Sunday 15 January 2023

Classical Tunes from Classic Cartoons

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 7:30pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: from €15


RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Gavin Maloney conductor
Gavan Ring tenor
Presented by Aedin Gormey, RTÉ lyric fm

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra kicks off the centenary year of both Disney and Warner Bros with a night of classics from the cartoons! The world of cartoons has always plundered the world of classical music to great effect, taking full advantage of its colour, expressiveness, lyricism and wit. For many people, it’s their first experience of this music and the pieces never lose those associations, wherever they are heard again! Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for a whirlwind tour of the most memorable examples, under its Associate Principal Conductor Gavin Maloney and with Aedín Gormley of RTÉ lyric fm as the expert guide.

From Disney’s Fantasia we’ll have Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Gavan Ring is the soloist for Rossini’s ‘Largo al Factotum’, aka Figaro Figaro, so good that it was raided by Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and lots of others, and for ‘Vesti la giubba’ from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, used in SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons. We’ll have Strauss’ Tales from the Vienna Woods from A Corny Concerto, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances from Pigs in a Polka, Rossini’s overture to The Thieving Magpie from Bugs Bunny and from the 1960s there’s the gem that is Henry Mancini’s theme to The Pink Panther.

Please note that there is no screen element to this performance.