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News: National Concert Hall’s March-April Schedule Offers A Plethora of Classical and Contemporary Favourites Alongside Stellar St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebrations
National Concert Hall’s March-April Schedule Offers A Plethora of Classical and Contemporary Favourites
David Gray: Skellig | ICS: Sheku Kanneh-Mason | Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble | Finbar Wright & Friends | Christy Moore | Kilfenora Céilí Band | National Symphony Orchestra on Good Friday Bach: St. John Passion | Aldous Harding |RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Thin Lizzy Symphonic | Puccini La Bohème | Drawing from the Well| Marty in the Evening with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra | An Evening with Fran Lebowitz | National Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Shaun Davey | Pigalle: Music of Edith Piaf | ICS: Paul Lewis | Dublin Song Series 2023
Media Release Thursday 9 February 10am
The National Concert Hall’s Spring programme marks this season of rebirth and renewal with an abundance of uplifting performances to soundtrack brighter days. From visiting classical stars to chamber virtuosos and leading contemporary performers, the March-April calendar offers an impressive variety of fare to suit all tastes, including events inspired by the season itself, such as Degani Trio’s Voices of Spring on March 3 and Sean Hession’s Seasons of Sinatra: Spring on April 14.
Our International Concert Series returns with a performance by acclaimed British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on March 14 whose programme features favourites by J.S. Bach, Britten and Cassadó. The following month sees revered pianist Paul Lewis take to the NCH stage on April 24 as part of his two-year Schubert Piano Sonata Series which will see him perform works from the composer’s latter career at venues around the globe.
The NSO season continues with visits by world-renowned artists such as Leonard Slatkin on March 3 and 10, Gemma New on March 24 and Ruth Reinhardt on April 28. On St. Patrick’s Day the Orchestra perform a special tribute to the legendary Shaun Davey under conductor David Brophy and Good Friday sees their lauded interpretation of Bach: St. John Passion.
The St. Patrick’s Day weekend also sees the welcome return of Christy Moore on Saturday 18 (this is the first of three Saturday nights with Christy who also performs on March 25 and April 1) and the Kilfenora Céilí band on Sunday March 19.
Our programme also includes a very special visit by David Gray and his Skellig Choir on March 4 and 5 to showcase songs from his 12th studio record inspired by Skellig Michael, an album launch show by Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble for their debut Peggy’s Dream on March 26, a much-anticipated concert by Aldous Harding on April 18 and the return of New York’s greatest wit Fran Lebowitz on April 15.
Additional events at this time include several exciting shows by The RTÉ Concert Orchestra who bring us Movies and Musicals on March 9, Thin Lizzy Symphonic on March 29 and the ever-popular Marty in the Evening April 27. In addition, Fiachra Garvey’s Chamber Series The Natural World continues with recitals including Fiona Kelly and Jean Kelly on March 12 and Yurodny Ensemble on April 16.
Our Learning and Participation programme continues with Primary Ensemble Performance Day on March 28 and new terms for Mini Music, Percussion Lab, Gamelan Ensemble and Sing Out! Choir.
- Finbar Wright & Friends Thurs. 2nd March 8pm
- Degani Trio: Voices of Spring Fri. 3rd March 1.05pm
- National Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin: Wagner, Elgar, Mendelssohn & Debussy Fri. 3rd March 7.30pm
- David Gray: Skellig Sat. 4th and Sun. 5th March 8pm
- RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Movies and Musicals Thurs. 9th March 8pm
- Hey Jude: The Swinging Sixties Fri. 10th March 1.05pm
- NCH Chamber Music Series: The Natural World – Fiona Kelly and Jean Kelly Sun. 12th March 3pm
- Drawing from the Well: Featuring Frankie Gavin (Fiddle), Catherine McEvoy (flute), Yvonne and Liz Kane (fiddle) Sun. 12th March 7.30pm
- International Concert Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello Tues. 14th March 8pm
- National Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Shaun Davey Fri. 17th 7.30pm
- Christy Moore Sat. 18th March 8pm
- Kilfenora Céilí Band Sun. 19th March 7.30pm
- Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble Sun. 26th March 8pm
- RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Thin Lizzy Symphonic Wed. 29th March 8pm
- Pigalle: Music of Edith Piaf Fri. 31st March 1.05pm
- National Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Shelley: Richard Strauss, Mozart & Bartók Fri. 31st March 7.30pm
- NCH Chamber Music Series: The Natural World - Ailbhe McDonagh, Macdara Ó Seireadáin, Ruth McGinley Sun. 2nd April 3pm
- A Night at the Movies IV Tues. 4th April 8pm
- Dublin Song Series 2023: Niamh O’Sullivan & Dearbhla Collins Wed. 5th April 7.30pm
- National Symphony Orchestra on Good Friday: St. John Passion Fri. 7th April 3.30pm
- Verdi Aida Sat. 8th April 7.30pm
- Puccini La Bohème Sun. 9th April 7.30pm
- Seasons of Spring: Sinatra Fri. 14th April 1.05pm
- RTÉ Concert Orchestra Presents Heard it Through the Grapevine Fri. 14th April 8pm
- An Evening with Fran Lebowitz Sat. 15th April 8pm
- Aldous Harding Tues. 18th April 8pm
- International Concert Series: Paul Lewis Mon. 24th April 8pm
- SYML Tues. 25th April 8pm
- Feis Ceoil Gala Performance Wed. 26th April 7.30pm
- Marty in the Evening with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Thurs. 27th 8pm
- National Symphony Orchestra and Ruth Reinhardt: Webern, Richard Strauss & Mendelssohn Fri. 28th April 7.30pm
Media Queries to Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. 087 1775334 or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive,
National Concert Hall, 085 7129628
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