Day Trip: Russborough House

Thurs. 20

1pm

Easter Musical Picnic: Familiar Tunes with a Jazz Twist

Fri. 21

10:30am

Songschool Blitz

Fri. 21

JFR

1:05pm

Jazz on a Spring Day

Sun. 23

KBRR

3pm

Schubertreise XII

Sun. 23

MA

8pm

A Choral/Orchestral Extravaganza

JFR

JFR

Mon. 24 JFR 8pm

Dublin Masterclasses Young Professional Series: Alexander Bernstein, piano

Wed. 26

MA

7:30pm

ESB Feis Ceoil Gala

Thurs. 27

MA

7:30pm

Royal Irish Academy of Music Finale

Fri. 28

JFR

1:05pm

The Bugle Babes – Sisters!

Fri. 28

JFR

3pm

Tea Dance Tunes – Dementia Friendly Concerts

Fri. 28 MA 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Gubaidulina & Kinsella

Sat. 29

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone; Ivari Ilja, piano

MA

8pm

Sun. 30 MA 8pm

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Finbar Wright – Whatever You Believe: Celebrating his 60th Birthday

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS May 2017 Tues. 2 KBRR 7:30pm

Andrew Zolinsky, piano: Russian Revolution Centenary (1917-2017)

Wed. 3 KBRR 7:30pm

John Finucane Clarinet Recital Series: German Programme

Wed. 3

JFR

8pm

Visual Music/Cross Sensory Synesthesia

Thurs. 4

MA

8pm

May the Fourth be With You: International Star Wars Day

Fri. 5

JFR

1:05pm

Summer Ensembles

Fri. 5

MA

6:30pm

Pipeworks Organ Recital

Fri. 5 MA 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Symphonie espagnole

Sat. 6 MA 12:30pm/ 3pm/5pm

Revolting Rhymes

Sun. 7

MA

8pm

Nessun Dorma – The Life & Music of Luciano Pavarotti

Mon. 8

MA

8pm

Catalan Chamber Orchestra: 20th Century Classics

Tues. 9

JFR

10:30am

Musical World: Exploring Music for Primary Schools

Tues. 9

MA

1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Composer Lab 2017

Tues. 9 KBRR 7:30pm

Andrew Zolinsky, piano: Russian Revolution Centenary (1917-2017)

Tues. 9

MA

7:45pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wed. 10

KBRR

11:30am

The Tenebrae Effect: Choral Workshop

Wed. 10

MA

8pm

Tenebrae; Nigel Short, conductor

Thurs. 11

MA

8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Super Troupers!

Fri. 12

JFR

1:05pm

A Lunch-Hour of Love Songs: Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer

Fri. 12 MA 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Simone Lamsma plays Shostakovich

Sat. 13 MA 8pm

Perspectives: Laurie Anderson Residency The Language of the Future 1

Sun. 14

Vanbrugh Quartet Russian Season

KBRR

3pm

Sun. 14 MA 8pm

Perspectives: Laurie Anderson Residency The Language of the Future 2

Mon. 15 MA 8pm

Perspectives: Laurie Anderson Residency The Language of the Future 3

Tues. 16

Special Schools’ Sing-Along

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JFR

11am

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tues. 16

MA

8pm

Lyric Opera Sings Verdi

Wed. 17

MA

1pm

Blow the Dust Orchestra Lunchtime Concert

Wed. 17

MA

8pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Summer Baroque

Fri. 19

JFR

1:05pm

Giants of Ragtime & Stride Piano

Fri. 19 MA 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: The Dream of Gerontius

Sat. 20 JFR

12pm/ 1:30pm

Family Concert: Snow White and the Seven Short Stories

Sat. 20

MA

8pm

The Story of Swing – Performed by The Swing Cats

Sun. 21

MA

7pm

Werner Herzog

Wed. 24

MA

8pm

Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Thurs. 25 MA 8pm

Perspectives: Carla Bley, piano Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard

