RTE National Symphony Orchestra 2018-2019 Season

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RTÉ National 2018 Symphony 2019 Orchestra

FEEL THE PASSION. LIVE THE MUSIC.


KARL SWEENEY, ORLA NÍ BHRAOIN, SEBASTIAN LIEBIG, SYLVIA ROBERTS, RTÉ NSO


National 2018 RTÉ 2019 Symphony Orchestra FEEL THE PASSION. LIVE THE MUSIC.

Patron: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

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A welcome note You are most welcome to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s 2018/19 Season. It has been an eventful seventieth anniversary year for the RTÉ NSO and for you, our audience. We are grateful for your support throughout the year and hope we can rely on your continued support into the future. While final figures are not available at the time of writing, I am pleased to report that our audiences have increased by over ten percent during last season. As Ireland’s only full-time symphony orchestra, we are cognisant of the diversity of audience that we serve in our role as a cultural body. Given Ireland’s unique culture and geography, we need to ensure that our mission is to enrich, entertain, inspire and challenge the lives of these diverse audiences by providing you with live, broadcast and recorded orchestral music throughout the island of Ireland and internationally. We aim to be a class leader in the delivery of quality orchestral music, and to put you the audience at the heart of everything we do. 02


This season we hope to continue to serve you with an eclectic mix of concerts throughout our main season, interludes, special events and educational output. The following is an overview. We have bookended our main season with two masterpieces. We open on Friday September 14th with Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony and close on Friday 31st May with Strauss’ ‘Alpine’ Symphony.

Jaime Martín conducts two season concerts both featuring guest pianists - Louis Schwizgebel and our own Barry Douglas. David Brophy conducts Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ to celebrate the centenary of the armistice that signalled the end of the Great War. He also joins us in our mini sub season ‘Towards 2022’ where the focus is on Irish classical music and music with links to our rich and underexplored classical music heritage. This, we hope is a first step in bringing our art music to the wider audience.

our mission is to enrich, entertain, inspire and challenge…”

Our choral offerings include ‘Great Opera Choruses’, the Verdi ‘Requiem’ and our traditional Good Friday Bach Passion which in 2019 will be the St. Matthew Passion. Our seasonal offerings include a screening of Ghostbusters and ‘Swingin’ Christmas’ with Andrew Cottee and we are joined on New Year’s Day by the great Teodor Ilincai. Major international stars featuring this season include Alexander Vedernikov, Leonard Slatkin, Maxim Vengerov, Vilde Frang, Simone Lamsma, Bryn Terfel, Piotr Beczala. Our home grown talent includes Orla Boylan, Patricia Bardon, Hugh Tinney, Anna Devin, Fergal Caulfield and on St. Patrick’s Day, the premiere of Niall Vallely’s Concerto for Concertina and Orchestra and Irish traditional super-group Moxie. We look forward to performances of John Buckley’s Organ Concerto and works by Cindy McTee, Saariaho and Li Huanzhi and Xiaogang Ye. One final work I will mention, before you peruse the complete offerings of your RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, is Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt with Celine Byrne, which will be a full concert performance of this true gem. Again, I would like to thank you for your continued support and feedback throughout the last year. Best wishes, Anthony Long General Manager, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 03


2018/2019 ATA GLANCE DATE

TIME

Fri 14 Sep 7.30pm Fri 21 Sep 6.15pm Fri 21 Sep 7.30pm Fri 28 Sep 7.30pm Fri 05 Oct 7.30pm Fri 12 Oct 7.30pm Fri 19 Oct 7.30pm Fri 26 Oct 7.30pm Fri 02 Nov 7.30pm Fri 09 Nov 7.30pm Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm Fri 30 Nov 7.30pm Fri 7 Dec 7.30pm Tue 18 Dec 7.30pm Wed 19 Dec 7.30pm Tue 01 Jan 3.30pm Fri 11 Jan 7.30pm Mon 14 Jan 10.30am Mon 14 Jan 12.15pm Tue 15 Jan 10.30am Tue 15 Jan 12.15pm Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm Mon 21 Jan 10.30am Mon 21 Jan 12.15pm Tue 22 Jan 10.30am Tue 22 Jan 12.15pm Fri 25 Jan 7.30pm Fri 01 Feb 7.30pm Tue 05 Feb 7.30pm Fri 08 Feb 7.30pm Fri 15 Feb 7.30pm Fri 22 Feb 7.30pm Fri 08 Mar 7.30pm Fri 15 Mar 7.30pm Sun 17 Mar 7.30pm Fri 22 Mar 7.30pm Fri 29 Mar 7.30pm Thu 04 Apr Fri 05 Apr 7.30pm Fri 12 Apr 7.30pm Fri 19 Apr 3.30pm Fri 03 May 7.30pm Fri 10 May 7.30pm Fri 17 May 7.30pm Fri 24 May 7.30pm Fri 31 May 7.30pm 04

