The RTÉ Concert Orchestra celebrates emily Dickinson

Wednesday 25th May, 2022

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra
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 RTÉ 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 Emily Dickinson, Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury a Friend’, Damien Rice’s ‘It Takes a Lot to Know a Man’,‘Because I Could Not Stop for Death’ by Irish songwriter Susan McKeown, Carla Bruni’s ‘I Went To Heaven’ and ‘I Felt My Life With Both My Hands’ and music by Stephen Foster and John Cage. The RTÉ CO will also perform Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Victoria Kennefick, recently nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize, herself has a great devotion to Dickinson, offers contributions on Dickinson’s life, career and influence on modern culture.

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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