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NCH Announces Perspectives

24 Jun 2024

NCH Announces Grammy Award-winning composer/vocalist Arooj Aftab, Performance Artist CHRISTEENE with Peaches & David Hoyle, Blue Now - Derek Jarman Film with New Live Score, Jazz Pioneers The Marcin Wasilewski Trio and more as part of its Perspectives Series.

· Arooj Aftab, Main Stage, Sunday 13 October 8pm · Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Main Stage, Thursday 17 October 8pm · CHRISTEENE: The Lion, The Witch and The Cobra + Very Special Guests Peaches & David Hoyle, Main Stage, Sunday 27 October 8pm · Blue Now, live performance of Derek Jarman’s last film with new score, Saturday 23 November 8pm · Gabriel Kahane & Caroline Shaw: Hexagons, The Studio, Tuesday 11 March 8.30pm · Oded Tzúr Quartet: My Prophet, The Studio, Thursday 1 May 8.30pm · Tickets from €15 On Sale 10am Wednesday 26 June NCH Box Office 01 4170000 /

Media Release Monday 24 June 10am  

The National Concert is delighted to announce an exciting array of performances as part of its Perspectives Series for 2024/25. From radical performance artist CHRISTEENE performing The Lion, The Witch and The Cobra (inspired by Sinéad O’Connor’s landmark album) with special guests the fearsome Peaches and avant-garde cabaret artist David Hoyle, to Blue Now, a special screening of Derek Jarman’s last film with new live score by Simon Fisher Turner (who created the original soundtrack) plus much more.   
Perspectives series kicks off on Sunday 13 October with Brooklyn-based Pakistani composer, songwriter and vocalist Arooj Aftab who will perform tracks from her latest album Night Reign (described as ‘wondrous’ by Pitchfork), her Grammy Award-winning record Vulture Prince and more. Aftab’s unique musical style blends classical minimalism, new age, electronic trance and jazz structures.   
The celebrated Marcin Wasilewski Trio’s date on Thursday 17 October is part of their 30th anniversary tour. Over the past three decades the Polish ensemble have earned a reputation for extraordinary talent and musical excellence. Their remarkable journey includes collaborations with jazz luminaries like Tomasz Stanko, Joe Lovano, Charles Lloyd and more, along with the release of seven exceptional albums on ECM Records.   
On Sunday 27 October infamous performance artist CHRISTEENE presents a critique of our current political and social climate in a show that pays homage to Sinéad O’Connor and her powerful debut The Lion and The Cobra. This unified response to ideologies that threaten our way of life sees CHRISTEENE joined by the inimitable Peaches and the dynamic David Hoyle plus her band and dancers.   
Saturday 23 November sees a one-off live screening of Derek Jarman’s Blue with a new score by original composer Simon Fisher Turner featuring a cast of Travis Alabanza, Russell Tovey, Jay Bernard, Joelle Taylor who will together deliver Jarman’s powerful words. The film captures a continuous single shot of the colour blue, as Derek Jarman reflects on his AIDS-related illness. This new live version is directed by acclaimed theatre director, Neil Bartlett. This will be an ISL-interpreted performance. 
2025 sees musician and storyteller Gabriel Kahane and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Caroline Shaw present their new work inspired by the magical realism of Jorge Luis Borges on Tuesday 11 March. The concert, titled Hexagons, is influenced by Borges’ short story The Library of Babel.   
On Thursday 1 May, New York saxophonist Oded Tzúr brings his distinguished quartet to the NCH Studio. The concert sees the group present their new ECM album My Prophet, another triumphant collection of songs by Tzúr, the torchbearer of spiritual jazz.   
Tickets From €15 On Sale 10am Wednesday 26 June 
Arooj Aftab, Sunday 13 October 8pm, €24.50, €30, €36 
Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Thursday 17 October 8pm €27.50, €35, €42.50 
CHRISTEENE: The Lion, The Witch and the Cobra + Very Special Guests Peaches & David Hoyle, Sunday 27 October 8pm €27.50, €35, €42.50 
Blue Now, live performance of Derek Jarman’s last film with new score, Saturday 23 November 8pm, €15, €20, €25 
Gabriel Kahane & Caroline Shaw: Hexagons, Tuesday 11 March 8.30pm, €25 
Oded Tzúr Quartet: My Prophet, Thursday 1 May 8.30pm, €22 
10% Discount for Friends of NCH and Groups of 10 or more  
Media Queries: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. (S. Doyle Tel: 087 1775334 / R. Dwyer 085 7129628) 
About the National Concert Hall          
The National Concert Hall (NCH) is Ireland’s national cultural institution for music, proudly serving the Irish public since it opened in 1981 through live music performances and significant educational and cultural programmes. Based in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, next door to the picturesque Iveagh Gardens, the NCH is proud home to our National Symphony Orchestra, as well as providing residence for a range of other music organisations including Chamber Choir Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Music Network, Crash Ensemble and Music Generation. It is currently planning for a major redevelopment of all facilities as part of the National Development Plan and Project Ireland 2040.       
Faoin gCeoláras Náisiúnta    
Tá an Ceoláras Náisiúnta (CN) institiúid chultúrtha náisiúnta na hÉireann don cheol, a fhreastalaíonn go bródúil ar phobal na hÉireann ó osclaíodh é i 1981 trí thaibhithe ceoil beo agus cláir shuntasacha oideachais agus chultúrtha. Lonnaithe i gcroílár Bhaile Átha Cliath, agus béal dorais le Gairdíní Uíbh Eachach, tá an CN bródúil as ár gCeolfhoireann Shiansach Náisiúnta, chomh maith le háit chónaithe a chur ar fáil do réimse eagraíochtaí ceoil eile lena n-áirítear Cór Aireagail Éireann, Ceolfhoireann Bharócach na hÉireann, Music Network, Crash Ensemble agus Music Generation. Tá sé i gceist faoi láthair athfhorbairt mór á dhéanamh ar na háiseanna go léir mar chuid den Phlean Forbartha Náisiúnta agus de Thionscadal Éireann 2040.