EVENT

COMPOSER(S)/FOCUS

SEASON OPENING CULTURE NIGHT CULTURE NIGHT THE PLANETS RHAPSODY IN BLUE TOWARDS 2022 PICTURES AN AN EXHIBITION ‘LENINGRAD’ SYMPHONY PIOTR BECZALA SINGS WAR REQUIEM NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS HUGH TINNEY CELEBRATING 60 GHOSTBUSTERS SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS AS ABOVE: NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS MUSICAL ADVENTURES MUSICAL ADVENTURES MUSICAL ADVENTURES MUSICAL ADVENTURES DVORÁK 6 & BRAHMS CONCERTO No. 2 LEAVING CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE LEAVING CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE JUNIOR CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE JUNIOR CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE GREAT OPERA CHORUSES TOWARDS 2022 CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT THE WILD WEST BRYN TERFEL SINGS VILDE FRANG PLAYS STRAVINSKY MAHLER SYMPHONY No. 7 TOWARDS 2022 ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION CARMEN SELECTION & BOLÉRO MAXIM VENGEROV PLAYS & CONDUCTS LEISURELAND, GALWAY FINLANDIA, TRIPLE CONCERTO DIE TOTE STADT (THE DEAD CITY) GOOD FRIDAY: ST. MATTHEW PASSION CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND LEONARD SLATKIN CONDUCTS VERDI REQUIEM NATHALIE STUTZMANN CONDUCTS VIOLIN CONCERTO & THE ALPINE SYMPHONY

Mahler Music for children/young people’s voices Rossini, Mozart, Dvorák Bach-Stokowski, Serebrier, Holst Bernstein, Gershwin, Bartók Bax, Vaughan Williams, A.J. Potter Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky Kabalevsky, Shostakovich Incl. Aida, Carmen, Tosca & Turandot arias Britten Tchaikovsky Beethoven Elmer Bernstein Christmas Classics: Bing, Ella, Frank & more Christmas Classics: Bing, Ella, Frank & more Strauss Family & Viennese Favourites Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn Music and Fantastic Creatures Music and Fantastic Creatures Music and Fantastic Creatures Music and Fantastic Creatures Dvorák, Brahms Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky A selection of set and selected choice works A selection of set and selected choice works Incl. Nabucco, Tannhäuser, Madame Butterfly, Aida Stanford, John Buckley, Ina Boyle Li Huanzhi, Anonymous, Xiaogang Ye John Williams, Copland, Grofé, Puccini Incl. Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Harnick/Bock Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky Saariaho, Mahler Gerald Victory, John Field, E.J. Moeran Niall Vallely and traditional Bizet, Ravel Including Bach & Dvorák Sibelius, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky Sibelius, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky Korngold Bach John Williams Cindy McTee, R. Strauss, Elgar Verdi Dvorák, Ravel Korngold, Strauss

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MAIN SEASON CONCERT

PRELUDE/INTERLUDE

CONDUCTOR

GUEST ARTIST(S)

Robert Trevino Mary Amond O’Brien Nathalie Stutzmann José Serebrier Jaime Martín Kenneth Montgomery Alexander Vedernikov Stanislav Kochanovsky Marc Piollet David Brophy Nathalie Stutzmann Jonas Alber

Orla Boylan, Patricia Bardon, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir RTÉ Cór na nÓg, RTÉ Cór Linn

Andrew Cottee Andrew Cottee Neil Thomson Nathalie Stutzmann Gavin Maloney Gavin Maloney Gavin Maloney Gavin Maloney Jaime Martín Gavin Maloney Gavin Maloney Gavin Maloney Gavin Maloney Ted Sperling David Brophy José Serebrier Sarah Hicks Gareth Jones Cristian Macelaru Ilan Volkov Timothy Henty David Brophy Nathalie Stutzmann Maxim Vengerov Jean Deroyer Jean Deroyer Patrik Ringborg Nicholas McGegan Leonard Slatkin Michele Mariotti Nathalie Stutzmann Kazuki Yamada

Alexandre Kantorow, Ladies of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Louis Schwizgebel Oksana Volkova Richard Harwood Piotr Beczala RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, guest soloists Ray Chen Hugh Tinney Anna Jane Casey & Matt Ford Anna Jane Casey & Matt Ford Teodor Ilincai, Anna Devin Christian Ihle Hadland Tom Redmond Tom Redmond Tom Redmond Tom Redmond Barry Douglas Tom Redmond Tom Redmond Tom Redmond Tom Redmond RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, Andrew Foster-Williams Fergal Caulfield Gary Beecher, New Dublin Voices Peter Auty and guest soloists Bryn Terfel Vilde Frang Kari Kriikku Alessandro Taverna Moxie, Niall Vallely Maxim Vengerov, Patrick Rafter Fidelio Trio Fidelio Trio Including Celine Byrne, Charles Workman, Ben McAteer RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, James Way, James Newby and guest soloists Alina Ibragimova Incl. A. Meade, E. Shkoza, A. Poli, E. Stavinsky, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir Victor Julien-Laferrière Simone Lamsma

