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National 2019 RTÉ 2020 Symphony Orchestra

FEEL THE PASSION. LIVE THE MUSIC.


National 2019 RTÉ 2020 Symphony Orchestra FEEL THE PASSION. LIVE THE MUSIC.

Patron: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

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A welcome note I am delighted to welcome you to our 2019/20 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Season. This is an exciting time for us as we welcome our Chief Conductor, Jaime Martín in his inaugural season. A highly regarded flautist, Jaime turned to full-time conducting in 2013 and holds the positions of Artistic Director of the Santander Festival and Music Director of The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Jaime Martín brings remarkable experience to the RTÉ NSO from multiple perspectives and I look forward to working with him in the continuing development of your National Symphony Orchestra. This season marks the third with our esteemed Principal Guest Conductor, Nathalie Stutzmann whose star is in the ascendency, and we look forward to some exciting programmes with her again this year. Our audiences are at the core of everything we do and it is heartening to tell you that the numbers attending our live events increased significantly in 2017, and have been maintained in 2018. For this we are grateful. Thank you for your loyal and continued support. We do not underestimate its value or importance. 02


This season we have decided not to differentiate between concerts as in the past. However, we will continue to ensure our core audience is served. Our opening concert of music by renowned Irish composer Shaun Davey, featuring piper Mark Redmond in new work dedicated to the memory of Liam O’Flynn, is followed by a more ‘traditional’ season concert that includes Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring led by Mihhail Gerts.

the numbers attending our live events increased significantly in 2017, and have been maintained in 2018”

In early October our Chief Conductor Jaime Martín makes his debut in that role with Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in with mezzo soprano, Jennifer Johnston. Prior to this Leonard Slatkin returns, for the first of two concerts this season, on Culture night, September 20, 2019. Also making a welcome return in the second year of a three year accord is Maxim Vengerov who will play Brahms Violin Concerto under the baton of David Brophy.

Conductors making their RTÉ NSO debuts include the exciting Venezuelan conductor Diego Matheuz, Principal Conductor of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Faletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Anja Bihlmaier, Chief Conductor of the Residentie Orkest, The Hague, Mikhail Jurowski and Christian Reif. Acclaimed international soloists appearing this season include Julia Bullock, Viktoria Mullova, Gabrierla Montero, Alban Gerhard, and Denis Kozhukin. The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra places special emphasis on young talent with amongst others Fiachra Garvey, Mark Redmond, Daniel Lozakovich, Ellinor D’Melon, Martin James Bartlett, Daniel Kharitonov and William Thomas, winner of the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. We are proud to give a platform to Irish singers including Anna Devin, Ailish Tynan, Gavan Ring, Máire Flavin, Sharon Carty, and John Molloy this season. Our Towards 2022 strand continues with music by Boydell, Boyle, Stanford and Davey, and we will premiere works by Hillborg, Kernis, Kinsella and Schnelzer, the last a co-commission with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Gävle Symphony Orchestra. Among the large-scale symphonic works featured this season are two Mahler symphonies, three Bruckner symphonies and works by Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. The choral music of Elgar, Dvorák and Bach also feature. We also pay homage to Beethoven in his 250th anniversary year. The Wizard of Oz, Mary Black, and Apollo 13 complete the diverse mix of offerings for you to enjoy. v

As always your feedback is most welcome. Best wishes, Anthony Long General Manager, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

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2019/2020 ATA GLANCE DATE

Fri 6 Sep Fri 13 Sep Fri 20 Sep Fri 27 Sep Fri 4 Oct Fri 11 Oct Fri 18 Oct Fri 25 Oct Fri 1 Nov Fri 8 Nov Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov Fri 6 Dec Wed 18 Dec Wed 1 Jan Fri 10 Jan Fri 17 Jan Fri 24 Jan Fri 31 Jan Fri 7 Feb Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Tue 25 Feb Tue 25 Feb Fri 6 Mar Mon 9 Mar Mon 9 Mar Tue 10 Mar Tue 10 Mar Fri 13 Mar Tue 17 Mar Fri 20 Mar Tue 24 Mar Tue 24 Mar Fri 27 Mar Sat 28 Mar Fri 3 Apr Fri 10 Apr Fri 24 Apr Fri 1 May Fri 8 May Fri 15 May Fri 22 May Fri 29 May 04

