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The National Concert Hall Announces its new 2024/2025 Season of World-Class Concerts with Musical Excellence, Innovation and Accessibility at its Heart

27 May 2024

The National Concert Hall Announces its new 2024/2025 Season of World-Class Concerts with Musical Excellence, Innovation and Accessibility at its Heart


  • 60+ Concerts of Stellar Soloists and Ensembles, 7 September 2024 – 30 May 2025.
  • New ‘Artists-in-Residence’ - Renowned American musician and composer, Bryce Dessner & Celebrated Irish Opera Star, mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught.
  • New Learning and Participation Programme ‘Artist-in-Residence’ - Jessie Grimes.
  • New Commissions, Co-commissions, World and Irish Premieres – by Thomas Adès, James McMillan, Ailís Ní Riain & many more.
  • Music Anniversaries Celebrated - Bruckner, Puccini, Shostakovich, Stanford, Ravel, Strauss II.
  • New National Symphony Orchestra and International Orchestras and Recital Season.
  • New Family Concerts and Development Concerts for Students

Today, 27 May 2024, The National Concert Hall (NCH) is delighted to announce its most ambitious season to date, an exciting roster of 60+ world-class concerts and events, taking place from the 7th of September 2024 to the 30th of May 2025 with musical excellence, innovation and accessibility at its heart.  

Showcasing some of the world’s most exciting and dynamic musicians and ensembles from world-renowned orchestras to emerging talent, cutting-edge ensembles to outstanding soloists, the season is a virtual treasure trove of great music. Highlights include: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, the Philip Glass Ensemble in Residence, a season of symphonic greats and choral masterpieces by The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) with international guest soloists and conductors, and the National Symphony Chorus and Cór LinnNEW Artists-in-Residence: American composer Bryce Dessner (of the National), Irish opera star Tara Erraught, new NCH Learning and Participation Artist-in-Residence Jessie Grimes presenting a series of family friendly concerts, and lots more. Audiences will be treated to an inspiring and eclectic mix of music spanning the centuries, from Haydn’s oratorio The Creation to the Irish premiere of James McMillan’s St. John Passion and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 to world premieres by Deirdre McKay, Daniel Slatkin and Ailís Ní Ríain.  

Maura McGrathChairperson, NCH andRobert Read, CEO, NCH commented:

 “Today we are delighted to present the NCH’s new season for 2024/2025, our most ambitious to date, providing a platform for some of the world’s most exciting and dynamic musicians and ensembles together with some of Ireland’s top talent to include the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and  National Symphony Chorus (NSC), and choirs. With this season, the first being presented as one since the transition of the NSO to the NCH in 2022, we are confident that the integrated and enhanced programme will not only fulfil our remit to promote and support music as an integral part of Irish life but will inspire audiences by offering a wealth of music experiences of the highest standards to look forward to.  

We are particularly excited to welcome new Artists-in-Residence for the first time, who will each work with the NSO bringing their talent and experience to bear in a suite of concert performance and developmental activities, promoting a diverse and accessible season that we hope will inspire and uplift. With tickets from just €15 for all main stage concerts and an array of discounts on multi-buy packages we wanted to make sure everyone has access to great music and to experience the magic of live music. We would like to thank our presenting partners, associates and our Patrons and Friends for their support and to The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their vital and committed support in making this season and the presentation of live music possible”. 

Opening the season will be the revered Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Sir Simon Rattle playing Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 and the Irish premiere of Aquifer by Thomas Adès on the 7th of September, followed a week later by the National Symphony Orchestra with Dame Sarah Connolly under the baton of Mihhail Gerts, singing Six Songs by Alma Mahler alongside a performance of Maher’s Symphony No. 1 and Dvořák’s In Nature’s Realm (13th September). A host of stunning performances follow by visiting international orchestras and recitalists to include: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Domingo Hindoyan and cellist Guy Johnston playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto; the Philip Glass Ensemble Residency playing Glassworks and the Irish premiere of Naqoyqatsi, the pioneering Paraorchestra with their dynamic conductor Charles Hazelwood and soprano Victoria Oruwari, The Tallis Scholars, Brooklyn Rider string quartetrecitals by International pianists Alice Sara Ott, Japanese blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, on cello and piano, cello ensemble Capucelli, Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, and Prague Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Sitkovetsky playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. 

