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Esker Festival Orchestra 'The Planets'

Esker Festival Orchestra 'The Planets'


Esker Festival Orchestra 'The Planets'

The Esker Festival Orchestra
The Esker Festival Choir
Peter Joyce - Conductor
Zoë Nagle - Cello

Arnold Schoenberg - Six Little Piano Pieces op. 19, arranged for orchestra by Peter Joyce
Edward Elgar - Concerto in E minor for Cello and Orchestra op. 85
Tom Lane – “Earth, the Cradle of Life” (World Premiere)
Gustav Holst – “The Planets”, Suite for Large Orchestra op. 32.

The Esker Festival Orchestra, now in its 11th year, is Ireland's most exciting peer-led orchestra, made up of Irish and international young professionals and advanced students over the age of 18. This year's performance will feature Gustav Holst’s incredible suite ‘The Planets’ and a newly commissioned ‘Earth, the Cradle of Life’ movement by Dublin based composer Tom Lane which will complete this suite. The programme also includes Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor with rising Irish star Zoë Nagle as soloist. The programme will also include a new orchestration of Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Six Little Piano Pieces’ to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the composer who inspired Holst to compose ‘The Planets.’ The performance will feature the 90 piece Esker Festival Orchestra and the Esker Festival Choir, all under the baton of founder and prize winning conductor Peter Joyce.

Presented by The Esker Festival Orchestra
The Esker Festival Orchestral is supported by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, the Arts Council of Ireland and RTÉ Supporting the Arts and the Contemporary Music Centre. 

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Sunday 18 Aug 2024
Main Stage

Concessions: €15
Children (17 years old and under): €15
20% discount for Friends of NCH
30% discount for Groups of 10 or more

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