TIME

EVENT

COMPOSER(S)/THEME

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Towards 2022: The Music of Shaun Davey The Rite of Spring Culture Night: Leonard Slatkin Conducts Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Chief Conductor Jaime Martín Conducts Diego Matheuz Conducts Eugene Tzigane Conducts JoAnn Faletta Conducts The Dream of Gerontius Four Last Songs John Kinsella World Premiere Chief Conductor Jaime Martín Conducts The Wizard of Oz New Year Gala Towards 2022 Dvorák Requiem Kalmar Conducts Bruckner Slatkin Conducts Beethoven 250 Trevino Conducts Bruckner Chief Conductor Jaime Martín Conducts Stutzmann Conducts Bruckner Music in the Classroom: Musical Adventures Music in the Classroom: Musical Adventures Mikhail Jurowski Conducts Music in the Classroom: Junior Certificate Guide Music in the Classroom: Junior Certificate Guide Music in the Classroom: Leaving Certificate Guide Music in the Classroom: Leaving Certificate Guide Apollo 13 Mary Black and Friends Maxim Vengerov Music in the Classroom: Leaving Certificate Guide Music in the Classroom: Leaving Certificate Guide Joshua Weilerstein Conducts Joshua Weilerstein Conducts in Waterford Chief Conductor Jaime Martín Conducts St John Passion Daniel Blendulf Conducts Chief Conductor Series presents Nemanja Radulovic Christian Reif Conducts Towards 2022 Stutzmann Conducts Beethoven 250 Chief Conductor Season Finale

Shaun Davey Bartok, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky Slatkin, Barber, Brahms Brahms, Beethoven, R. Strauss Berlioz, Bruch, Schumann Mahler Symphony No. 3 Brahms, Schumann, Dvorák Mahler Symphony No. 9 Strauss, Respighi Elgar Hillborg, Strauss, Brahms Kinsella, Prokofiev, Sibelius Schnelzer, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz

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Viennese and Operatic Favourites Boydell, Boyle, Stanford Dvorák Kernis, Mozart, Bruckner Beethoven Bruckner Fanny Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven Wagner, Bruckner v

Gubaidulina, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev Rossini, Copland, Berlioz, Mozart, Handel, Williams Rossini, Copland, Berlioz, Mozart, Handel, Williams Mozart, Berlioz Mozart, Berlioz

Korngold, Brahms Mozart, Berlioz Mozart, Berlioz Beethoven, Chopin, Shaw, Sibelius Beethoven, Chopin, Shaw, Sibelius Wilson, Prokofiev, Shostakovich Bach Liadov, Nielsen, Sibelius Agnew, Khachaturian, Rimsky-Korsakov Bartók, Britten, Shostakovich Stanford R. Strauss, Beethoven, Debussy Rachmaninov, Ravel


CONDUCTOR

GUEST ARTIST(S)

David Brophy Mihhail Gerts Leonard Slatkin Nathalie Stutzmann Nathalie Stutzmann Jaime Martín Diego Matheuz Eugene Tzigane JoAnn Faletta Robert Trevino Anja Bihlmaier Jean Deroyer Jaime Martín Anthony Gabriele Rumon Gamba George Jackson Patrik Ringborg Carlos Kalmar Leonard Slatkin Robert Trevino Jaime Martín Nathalie Stutzmann

Rita Connolly, Mark Redmond, Noel Eccles Fiachra Garvey Xiayin Wang, RTÉ Cór na nÓg, RTÉ Cór Linn Boris Giltburg Daniel Lozakovich Jennifer Johnston, Ladies of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, RTÉ Cor na nÓg Alena Baeva