Fri. 26

The Irish Guitar Quartet

JFR

1:05pm

Fri. 26 MA 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No.5

Sat. 27 Sun. 28 Mon. 29

MA

7:30pm

Canaimís le Chéile

Tues. 30

KBRR

7:30pm

Percussion Lab End of Year Concert

Tues. 30 MA 8pm

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Simonov, conductor; Freddy Kempf, piano

Wed. 31

8:30pm

NCH Sing Out! End of Year Concert

1:05pm

From Paris to Buenos Aires – Piaf and Tango

S

June 2017 Fri. 2

JFR

Fri. 2 MA 8pm Sat. 3

RTÉ Concert Orchestra: An American in Paris Screening with Live Score

Tues. 6

S

7pm

Gamelan Ensembles End of Year Concert

Wed. 7

MA

8pm

Saint Sister

Thurs. 8 MA 8pm

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Il Pomo d’Oro Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor

Fri. 9

Harmony@Large@Lunchtime

JFR

1:05pm

Fri. 9 MA 8pm

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Hot Summer Classics with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sat. 10 JFR 12pm 1:30pm

Family Concert: Here Comes the Summer

Sat. 10

MA

8pm

A Mozart Magnification

Sun. 11

KBRR

3pm

Vanbrugh Quartet Russian Season

Sun. 11

MA

8pm

The Best of Kerry

Tues. 13 MA 1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime: Duncan Ward, conductor; Seán Morgan-Rooney, piano

Wed. 14

MA

8pm

Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music

Thurs. 15

MA

8pm

The Hibernian Orchestra Summer Gala Concert

Fri. 16 JFR 1:05pm

Bloomsday: A Celebration in Song and Prose of James Joyce’s Ulysses

Fri. 16 MA 8pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Old-Time Sing-Along with Cara O’Sullivan & David Brophy

Sat. 17

JFR

8pm

Popcorn Not Included

Sun. 18

KBRR

3pm

Schubertreise XIII

Tues. 20 MA 1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime: Gavin Maloney, conductor; Mairéad Hickey, violin

Tues. 20

JFR

8pm

A Celebration of Violin Classics

Wed. 21

JFR

8pm

Opera Gala

Thurs 22

MA

8pm

Waltons World Masters presents Susana Baca

Fri. 23

JFR

1:05pm

Opera to Bernstein and Kern

Fri. 23

JFR

3pm

Tea Dance Tunes – Dementia Friendly Concerts

Fri. 23

MA

8pm

Pipeworks Festival Concert

Sat. 24

MA

8pm

Hallelujah – A Journey To Sainthood

Tues. 27 MA 1:05pm

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Lunchtime: John Rigby, conductor; Aoife Gibney, soprano

Tues. 27

JFR

8pm

Dreamscapes

Wed. 28

JFR

8pm

Yeats’ Women

Thurs. 29

MA

8pm

Perspectives: Kamasi Washington

Fri. 30

JFR

1:05pm

Piano Recital – Brahms and Albéniz: Melissa Jennings

Fri. 30 MA 8pm

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GENERAL INFORMATION

BOOKING AND GENERAL INFORMATION Booking tickets at the National Concert Hall Telephone bookings: +353 1 4170000 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm In person bookings: Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Open two hours prior to Main Auditorium performances on Sundays & Bank Holidays. Open one hour prior to Kevin Barry Recital Room, John Field Room and Studio performances on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Online Booking: www.nch.ie The National Concert Hall is the only official seller of tickets for events at the Hall. Conditions of Sale • Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. • Programme & artist are subject to change. Concessions • Concessions are available on selected concerts to patrons who produce suitable identification. • Concessions not requested at time of booking cannot be allocated later. • All discounts apply to full price tickets only. • Only one discount per ticket applies. • Discounted tickets cannot be purchased in conjunction with any other offers or concessions.