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

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PATRICIA BARDON

MAHLER ‘BEREITE DICH ZU LEBEN!’ (PREPARE TO LIVE!) From Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

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FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER ORLA BOYLAN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

SEASON OPENING Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’

/ 80’

Robert Trevino conductor Orla Boylan soprano Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master Mark Hindley

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €28.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

INTERLUDE

RTÉ NSO PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR

RTÉ NSO PLAYERS

NATHALIE STUTZMANN ON CULTURE NIGHT ROSSINI William Tell Overture / 12’

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

DVORÁK Symphony No. 7 / 35’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor EARLY EVENING RECITAL

RTÉ Cór na nÓg and the inaugural performance by

RTÉ Cór Linn choral director Mary Amond O’Brien

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EARLY EVENING RECITAL 6.15pm MAIN CONCERT 7.30pm FREE ADMISSION. See page 73. Visit rte.ie/nso


BACH-STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 / 9’

SEREBRIER Symphonic B A C H Variations for Piano and Orchestra / 19’ • WORLD PREMIERE

HOLST The Planets / 51’ • José Serebrier conductor Alexandre Kantorow piano • Ladies of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir • chorus master Mark Hindley

JOSÉ SEREBRIER

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL

BERNSTEIN Fancy Free (complete ballet) / 25’

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue / 16’• (original jazz band version, orch. Ferde Grofé)

BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra / 36’ Jaime Martín conductor Louis Schwizgebel piano •

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SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso


BAX In Memoriam / 15’

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / 15’

A.J. POTTER Sinfonia “de Profundis” / 31’ Kenneth Montgomery conductor

FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER KENNETH MONTGOMERY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

TOWARDS 2022

PIPEWORKS 6pm: Free organ recital with Patrice Keegan. See page 70. MAIN CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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“EXHILARATING… CONTROLLED ECSTASY… EXQUISITELY BLENDED COLOURS.” Financial Times

ALEXANDER VEDERNIKOV

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FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

ALEXANDER VEDERNIKOV CONDUCTS MAGDA KOWALSKA, RTÉ NSO

RACHMANINOV The Isle of the Dead / 20’

MUSSORGSKY (ARR. SHOSTAKOVICH) Songs and Dances of Death / 25’ •

MUSSORGSKY (ORCH. RAVEL) Pictures at an Exhibition / 35’ Alexander Vedernikov conductor Oksana Volkova mezzo-soprano •

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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ÚNA NÍ CHANAINN, KATIE TERTELL, RTÉ NSO


FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RICHARD HARWOOD

KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon Overture / 5’

KABALEVSKY Cello Concerto No. 1

/ 22’

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7, ‘Leningrad’ / 69’ Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor Richard Harwood cello •

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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PIOTR BECZALA “ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL VOICES TODAY” Seen and Heard International

PIOTR BECZALA

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FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER

INTERLUDE

PIOTR BECZALA SINGS INCLUDING

VERDI ‘Quando le sere al placido’ from Luisa Miller VERDI ‘Celeste Aida’ from Aida BIZET ‘La fleur que tu m’avais jetée’ (Flower Song) from Carmen MONIUSZKO ‘Szumia jodły’ from Halka PUCCINI ‘Recondita armonia’ from Tosca CILEA ‘L’anima ho stanca’ from Adriana Lecouvreur GIORDANO ‘Come un bel dì di maggio’ from Andrea Chénier PUCCINI ‘Nessun dorma’ from Turandot

“RICH, VIRILE VOICE” New York Times

Marc Piollet conductor Piotr Beczala tenor

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €24.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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WWI

“MY SUBJECT IS WAR, AND THE PITY OF WAR. THE POETRY IS IN THE PITY… ALL A POET CAN DO TODAY IS WARN.” Wilfred Owen

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FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

FOR THE CENTENARY OF THE GREAT WAR WALDEMAR KOZAK, RTÉ NSO

BRITTEN

War Requiem

/ 78’

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra RTÉ Concert Orchestra David Brophy conductor Ailish Tynan soprano Robin Tritschler tenor Gavan Ring baritone RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master Mark Hindley

The Choristers of St. Patrick's Cathedral Master of the Music Stuart Nicholson

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €28.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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RAY CHEN “COLOURS DANCE, MOODS SWING, AND CHEN’S ARTISTRY BLAZES.” The Times