Mikhail Jurowski

Anthony Gabriele Brian Byrne David Brophy

Joshua Weilerstein Joshua Weilerstein Jaime Martín David Hill Daniel Blendulf Jaime Martín Christian Reif Gerhard Markson Nathalie Stutzmann Jaime Martín

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08 11 12 14 17 18 20 22 Alban Gerhardt 23 Catherine Wyn-Rodgers, Norbert Ernst, Johan Wållberg, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir 24 Ailish Tynan 25 Vadym Kholodenko 26 Ellinor D’Melon 27 29 Atalla Ayan 30 Martin Johnson 32 Adrienn Miksch, Patricia Bardon, Julian Hubbard, William Thomas, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir 33 Martin James Bartlett 34 Stefan Jackiw 36 37 Gabriela Montero 38 39 Tom Redmond 40 Tom Redmond 40 Daniel Kharitonov 41 Tom Redmond 42 Tom Redmond 42 Tom Redmond 43 Tom Redmond 43 44 Mary Black 45 Maxim Vengerov 46 Tom Redmond 43 Tom Redmond 43 Pavel Kolesnikov 48 Pavel Kolesnikov 48 Viktoria Mullova 50 Nick Pritchard, Michael Mofidian, Anna Devin, James Hall, Stephan Loges, Chamber Choir Ireland 52 John Finucane 54 Nemanja Radulovic 56 Julia Bullock 58 Máire Flavin, Sharon Carty, Gavan Ring, John Molloy, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir 59 60 Denis Kozhukhin, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir 62 05


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SHAUN DAVEY


FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER NATHALIE STUTZMANN

THE BRENDAN VOYAGE THE MUSIC OF SHAUN DAVEY TOWARDS 2022 SHAUN DAVEY

The Brendan Voyage This programme will also feature Rita Connolly and family in a selection of Shaun's songs, old and new, and a new piece for uilleann pipes and orchestra dedicated to the memory of the late Liam O'Flynn. David Brophy conductor Rita Connolly vocalist Mark Redmond uilleann pipes Noel Eccles percussion

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €20. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 09


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ANDREJA MALÍR

AUDREY McALLISTER, ELAINE CLARK, CATHERINE McCARTHY

JOANNE CAMPBELL

BETHAN WATKEYS

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DARA O'CONNELL

NEIL MARTIN


“A NAME TO REMEMBER, AN ARTIST TO FOLLOW ABSOLUTELY.” Resmusica.com, Jaques Schmitt

FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

MIHHAIL GERTS

THE RITE OF SPRING BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite / 20’

RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / 22’

STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring / 33’ Mihhail Gerts conductor Fiachra Garvey piano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 11


“LIKE A STRADIVARIUS, CONDUCTOR LEONARD SLATKIN JUST GETS BETTER WITH TIME.” The Washington Post 12

LEONARD SLATKIN


FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

RTÉ NSO

CULTURE NIGHT ALINA IBRAGIMOVA

LEONARD SLATKIN CONDUCTS SLATKIN Kinah / 12’

BARBER Piano Concerto / 26’

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 / 39’ Leonard Slatkin conductor Xiayin Wang piano EARLY EVENING RECITAL

RTÉ Cór na nÓg RTÉ Cór Linn choral director Mary Amond O’Brien A limited number of tickets for this event will be made available to the public gratis. Details will be released in due course on www.rte.ie/nso EARLY EVENING RECITAL 6.15pm MAIN CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso

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BORIS GILTBURG


FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS BRAHMS Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 4 and 5 / 10’

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 / 34’

R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra / 33’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Boris Giltburg piano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 15


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RTÉ NSO


FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER

DANIEL LOZAKOVICH

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS BERLIOZ La damnation de Faust: Will-o-the-Wisps, Dance of the Sylphs, Rákóczy March / 14’

BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 / 24’

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 (‘Rhenish’) / 32’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Daniel Lozakovich violin