For the first time in the season, we are thrilled to welcome new Artists-in-Residence – renowned American musician and composer Bryce Dessner and celebrated Irish opera star Tara Erraught  - who will each work with the National Symphony Orchestra to bring their talent and experience to bear in a number of orchestral concerts and events.  In the first of two concerts with the NSO, Dessner presents the Irish Premiere of Mari and his Violin Concerto, written for a ‘fantastically exciting violinist’ Pekka Kuusisto (15 Nov ‘24). The second features Dessner in performance alongside David Chalmin (guitars) sharing a stage with the NSO for his piece St. Carolyn by the Sea, followed by the Irish premiere of his Concerto for Two Pianos performed by siblings Katia and Marielle Labèque and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (11 April ‘25)A post-concert discussion featuring Bryce Dessner and musicians will follow both performances, led by RTÉ broadcaster John Kelly.  

Tara will take centre stage in two unique concert performances with the NSO, one featuring great works by Haydn and Mozart led by conductor and harpsichordist Lawrence Cummings (1 Nov ’24), the other, popular opera arias by Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini and more under the baton of Clelia Cafiero (2 May ’25).  In an exciting new development Tara will also spearhead a week-long professional development programme Celebrating the Voice, featuring masterclasses led by Tara with pianists Morgane Fauchois-Prado and Dearbhla Collins, as well as a high-ranking panel of international experts to contribute (10-14 February ‘25). They include vocal health expert and New York based Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Paul Kwak (who works regularly with the Metropolitan Opera); with Alexander Neef, Director of Opéra de Paris; Andreas Massow, Senior Artist Manager and former Casting Director at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich as well as Q&As led by RTÉ Lyric FM’s Liz Nolan.  

As the NCH’s Learning and Participation Artist-in-Residence, Jessie Grimes will present and lead a suite of family friendly concerts with the NSO that include popular screenings of classic children’s stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and Roald Dahl namely Stick Man and The Snail and the Whale (24 Nov. ’24) and Revolting Rhymes (18 May ’25). Our Precious Planet with the NSO and Catriona Ryan flute, will feature musical pieces with a nature and earth theme brought to life with projections by Grégoire Pont, illustrator and animator (29 Sept ’24). The popular children’s story Peter and Wolf will be told through music with shadow puppetry and Britten’s classic Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra performed by NSO and led by Gavin Maloney (9 Feb ‘25). The Symphony Shorts concerts continue featuring Beethoven’s heroic Symphony No. 5 (19 Oct. ’24) and Berlioz’s rousing Symphonie fantastique (29 March ’25).  The ever-popular Music in the Classroom concerts continue with music from the school curriculum for the Leaving Certificate (3 Dec. ’24), Junior Cycle (4 March ’25) and a programme suitable for Primary School children Musical Adventures (11 March ’25).  

Following a near sold-out season this year, the cherished and much-loved National Symphony Orchestra present a stellar round-up of international and Irish conductors and soloists to perform from cellist Steven Isserlis playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto to American conductor Leonard Slatkin leading his 80th birthday celebration in which he conducts the world premiere of his son Daniel Slatkin’s new work Voyager 130. Other great musicians featuring throughout the NSO season include pianists Hugh Tinney playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Lise de la Salle playing Rachmaninov’s much-loved Piano Concerto 2 and Jonathan Biss playing Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Camille Thomas playing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and violinist Simone Lamsma plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto, all popular favourites with audiences the world over. Choral fans will be treated to Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation with the National Symphony Chorus (NSC) and guests as well as Stanford’s Requiem, Arvo Pärt’s Berliner Messe, Mozart’s Requiem, and the Irish premiere of James MacMillan’s St. John’s Passion with NSC and Chamber Choir Ireland. 

The NSO season also pays homage to great composers with special anniversaries and celebrations allowing audiences to revel in the performance of their most beloved works. Puccini’s 100th Anniversary will be marked with a performance of his Messa di Gloria with guest soloists (25 Oct. ‘24); Stanford’s 100th  Anniversary continues with a performance of his Requiem with the National Symphony Chorus (NSC), under the direction of David Young (22 Nov. ’24); Bruckner’s 200th anniversary is marked with a performance of his 7th Symphony by the NSO (6 Dec. ’24); Austrian composer Johann Strauss II's 200th Anniversary is celebrated in a special New Year’s Day concert featuring some of his best-known works from Die Fledermaus, the Thunder and Lightning Polka and more with guest artists (1 Jan. 2025); Shostakovich’s 50th Anniversary is celebrated with his Symphony No. 7 performed by the NSO under conductor Diego Matheuz (17 Jan. ‘25); the 150th Anniversary of Ravel’s birth will be celebrated with an all-Ravel programme featuring the Bolero, Shéhérazade and more performed by the NSO with Julie Boulianne, soprano and Lionel Lhote, baritone as guests led by Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci (7 March ’25).   