RAY CHEN

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FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RTÉ NSO PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR NATHALIE STUTZMANN

NATHALIE STUTZMANN conducts TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin / 4’ Excerpts from Pique Dame / 5’ Violin Concerto / 33’ • Symphony No. 5 / 44’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Ray Chen violin • PIPEWORKS 6pm: Free organ recital with David Adams. See page 70. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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HUGH TINNEY “A TOWER OF STRENGTH AT THE KEYBOARD.” Irish Times

HUGH TINNEY

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FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

Hugh Tinney ANDREJA MALÍR, RTÉ NSO

CELEBRATING 60 BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture / 9’ Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ / 38’ • Symphony No. 7 / 36’ Jonas Alber conductor Hugh Tinney piano •

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER

INTERLUDE

LIVE SCREENING IN CONCERT Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? From Schirmer Theatrical, experience director Ivan Reitman’s two-time Oscar® and two-time Golden Globe-nominated film screened live as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra proudly performs Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score and Ray Parker Jr.’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping theme song, “Ghostbusters.” Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City after their careers in academia go awry. Co-stars include Sigourney Weaver as the Ghostbusters’ first client turned Gatekeeper, Rick Moranis as an accountant turned Keymaster, and Ernie Hudson as the Ghostbusters’ first recruit. Ghostbusters was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The score has been reconstructed by Peter Bernstein. Ghostbusters in Concert is a Schirmer Theatrical production. The music is provided by G. Schirmer, Inc. under license from EMI Golden Torch Music Corp and Raydiola Music. Concert Duration: 130 min (inclusive of 20 min intermission)

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €25. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, DUBLIN WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE, WEXFORD INTERLUDE ANDREW COTTEE, ANNA JANE CASEY, MATT FORD

SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS Roll on Christmas time we say! Superstar composer/arranger Andrew Cottee directs the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with stellar vocalists Matt Ford and Anna Jane Casey for a sensational concert of Christmas classics made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra including Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song and White Christmas. This concert promises to be the perfect start to the holiday season. Andrew Cottee conductor Anna Jane Casey vocalist Matt Ford vocalist

DUBLIN & WEXFORD CONCERTS 7.30pm DUBLIN TICKETS from €20. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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NEW YEAR’S DAY 2019

TEODOR ILINCAI

“SPINE-TINGLING... WARM AND FLUID” Australian Stage

TEODOR ILINCAI

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“HER SOPRANO... FULL, ROUNDED AND SUMPTUOUS” Musicomh

TUESDAY 1 JANUARY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT ANNA DEVIN

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Throw on your glad rags, shine up your sparkle, pop your New Year resolutions wherever you fancy and prepare yourself for a New Year celebration where music of captivating glamour and joyous gaiety reigns supreme! Strauss family and Viennese favourites will set your toes a-tapping. Hit numbers from opera and operetta with star singers, tenor Teodor Ilincai – whose ‘sureness of technique and tone’ (The Independent) promises much – ‘and soprano Anna Devin – ‘a crowd-pleaser and a connoisseur’s delight’ (Irish Times) – will touch the heart and lift the spirits. Add in a complimentary glass of bubbly and it’s just what one wants on the first day of a new year, we say! Neil Thomson conductor Teodor Ilincai tenor Anna Devin soprano

CONCERT 3.30pm TICKETS from €24.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 11 JANUARY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RTÉ NSO PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR

NATHALIE STUTZMANN conducts NATHALIE STUTZMANN

HAYDN Symphony No. 94, ‘Surprise’ / 23’

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 / 36’ •

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’ / 27’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Christian Ihle Hadland piano •

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PIPEWORKS 6pm: Free organ recital with Peter Barley. See page 70. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso


MONDAY 14 & TUESDAY 15 JANUARY

INTERLUDE

MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM

MUSICAL ADVENTURES Fun concerts for children aged 8-12 Take the adventure of a lifetime as we explore the worlds of mystery and magic, of imagination and legend in music of drama and romance, energy and excitement, poetry and power drawn from the opera house, concert hall and cinema screen. And all seen through the eyes of fantastic creatures! Includes excerpts from The Magic Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Firebird, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Jurassic Park. Presented by Tom Redmond Gavin Maloney conductor RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN THE

CLASSROOM TOM REDMOND

MASTER OF MUSICAL MAYHEM AND FUN MR TOM REDMOND!