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 17


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JAIME MARTÍN


FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

JENNIFER JOHNSTON

CHIEF CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JAIME MARTÍN CONDUCTS

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

/ 99’

Jaime Martín conductor Jennifer Johnston mezzo soprano Ladies of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir RTÉ Cór na nÓg

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 19


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ALENA BAEVA


FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

DIEGO MATHEUZ

DIEGO MATHEUZ CONDUCTS BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn / 19’

SCHUMANN Violin Concerto / 33’

DVORÁK Symphony No. 8 / 34’ Diego Matheuz conductor Alena Baeva violin

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 21


FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

EUGENE TZIGANE

EUGENE TZIGANE CONDUCTS

MAHLER Symphony No. 9

/ 81’

Eugene Tzigane conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 22


“ONE OF THE FINEST CONDUCTORS OF HER GENERATION.” The New York Times

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JOANN FALETTA

JOANN FALETTA CONDUCTS STRAUSS Don Quixote / 38’

RESPIGHI Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome) / 15’ Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) / 23’ JoAnn Faletta conductor Alban Gerhardt cello

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 23


FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

ROBERT TREVINO

THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS

ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius

/ 100’

Robert Trevino conductor Catherine Wyn-Rodgers mezzo soprano Norbert Ernst tenor Johan Wållberg bass RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €28.50. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 24


FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

AILISH TYNAN

FOUR LAST SONGS HILLBORG Exquisite Corpse / 14’

STRAUSS Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) / 24’

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 / 45’ Anja Bihlmaier conductor Ailish Tynan soprano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 25


FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

VADYM KHOLODENKO

JOHN KINSELLA WORLD PREMIERE JOHN KINSELLA Symphony No. 11

WORLD PREMIERE

/ 28’

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 / 27’

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3 / 29’ Jean Deroyer conductor Vadym Kholodenko piano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 26


FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

ELLINOR D’MELON

CHIEF CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JAIME MARTÍN CONDUCTS SCHNELZER Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara IRISH PREMIERE / 12’ Co-commission from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto / 33’

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique / 49’ Jaime Martín conductor Ellinor D’Melon violin CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 27


FINTAN SUTTON AND MATTHEW BILLING

CATRIONA RYAN

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MARK JENKINS

HILARY SHEIL


WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER

THE WIZARD OF OZ LIVE SCREENING IN CONCERT Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore! Join the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a truly magical seasonal favourite, a live screening of the wonderful Wizard of Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto. With lyrics and songs by Edger Harlburg and Harold Arlen and a lush old style Hollywood score by Herbert Stothart, this will the perfect musical start to the holiday season that the whole family will love. A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.

Anthony Gabriele conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €25. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 29


NEW YEAR’S DAY 2020

ATALLA AYAN

“AYAN GAVE A WARM-TONED, IMMENSELY VIBRANT PERFORMANCE, UNLEASHING A SERIES OF RINGING HIGH NOTES...AND SHAPING HIS LATER ARIAS WITH ARRESTING ARDOR” San Francisco Chronicle 30


WEDNESDAY 1 JANUARY

RUMON GAMBA

NEW YEAR GALA Celebrate 2020 with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and star tenor Atalla Ayan. Join us for a fabulous afternoon of wonderful Strauss, Viennese and operatic favourites and good cheer with a complimentary glass of bubbly and programme that will start the new year very nicely indeed. Rumon Gamba conductor Atalla Ayan tenor

CONCERT 3.30pm / TICKETS from €24.50. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 31


FRIDAY 10 JANUARY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

MARTIN JOHNSON

TOWARDS 2022 BOYDELL In Memoriam Mahatma Ghandi / 12’

INA BOYLE Psalm for violoncello and orchestra / 9’ Elegy for violoncello and orchestra / 11’

STANFORD Symphony No. 3 ‘Irish’ / 43’ George Jackson conductor Martin Johnson cello CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 32


FRIDAY 17 JANUARY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

PATRIK RINGBORG

DVORÁK REQUIEM

DVORÁK Requiem

/ 90’