Looking ahead, the NCH is particularly pleased to champion new music and to provide a platform for new voices as part of this year’s season, showcasing the work of many of today’s most exciting and innovative composers, performed by the NSO. As well as the world premieres of Voyager 130 by Daniel Slatkin, a new work by Irish composer Deirdre McKay (7 Feb ’25) and The Land Grows Weary of its Own by Ailís Ní Ríain (an NSO co-commission with the BBC Radio 3 and Manchester International Festival) (21 Feb ’25), the season sees a number of Irish premieres to look forward to. They are: Anna Meredith’s Nautilus and Adams’ Panic from Doctor Atomic Symphony (29 Sept ’24); Philip Glass’s Naqoyqatsi, by the Philip Glass Ensemble and NSO (a co-commission by L.A. Philharmonic, The Barbican, London, Edinburgh Festival and the NCH) (11 Oct. ’24); Unsuk Chin’s Subito con forza (18 Oct ’24); Colin Jacobsen’s A Short While to be Here based on the American traditional songs as collected by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Akshaya Tucker’s Hollow Flame and Andreia Pinto Correia’s Aere senza stelle to be performed by Brooklyn Rider (23 Nov ’24); Bryce Dessner’s Mari and Violin Concerto with violinist Pekka Kuusisto (15 Nov ’24) and his Concerto for two Pianos with Katia and Marielle Labèque (11 April ’25);  Stephen McNeff’s The Celestial Stranger (an NSO co-commission with the BBC Orchestra of Wales) (31 Jan. ’25); James McMillan’s St. John’s Passion with the NSO, NSC, and Chamber Choir Ireland (18 April ’24) and Victoria Polevá’s Symphony No. 3 ‘White Interment’ (9 May ’25). 

Other notable new commissions include Aquifer by Thomas Adès to be performed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (7 Sept ‘24); Forgotten Dances by Adès performed by Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe (17 Sept. ’24) and a new work by Natalie Klouda to be performed by siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason (24 April ’25).  The NSO Composer Lab participants - Finola Merivale, Amelia Clarkson, Yue Song and Barry O’Halpin will have their work premiered by the NSO (21 Jan ’25) presented in partnership with the NSO, Contemporary Music Centre Ireland and in association with RTÈ Lyric FM.  

Recognising the wealth of talent that exists in Ireland, the NCH is delighted to promote Irish artists and composers. As well as welcoming mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught and Jessie Grimes as NCH Artists-in-Residence, the season also sees NSO violinist Elaine Clark as the soloist in Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto on Culture Night (20th Sept. ’24); pianist Hugh Tinney as soloist with NSO (27 Sept. 24), Gavin Maloney leading the NSO in Our Precious Planet family concert with Catriona Ryan, flute (29 Sept. ’24). Cellist Kate Ellis is the soloist with the NSO and Philip Glass Ensemble (11 Oct ’24), Gerhard Markson leads the NSO and National Symphony Chorus (NSC) in Stanford’s Requiem, with soprano Máire Flavin, mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty, bass John Molloy, and tenor James Way, (22 Nov ’24). Conductor David Brophy leads the NSO and Cór Linn Christmas Concerts with soprano Claudia Boyle (18/19 Dec at NCH and 20 Dec. ‘24, Wexford). Gavin Maloney leads the New Year’s Day with Jennifer Davis as soprano (1 Jan ’25). David Brophy leads the NSO and NSC in Arvo Pärt’s Berliner Messe and Mozart’s Requiem with Aoife Miskelly, soprano, Gemma Ní Bhriain, mezzo-soprano, Robin Tritschler, tenor (7 Feb ’24). Peter Whelan leads the NSO and NSC in Haydn’s The Creation with soprano Anna Devin, tenor Lawrence Kilsby, and bass William Thomas, (23 May ’25) and conducts the NSO in Haydn’s Cello Concerto with Steven Isserlis (24 Jan ’25). The NSO, NSC and Chamber Choir Ireland perform the Irish premiere of James McMillan’s St. John Passion (18 April ’25). Irish composers and musicians will also feature throughout the season across the final of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition (28 Jan ‘25), the Dublin International Piano Competition (16 May ‘25), the NSO Composer Lab workshops led by mentor David Fennessy, and concert with NSO (21 Jan ‘25) presented in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre and RTÉ Lyric FM


