Tuesday 20 August

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Summer Lunchtime

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 1:05pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: €15


RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Killian Farrell, conductor
Sarah Brazil, violin
Presented by Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm

Talented violinist Sarah Brazil, about to turn just 16 years of age, performs a range of 19th century Romantic music for this RTÉ Concert Orchestra Summer Lunchtime concert. 

Under Dublin-born conductor Killian Farrell, Generalmusikdirector of the Staatstheater Meiningen, Brazil will play two Saint-Saëns violin pieces, the lively Havanaise inspired by the soul and passion of Cuban music, and dazzling Introduction and Rondo. The vibrant and swelling Vltava from Má Vlast, performed by the full orchestra, will bring Bedrǐch Smetana’s memories of old Bohemia and its flowing landscape to life. 

Sarah Brazil studied violin at the Royal Irish Academy of Music from the age of 6, making her National Concert Hall debut aged 8 as part of the Feis Ceoil Young Platform Series Concerts, and that same year was awarded a place on the RIAM’s Young Artist Programme. In March 2024, she was one of three violinists selected to perform Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in a masterclass with Maxim Vengerov and the National Symphony Orchestra. 

Conductor Killian Farrell is former Deputy Head Chorister of Dublin’s Palestrina Choir, and studied conducting, piano and organ at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. He read Musicology at Trinity College Dublin, and – as a former member of the German Conductors’ Forum – was awarded a scholarship from the Bryden Thomson Trust.

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.