RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE: Eímear Noone’s ‘Pure Imagination’

Saturday 26 December
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Oscars conductor and award-winning composer Eímear Noone joins forces with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and singers Sibéal and Jack L to present and conduct RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra LIVE: Eímear Noone’s ‘Pure Imagination’ on Saturday 26 December. The concert will be introduced by Aedín Gormley and broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm’s Movies and Musicals and streamed on rte.ie/culture at 1pm.

Eímear Noone is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading conductors of game scores and is responsible for some of the most enduring soundscapes on World of Warcraft and other best-selling videogames.

In what will be her first performance in Ireland since conducting the Academy Awards earlier this year, Eímear will conduct big orchestral scores from video games and movies. The programme includes, with Sibéal, ‘Stand for Hope’, composed by Eímear for the animated feature Two by Two: Overboard! and inspired by the public uniting to applaud front line workers in March, and ‘Malach Angel Messenger’ from World of Warcraft, written by Eímear in memory of her baby son Aaron and, with Jack L, ‘Pure Imagination’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Also featuring will be music from Fortnite, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, The Shawshank Redemption (Stoic Theme and End Title), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (‘Hedwig’s Theme’) and, with Sibéal, Once Upon a Time in America (‘Deborah’s Theme’). 

Eímear Noone comment: “This concert is extremely important to me. Right now, people need their music more than ever and we all need a bit of a lift. We have chosen inspirational music which we hope will keep spirits high. I’m so thrilled to work with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra again. To be able to make this performance happen during this very challenging time in all our lives and, at a time when we can’t all be together at the concert hall, to know we can still reach audiences in Ireland and beyond with RTÉ lyric fm and rte.ie/culture is truly a great joy.”

See full concert details in  What’s on calendar for 26 December