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• Family Tickets, where advertised, are available for 4 people with a maximum of 2 adults, the others being children aged 17 or under. Additional child tickets may be available, ask our Box Office team for advice. Gift Cards • Gift cards can be used online, in person or over the phone. • Please quote the gift card number and Redemption Number when booking. Third Level Student Standby Scheme On production of suitable identification at the Box Office, third level students can avail of tickets for €5 one hour prior to selected performances. Please contact the Box Office on the day of the performance for possible availability of this offer. One ticket per student only. Groups Got a Group? Get a Deal. Contact the Box Office booking line on +353 1 417 0000 or email info@nch.ie Child Admittance Patrons are advised that children under the age of 5 will not be admitted to events which are unsuitable for children. Please contact the Box Office for recommendations regarding age admittance.

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GENERAL INFORMATION Babes-In-Arms • For family & children’s events, babes-in-arms (children under 12 months) will be admitted to the concert provided that they can be seated throughout the performance on the accompanying adult’s lap. • Please inform the Box Office at time of booking to receive the free infant ticket. Special Assistance • Seats are available at the back of the stalls (downstairs) for wheelchair users & their companions – please advise box office at time of booking. • An induction loop system for hard of hearing patrons is available in the Main Auditorium. • An Infra Red Assistive Listening System is available for events throughout the Main Auditorium and in the John Field Room. To avail of this system please contact our reception desk on the night. Instructions on how to use this system are available on www.nch.ie. National Concert Hall Etiquette • Cameras, video equipment and recording devices are not permitted. • Please ensure all mobile devices are switched off before entering the auditorium. • Please arrive early. There is no guarantee of late seating. Where possible, patrons will only be admitted when there is a suitable break, if any, in the performance. • Please leave all coats, bags and umbrellas in the Cloak Room in the John Field Room. There is no charge incurred for this facility.

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Data Protection • When you book tickets with the National Concert Hall, your details will be held on our database. • From time to time, we may send you information about the National Concert Hall and its programme of events. If you do not wish to receive this information, please tell a member of the Box Office Team at time of booking or amend your preference online. • The National Concert Hall complies with the principles of good data handling. For details, please see our privacy policy on www.nch.ie. The Music Box The Music Box at the National Concert Hall features a selection of CDs, DVDs, books and more. Open one hour prior to concerts, during the intermission and after performances. Fine Dining at The Terrace Restaurant at the National Concert Hall For reservations call + 353 1 417 0090 or email nch@withtaste.ie Keep Up To Date and in Touch with the National Concert Hall Sign up to receive our free e-zines Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter @NCH_Music Subscribe to our Youtube Channel Share our Digital Calendar of Events with someone. Available on nch.ie

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SEATING PLAN

CHOIR BALCONY

Y D ON RE LC BA DE I S

SI D GR E BA EE LC N O N Y

STAGE STALLS

CHOIR BALCONY 136 SEATS UNRESERVED VIEW FROM YELLOW BALCONY

EXIT

27 27 27 27 27

28 2 7

26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5 26 2 5

24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3 24 2 3

22 22 22 22

EXIT

18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10

EXIT

49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 45 46 47 48 40 41 42 43 44 31 30 29 28 36 35 34 33 32

