RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra announces concerts with Chief Conductor Jaime Martín

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE Fridays 9, 16 and 23 October

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra today announced full details for three concerts in October with Chief Conductor Jaime Martín as part of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE. The performances will take place on Fridays 9, 16 and 23 October. All three will be live-streamed worldwide in HD on RTÉ Culture (www.rte.ie/culture) and broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm from the stage of the National Concert Hall. Paul Herriott presents.

Speaking about the three concerts from his Dublin base where he is restricting his movements for a 14 day period in advance of rehearsals next week, Jaime Martin says: “I am so looking forward to working again with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. I cannot wait! We have designed three very different programmes with music very close to my heart: Ravel and Beethoven in the first concert followed by a virtuosic extravaganza of incredibly spirited and lively music by Stravinsky, Mozart and Prokofiev and the final concert which brings music of my country, from Spain, which we hope will bring light and life to dark times.”

The concerts feature two masterpieces in search of peace and resolution in challenging times (Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, Beethoven Symphony No. 7), two magnificent 20th-century displays of orchestral colour and mood with a delightfully effervescent miniature symphony for strings (Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite, Mozart Divertimento for Strings in D, Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 ‘Classical’,) and, finally, music from two brilliant ballets, an opera and the distinctive accent of zarzuela from three of Spain’s most compelling composers with a flamenco singer and dancer as soloist in one work (Falla El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat); Suite No. 1, Granados Intermezzo from Goyescas; Falla El amor brujo (Love the Magician) (1925); Chapí Prelude from La Revoltosa).

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