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Media Release 11 December 2014

The National Concert Hall Announces a Schedule of Concerts for the New Year

(January–March 2015)

Opera singers, folk bands, Bang on a Can All-Stars, movie screenings with live orchestral accompaniment, world – class pianists, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra series and so much more – it’s all part of the National Concert Hall’s January to March 2015 schedule.

http://issuu.com/nationalconcerthall/docs/jan-march_calendar_web

Concert highlights for the New Year include: the continuation of the hugely successful Perspectives Series 2015 to include Punch Brothers in January with guests Caomhin Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman’s Laghdú . Also featured in the series will be Lambchop performing NIXON with support by Adrian Crowley.

The International Concert Series 2014/2015 continues with ‘One of the Top 10 Britons' pianist Benjamin Grosvenor in January, followed by another acclaimed pianist Paul Lewis in February. Winner of the Queen Elizabeth and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions, violinist Ray Chen makes his International Concert Series debut (19 February). French operatic star Natalie Dessay (soprano) is joined by French pianist Philippe Cassard for their recital (26 March).

St Patrick’s week at the National Concert Hall offers the best in Irish traditional music with RTÉ Radio 1’s Céilí House coming Live from the Hall with Triad, Fidil, Céilí House all-stars presented by Kieran Hanrahan (14 March). The oldest céili band in Ireland, the Kilfenora Céilí Band make a welcome return to launch their new album with special guests Mike Donnellan (former dancer with Lord of the Dance) and his Kickincrew and singer Don Stiffe (16 March). Master Uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn celebrates his 70th birthday with a very special St. Patrick’s night concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (17 March).

Recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are set to wow Irish audiences at What?…Wow: David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015 at the National Concert Hall, over two days on 6th and 7th of March 2015. Presented by New Music Dublin , the festival features a range of Irish and internationally renowned ensembles and is curated by the Bang on a Can co-founder and Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang.

National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 0000 or www.nch.ie

ENDS For further information please contact: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 00 57/ 087 1775334

National Concert Hall HIGHLIGHTS (January – March 2015)

JANUARY

  • RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra ‘Viennese Whirls’ with Anna Devin, soprano ( 1 January 2.30pm/6.30pm)
  • The Fureys in Concert (8 January)
  • Dublin Youth Orchestras Annual Concert (10 January 7pm)
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra with Danielle de Niese (15 January)
  • Finbar Wright and his Musicians (17 January)
  • Punch Brothers with Caomhin O’Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman’s Laghdú as part of Perspectives 2015 (21 January)
  • Johann Strauss Gala with Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra (24 January)
  • ‘One of the top 10 Britons of the Year’ pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, performs first concert of new year as part of the International Concert Series 14 /15 (25 January)
  • Anton du Beke & Erin  Boag ‘That’s Entertainment’ – six Ensemble Dancers and full 25 piece Manchester Concert Orchestra  (31st January)

FEBRUARY

  • Lambchop performing their acclaimed new album Nixon with support by Adrian Crowley as part of Perspectives 2015 (1st February)
  • 'Superlative vocal sextet’ - King’s Singers – perform as part of the International Concert Series 14/15 (5 February)
  • 20th Festival of Youth Orchestras – 500 players from around Ireland (7 February)
  • An Evening with Elaine Paige – the 50th Anniversary & Farewell Tour (10-12 February)
  • Declan O’Rourke with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Valentine’s night  (14 February)
  • An Evening with Curtis Stigers and his Musicians ( 15 February)
  • Winner of the Queen Elizabeth & Yehudi Menuhin Competitions, violinist Ray Chen makes his International Concert Series debut (19 February)
  • National Concert Hall Rising Star – Alex Petcu Colan (percussion) (17 February)
  • Britain’s leading pianist  Paul Lewis, makes welcome return to perform as part of the International Concert Series (25 February)
  • The Gloaming (sold-out) 28 February 1 & 2 March

MARCH

  • Walton’s World Masters brings back the great Malian guitarist Habib Koité (3 March)
  • Bang on a Can founder David Lang presents his Festival of Music with Bang-on-a-Can All Stars and a range of Irish & International acts (6/7 March)
  • The Unthanks make their NCH debut with new album(12 March)
  • RTÉ Radio 1 Ceili House Live with Triad, Fidil, Ceili House all-stars and presenter Kieran Hanrahan (14 March)
  • The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child on screen with live orchestral accompaniment - three shows (15 March)
  • Kilfenora Ceili Band new album launch with special guests Mike Donnellan (dancer) and his Kickincrew and Don Stiff (vocals) (16 March)
  • Master Uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (17 March)
  • French operatic star Natalie Dessay (soprano) is joined by French pianist Philippe Cassard for recital as part of the NCH International Concert Series (26 March)
  • West Cork Comes to Dublin – a full day of concerts featuring award-winning cellist Natalie Clein, violinists Henning Kraggerud and Krzysztopf Chorzelski and the Artis and Vanbrugh Quartets (28 March)