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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor | Nicola Benedetti, violin

Wednesday 29th August 2018, 8pm

Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Room: Main Stage
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Bernstein Centenary Programme

Bernstein Birthday Bouquets (Berio, Corigliano, Williams)
Bernstein Serenade
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

To celebrate the birthday of "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history” (Leonard Bernstein), the NCH welcomes the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with their Music Director and former Bernstein protégée Marin Alsop together with celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti to perform a ‘Bernstein Centenary’ programme.

Coming direct from the BBC Proms in London, the orchestra perform a selection of well-known and loved works by the famed composer including the popular symphonic dances from West Side Story making this an unmissable concert and a fitting way to open the NCH International Concert Series 2018/2019.

“Ms. Benedetti’s playing is always top-notch, her sound brilliant and clean.” The New York Times

Pre-Concert Interview | 6.45pm | Kevin Barry Recital Room

The touring orchestra is a logistical behemoth, requiring extensive planning, and meticulous attention to detail. What is involved in the process behind bringing one of the world’s great orchestras around the world, and to the stage of the National Concert Hall?

Ahead of the performance of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 29th August, Nigel Flegg (Head of Learning & Participation at the NCH) will host an interview with Baltimore SO Director of Operations, Rebecca Cain, and Vice President and General Manager, Tonya McBride.

The interview will provide an insight into the behind-the-scenes activity involved in bringing a symphony orchestra on tour, and explore the pressures and rewards of getting more than 80 musicians to the stage in venues all over the world.

Free for 8pm concert ticketholders

Presented by NCH
Supported by The Irish Times
and RTÉ Supporting the Arts

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