Patrik Ringborg conductor Adrienn Miksch soprano Patricia Bardon alto Julian Hubbard tenor William Thomas bass RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €28.50. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 33


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MARTIN JAMES BARTLETT


FRIDAY 24 JANUARY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

CARLOS KALMAR

KALMAR CONDUCTS BRUCKNER AARON JAY KERNIS Musica Celestis / 11’

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 / 32’

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 2 (1877 version) / 60’ Carlos Kalmar conductor Martin James Bartlett piano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 35


FRIDAY 31 JANUARY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

STEFAN JACKIW

LEONARD SLATKIN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN 250 BEETHOVEN The Consecration of the House Overture / 12’

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto / 42’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 / 36’ Leonard Slatkin conductor Stefan Jackiw violin

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 36


FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

ROBERT TREVINO

TREVINO CONDUCTS BRUCKNER

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 (1887 version)

/ 84’

Robert Trevino conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 37


FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY

GABRIELA MONTERO

CHIEF CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JAIME MARTÍN CONDUCTS FANNY MENDELSSOHN Overture in C major / 11’

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 / 30’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ / 47’ Jaime Martín conductor Gabriela Montero piano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 38


FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS BRUCKNER WAGNER Parsifal Vorspiel und Karfreitagszauber (Prelude and Good Friday music) / 26’

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 / 64’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 39


TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM

MUSICAL ADVENTURES Fun concerts for children aged 8-12

Back by popular demand, Musical Adventures, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s fun concerts for children aged 8-12, presented by the acclaimed music animateur, presenter, broadcaster and general master of musical mayhem and lots of fun, Mr Tom Redmond! Includes excerpts from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Magic Flute, The Firebird and Jurassic Park. Presented by Tom Redmond

RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN THE

CLASSROOM TOM REDMOND

MASTER OF MUSICAL MAYHEM AND FUN MR TOM REDMOND!

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CONCERT 10.30am & 12.15pm TICKETS €10 per student / Accompanying teachers go free. Visit rte.ie/nso


FRIDAY 6 MARCH

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

DANIEL KARITONOV

MIKHAIL JUROWSKI CONDUCTS GUBAIDULINA Fairy-tale Poem / 10’

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 / 34’

PROKOFIEV Selections from Cinderella / 45’ Mikhail Jurowski conductor Daniel Kharitonov piano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 41


MONDAY 9 MARCH

RTÉ NSO MUSICAL ADVENTURES 2018

MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM

JUNIOR CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE The internationally praised music educationalist and horn player Tom Redmond and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra guide students and teachers through a selection of set and selected choice works. Presented with big-screen musical illustrations. Including works by Rossini William Tell Overture, Copland Hoe-down from Rodeo, Berlioz March to the Scaffold, Mozart Horn Concerto No.3 (Rondo) Handel Water Music (Hornpipe and Minuet), John Williams Throne Room and End Titles from Star Wars. Presented by Tom Redmond

RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

IN THE

CLASSROOM

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CONCERT 10.30am & 12.15pm / Duration: Approx. 1 hour TICKETS €10 per student / Accompanying teachers go free. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso


TUESDAY 10 MARCH TUESDAY 24 MARCH MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM

LEAVING CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE The internationally praised music educationalist Tom Redmond and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra present a stepby-step guide to Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 and Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique Mvts 2 & 4, highlighting key themes and sections and concluding with a full performance. Presented with full symphonic forces and a big screen for musical illustrations. Presented by Tom Redmond RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

IN THE

CLASSROOM CONCERT 10.15am & 12.30pm / Duration: Approx. 75 minutes. TICKETS €10 per student / Accompanying teachers go free. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 13 MARCH

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

APOLLO 13 LIVE SCREENING IN CONCERT Houston, we have a problem. The 11th April marks the fiftieth anniversary of the dramatic Apollo 13 mission. Mark the remarkable bravery of the three man crew by joining the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra when they play the live score of Ron Howard’s extraordinary film. Anthony Gabriele conductor