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

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BARRY DOUGLAS “A MASTER OF THE KEYBOARD NOT CONCERNED WITH SURFACE GLITTER” Classical Source

BARRY DOUGLAS

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FRIDAY 18 JANUARY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

PAUL FANNING, ROSALIND BROWN, ELENA QUINN, RTÉ NSO

DVORÁK Symphony No. 6 / 41’

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 / 50’ • Jaime Martín conductor Barry Douglas piano •

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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MONDAY 21 JANUARY INTERLUDE MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM RTÉ NSO MUSICAL ADVENTURES 2018

LEAVING CERTIFICATE MUSIC GUIDE TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture The internationally praised music educationalist Tom Redmond and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra present a step by step guide to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, highlighting key themes and sections, presented with big screen musical illustrations and concluding with a full performance. Duration approx. 1 hour. Presented by Tom Redmond Gavin Maloney conductor

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 73. Visit rte.ie/nso


TUESDAY 22 JANUARY INTERLUDE 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. Features The Marriage of Figaro Overture (Mozart); ‘Morning Mood’, ‘Anitra’s Dance’ and ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Grieg); a movement from ‘Winter’, The Four Seasons (Vivaldi); ‘Hoe down’ from Rodeo (Copland); The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams); The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell (Britten). Presented with big-screen musical illustrations. Presented by Tom Redmond Gavin Maloney conductor

RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

IN THE

CLASSROOM CONCERT 10.30am & 12.15pm / Duration: Approx. 1 hour TICKETS €10 per student / Accompanying teachers go free. See page 73. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

GREAT OPERA CHORUSES INCLUDING

VERDI Nabucco ‘Va, pensiero’ (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) VERDI Macbeth Witches’ Chorus VERDI Otello ‘Credo in un Dio crudel’ WAGNER Tannhäuser Pilgrim’s Chorus MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov Coronation Scene LEONCAVALLO Pagliacci Bell Chorus PUCCINI Madame Butterfly Humming Chorus GOUNOD Faust ‘Gloire immortelle de nos aÏeux’ (Soldier’s Chorus) TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin Waltz Scene VERDI Aida Triumphal Scene VERDI Il trovatore Anvil Chorus PUCCINI Tosca ‘Te Deum’ Ted Sperling conductor Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master Mark Hindley

OPPOSITE PAGE: RTÉ PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €28.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY DAVID BROPHY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

TOWARDS 2022 STANFORD Irish Rhapsody No. 2, ‘The Lament for the Son of Ossian’ / 16’

JOHN BUCKLEY Concerto for Organ and Orchestra / 29’ •

INA BOYLE Symphony No. 1, ‘Glencree’ / 28’ David Brophy conductor Fergal Caulfield organ •

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SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso


LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture

ANONYMOUS My Motherland

XIAOGANG YE Cantonese Suite Starry Sky • Winter Sichuan Image José Serebrier conductor Gary Beecher piano • New Dublin Voices •

TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY INTERLUDE

THE CHINA STORY NEW DUBLIN VOICES

CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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SARAH HICKS SARAH HICKS

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FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

HELEN MORGAN, EDWARD TAPCEANU, WALDEMAR KOZAK, RTÉ NSO

JOHN WILLIAMS The Cowboys Overture / 10’

COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo / 18’

GROFÉ Excerpts from Grand Canyon Suite / 15’

PUCCINI Excerpts from La fanciulla del West / 45’ • Sarah Hicks conductor WITH GUEST SINGERS INCLUDING

Peter Auty tenor •

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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“A TRUE BASSBARITONE, ROLLING OUT SONOROUS, OMINOUS RIVERS OF SOUND.” New York Times

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BRYN TERFEL

BRYN TERFEL


FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY INTERLUDE

BRYN TERFEL SINGS ADÈLE JOHNSON, RTÉ NSO

INCLUDING

MOZART ‘Non più andrai’ from The Marriage of Figaro

VERDI ‘L’onoroe! Ladri!’ from Falstaff

MOZART ‘Madamina, il catalogo è questo’ from Don Giovanni

WAGNER ‘Was duftet doch der Flieder’ from Die Meistersinger ‘Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge’ from Das Rheingold

TRADITIONAL Oh Shenandoah

HARNICK/BOCK ‘If I Were A Rich Man’ from Fiddler on the Roof Gareth Jones conductor Bryn Terfel bass-baritone

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €29.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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VILDE FRANG

“ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY AND JAW-DROPPING FINESSE” Dallas News 44

VILDE FRANG


VILDE FRANG

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

CRISTIAN MACELARU

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture / 14’

STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto / 22’ •

TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony / 57’ Cristian Macelaru conductor Vilde Frang violin •

PIPEWORKS 6pm: Free organ recital with David Leigh. See page 70. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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KARI KRIIKKU

“KRIIKKU…ELECTRIFYING EVERY TIME I’VE SEEN HIM PERFORM” The New Yorker 46

KARI KRIIKKU


FRIDAY 8 MARCH

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

ILAN VOLKOV

SAARIAHO D’om le vrai sens / 35’ •

MAHLER Symphony No. 7 / 77’ Ilan Volkov conductor Kari Kriikku clarinet •

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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COLM BYRNE