  • Tickets to all main stage concerts from €15.  
  • Savings of up 30% (or 35% for NCH Friends/Patrons) on multi-buy concert packages of 50+ 
  • Option to Spread Cost over three months for package buyers before 27th June.  
  • Groups Discounts, Limited Student Tickets, Concessions available for all concerts.  
  • Family ticket prices also available. 

General Booking opens: 31st May 10am 

Advance Priority Booking:  

  • 27th May 3pm for NCH Patrons. 
  • 28th May 10am for NCH Season Friends. 
  • 29th May 10am for NCH Friends. 
  • 30th May 10am for Full Package Subscribers (from 2022/'23 Season).  

NCH Box Office Tel: 01-4170000 (Phone-line is open Monday to Friday 10am -2pm or until 4pm from Mon. 27th - Fri. 31st May). Box Office is open for in-person bookings Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm.  

NCH Friends Membership Office Tel: 01 4170067. Friends Dedicated Booking Line 01-408 6777.  

More detailed event listings and ticket information is available at 



MEDIA QUERIES: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-4170077 or 087-1775334 or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive 085-712 9628 or Assumpta Lawless, Marketing and Communications Manager, National Symphony Orchestra, 087 2904168. 

National Concert Hall Season 2024/2025  

Concert Schedule by Date 


  1. Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle, conductor. Highlight: Irish premiere of Aquifer by Thomas Adès and Bruckner. (7 Sept. ’24) 
  2. National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Season Opening. Mihhail Gerts, conductor. Dame Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano. Highlight: Alma Mahler Six Songs. (13 Sept. ’24)  
  3. NSO Composer Lab - Public Workshop (16 Sept. ’24) 
  4. Sean Shibe, guitar (The Studio) Highlight: Thomas Adès Forgotten Dances (new commission) (17 Sept. ’24) 
  5. Culture Night NSORyan McAdams, conductor. Elaine Clark, violin. Highlight: Philip Glass Violin Concerto No. 1 (20 Sept. ‘24)  
  6. NSO Slatkin at 80Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Hugh Tinney, piano. World premiere Daniel Slatkin Voyager 130 (27 Sept. ’24)  
  7. Our Precious Planet Family Concert. NSOGavin Maloney, conductor. Grégoire Pont, illustrator & animator. Jessie Grimes, presenter. Catriona Ryan, flute. Irish premiere of Anna Meredith’s Nautilus and Adam’s Panic from Doctor Atomic Symphony (29 Sept. 24) 
  8. NSO. Dinis Sousa, conductor. Louis Schwizgebel, piano. Highlight: Grieg Piano Concerto. (4 Oct. ’24) 
  9. Philip Glass Ensemble Residency – Highlight: Glassworks and Excerpts from Satyagraha, Akhnaten & The Photographer (10 Oct. 24)  