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CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €24.50 (restricted view). See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso


TUESDAY 17 MARCH

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

MARY BLACK

MARY BLACK AND THE RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome Mary Black onto the main stage of the National Concert Hall on St Patrick’s Day. Join the orchestra for an incredible night with one of Ireland’s most cherished singers as she performs orchestrated versions of some of her favourite songs including, No Frontiers, The Urge for Going, Carolina Rua and more. Brian Byrne conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €20. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 45


“ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT VIOLINISTS YOU’LL EVER HEAR… TECHNICAL WIZARDRY… ACCOMPANIED BY A BIG DOSE OF HEART.” The Washington Post

MAXIM VENGEROV

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FRIDAY 20 MARCH

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

DAVID BROPHY

MAXIM VENGEROV KORNGOLD Sinfonietta / 43’

BRAHMS Violin Concerto / 38’ David Brophy conductor Maxim Vengerov violin

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €29.50. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 47


ROSSINI William Tell Overture / 12’

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra / 30’

DVORÁK Symphony No. 7 / 35’

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PAVEL KOLESNIKOV


FRIDAY 27 MARCH

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

SATURDAY 28 MARCH

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

WIT ARENA, WATERFORD

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN

JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture / 9’

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 / 32’

CAROLINE SHAW Entr'acte / 11’

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 / 30’ Joshua Weilerstein conductor Pavel Kolesnikov piano CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 49


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VIKTORIA MULLOVA


FRIDAY 3 APRIL

JAIME MARTÍN WITH THE RTÉ NSO

CHIEF CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JAIME MARTÍN CONDUCTS IAN WILSON Man O’War / 11’

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 / 26’

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 / 57’ Jaime Martín conductor Viktoria Mullova violin

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 51


DETAIL FROM CHRIST AT THE COLUMN BY MICHELANGELO MERISI DA CARAVAGGIO

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FRIDAY 10 APRIL

BACH St John Passion

/ 114’

David Hill conductor Nick Pritchard (Evangelist) Michael Mofidian (Jesus) Anna Devin soprano James Hall counter tenor Stephan Loges baritone Chamber Choir Ireland

CONCERT 3.30pm / TICKETS from €20. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 53


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JOHN FINUCANE


FRIDAY 24 APRIL

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

DANIEL BLENDULF

DANIEL BLENDUFF CONDUCTS LIADOV The Enchanted Lake / 6’

NIELSEN Clarinet Concerto / 24’

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1 / 38’ Daniel Blendulf conductor John Finucane clarinet

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 55


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NEMANJA RADULOVIC


FRIDAY 1 MAY

JAIME MARTÍN WITH THE RTÉ NSO

CHIEF CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JAIME MARTÍN CONDUCTS ELAINE AGNEW Make A Wish / 13’

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto / 35’

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade / 42’ Jaime Martín conductor Nemanja Radulovic violin

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 57


FRIDAY 8 MAY

JULIA BULLOCK

CHRISTIAN REIF CONDUCTS BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta / 27’ ROSSINI William Tell Overture / 12’ BRITTEN Les illuminations / 21’ MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra / 30’ SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 / 30’ DVORÁK Symphony No. 7 / 35’ Christian Reif conductor Julia Bullock soprano

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 58


FRIDAY 15 MAY

NATHALIE STUTZMANN

MÁIRE FLAVIN

TOWARDS 2022: STANFORD REQUIEM

STANFORD Requiem

/ 81’

Gerhard Markson conductor Máire Flavin soprano Sharon Carty alto Gavan Ring tenor John Molloy bass RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €28.50. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 59


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NATHALIE STUTZMANN


FRIDAY 22 MAY

RTÉNSO

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR

NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN 250 R. STRAUSS Oboe Concerto / 26’

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ / 39’

DEBUSSY La mer / 23’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 61


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DENIS KOZHUKHIN


FRIDAY 29 MAY

RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

CHIEF CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

JAIME MARTÍN SEASON FINALE RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 / 39’