CLAUDIE DRIESEN, ELAINE CLARK & KARL SWEENEY, RTÉ NSO

BRONA FITZGERALD

FINTAN SUTTON

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CATHERINE McCARTHY

JENNI MEADE


GERARD VICTORY Three Irish Pictures / 12’

JOHN FIELD Piano Concerto No. 6 / 33’ •

E.J. MOERAN Symphony in G minor / 40’ Timothy Henty conductor Alessandro Taverna piano •

FRIDAY 15 MARCH ALESSANDRO TAVERNA

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

TOWARDS 2022

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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MOXIE

“STREETWISE, FAST MOVING, CLEVER… FULL OF SUPERB MOMENTS” Irish Examiner

★★★★

“IRRESISTIBLE, REVOLUTIONARY ENERGY” Irish Times 50

★★★★★

MOXIE


SUNDAY 17 MARCH NIALL VALLELY

INTERLUDE

ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH MOXIE AND NIALL VALLELY CONCERTINA INCLUDING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

NIALL VALLELY Concerto for Concertina and Orchestra David Brophy conductor "MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music." Irish Examiner

"Niall Vallely’s technical mastery and genius for improvisation are matched by apparently inexhaustible creative reserves." Irish Times

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €20. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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“RTÉ NSO AND NATHALIE STUTZMANN – LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT” The Irish Times 52


BIZET L’Arlésienne Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / 35’

BIZET Selections from Carmen Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / 19’

RAVEL Boléro / 13’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

FRIDAY 22 MARCH OPPOSITE: NATHALIE STUTZMANN

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RTÉ NSO PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR

NATHALIE STUTZMANN conducts

SINÉAD FARRELL, PICCOLO, RTÉ NSO

PIPEWORKS 6pm: Free organ recital with David Grealy. See page 70. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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MAXIM VENGEROV

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INCLUDING

BACH Concerto for Two Violins, ‘Double’ / 17’ • •

DVORÁK Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’ / 40’ Maxim Vengerov violin• /conductor Patrick Rafter violin •

FRIDAY 29 MARCH PHOTO CAPTION

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

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

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €29.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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JOANNE CAMPBELL

KILLYAN BANNISTER

AUDREY McALLISTER

JONATHAN HERBERT

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DARA O'CONNELL

JASON SINCLAIR


THURSDAY 4 APRIL LEISURELAND, GALWAY FRIDAY 5 APRIL NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, DUBLIN MAIN SEASON CONCERTS JEAN DEROYER

SIBELIUS Finlandia / 8’

BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano / 33’ • THURSDAY 4 APRIL CONCERT IS PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 7, ‘The Symphony of Life’ / 40’ Jean Deroyer conductor Fidelio Trio •

SOUNDINGS* Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. DUBLIN CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso *DUBLIN ONLY

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CELINE BYRNE

CELINE BYRNE

“MESMERISING…BREATHTAKING” Online Musik Magazine re Die tote Stadt, Staatstheater Kassel

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FRIDAY 12 APRIL

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

TING ZHONG DENG

KORNGOLD Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)

/ 137’

CONCERT PERFORMANCE

Patrik Ringborg conductor CAST INCLUDING:

Celine Byrne soprano (Marie) Charles Workman tenor (Paul) Ben McAteer baritone (Fritz/Pierrot)

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €28.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 19 APRIL

INTERLUDE

BACH St Matthew Passion

/ 175’

‘...SO LIEBT ER SIE BIS AN DAS ENDE.’ (...SO HE LOVES THEM TO THE END) From St Matthew Passion

Nicholas McGegan conductor James Way tenor (Evangelist) James Newby bass (Jesus) Daire Halpin soprano Claudia Huckle alto James Oxley tenor Padraic Rowan bass (Pilate) RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master Mark Hindley

RTÉ Cór na nÓg choral director Mary Amond O’Brien JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER, JEAN BAPTISTE VAN EYCKEN

CONCERT 3.30pm TICKETS from €28.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 3 MAY

INTERLUDE

LIVE SCREENING IN CONCERT W E A R E NOT A LO N E . In collaboration with Film Concerts Live!, the RTÉ NSO proudly present Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Widely considered one of the most treasured and influential science fiction films of all time, Close Encounters of the Third Kind features a groundbreaking and magnificent score written by John Williams, which will be performed live and in sync with this extraordinary film. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), an ordinary blue-collar electrical lineman from Indiana experiences a close encounter with an unidentified flying object. Increasingly obsessed with this unexplained phenomenon, Roy is drawn to a series of seemingly random strangers, each of whom has come in contact with similar UFOs, eventually making his way to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, where he finds the answers he seeks and where his life is forever changed. Close Encounters of the Third Kind © 1977, renewed 2005, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €24.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

PG

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

LEONARD SLATKIN

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FRIDAY 10 MAY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

