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National Concert Hall’s January-February Programme Comprises a Stellar Range of Performances for 2024

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14 Dec 2023

National Concert Hall’s January-February Programme Comprises a Stellar Range of Performances for 2024

National Symphony Orchestra: New Year’s Day Celebration with Celine Byrne | Ann Murray Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Concert | International Concert Series: Britten Sinfonia with Abel Selaocoe | Max Cooper Live | You Raise Me Up: The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham with the NSO | An Intimate Piano Performance from Lambchop | Criminal: A Podcast About Crime | R.E.S.P.E.C.T. presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra | Family Concert: A Space Odyssey with The Echo Band | String Quartet Weekend: Migrations | Camerata Ireland 25 at NCH with Barry Douglas & Eimear McGeown | National Symphony Orchestra: Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar | Reeling in the Showband Years | Gershwin 100: Rhapsody in Blue with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra | RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents 100 Years of Puccini

The National Concert Hall’s January-February calendar comprises a plethora of musical treats for all ages and tastes - from sublime symphonic concerts, intimate chamber recitals, exciting shows for children and families, distinguished international guests and inspirational contemporary performances.
   
Highlights over the coming months include the Ann Murray Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Concert on Tuesday 30 January, a very special event to honour the celebrated mezzo-soprano with conductor Peter Whelan. The International Concert Series which continues with a visit from Britten Sinfonia and award-winning cellist Abel Selaocoe on Sunday 18 February for a programme of Beethoven, Bartók and Tavener and Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February sees the Migrations String Quartet Weekend, bringing together artists and ensembles from around Europe, performing some of the finest music written for the string quartet. Participating artists include the Carducci, Solas and Pavel Haas Quartets.
 
On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January we celebrate Ireland’s most esteemed songwriter Brendan Graham in The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham with the National Symphony Orchestra and guests including Cathy Jordan, Eimear Quinn, Camille O’Sullivan, Seán Keane and more
  
The National Symphony Orchestra kick off 2024 in style with our New Year’s Day celebration featuring the exceptional soprano Celine Byrne. Their season continues with a visit from revered cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Friday 19 January for a programme of Cleary, Elgar, and Sibelius and celebrated conductor Anja Bihlmaier on Friday 9 February for Mahler’s Symphony Number 2.
    
Elsewhere in the programme, lauded musician Lambchop presents an intimate performance on Wednesday 31 January, crime buffs can enjoy Criminal: A Podcast About Crime on Thursday 22 February, the showband years are celebrated on Sunday 14 January with Reeling in the Showband Years and Max Cooper brings his live show to the NCH on Saturday 13 January for electronic and techno fans. In addition, Camerata Ireland hold the first of three concerts this year celebrating their 25th anniversary on Wednesday 28 February, with director Barry Douglas and flautist Eimear McGeown.
   
During this period the RTÉ Concert Orchestra present two exciting performances; Gershwin 100 on Saturday 27 January marking this special anniversary of ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ and R.E.S.P.E.C.T on Wednesday 14 February when they doff their caps to some of our greatest female songwriters and vocalists. 
   
Our Learning and Participation programme continues with new terms for Mini Music, Percussion Lab, Gamelan Ensemble and Sing Out! Choir plus two special family events, King of the Fairies and his Magic Harp on Saturday 27 January and A Space Odyssey with the Echo Band on Saturday 17 February and lots more.
 
Whatever your musical taste there’s something for everyone at the National Concert Hall this new year.

ENDS  
Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace Dublin 2. Tel: 087-1775334| Roisin Dwyer, PR &Publications Executive. Tel: 085-7129628.

January Highlights

  • National Symphony Orchestra: New Year’s Day Celebration with Celine Byrne Mon. 1st January 3.30pm
  • The Sound of Music Tues. 2nd January 2pm & 6pm  
  • National Symphony Orchestra: Fauré Requiem Fri. 5th 7.30pm  
  • Soundtrack Vibes: NCH Gamelan Orchestra and Special Guests The Hum Fri. 12th 7pm  
  • National Symphony Orchestra: Dvořák Symphony ‘From the New World’ Fri. 12th 7.30pm  
  • Max Cooper Live (3D/AV) Sat. 13th 8pm  
  • Reeling in the Showband Years Sun. 14th 8pm  
  • Marilyn Monroe Show Fri. 19th 1.05pm  
  • You Raise Me Up: The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham with the NSO Sat. 20th and Sun 21st 8pm  
  • Seasons of Sinatra – Spring Fri 26th 1.05pm  
  • King of the Fairies and his Magic Harp Sat. 27th 11.30 and 1.30pm  
  • Gershwin 100: Rhapsody in Blue with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Sat. 27th 7.30pm  
  • Ann Murray Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Concert Tues. 30th 7.30pm  
  • An Intimate Piano Performance from Lambchop Wed. 31st 8pm

February Highlights

  • National Symphony Orchestra: Mihhail Gerts conducts Wagner, Stanford and Brahms Fri. 2nd 7.30pm
  • Singalong Songbook celebrates Burt Bacharach Fri. 9th 1.05pm
  • National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 2 Fri. 9th 7.30pm
  • The Sea of Change Choir Sun. 11th 8pm
  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T. presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Wed. 14th 8pm
  • National Symphony Orchestra: Finghin Collins plays Stanford Fri. 16th 7.30pm
  • Family Concert: A Space Odyssey with The Echo Band Sat. 17th 12 & 1.30pm
  • ICS: Britten Sinfonia with Abel Selaocoe Sun. 18th 7.30pm
  • Criminal: A Podcast About Crime Thurs. 22nd 8pm
  • Europe Here & Now: Zöllner-Roche Duo Thurs. 22nd 8.30pm
  • Dublin's Theatre Royal, Remembered Fri. 23rd 1.05pm
  • National Symphony Orchestra:  Jaime Martín conducts Chabrier, Falla and Ravel Fri. 23rd 7.30pm
  • String Quartet Weekend: Migrations Sat. 24th and Sun. 25th
  • Camerata Ireland 25 at NCH with Barry Douglas & Eimear McGeown Wed. 28th 8pm
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents 100 Years of Puccini Thurs. 29th 7.30pm
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