RAVEL Daphnis & Chloé / 50’ Jaime Martín conductor Denis Kozhukhin piano RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €28.50. See page 64. Visit rte.ie/nso 63


Single concert ticket prices DUBLIN Limited concessions available

DATE

TYPE

All Main Season concerts Main Season concerts*

ZONE A ZONE B ZONE C ZONE D €38.50

€31.00

€23.50

€15.00

(*excluding 6th September, 8th November, 18 December, 1st January, 17th January, 25th February, 9th March, 10th March, 13th March, 17th March, 20th March, 24th March, 10th April, 15th May, 29th May)

6th September 2019 8th November 2019 18th December 2019

The Music of Shaun Davey The Dream of Gerontius The Wizard of Oz

€42.50 €34.00 €27.00 €20.00 €40.00 €34.50 €28.50 €45.00 €37.50 €30.00 €25.00* Zone A family ticket €160.00 admits 4

1st Janaury 2020 17th January 2020 25th February 2020 9th March 2020 10th March 2020 13th March 2020 17th March 2020 20th March 2020 24th March 2020 10th April 2020 15th May 2020 29th May 2020

New Year's Gala Dvorák Requiem Music in the Classroom Musical Adventures Music in the Classroom Junior Certificate Music Guide Music in the Classroom Leaving Certificate Music Guide Apollo 13 Mary Black and Friends Maxim Vengerov Music in the Classroom Leaving Certificate Music Guide Good Friday St John Passion Stanford Requiem Chief Conductor Season Finale v

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€49.50 €44.50 €34.50 €24.50 €40.00 €34.50 €28.50 €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €49.50 €44.50 €34.50 €24.50* €42.50 €34.00 €27.00 €20.00 €69.50 €55.50 €42.50 €29.50 €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €40.00 €34.50 €40.00 €35.50 €40.00 €34.50

€28.50 €20.00 €28.50 €28.50


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€1 programme discount † 









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









Scheduled payment option * Exclusive priority booking period Priority booking after Full Subscriber booking Keep the same seat from previous season Priority invitation to selected studio broadcasts Priority invitation to selected open rehearsals

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Discount on production of RTÉ NSO Subscriber card available from National Concert Hall Box Office at time of booking. Applies to Main Season programmes only.

PLEASE NOTE: ZONE D For selected performances the Choir Balcony will be excluded from sale. Choir Balcony Package buyers will be accommodated in the Main Auditorium as part of their package.

Concerts on 6 September 2019, 8 November 2019, 18 December 2019, 1 January, 17 January, 13 March, 17 March, 20 March, 10 April, 15 May, 29 May 2020. 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 saving – depending on the seat band and package size chosen. 65


RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra From its foundation in 1948 as the Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has been at the forefront of symphonic music in Ireland providing an unbroken stream of concerts. Today the orchestra is a primary force in Irish musical life through year-long programmes of live performances of music ranging from symphonic, choral and operatic to film and popular music, contemporary traditional and contemporary classical and music with a particular educational focus; schools and educational projects; a mentoring scheme for young musicians; broadcasts on RTÉ and internationally through the European Broadcasting Union; recordings and new commissions. In November 2018, the orchestra, with principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and violinist Ray Chen, travelled to Bucharest to give the closing concert of the International Festival of Radio Orchestras. In 2017 the orchestra performed, by invitation, in China’s prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing with conductor José Serebrier. 66