ALINA IBRAGIMOVA

CINDY McTEE Circuits / 6’

R. STRAUSS Violin Concerto / 31’•

ELGAR Enigma Variations / 33’ Leonard Slatkin conductor Alina Ibragimova violin•

PIPEWORKS 6pm: Free organ recital with Fergal Caulfield. See page 70. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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FRIDAY 17 MAY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

MICHELE MARIOTTI

VERDI

Requiem

/ 84’

Michele Mariotti conductor Angela Meade soprano Enkelejda Shkoza alto Antonio Poli tenor Evgeny Stavinsky bass RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master Mark Hindley

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CONCERT 7.30pm TICKETS from €28.50. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso


DVORÁK Cello Concerto / 40’•

DVORÁK Slavonic Dances Nos. 1, 2 & 8, Op. 46 / 13’

RAVEL Menuet antique / 7’ Une barque sur l’océan / 7’ La Valse / 12’ Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Victor Julien-Laferrière cello •

FRIDAY 24 MAY

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

RTÉ NSO PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR VICTOR JULIEN-LAFERRIÈRE

NATHALIE STUTZMANN conducts

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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“ABSOLUTELY STUNNING” Chicago Tribune

SIMONE LAMSMA SIMONE LAMSMA

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KORNGOLD Violin Concerto / 24’ •

STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony / 47’ Kazuki Yamada conductor Simone Lamsma violin •

FRIDAY 31 MAY

KAZUKI YAMADA

MAIN SEASON CONCERT

SEASON FINALE CONCERT

“A STAR IN THE MAKING” The Telegraph

SOUNDINGS Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. CONCERT 7.30pm / TICKETS from €15. See page 71. Visit rte.ie/nso

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the National Concert Hall present

PIPEWORKS FREE PRE-CONCERT ORGAN RECITALS FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER, 6pm MENDELSSOHN Organ Sonata No. 3 HOWELLS Psalm Prelude Set 1, No. 1 “De Profundis” HOWELLS Master Tallis’ Testament HOWELLS Paean Patrice Keegan organ FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 6pm FRANCK Fantasia in A LISZT Fantasia and Fugue on the Chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam David Adams organ FRIDAY 11 JANUARY, 6pm VIVALDI/BACH Organ Concerto in D minor BWV 596 MOZART Epistle Sonata in C (arr. Jean Guillou) WIDOR Symphony No 5, Allegro (First movement) Peter Barley organ FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 6pm KARG-ELERT Seven Pastels from the Lake of Constance’ David Leigh organ FRIDAY 22 MARCH, 6pm RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin (arr. Grealy) DURUFLÉ Prélude et Fugue sur le Nom d'ALAIN David Grealy organ FRIDAY 10 MAY, 6pm VAN NOORDT Three Versets on Psalm 24 JS BACH Partita on Sei Gegrüsset BWV 768 TOURNEMIRE Improvisation sur le ‘Te Deum’ Fergal Caulfield organ

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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 14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 1 January, 25 January, 1 February, 15 March, 29 March, 12 April, 17 May)

Friday 14 September Friday 21 September Friday 12 October Friday 02 November Friday 09 November Friday 07 December

‘Resurrection’ Symphony Culture Night Bax, Vaughan Williams, AJ Potter Piotr Beczala War Requiem Ghostbusters

Tuesday 18 December Tuesday 1 January Monday 14 January

Swingin’ Christmas New Year’s Day Music in the Classroom: Musical Adventures Music in the Classroom: Musical Adventures Music in the Classroom: Leaving Certificate Music Guide Music in the Classroom: Junior Certificate Music Guide Great Opera Choruses Stanford, Buckley, Boyle Chinese New Year Celebration Bryn Terfel Victory, Field, Moeran St Patrick’s Day Celebration Maxim Vengerov Die tote Stadt Good Friday: St Matthew Passion Close Encounters of the Third Kind Verdi Requiem

Tuesday 15 January Monday 21 January Tuesday 22 January Friday 25 January Friday 01 February Tuesday 05 February Friday 15 February Friday 15 March Sunday 17 March Friday 29 March Friday 12 April Friday 19 April Friday 03 May Friday 17 May

€40.00 €34.50 €28.50 FREE ADMISSION €25.00 €25.00 €25.00 €15.00 €49.50 €44.50 €34.50 €24.50 €40.00 €34.50 €28.50 €45.00 €37.50 €30.00 €25.00† Zone A Family ticket €160 (admits 4) €45.00 €38.50 €28.50 €20.00 €49.50 €44.50 €34.50 €24.50 €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €10 student. Accompanying teachers go free. €40.00 €34.50 €28.50 €25.00 €25.00 €25.00 €15.00 €25.00 €25.00 €25.00 €15.00 €69.50 €55.50 €42.50 €29.50 €25.00 €25.00 €25.00 €15.00 €45.00 €38.50 €28.50 €20.00 €69.50 €55.50 €42.50 €29.50 €40.00 €34.50 €28.50 €40.00 €34.50 €28.50 €49.50 €44.50 €34.50 €24.50† €40.00 €34.50 €28.50