EXIT

37 38

39

ENTRANCE/EXIT

27 27 27 27

GREEN SIDE BALCONY

29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 31 30 29 2 8 29 2 8

ENTRANCE TO CHOIR BALCONY

EXIT

ENTRANCE/EXIT ENTRANCE TO STALLS 1-15

STALLS A B C D E F G H J K

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

ENTRANCE/EXIT

EXIT

24 2 27 2 3 22 6 25 21 24 2 3 22 21

48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

0 29 6 25 2 28 2 24 2 7 26 3 22 X 31 30 29 25 2 28 2 4 23 7 26 Y 22 25

A

3 B 5 4 3 2 7 6 9 8 5 4 1 C 6 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 8 7 4 9 D 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 2 1 6 5 4 3 8 7 5 E 9 1 2 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 7 6 3 8 4 9 2 1 F 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 6 5 4 3 8 7 G 1 5 9 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 6 5 4 9 8 2 1 H 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 7 6 4 3 1 J 9 8 6 5 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 5 4 9 8 2 1 K 6 0 1 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 4 3 8 7 L 1 5 9 2 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 7 6 4 3 M 9 8 2 1 6 5 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 4 3 8 7 N 1 5 9 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 6 5 4 9 8 2 1 P 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 7 6 4 3 9 8 2 1 Q 6 5 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 7 1 R 5 4 9 8 2 6 0 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 1 3 7 1 S 5 4 9 8 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 6 1 T 5 4 9 8 2 6 0 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 1 3 7 1 U 5 4 9 8 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 6 1 V 5 4 9 8 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 6 8 4 1 W 9 5 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 3 2 7 6 5 4 X 9 8 6 1 0 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 1 2 7 3 8 Y 9 5 4 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 7 6 8 5 9 11 10 7 6 9 8 0 1 SOUND DESK

52 51 50 49 57 56 55 54 53 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23

A 29 B 30 28 27 26 29 2 25 2 8 27 4 23 C 31 30 26 2 22 5 24 29 23 2 D 31 30 28 27 26 2 29 2 25 2 8 27 4 23 E 31 30 22 26 2 5 24 29 23 2 F 31 30 28 27 26 2 29 2 25 2 8 27 4 23 G 31 30 26 2 22 29 5 H 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 22 29 25 J 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 22 29 2 K 31 30 28 27 26 5 24 23 22 29 2 L 31 30 28 27 26 5 24 23 22 29 2 25 2 8 27 4 23 M 31 30 26 2 22 29 N 31 30 28 27 26 5 24 23 2 2 29 2 25 P 31 30 2 8 27 26 24 23 22 25 9 Q 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 22 29 2 2 5 2 8 27 4 23 R 31 30 26 2 22 29 5 S 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 22 29 25 T 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 22 29 2 U 31 30 28 27 26 5 24 23 22 29 25 V 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 22 2 W 31 3 9 28 27 2 25 24 23 2

EXIT

RED SIDE BALCONY

EXIT

STAGE

ENTRANCE TO STALLS 16-31

21 20 19 18 17 21 20 19 18 17 21 20 19 18 17 21 20 19 18 17 22 21 20 19 18 17 22 21 20 19 18 17 22 21 20 19 18 17

16 15 14 13 12 11 10 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 16 15 14 13 12 11 10

22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10

YELLOW BALCONY

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

ORGAN

7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6 9 8 6 7 9 8

3 5 4 H H H 5 H H H H 5 H H H H H 5 H H H 1 5 H 3 2 4 5 2 1 3 1 5 4 2 3 5 4 3 5 4 5 4

A B C D E F G H J K

ENTRANCE/EXIT ENTRANCE TO YELLOW AND RED BALCONIES

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CORPORATE ASSOCIATES We would like to acknowledge with appreciation and gratitude the generous support of our Corporate Associates, Patron Circle members and John Field Society members. Your support plays a principal part in securing the future of the National Concert Hall, allowing us to deliver world class artists to Irish audiences and develop our Learning and Participation programme.

DIAMOND

PLATINUM

GOLD

SILVER

Arup Earlsfort (East-Point) Nordic Cold Storage TileStyle

Brackaville Investments Ltd Frank Glennon Ltd Frank Keane (Naas Road) Philip Lee

LEARNING AND PARTICIPATION PARTNERS Lauritzson Foundation, HPRA, Grant Thornton, Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin Port, Dublin City Council, Michael & Loret O’Brien, Brackaville Investments Ltd., Community Foundation for Ireland

PATRONS AND JOHN FIELD SOCIETY Frank & Ivy Bannister, Tom Bryant, Sharon Burke, Tom and Maura Carey, Denis & Gráinne Cremins, Veronica Dunne, Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway, Mary MacAodha, Brian McElroy, Don Menzies, Tom Moran, Mutual of America, Deirdre O’Grady, Rachel Patton, Richie Ryan, Kieran Tobin, Stephen Vernon We also gratefully acknowledge those patrons who have requested to remain anonymous.

Make a Difference Today For further information contact Matthew King on 01 417 0072 or email matthew.king@nch.ie


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