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RT Concert Orchestra May and June 2024

30/04/2024

Concerts in Limerick, Dublin, Carlow and Cork, including Marty in the Evening, Morricone and May the Fourth Be With You, celebrating the remarkable decade of the 1950s and marking the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March in Ireland - this and much more on the way from the RT Concert Orchestra in May and June.

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Wednesday 1 May 2024, 7.30pm

University Concert Hall, Limerick

RT Concert Orchestra

Celine Byrne soprano Emmet Cahill tenor Juliette Crosbie vocalist Berginald Rash clarinet Zo Conway violin Edwina Guckian dancer

Our Lady Queen of Peace Choir

David Brophy conductor

Join us as we celebrate the 25th birthday of RT lyric fm in its Limerick home with a gala concert featuring the music of Puccini, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bizet, Morricone, Bernstein, John Williams, Strauss, Copland, Mascagni, Mancini, Alan Menken, Dvo k and more!

The evening is hosted by RT lyric fm presenters as we come together to celebrate the joy of music and its power to connect.

Along with the favourites, three new works for orchestra with focus on the themes of nostalgia, hope and rebirth are premiering. Limerick composer and Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler's The Curragower Falls reflects on memories of childhood by the River Shannon. Cork composer Paul Frost's A New Day Rising captures the feeling of waking up to a new day, to the sounds of nature and the irrepressible sense of optimism. Bualadh an cheoil, bualadh an chro (Music playing, heart beating) by Dundalk composer and fiddle player and RT Concert Orchestra Associate Artist Zo Conway is about the powerful connection of Irish music to the body and dance.

Tickets 35 from www.uch.ie | Presented by RT lyric fm

May the Fourth Be With You - The Music of Star Wars

Saturday 4 May 2024, 8pm

The Helix, Dublin

RT Concert Orchestra

Dionysis Grammenos conductor

Presented by RT 's Se n Rocks

The RT Concert Orchestra presents an evening of epic music from Star Wars movies. Experience a live orchestra going full tilt in stirring themes from The Phantom Menace, The Attack of the Clones, The Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and more. With young Greek conductor Dionysis Grammenos - described by Die Welt as one of the most promising stars of tomorrow' - and presenter Se n Rocks of RT , the force is strong with this one!

Tickets 15- 42.50 - subject to booking fees - from www.thehelix.ie

Presented by the RT Concert Orchestra

Queen: A Symphonic Rock Spectacular

Thursday 9 May 2024, 8pm

National Concert Hall, Dublin

RT Concert Orchestra

Martin Yates conductor & guest vocalists

We will rock you with this symphonic spectacular celebrating the greatest hits of one of the most legendary rock bands in the world, Queen.

Stars past and present from the West End hit musical We Will Rock You perform with a live rock band, backing vocalists and the champions, the RT Concert Orchestra.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this celebration of Queen, the incomparable Freddie Mercury and their unique legacy. Featuring full arrangements of We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Who Wants to Live Forever, Somebody to Love, and many, many more.

Tickets 15- 42.50 from www.nch.ie / 01 417 0000

Presented by the RT Concert Orchestra in association with West End International Ltd

The 50s: The Decade That Changed the World

Thursday 16 May 2024, 8pm

National Concert Hall, Dublin

RT Concert Orchestra

Guy Barker conductor

Giacomo Smith clarinet/saxophone

Clare Teal and Cormac Kenevey vocalists

James Pearson piano

Following the extraordinary Guy Barker's Gatsby & Beyond New Year's Eve Extravaganza, this night of 1950s jazz promises to showcase the decade that changed the world, drawing on influences from Elvis to Ella Fitzgerald.

An opening medley pays tribute to the amazing albums that came out in the cornerstone year of 1959, featuring music by John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and more.

Top names in jazz joining the RT CO and its Associate Artist are pianist James Pearson, Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, virtuoso clarinettist and sax player Giacomo Smith and award-winning vocalist Clare Teal.

Guy Barker's new clarinet concerto, The Art of the Hang, gets its first Irish performance. This concerto, which pays homage to the 1950s, was written during lockdown and is dedicated to his late friend John Cumming of Serious Productions. It takes its title from an observation in an obituary that Cumming was master of the art of the pre-show, interval and post-show hang (the most essential skill in a music promoter)'.

Clare Teal will join the orchestra for numbers including Judy Garland's Get Happy and Doris Day's Secret Love, and Cormac Kenevey will sing I'm Walkin' and Heartbreak Hotel. The RT CO will perform a 1950s movie medley including music from A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Lift to the Scaffold (1958), and Otto Preminger noirs The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959).

The evening will finish with a magnificent Louis Prima medley featuring both vocalists. It will pay tribute to the wave-making American trumpeter and singer, whose style was rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music and jump blues, drawing also on Italian culture and language, blending elements of his Italian and Sicilian identity with his music.

Tickets 15- 42.50 from www.nch.ie / 01 417 0000 | Presented by the RT Concert Orchestra

Vladimir Jablokov - Four Seasons Explained with the RT Concert Orchestra

Friday 24 May 2024, 7.30pm and Saturday 25 May 2024, 2.30pm

Bord G is Energy Theatre, Dublin

The RT Concert Orchestra will be performing on stage accompanied by visuals on the screen.

Four Seasons Explained: with this unique arrangement, not only will we get t
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