  10. Philip Glass Ensemble Residency with NSO. Michael Riesman, conductor. Kate Ellis, cello. Irish premiere of Naqoyqatsi (11 Oct ’24) 
  11. NSO. Jonathan Heyward, conductor. Luka Faulisi, violin. Highlight: Bruch Violin Concerto (18 Oct ’24)  
  12. NSO Symphony Shorts Family Concert. Beethoven Symphony No. 5. Jonathon Heyward, conductor. Jessie Grimes, presenter. (19 Oct ’24) 
  13. Puccini 100 Anniversary. NSO. Carlo Rizzi, conductor. Gwyn Hughes Jones, tenor. Simon Shibambu, bass-baritone. Highlight Puccini Messa di Gloria (25 Oct ’24) 
  14. Tara Erraught Artist-in-Residence. NSO. Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano. Lawrence Cummings, conductor & harpsichord. Highlight: Mozart Exultate Jubilate (1 Nov ’24)  
  15. The Tallis Scholars Highlight: Arvo Pärt & Hildegard von Bingen (2 Nov. ’24) 
  16. Bryce Dessner Artist-in-ResidenceNSOAndré de Ridder, conductor. Pekka Kuusisto, violin. Highlight: Irish premieres of Dessner’s Mari & Violin Concerto (15 Nov. ’24) 
  17. Stanford 100th Anniversary. NSO. Gerhard Markson, conductor. National Symphony Chorus Director (NSC) David Young, choral director. Máire Flavin, soprano. Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano. James Way, tenor. John Molloy, bass. Highlight: Stanford Requiem (22 Nov. ’24) 
  18. Brooklyn Rider: The 4 Elements (The Studio). Highlight: Irish premieres: Colin Jacobsen: A Short While to be Here, Akshaya Tucker Hollow Flame, Andreia Pinto-Correia: Aere Senza stelle  (23 Nov. ’24) 
  19. NSO Family Concert – Stick Man and The Snail and the Whale Screening with live Orchestra. Terry Davies, conductor (24 Nov. ’24) 
  20. NSO. Patrik Ringborg, conductor. Camille Thomas, celloHighlight: Dvořák Cello Concerto (29 Nov. ’24) 
  21. NSO. Patrik Ringborg, conductor. Camille Thomas, celloHighlight: Dvořák Cello Concerto (30 Nov. ’24 SETU Arena, Waterford) 
  22. Paraorchestra. Charles Hazelwood, conductor. Victoria Orwari, sopranoHighlight: Henryk Górecki Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (30 Nov. ’24) 
  23. NSO Music in the Classroom - Leaving Certificate ProgrammeJessie Grimes, presenter (3 Dec. ’24)  
  24. Bruckner 200th Anniversary. NSOHans Graf, conductor. Stefan Jaciw, violin. Highlight: Mozart Violin Concerto. (6 Dec. ’24)  
  25. NSO. Jaime Martín, conductor. Yeol Eum Son, piano. Highlight: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 (13 Dec. ’24) 
  26. NSO Christmas Gala with Cór Linn. David Brophy, conductor. Claudia Boyle, soprano. Highlight: Seasonal Favourites. (18 & 19 Dec. ’24)  
  27. Christmas with NSO & Cór Linn. David Brophy, conductor. Claudia Boyle, soprano. Highlight: Seasonal Favourites. (20 Dec ’24 in National Opera House, Wexford)


