January to May 2022 with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE

17 concerts at the National Concert Hall, starting 7 January

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE
January to May 2022 at the National Concert Hall

17 CONCERTS

Irish and international artists including
CONDUCTORS
Jaime Martín, Leonard Slatkin, Anja Bihlmaier, Joana Carneiro

SOLOISTS
Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Lewis, Maxim Vengerov, Kirill Gerstein,
Ruxandra Donose, Hugh Tinney, Tara Erraught, Dmitry Sinkovsky

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce 17 additional concerts from January to May as part of the 2021-2022 season at the National Concert Hall. All concerts will be broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm and presented by Paul Herriott. See full listings in Notes to Editors.

Booking for January concerts opens on Friday 17 December at 10am. Booking dates for subsequent concerts will be announced following the current restrictions period which currently extends until 9 January 2022.

With repertoire ranging from Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart through Schubert, Schumann and Brahms to Strauss, Mahler, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Schoenberg and on to Gershwin, Florence Price, Galina Ustvolskaya, Esa-Pekka Salonen, new works commissioned by the RTÉ NSO from Irish composers Donnacha Dennehy and Emma O’Halloran, two choral concerts and an evening celebrating the 90th birthday of John Williams, these concerts see the orchestra planning to perform at a size and scale which has for too long been out of reach due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Concerts proudly feature major and acclaimed established and emerging artists. Conductors such as Chief Conductor Jaime Martín, Leonard Slatkin, Anja Bihlmaier, Joana Carneiro, Jessica Cottis, Elena Schwarz and Ilyich Rivas; soloists such as Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Lewis, Maxim Vengerov, Kirill Gerstein, Pablo Ferrández, Ruxandra Donose, Camille Thomas, Clara Jumi-Kang, Irish artists Hugh Tinney, Tara Erraught, Ailish Tynan and Jennifer Davis and conductor, violinist and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky.

Some of the many highlights include

  • Jaime Martín teaming up with Kirill Gerstein for Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, with Pablo Ferrández for the Dvořák Cello Concerto, with Hugh Tinney for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 and with Anne Sofie von Otter for a selection of Schubert songs;
  • Paul Lewis playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 with Jessica Cottis conducting;
  • Ruxandra Donose performing Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Ilyich Rivas conducting;
  • Leonard Slatkin conducting Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Ailish Tynan as soloist and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Lise de la Salle as soloist;
  • Anja Bihlmaier conducting the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Clara Jumi-Kang as soloist;
  • Joana Carneiro and Tara Erraught teaming up for Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

Other highlights include

  • Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the ‘Titan’, conducted by Jaime Martín;
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Helix and Stravinsky’s Petrushka in the 1947 version conducted by Joana Carneiro;
  • Works by Rebel, Vivaldi, Handel with countertenor, violinist and conductor, Dmitry Sinkovsky and lutenist-extraordinaire Luca Pianca;
  • Kurt Weill’s bravura Suite from The Threepenny Opera, Milhaud’s ballet score La création du monde and Gershwin’s An American in Paris, all alongside the aforementioned Ravel Piano Concerto in G with Lise de la Salle and Leonard Slatkin;
  • The world premieres of two works commissioned by the RTÉ NSO: Donnacha Dennehy’s Memoria, paying tribute to a significant influence on Dennehy’s creative life, his fellow composer and Trinity College Dublin’s former chair of music, Hormoz Farhat, who died in August last year, and a new work by Emma O’Halloran;
  • ‘John Williams at 90’ with acclaimed film music specialist Richard Kaufman and featuring music from movies including Superman, Jaws, Star Wars: A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark and, of course, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

On sale dates
Patron and player safety is paramount. All events will take place in line with public health measures.

In order to avoid any undue disappointment for audiences, on sale dates for concerts will be staggered to allow for implementation of current and future protocols regarding Covid-19.

