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A welcome note At a glance: RTÉ NSO 2017–2018 Season Concerts and events: 8 September 2017–25 May 2018 Single concert ticket prices Main Season: Package rewards How and when to book RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Profile National Concert Hall Seating Plan

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Main Season and other concerts are broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm


National 2017 RTÉ 2018 Symphony Orchestra

Patron: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland


A welcome note It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2017/2018 concert season during which we celebrate the orchestra’s 70th anniversary. From the start, the Irish Free State broadcaster 2RN (later Raidió Éireann) always supported a music ensemble. The first manifestation of this commitment was the ‘Clery’s Instrumental Trio’ which by 1948 had grown into a new orchestra. 02


Under the baton of Jean Martinon, and led by Florentine violinist Renzo Marchionni, the first concert by the Raidió Éireann Symphony Orchestra took place at the Phoenix Hall on February 14th 1948. Since then the orchestra has continued to grow in reputation to create a unique place for classical music within contemporary Irish culture. At the core of each performance is you, the orchestra’s loyal audience. We value your support and always welcome feedback on our programmes and performances. We hope you enjoy and continue to support your national orchestra.

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This season we are honoured to welcome the hugely talented Nathalie Stutzmann as our Principal Guest Conductor. Nathalie conducts five concerts, culminating with a performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 At the core of each ‘Choral’ for our season finale. She also conducts the Philharmonic Choir in Mozart’s Requiem in the performance is you, RTÉ autumn.

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We are proud to present many exciting and multitalented artists to perform extraordinary music this season. Our opening Prelude concert puts a focus on Irish music when internationally acclaimed composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin makes his début with the orchestra. Later in the season, we also present a new Concerto for Organ by Gerald Barry, RTÉ’s Composer-in-Residence, and a first performance of the complete Piano Concerto by Deirdre Gribbin, The Binding of the Years. On the centenary of his birth, we pay homage to great American composer Leonard Bernstein, with a performance of his Chichester Psalms, conducted by Joana Carneiro. In January, conductor Alexander Shelley presents this extraordinary composer’s Overture to West Side Story and Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. Other season highlights include conductors Thomas Adès and Jaime Martin, and Carlos Kalmar conducting the unstoppable Storm Large in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins; guest soloist Alexander Toradze performs Shostakovich’s second piano concerto, Khatia Buniatishvili plays Prokofiev’s second piano concerto, and Alexander Bernstein and Fiachra Garvey join forces for Poulenc’s Double piano concerto. I hope we bring you many memorable moments of music throughout the season. Best wishes, Anthony Long General Manager, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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THE SEASON ATA GLANCE DATE

TIME

EVENT

COMPOSER(S)

Fri 8 Sep Fri 22 Sep Fri 22 Sep Fri 29 Sep Fri 06 Oct Fri 13 Oct Fri 20 Oct Fri 27 Oct Fri 03 Nov Fri 10 Nov Fri 24 Nov Fri 01 Dec Fri 14 Dec Mon 01 Jan Fri 05 Jan Fri 12 Jan Fri 19 Jan Fri 26 Jan Fri 02 Feb Fri 09 Feb Fri 16 Feb Fri 23 Feb Fri 09 Mar Fri 23 Mar Fri 30 Mar Fri 30 Mar Fri 13 April Fri 20 April Fri 27 April Fri 04 May Fri 11 May Fri 18 May Fri 25 May

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ELVER GLEAMS CULTURE NIGHT CULTURE NIGHT NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS HARDENBERGER: SINFONIETTA BUNIATISHVILI PLAYS PROKOFIEV PSALMS AND REQUIEM SAINT-SAENS CELLO CONCERTO EROICA OSORIO PLAYS RAVEL SHOSTAKOVICH FIVE NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS CHRISTMAS GALA NEW YEAR'S DAY AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE PETRUSHKA TORADZE PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH RAMEAU AND MOZART PROKOFIEV FIVE 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS SIBELIUS FIVE POGOSTKINA PLAYS KHACHATURIAN RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET ST JOHN’S PASSION FOR GOOD FRIDAY BEETHOVEN SEVEN NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS SEVEN DEADLY SINS SYMPHONY IN THREE MOVEMENTS A HERO'S LIFE TRAGIC SYMPHONY NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS

Ó Súilleabháin Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Hindson Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Hindson Brahms, Beethoven, Prokofiev Copland, Barber, Stravinsky, Larsson, Janácek Bach, Prokofiev, Brahms Bernstein, Elgar, Duruflé Stanford, Saint-Saëns, Suk Brahms, Dvorák, Beethoven Falla, Ravel, Nielsen Beethoven, Shostakovich R Strauss, Mozart Various Various Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin Debussy, Bartók, Berlioz Rachmaninoff, Dean, Stravinsky Petrassi, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky Rameau, Mozart Debussy, Poulenc, Prokofiev Wagner, Gribbin, Prokofiev Elgar, Beethoven Nielsen, Ravel, Sibelius Copland, Khachaturian, Shostakovich To be announced Bach Ravel, Korngold, Beethoven Rachmaninoff, Brahms Prangcharoen, Weill, Schubert, Ravel Stravinsky, Barry, Lutosławski Shostakovich, Strauss Mozart, Mahler Brahms, Beethoven

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National 2017 RTÉ 2018 Symphony Orchestra CONDUCTOR

GUEST ARTIST(S)

Robert Trevino Robert Trevino Nathalie Stutzmann Håkan Hardenberger Joshua Weilerstein Joana Carneiro Case Scaglione Miguel Harth-Bedoya Carlos Miguel Prieto Nikolaj Znaider Nathalie Stutzmann Robert Houlihan Neil Thomson Alexander Shelley Stanislav Kochanovsky Olari Elts Daniele Rustioni Harry Bicket Duncan Ward Tomás Netopil Nathalie Stutzmann Jaime Martin Clemens Schuldt Nicholas Kraemer Ben Gernon Nathalie Stutzmann Carlos Kalmar Thomas Adès Christian Vasquez John Storgårds Nathalie Stutzmann

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Paul Lewis Paul Lewis Veronika Eberle Roland Pöntinen Khatia Buniatishvili RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Richard Harwood Eldbjørg Hemsing Jorge Federico Osorio RTÉ Philharmonic, Flavin, Mingardo, Tritschler, Kosavic Fatma Said, William Davenport Claudia Boyle Peter Jablonski Valeriy Sokolov Brett Dean Alexander Toradze Anna Devin Alexander Bernstein, Fiachra Garvey Finghin Collins Alban Gerhardt Javier Perianes Alina Pogostkina RTÉ Contempo Quartet RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Carolin Widmann Storm Large Thomas Trotter Narek Hakhnazaryan Nathalia Milstein RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, Siurina, Jovanovic, Linden, Kosavic

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FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

MÍCHEÁL Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN

PRELUDE

ELVER GLEAMS A celebration of the music of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Join Mícheál for this special concert of his music featuring some newly composed and newly scored pieces along with several of his classic compositions, including a new configuration of sean-nós, fusing the traditional style with the orchestral tapestry of the RTÉ NSO.

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin piano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €20. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

PAUL LEWIS

INTERLUDE

CULTURE NIGHT TCHAIKOVSKY FREE EVENT

Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture / 19’

GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 / 30’

HINDSON Speed / 16’ Robert Trevino conductor Paul Lewis piano EARLY EVENING RECITAL IN THE JOHN FIELD ROOM

RTÉ Cór na nÓg choral director Mary Amond O’Brien

EARLY EVENING RECITALS 6.00pm & 8.15pm / MAIN CONCERTS 7.00pm & 8.45pm TICKETS FREE See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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RTÉ NSO Principal Guest Conductor

NATHALIE STUTZMANN conducts 10


FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

VERONIKA EBERLE

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 / 38’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 / 26’

PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony, Op. 25 (Symphony No. 1) / 14’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Veronika Eberle violin

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 06 OCTOBER MAIN SEASON CONCERT

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man / 3’

BARBER Adagio for Strings / 8’

STRAVINSKY Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra / 17’

STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947) / 12’

L.E. LARSSON Adagio for Strings / 6’

JANÁCEK Sinfonietta / 23’

Håkan Hardenberger conductor Roland Pöntinen piano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI

BACH (ARR. BENJAMIN) Canon and Fugue (from the Art of Fugue) / 7’

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 / 31’

BRAHMS (ARR. SCHOENBERG) Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 / 43’ Joshua Weilerstein conductor Khatia Buniatishvili piano

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER

JOANA CARNEIRO

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms / 19’

ELGAR Sea Pictures / 23’

DURUFLÉ Requiem / 45’ Joana Carneiro conductor RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €25.50. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER MAIN SEASON CONCERT

STANFORD Irish Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 78 / 12’

SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 / 19’

SUK Symphony No. 2 in C minor (Asrael), Op. 27 / 58’ Case Scaglione conductor Richard Harwood cello

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso 16

Also in University Concert Hall LIMERICK on Thursday 26 October

CASE SCAGLIONE


FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER MAIN SEASON CONCERT

ELDBJØRG HEMSING

DANIEL HOPE

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture / 10’