The orchestra has been critically acclaimed for its recordings on the Naxos, Marco Polo, Claves and RTÉ lyric fm labels. These include the complete symphonies of Malcolm Arnold, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, and Nielsen, critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bizet and Dukas with conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud, a series of recordings as part of the Composers of Ireland series, a landmark recording project funded by RTÉ and The Arts Council which to date has recorded works by composers including Gerald Barry, Raymond Deane, Seóirse Bodley, Deirdre Gribbin, Ian Wilson, John Kinsella, Stephen Gardiner, Kevin O’Connell, Donnacha Dennehy and Kevin Volans as well as recordings of selected orchestral works by Aloys Fleischmann, Frederick May and Seán Ó Riada, Finghin Collins: Mozart Piano Concertos, Celine Byrne: For Eternity. Other recordings include Máire Flavin: Baby Mine. Film scores include Lenny Abrahamson: The Little Stranger and John Boorman: Queen & Country. This season sees Jaime Martín take up the role of the orchestra’s new Chief Conductor. Since September 2017, the orchestra has enjoyed a rich relationship with Nathalie Stutzmann as Principal Guest Conductor. In addition to Nathalie, major international artists in the 2019/20 Season include Leonard Slatkin, Maxim Vengerov, Julia Bullock, Viktoria Mullova, Gabrierla Montero and and Stefan Jackiw and Irish artists Anna Devin, Ailish Tynan, Máire Flavin, Gavan Ring, John Molloy, Fiachra Garvey, acclaimed singers Mary Black, Rita Connolly and Piper Mark Redmond. Across the decades, the RTÉ NSO has worked with world famous composers, including Igor Stravinsky, Witold Lutosławski, Arvo Part, Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Among the many legendary conductors and artists who performed with the orchestra over the years were Josef Szigeti, Isaac Stern, Ruggiero Ricci, Wilhelm Kempff, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, Joan Sutherland, Bernadette Greevy, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Sir Charles Groves. World famous artists in recent years have included Boris Berezovsky, Sarah Chang, Nikolai Demidenko, Sir James Galway, Angela Gheorgiu, Evelyn Glennie, Angela Hewitt, Daniel Hope, Wolfgang Holzmair, Kiri te Kanawa, Freddy Kempf, Tasmin Little, Daniel Muller-Schott, Julian Rachlin, Alexander Toradze, Maxim Vengerov and Nikolaj Znaider. World premieres of works by Irish composers have included works by Elaine Agnew, Gerald Barry, Ed Bennett, Linda Buckley, Ann Cleare, Rhona Clarke, Siobhan Cleary, Frank Corcoran, Jerome de Bromhead, Shaun Davey, Raymond Deane, Donnacha Dennehy, David Fennessy, Deirdre Gribbin, Ronan Guilfoyle, Andrew Hamilton, Marian Ingoldsby, Brian Irvine, Grainne Mulvey, Jonathan Nangle, Kevin O’Connell, Karen Power, Jennifer Walshe, James Wilson, and Bill Whelan. This season the RTÉ NSO will premiere a number of works including John Kinsella’s Symphony No. 11. The RTÉ NSO is resident at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Find out more at www.rte.ie/nso

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How and when to book BOOKING OPENS Main Season Priority Booking: Full Subscribers (current): Friday 31 May 2019. Other Subscribers (current): Friday 7 June 2019. All concerts* Full public booking: Thursday 13 June 2019. *20 September Culture Night: Mid August with Culture Night launch. *Leaving & Junior Certificate Music Guide Concerts: Monday 2 September 2019. HOW TO BOOK Telephone booking 01 417 0000 Monday to Saturday (10am to 6pm) 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. BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS 10am–6pm Monday–Saturday. Open 2 hours prior to Main Auditorium concerts on Sundays/Bank Holidays. 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. 68

STUDENT STAND-BY €5 tickets available from one hour before performance. Subject to availability. ID required. One stand-by ticket per person. GROUP BOOKING Discounts available when booking for 5 people or more. Please contact NCH Group Booking on 01 417 0000 / groups@nch.ie. 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 09/2019. 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 Friday 9 August 2019. No tickets will be issued until receipt of final payment.


SEATING PLAN Zones apply to RTÉ NSO Main Season concerts only

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 B–F & X–Y SIDE BALCONY SINGLE ROWS (SEATS 1–18)

PLEASE NOTE Zone D: for selected performances the Choir Balcony and Rows B & C in the Stalls will be excluded from sale.

ZONE D CHOIR BALCONY SEATS


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