Friday 17 December: On-sale for 7, 14, 28 January. These concerts will allow for distancing between individual customer bookings.
On-sale dates for concerts from 4 February will be announced following the current restrictions period which currently extends until 9 January 2022.

NOTES TO EDITORS

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 7 January 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall
Live-streamed on rte.ie/culture and broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm

Jaime Martín, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Tickets: €25. Reduced capacity. Social distancing in place.
Booking opens: Friday 17 December at www.nch.ie

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 14 January 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall
Live-streamed on rte.ie/culture and broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm

Mihhail Gerts, conductor
Camille Thomas, cello

Elgar Cello Concerto
Franck Symphony in D minor

Tickets: €25. Reduced capacity. Social distancing in place.
Booking opens: Friday 17 December at www.nch.ie

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 28 January 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Elena Schwarz, conductor
Adam Walker, flute

Rachmaninov Cinq Études-Tableaux orch. Respighi
Nielsen Flute Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Tickets: €25. Reduced capacity. Social distancing in place.
Booking opens: Friday 17 December at www.nch.ie

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 4 February 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Jessica Cottis, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Donnacha Dennehy Memoria World Premiere, RTÉ NSO commission
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.


RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 11 February 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Ilyich Rivas, conductor
Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 18 February 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

David Brophy, conductor
Maxim Vengerov, violin

Florence Price Dances in the Canebrakes (arr. William Grant Still)
Dvořák Suite in A major, ‘American’
Brahms Violin Concerto

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 25 February 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

John Williams at 90

Richard Kaufman, conductor

Summon the Heroes 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Theme
Memoirs of a Geisha Sayuri’s Theme
Superman Love Theme
Superman March
Minority Report A New Beginning
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
Raiders of the Lost Ark Marion’s Theme
Raiders of the Lost Ark The Raiders March
The Cowboys Overture
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry’s Wondrous World
A Child’s Tale Suite from The BFG
Jaws Main Theme
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Forest Battle
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: A New Hope Main Theme

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 11 March 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Jaime Martín, conductor
Hugh Tinney, piano

Emma O’Halloran New work World Premiere, RTÉ NSO commission
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, K.491
Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.


RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 18 March 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Jaime Martín, conductor
Pablo Ferrández, cello

Dvořák Cello Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 2

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 25 March 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Ailish Tynan, soprano

Schubert Ellen’s Song II, ‘Hunstman, rest from the chase!’ (arr. Brahms)
Brahms/Slatkin Brahmsiana
Mahler Symphony No. 4

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 1 April 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

Milhaud La création du monde
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Weill Suite from The Threepenny Opera
Gershwin An American in Paris

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 8 April 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Anja Bihlmaier, conductor
Clara Jumi-Kang, violin

Galina Ustvolskaya Suite for Orchestra
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Schumann Symphony No. 2

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 15 April 2022, 3.30pm
National Concert Hall

Good Friday

Handel Messiah

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

with soloists including
Máire Flavin, soprano
James Oxley, tenor
Stephan Loges, bass-baritone
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (David Young, chorus master)

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 6 May 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Joana Carneiro, conductor
Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano

Salonen Helix
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 13 May 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Dmitry Sinkovsky, countertenor/violin/conductor
Luca Pianca, lute

Rebel Le cahos, Chaccona & Caprice from Les élémens
Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93
Vivaldi Concerto per la Solennità di San Lorenzo in D major, RV 562
Handel ‘Qual nave smarrita’ from Radamisto
Handel ‘Furibondo spira il vento’ from Partenope
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, ‘Prague’

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 20 May 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Gerhard Markson, conductor
Jennifer Davis, soprano
Ben McAteer, baritone
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (David Young, chorus master)

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.

 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2021–2022 Season
Friday 27 May 2022, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Jaime Martín, conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Mahler Blumine
Schubert Selected Lieder
Mahler Symphony No. 1, ‘Titan’

Ticket price(s) and on-sale date to be announced.