  1. New Year’s Day Celebration. NSO - Johann Strauss II -200th AnniversaryGavin Maloney, conductor. Sarah Brady, soprano (1 Jan. ‘25) 
  2. Shostakovich 50th Anniversary. NSO. Diego Matheuz, conductor. Lise de la Salle, piano. Highlight: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 (17 Jan. ’25)  
  3. NSO Composer Lab Final Performance. Gavin Maloney, conductor. David Fennessy, composer mentor. Highlight new works by A. Clarkson, F. Merivale, B. O’Halpin and Y. Song. (21 Jan. ’25) 
  4. NSO. Peter Whelan, conductor. Steven Isserlis, cello. Highlight: Haydn Cello Concerto in D major. (24 Jan ’25) 
  5. NSO Final of Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. Wyn Davies, conductor(28 Jan. ’25) 
  6. NSO. Lina Gonzales-Granados, conductor. Gavan Ring, tenor. Highlight: Irish premiere of Stephen McNeff The Celestial Stranger. (31 Jan ’25) 
  7. Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano. Highlight: Sonatas and Nocturnes by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin. (1 Feb ’25) 
  8. NSO. David Brophy, conductor. NSC, David Young, choral director. Aoife Miskelly, soprano. Gemma Ní Bhriain, mezzo-soprano. Robin Tritschler, tenor. Milan Silijanov, bass-baritone. Highlight: Deirdre McKay NSO Commission/World Premiere (7 Feb. ’25) 
  9. NSO Peter and the Wolf and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Family Concert. Gavin Maloney, conductor. With Shadow Puppetry. (9 Feb ’25)  
  10. Artist-in-Residence Tara Erraught. Celebrating the Voice: Professional Development Programme for Singers. Masterclasses, Discussions, Seminars (10-14 Feb. ’25) 
  11. Celebrating the Voice Song Recital with Dearbhla Collins, piano (14 Feb ‘25) 
  12. Celebrating the Voice Opera Gala with NSOAnu Tali, conductor (14 Feb. ‘25) 
  13. Prague Symphony Orchestra. Tomáš Brauner, conductor. Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin. Highlight: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (16 Feb. ’25) 
  14. NSO. Jessica Cottis, conductor. Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano. Samuel Sakker, tenor. Highlight: Ailís Ní Ríain new work, an NSO co-commission with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra) (21 Feb. ’25)  
  15. Alice Sara Ott, piano. Highlight: Sonata and Nocturnes by Beethoven & John Field. (27 Feb. ’25) 
  16. NSO. Alexander Shelley, conductor. Simone Lamsma, violin. Highlight: Brahms Violin Concerto. (27 Feb ’25 at Leisureland, Galway) 
  17. NSO. Alexander Shelley, conductor. Simone Lamsma, violin. Highlight: Brahms Violin Concerto. (28 Feb. ’25) 
  18. NSO Music in the Classroom Junior Certificate. Jessie Grimes, presenter (4 March ’25) 
  19. Ravel 150th Anniversary with NSO. Speranza Scappucci, conductor. Julie Boulianne, soprano. Lionel Lhote, baritone. (7 March ’25)  
  20. NSO. Music in the Classroom Primary Schools ProgrammeJessie Grimes, presenter (11 March ’25) 
  21. NSO. Christian Reif, conductor. Anastasia Kobekina, cello. Highlight Schumann Cello Concerto. (21 March ’25) 
  22. Cellist Gautier Capuçon and his cello ensemble Capucelli. Highlights: Piazzolla, Delibes, Dessner & more (26 March ’25) 
  23. NSO. Lio Kuokman, conductor. Jonathan Biss, piano. Highlight: Brahms Piano Concerto. (28 March ’25) 
  24. NSO Symphony Shorts. Lio Kuokman, conductor. Jessie Grimes, presenter. Berlioz Symphony Fantastique (29 March ’25) 
  25. Artist-in-Residence Bryce DessnerNSO. André de Ridder, conductor. Bryce Dessner & David Chalmin, guitars. Katia and Marielle Labèque pianos. Highlight: Dessner’s St. Carolyn by the Sea & Concerto for Two Pianos. (11 April ’25) 
  26. NSO. Music for Good FridayDavid Hill, conductor. NSC Director David YoungChamber Choir IrelandChristopher Purves, baritone. Highlight: Irish premiere James McMillan’s St. John’s Passion. (18 April ’25) 
  27. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano. Highlight: New work by Natalie Klouda (24 April ’25) 
  28. Artist-in-Residence Tara ErraughtNSO. Clelia Cafiero, conductor. Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano. Opera favourites by Puccini, Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, (1 May ’25, University Concert Hall Limerick) 
  29. Artist-in-Residence Tara ErraughtNSO. Clelia Cafiero, conductor. Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano. Opera favourites by Puccini, Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, (2 May ’25) 
  30. Shostakovich 50th Anniversary. NSO. John Storgårds, conductor. Yukine Kuroki, piano. Highlight: Irish premiere of Victoria Polevá’s Symphony No. 3 (9 May ’25)  
  31. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraDomingo Hindoyan, conductor. Guy Johnston, cello. Highlight: Elgar Cello Concerto (15 May ’25) 
  32. Dublin International Piano Competition FinalNSO. Jonas Alber, conductor. (16 May ’25) 
  33. Revolting Rhymes Family Concert Live Screening with NSOTerry Davies, conductor (18 May ’25, 12pm,3pm & 5pm). 
  34. NSOPeter Whelan conductor NSC director David YoungAnna Devin, soprano. Lawrence Kilsby, tenor. William Thomas, bass. Highlight: Haydn The Creation. (23 May ’25).  
  35. NSO Season FinaleAnja Bihlmaier, conductor. Highlight: Mahler Symphony No. 9. (30 May ’25). 

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Is institiúid chultúrtha náisiúnta na hÉireann don cheol é an Ceoláras Náiiúnta, 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 Ceoláras Náisiúnta bródúil as ár gCeolfhoireann Shiansach Náisiúnta, Cór Siansach Náisiúnta, Cór Linn agus Cór na nÓg 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.

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.