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RT Concert Orchestra May and June 2022: Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork

19/04/2022

>>>Deliverance

As part of New Music Dublin | Sunday 1 May, 7.30pm | National Concert Hall

RT Concert Orchestra | Gavin Maloney conductor | Michael McHale piano

Garrett Sholdice Prelude No. 12 - world premiere

Stephen Gardner Deliverance - world premiere

Ail s N R ain Flower Scar Road - world premiere

Andrew Synnott Waiting for Elvira - live premiere

and with one bound, they were free!'

The orchestral premieres in tonight's concert were conceived and commissioned either before or during lockdown, and all have waited, patiently, until they could be let free tonight! They test the virtuosity of the orchestra - the ability of this astonishing musical creature, made of so many different people, to think as though with one mind, and to move as one, and yet retain their individuality and self-expression.

Before we let the orchestral works out in to the world we suspend time for the simple, haunting single line of Garrett Sholdice's Piano Prelude No. 12, played by Michael McHale, before he launches into Andrew Synnott's sparkling Waiting for Elvira with the orchestra.

Four wonderful Irish compositional voices radical and complex in their own ways - expressing and releasing their own lockdown thoughts and feelings.

Tickets 12 | Booking: 01 417 0000/www.nch.ie | As part of New Music Dublin 2022

>>>May the Fourth Be With You

Wednesday 4 May, 8pm | National Concert Hall

RT Concert Orchestra | Stephen Bell conductor | Aed n Gormley presenter

The RT Concert Orchestra under its Principal Guest Conductor Stephen Bell presents an epic Star Wars night featuring music from every single one of the films right up to The Rise of Skywalker. This remarkable achievement by John Williams spanning five decades makes for a suitable salute in this, his 90th birthday year. Aed n Gormley of RT lyric fm will introduce classic themes including Flag Parade, Duel of the Fates, Across the Stars, Princess Leia's Theme, the Imperial March, Yoda's Theme, Rey's Theme and The Throne Room. The force is strong with this one!

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

>>>A Woman's Heart Orchestrated

Sunday 8 May, 8pm | Bord G is Energy Theatre

RT Concert Orchestra | Gavin Murphy conductor

It's one of the most successful Irish albums of all time, selling more than 750,000 copies in Ireland alone, and was a huge success as a series of live concerts in 2020. Get ready for a very special event as Eleanor McEvoy, Maura O'Connell and Wallis Bird come together again to perform this iconic album live.

Tickets from 49.50 from www.ticketmaster.ie | Presented by Singular Artists and the RT Concert Orchestra

>>>CELLISSIMO Concerto Gala

Wednesday 11 May, 8pm | Leisureland, Galway

RT Concert Orchestra | David Brophy conductor | Naomi Berrill cello | Adrian Mantu cello | Jakob Koranyi cello | Laura van der Heijden cello

Bill Whelan Fragments

Gerald Barry Cello Concerto - world premiere

Julia Wolfe Wind in My Hair - Irish premiere

Edward Elgar Cello Concerto

Three cello concertos in one concert! Music for Galway's CELLISSIMO Concerto Gala, a legacy event from MfG's Galway 2020 programme, presents the RT Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy in concert with three international cello soloists, performing three very different works.

We could not be more excited about this concert,' says Finghin Collins, Artistic Director of CELLISSIMO. Ever since witnessing the premiere of Julia Wolfe's Wind in My Hair in October 2018, we have been eagerly awaiting this moment. What a treat to have Leisureland finally come alive to the sound of the cello and orchestra! We are preparing for CELLISSIMO 2024 and this will give Galway audiences the chance to hear the magic of this instrument in its full glory.'

Before all that, this extraordinary evening opens with Co. Galway native and Florence resident Naomi Berrill's performance of a further MfG CELLISSIMO commission, Bill Whelan's Fragments for solo cello and voice.

The RT Concert Orchestra will then perform with the three cello soloists for the three-concerto bonanza. MfG has co-commissioned two new cello concertos with the Cello Biennale Amsterdam. The first, Julia Wolfe's Wind in my Hair, received its premiere at the CBA 2018 and we are proud to present its second performance as part of CELLISSIMO. Swedish star cellist Jakob Koranyi, an avid campaigner for the environment, is travelling green from Sweden to Galway in order to perform this piece. Gerald Barry's Cello Concerto receives its world premiere at this concert featuring Galway's own Adrian Mantu. This work will have a second performance at the CBA in the future. BBC Young Musician Competition winner Laura van der Heijden finishes off this remarkable concert with the Elgar Cello Concerto, a favourite in the repertoire.

Tickets: 25 / 22.50 | Students (full-time) 10 | MfG Friends 21

Booking: www.musicforgalway.ie / 091 705962

Presented by Music for Galway and Galway 2020 in association with the RT Concert Orchestra, and with support from KPMG

>>>The RT Concert Orchestra Celebrates Emily Dickinson

Wednesday 25 May, 8pm | National Concert Hall

Gavin Maloney conductor | Featuring Stephen Rea, Naomi Louisa O'Connell, Susannah de Wrixon and Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Victoria Kennefick presenter

Brian Connor Artistic Associate

The legacy of Emily Dickinson's poetry and the music it inspired is explored in a performance by the RT Concert Orchestra and special guests. With readings and performances by Stephen Rea, Naomi Louisa O'Connell, Susannah de Wrixon and Ryan O'Shaughnessy, all presented by one of Ireland's most exciting and vibrant poets Victoria Kennefick.

Music includes Ronald Perera's Five Summer Songs on Poems of
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