MAIN SEASON | APRIL
J OH N KI NS EL LA Symphony No. 10 [30’]
B R U C KNER FRIDAY 12 APRIL
Symphony No. 4 in E ﬂat, ‘Romantic’ [70’]
National Concert Hall
GAVIN MALONEY CONDUCTOR
7pm: SOUNDINGS IN CONVERSATION Conductor Gavin Maloney with composer John Kinsella on his symphonies.
8pm: CONCERT Ends: 10.05pm approx. TICKETS FROM €10 See p. 64
A SECOND CHANCE FOR IRISH AUDIENCES TO HEAR JOHN KINSELLA’S TENTH SYMPHONY, DESCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER AS ‘VERY MUCH AN EXPRESSION OF MYSELF’. First heard in 2012 just weeks before Kinsella’s 80th birthday, it was hailed by The Irish Times for its ‘spare linear style, moments of ﬁerce, trumpet-topped intensity’ and a ﬁnale that ‘moves with foot-tapping clarity’. Bruckner’s expansive ‘Romantic’ Symphony is a magniﬁcent exercise in recreating the medieval countryside of his native Austria, complete with vivid hunting scenes, evocative birdsong, pastoral colour and an altogether blazing climax.
LONEY GAVIN MA
TÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season