DVORÁK Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 / 32’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 / 47’ Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Eldbjørg Hemsing violin

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER

JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain / 23’

RAVEL Piano Concerto in D major “Left Hand” / 19’

NIELSEN Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 / 35’ Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor Jorge Federico Osorio piano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER

NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 / 42’

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 / 44’ Nikolaj Znaider conductor/violin

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 01 DECEMBER MAIN SEASON CONCERT

MÁIRE FLAVIN

SARA MINGARDO

R. STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung, TrV 158, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration) / 23’

MOZART Requiem, K.626 (Süssmayr) / 48’

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley

Máire Flavin soprano Sara Mingardo alto Robin Tritschler tenor Leon Kosavic bass

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €25.50. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER

FATMA SAID

INTERLUDE

CHRISTMAS GALA Join the RTÉ NSO for a sparkling programme of opera and seasonal favourites featuring Veronica Dunne 2016 prizewinners Fatma Said and William Davenport. The programme will include opera highlights from Massenet’s Manon and Lehár’s Giuditta, musical highlights from Bernstein’s On the Town and West Side Story, and a selection of seasonal orchestral and vocal music including the beautiful O Holy Night.

Robert Houlihan conductor Fatma Said soprano William Davenport tenor

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €20. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso Also in National Opera House WEXFORD on Wednesday 13 December and St. Peter’s Catholic Church DROGHEDA on Friday 15 December

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MONDAY 1 JANUARY

CLAUDIA BOYLE

INTERLUDE

New Year Celebration Coloratura soprano Claudia Boyle joins the RTÉ NSO for a special Viennese concert to celebrate the New Year. Conducted by Neil Thomson, the programme will include traditional Strauss family waltzes, polkas and overtures. Join us for a glass of bubbly as Strauss II’s Tales of the Vienna Woods and his famous Champagne Polka weave through the air.

Neil Thomson conductor Claudia Boyle soprano CONCERT 3.30pm TICKETS from €24.50. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 05 JANUARY MAIN SEASON CONCERT

PETER JABLONSKI

AMERICAN

GALA ELLINGTON The Three Black Kings / 15'

GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F major / 30’

BERNSTEIN Overture to West Side Story / 5'

BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs / 7'

JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag & Ragtime / 8'

GERSHWIN An American in Paris / 16’ Alexander Shelley conductor Peter Jablonski piano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 12 JANUARY

VALERIY SOKOLOV

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

DEBUSSY Prélude a L’apres-midi d’un faune / 10’

BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2 / 36’

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 / 49’ Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor Valeriy Sokolov violin

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 19 JANUARY

OLARI ELTS

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead / 20’

BRETT DEAN Viola Concerto / 25’

STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947) / 34’ Olari Elts conductor Brett Dean viola

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 26 JANUARY MAIN SEASON CONCERT

DANIELE RUSTIONI

ALEXANDER TORADZE

PETRASSI Ritratto di Don Quixote (Suite) / 22’

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 / 20’

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 / 44’ Daniele Rustioni conductor Alexander Toradze piano

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 02 FEBRUARY MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RAMEAU Platée: Suite des Danses / 8’

MOZART Voi avete un cor fedele, K217 / 6’

MOZART Oh temerario Arbace! Per quel paterno amplesso, K79 / 7’

MOZART Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle K538 / 8’

MOZART Serenata Notturna in D major, K239 / 13’

RAMEAU Suite from Les Boréades / 31’

Harry Bicket conductor Anna Devin soprano

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY

DEBUSSY Jeux; poème dansé / 17’

POULENC Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor / 20’

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 / 46’

Duncan Ward conductor Alexander Bernstein piano Fiachra Garvey piano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

DUNCAN WARD

MAIN SEASON CONCERT


FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

RADIO ÉIREANN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTOR COLONEL J.M. DOYLE

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS WAGNER Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, WWV90 / 17’

DEIRDRE GRIBBIN The Binding of the Years (Piano Concerto) / 30’

PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet (excerpts) / 40’

Tomáš Netopil conductor Finghin Collins piano

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY

ALBAN GERHARDT

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

LALO Le roi d’Ys Overture / 11’

ELGAR Violoncello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 / 30’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 / 31’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Alban Gerhardt cello

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 9 MARCH

JAIME MARTIN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

NIELSEN 7 Pieces from Aladdin, Op. 34 / 23’

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major / 23’

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 / 30’

Jaime Martin conductor Javier Perianes piano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 23 MARCH MAIN SEASON CONCERT

COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite / 23’

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto in D minor / 35’

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 / 28’

ALINA POGOSTKINA

Clemens Schuldt conductor Alina Pogostkina violin

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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GOOD FRIDAY

