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Principal Conductor Series

MAIN SEASON | FEBRUARY

DVOŘ ÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 [40’]

R AC H M ANI N OV Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 [39’] ALBAN GERHARDT CELLO ALAN BURIBAYEV CONDUCTOR

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY National Concert Hall

LANDMARKS OF

ALBAN GERHARDT

EMOTION TWO MESMERIC LANDMARKS OF THE ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE ELOQUENTLY ILLUSTRATE THE ENORMOUS VARIETY AND VITALITY OF THE FORM. Dvořák’s glorious late-19th-century Concerto is a haunting blend of American-Negro folk tunes and thrilling, heart-on-sleeve writing for the cello (played by the remarkable, always unmissable, Alban Gerhardt). Completed in 1936, Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony is a work of large emotions underpinned by the brittle poignancy of plain-chant and expressed in music that moves from brooding melancholia to searing lyricism to thrilling defiance with irresistible energy.

7pm: SOUNDINGS IN CONVERSATION RTÉ NSO Principal Cello Martin Johnson with Alban Gerhardt on popular cello concerti

8pm: CONCERT Ends: 9.50pm approx. TICKETS FROM €10 See p. 64

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season  
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season  

TÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season

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