†Restricted view in Zone D for 7 December and 3 May

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Main Season: Package rewards Full Season

10-15 concerts

5-9 concerts

3-4 concerts

30%

15%

10%

5%

€303.00 €337.05

€94.05 €127.50

€39.60 €67.50

€9.95 €42.75

10% discount at The Terrace Café, The Coburg (Conrad Dublin), The Music Box (NCH)

€1 programme discount †

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

SAVE SAVE UP TO PACKAGES FROM 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

National 2018 RTÉ 2019 Symphony Orchestra

* Terms and conditions apply, see page 73.

SUBSCRIBER CARD †

FEEL THE PASSION. LIVE THE MUSIC.

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 14 September, 9 November 2018, 1 January, 25 January, 29 March, 12 April, 17 May 2019. 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.

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How and when to book BOOKING OPENS Main Season Priority Booking: Full Subscribers (current): Friday 25 May 2018. Other Subscribers (current): Friday 1 June 2018. All concerts* Full public booking: Friday 8 June 2018. *21 September Culture Night: Mid August with Culture Night launch. *Leaving & Junior Certificate Music Guide Concerts: Monday 3 September. 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. 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.

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 10/2018. 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 7 September 2018. No tickets will be issued until receipt of final payment. 73


MARY WHEATLEY

MARK JENKINS

NEIL MARTIN

CATRIONA RYAN

GRAHAM HASTINGS

JENNY BURNS DUFFY

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of Irish music-making since its foundation in 1948 and celebrated its 70th anniversary in February. Through its year-long programmes of live performances and education and mentoring initiatives, the RTÉ NSO has nurtured generations of world-class musicians. It broadcasts on RTÉ lyric fm and internationally through the European Broadcasting Union. Since its foundation, the RTÉ NSO has worked with world famous composers, including Igor Stravinsky, Witold Lutoslaski, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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Among the many legendary conductors and artists who performed with the orchestra over the years were Josef Szigeti, Isaac Stern, Henryk Szering, Ruggiero Ricci, Wilhelm Kempff, Julius Katchen, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martha Argerick, Radu Lupu, Joan Sutherland, Bernadette Greevy, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Tortelier, Constantin Silvestri, Charles Dutoit and Sir Charles Groves. World famous names in recent years included Boris Berezovsky, Sarah Chang, Nikolai Demidenko, Sir James Galway, Angela Gheorgiu, Evelyn Glennie, Angela Hewitt, Daniel Hope, Wolfgang Holzmair, Stephen Hough, Kiri te Kanawa, Freddy Kempf, Denis Kozuhkhin, Christian Lindberg, Tasmin Little, Daniel Müller-Schott, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Baibe Skride, Julian Rachlin, Alexander Toradze, Simon Trpceski, Maxim Vengerov and Nikolaj Znaider. v

Renowned Irish artists who regularly perform with the orchestra include John O’Conor, Barry Douglas, Hugh Tinney, Finghin Collins, Patricia Bardon, Orla Boylan, Claudia Boyle, Celine Byrne, Tara Erraught, Máire Flavin, Miriam Murphy, Paula Murrihy, Gavin Ring, Robin Tritschler, Ailish Tynan and conductors Gavin Maloney and David Brophy. The RTÉ NSO has premiered the work of several Irish composers including Elaine Agnew, Gerald Barry, Ed Bennett, Linda Buckley, Ann Cleare, Siobhán Cleary, Frank Corcoran, Jerome de Bromhead, Shaun Davey, Raymond Deane, Donnacha Dennehy, David Fennessy, Deirdre Gribbin, Ronan Guilfoyle, Andrew Hamilton, Gráinne Mulvey, Kevin O’Connell, Karen Power, Jennifer Walshe and Bill Whelan. The orchestra has been critically acclaimed for its recordings on the Marco Polo, Naxos, Claves and RTÉ lyric fm labels. These include the complete symphonies of Malcolm Arnold, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, and Nielsen. It has also recorded several works in the Irish Composers and the Composers of Ireland series which were funded by RTÉ and The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Nathalie Stutzmann, Principal Guest Conductor, begins her second of three seasons with the RTÉ NSO in this 2018/2019 Season. The RTÉ NSO is resident at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

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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. 76

ZONE D CHOIR BALCONY SEATS


BERNARD REILLY, RTÉ NSO


National 2018 RTÉ 2019 Symphony Orchestra FEEL THE PASSION. LIVE THE MUSIC.

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