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FRIDAY 30 MARCH

NICHOLAS KRAEMER

INTERLUDE

BACH St John Passion Johannespassion, BWV 245 / 114’ Nicholas Kraemer conductor RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley

PRECEDED BY AN EARLY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE BY

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

EARLY CONCERT 1.30pm / TICKETS €12 or FREE with Bach concert BACH CONCERT 3.30pm / TICKETS from €28.50. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 13 APRIL

CAROLIN WIDMANN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin / 17’

KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 / 24’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 / 36’

Ben Gernon conductor Carolin Widmann violin

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 20 APRIL

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 / 33’

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 / 45’

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 27 APRIL MAIN SEASON CONCERT

NARONG PRANGCHAROEN Phenomenon / 9'

WEILL The Seven Deadly Sins / 39'

SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor (Unfinished ) / 25’

RAVEL La Valse / 12’

STORM LARGE

Carlos Kalmar conductor Storm Large soprano

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 4 MAY

THOMAS TROTTER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements / 22’

GERALD BARRY Organ Concerto / 30’

LUTOSŁAWSKI Symphony No. 3 / 28’

Thomas Adès conductor Thomas Trotter organ

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 11 MAY

CHRISTIAN VASQUEZ

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture, Op. 96 / 7’

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 / 30’

R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 / 40’

Christian Vasquez conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan cello

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 18 MAY

NATHALIA MILSTEIN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K.488 / 26’

MAHLER Symphony No. 6 in A minor (Tragic) / 79’

John Storgårds conductor Nathalia Milstein piano

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 25 MAY

RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

BRAHMS Nänie, Op. 82 / 14’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral ), Op. 125 / 65’

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley

Ekatarina Siurina soprano Lidija Jovanovic alto Gijs van der Linden tenor Leon Kosavic baritone/bass

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €25.50 See page 47. Find out more at rte.ie/nso

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Single concert ticket prices

DATE

TYPE

ZONE A ZONE B ZONE C ZONE D

All Main Season concerts Main Season concerts* €35.00 €29.00 €23.50 €15.00 €31.00 €26.55 €21.15 €13.00 Limited concessions (*excluding 8 September, 20 October, 1 December, 14 December 2017 and 1 January, 30 March, 25 May 2018) Friday 08 September Prelude €42.50 €34.00 €27.00 €20.00 Limited concessions €38.25 €30.60 €24.30 €18.00 Friday 22 September Friday 20 October Limited concessions Friday 01 December Limited concessions Friday 14 December Limited concessions Monday 1 January Limited concessions Friday 30 March Limited concessions Friday 25 May Limited concessions

Culture Night Bernstein 100 Mozart Requiem Christmas Gala New Year’s Day Good Friday Season Finale

See Seating Plan on page 52 for price band breakdown.

FREE ADMISSION €38.00 €32.50 €34.20 €29.25 €38.00 €32.50 €34.20 €29.25 €42.50 €34.00 €38.25 €30.60 €49.50 €44.50 €44.50 €40.00 €40.00 €34.50 €36.00 €31.05 €38.00 €32.50 €34.20 €29.25

€25.50 €22.95 €25.50 €22.95 €27.00 €24.30 €34.50 €31.00 €28.50 €25.65 €25.50 €22.95

€20.00 €18.00 €24.50 €22.00

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3-4 concerts

30%

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10%

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€273.00

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€127.50

€67.50

€42.75

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5% discount on selected RTÉ NSO evening concerts at the National Concert Hall

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ZONE D For selected performances the Choir Balcony and Rows B & C in the Stalls will be excluded from sale.

Concerts on 8 September, 20 October, 1 December, 14 December 2017 and 1 January, 30 March, 25 May 2018 If you wish to purchase tickets for these concerts as part of a Main Season: Smaller Package (3–15 concerts) please note that due to the slightly higher ticket prices, there will be a small additional cost – and a greater relative saving – depending on the seat band and package size chosen.

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How and when to book BOOKING OPENS Priority booking from 26 May 2017. Smaller package booking from 2 June 2017. Full price booking from 9 June 2017.

STUDENT STAND-BY €5 tickets available from one hour before performance. Subject to availability. ID required. One stand-by ticket per person.

HOW TO BOOK Telephone booking 01 417 0000 Please note: Tickets purchased by phone can be posted directly to you with a charge of €1 for postage & packing. Online booking www.nch.ie Please note: Packages can also be booked online. In person At the National Concert Hall box office. Post Please use the order form available from the NCH box office or online at www.rte.ie/nso.

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BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS 10am–6pm Monday–Saturday. Open 2 hours prior to Main Auditorium concerts on Sundays/Bank Holidays. At the time of booking, please instruct the box office to pass your contact details on to RTÉ so that RTÉ can contact you directly regarding additional benefits and/or RTÉ NSO events. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2003, information provided to the National Concert Hall at the time of booking cannot be passed onto RTÉ without your permission. METHODS OF PAYMENT All major credit/debit cards accepted. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The National Concert Hall’. CONDITIONS OF SALE Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. Programme and artist details are subject to change without notification. CONCESSIONS Limited concessions available for students, unwaged and senior citizens. Early booking advisable. ID required. One concession ticket per person. Concessions not requested at the time of booking cannot be applied later.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Seating is available for wheelchair users and their companions. Early booking is advisable. Please contact the National Concert Hall box office. For those who are hard of hearing please indicate this when booking your seats with the box office to benefit from the National Concert Hall’s induction loop system. SCHEDULED PAYMENTS Terms and conditions 1. Scheduled payment option applies to subscription packages only. 2. Payments will be scheduled over three monthly instalments and will be collected automatically by the National Concert Hall from a single debit/credit card only. The card must not expire before 10/2017. 3. In the event that the card is lost/stolen or is otherwise de-activated during the payment period, it is the responsibility of the customer to advise the National Concert Hall before the next payment date. 4. In the event of default on a payment the customer must make payment directly to the National Concert Hall within 5 working days. If payment is not received within this time, any payments made to date will be refunded and the order will be deemed void. An administration charge of €50.00 will be deducted from any refunds. 5. The date of the final scheduled payment must not be later than 25 September 2017. No tickets will be issued until receipt of final payment.

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra's mission is to entertain, inspire and enrich people’s lives with great music. Since its foundation as the Raidió Éireann Symphony Orchestra in 1948, the RTÉ NSO has grown from a 40 person ensemble to a world-class orchestra. It plays a central role in classical music in Ireland, and continues to build on seven decades of artistic excellence and masterful musicianship. The orchestra is under the flagship of RTÉ, as one of the national broadcaster's performing groups. The RTÉ NSO's patron is Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

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The RTÉ NSO performs symphonic works from the classical repertoire during its main concert season, from September to May, at the NCH. The orchestra works with world-class virtuosos to present a stimulating and engaging programme. It collaborates with many distinguished artists and with sister groups, the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and RTÉ Cór na nÓg. During the summer, in June and July, it presents a programme of popular classics. Over the years, the RTÉ NSO has worked with many legendary artists including Isaac Stern, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Joan Sutherland, Bernadette Greevy, Kiri te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Tortelier, Barry Douglas, Sir James Galway, Olivier Messiaen, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and Maxim Vengerov. The RTÉ NSO plays a vital role in promoting Irish composers. Amongst the many well known names whose works it has premiered are Gerald Barry (RTÉ’s Composer-in-Residence), Raymond Deane, Seoirse Bodley, Elaine Agnew, Frank Corcoran, Linda Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, Donnacha Dennehy, Siobhán Cleary, Shaun Davey and Bill Whelan. Composer Lab, RTÉ NSO's mentoring scheme with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), nurtures composers in composing for orchestra, and recently collaborated with David Bremner, Seán Doherty, Francis Heery and Matthew Whiteside. Major world conductors associated with the RTÉ NSO since its inception have included Jean Martinon, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Sir John Barbirolli, Milan Horvat, Tibor Paul, Albert Rosen, Bryden Thomson, János Fürst, Alexander Anissimov, Gerhard Markson and Alan Buribayev. Nathalie Stutzmann, RTÉ NSO’s new Principal Guest Conductor, is an artist who shares a natural alchemy with the orchestra. Nathalie’s inaugural concert in her new role takes place in September 2017. She holds this position until May 2019. The RTÉ NSO’s Main Season concerts are broadcast and streamed live on sister station, RTÉ lyric fm, Ireland’s classical music station. In addition to the RTÉ lyric fm label, the orchestra has recorded on the Naxos and Claves labels.

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SEATING PLAN

ZONE A STALLS ROWS J–U YELLOW BALCONY A–H

ZONE B STALLS ROWS G–H & V-W BALCONY ROWS J–K SIDE BALCONIES DOUBLE ROWS (SEATS 19-57)

ZONE C STALLS ROWS E–F & X–Y SIDE BALCONY SINGLE ROWS (SEATS 1–18)

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ZONE D STALLS ROW B–D CHOIR BALCONY SEATS


National 2017 RTÉ 2018 Symphony Orchestra

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2017/2018 RTÉ NSO Season  

National Symphonic Orchestra's Season