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Press Releases 2015


Abdullah Ibrahim & Max Richter Ensemble announced for Perspectives 2016

The National Concert Hall announces two exciting concerts as part of its Perspectives Series for 2016


Spring Programme to include Glen Hansard, The Gloaming, Lesley Garrett, Angela Gheorghiu, Kilfenora Céilí Band, Chamber Choir Ireland

The spring programme for Jan to Mar 2016 reveals a varying range of artists, orchestras, soloists, ensembles, duos, writers, thinkers, poets & musicians all scheduled to perform


Handel’s Samson to Open National Concert Hall’s International Choral Series for 2016

Handel’s glorious oratorio Samson HWV 57 will be performed by Chamber Choir Ireland and the Irish Baroque Orchestra along with conductor Matthew Halls on Saturday 23rd January at 7.30pm


The National Concert Hall celebrates Christmas with ‘12 Days of Christmas Giveaway’

12 Fantastic prizes to give away, every day, starting Monday 8 December


Irish actor Simon Delaney to narrate The Snowman for National Concert Hall Family Christmas Show

Simon Delaney is to host the National Concert Hall’s Family Christmas Show featuring the live screening of Raymond Brigg’s captivating film The Snowman


Helsinki Philharmonic to Perform at the National Concert Hall to Mark the 150th Anniversary of Sibelius’ Birth

The celebrated Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of John Storgårds will perform on Saturday 12th December, concluding the Nordic strand of the Hall’s International Concert Series 15/16.


The National Concert Hall launches ‘IMAGINING HOME’, seven concerts to mark 100 years of Ireland

Inspired by the 1916 Proclamation, Imagining Home is a series of seven concerts that speak of Ireland’s cultural journey over the last 100 years, its place in the world today and its shared future.


Award Winning Artists Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis Perform Afternoon Recital at the National Concert Hall

On Sunday 22nd November tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis will perform Schubert’s sublime early masterpiece Die Schöne Müllerin as part of the National Concert Hall’s Sunday Matinée Series 2015.


Danish Violinist Nikolaj Znaider Makes National Concert Hall Debut in Nordic Themed Season

Danish virtuoso violinist Nikolaj Znaider will make his National Concert Hall debut with pianist Robert Kulek in a programme of works by Beethoven, Brahms & Shostakovich on Wednesday November 25th


Pianist Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland return from South American tour to perform afternoon concert at the National Concert Hall

one of Ireland’s most distinguished international pianists Barry Douglas, will be directing and performing with his own orchestra Camerata Ireland in an afternoon concert of Mozart and Beethoven.


Evaluation shows Positive Results for National Concert Hall’s Music Programme for Children in Hospital

The report evaluates the impact of a programme of live music in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, delivered by the professional musicians of Kids’ Classics on behalf of the National Concert Hall.


NCH to host Innovative Homage to film maker David Lynch, the man behind Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet & more

On 18 November 2015 8pm the National Concert Hall will host a stellar line-up of local and international acts to perform a landmark musical homage to the legendary filmmaker and cult figure David Lynch


Swedish Chamber Orchestra choose Tim Burton inspired ‘A Freak in Burbank’ for National Concert Hall performance

A Freak in Burbank by Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer will be the opening piece by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for their National Concert Hall performance on 5 November at 8pm


World Acclaimed Norwegian Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes makes welcome return to the National Concert Hall for solo recital

One of the top pianists of our age, the world acclaimed Leif Ove Andsnes from Norway, will perform on Thursday 29 October 2015 at 8pm as part of its Nordic themed International Concert Series 15/16.


A Series of Sunday Concerts from the Celebrated Vanbrugh Quartet

As part of a three year residency at the National Concert Hall, the renowned Vanbrugh Quartet will perform a series of Sunday concerts on the 11th, 18th and 25th of October at 3pm.


Keith Jarrett Returns to Dublin's National Concert Hall for a Rare Solo Piano Concert

Legendary jazz pianist Keith Jarrett returns to Dublin’s National Concert Hall to perform one of his rare solo piano concerts. The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations.


Holst’s The Planets to feature in Irish debut concert by Basel Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall

The Basel Symphony Orchestra make their Irish debut on Tuesday 29 September 2015, 8pm as part of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Season 15/16, sponsored by Dublin Port.


Anna Calvi, Sam Amidon, Thomas Bartlett, Robert Forster & more offer New Interpretations of W.B. Yeats in Blood & The Moon

Thomas Bartlett (of The Gloaming) & Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon curate ‘Blood & The Moon’ a brand new show featuring some of today’s most intriguing international talents


British Tenor Mark Padmore a highlight of the National Concert Hall’s Chamber Music Series for 2015

The National Concert Hall’s Chamber Music programme for 2015 brings the best of the current generation of chamber music artists and established stars to an Irish audience


The National Concert Hall’s Programme OUT NOW for September-December 2015

The schedule of concerts features a broad range of artists from International visiting Orchestras to world-renowned soloists, family concerts, traditional music acts, chamber ensembles and popular artists.


Paul Brady announced as recipient of the National Concert Hall 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the prolific Irish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Brady as the recipient of the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015.


Dublin Port sponsors the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series for 2015/2016

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce Dublin Port as sponsors of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series for 2015/2016.


BRYN TERFEL CONCERT AT NATIONAL CONCERT HALL CANCELLED

It is with regret that bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has cancelled his concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra tonight, Friday 31st July 2015, at the National Concert Hall.


90’s indie dance/pop sensation Saint Etienne to perform Foxbase Alpha in full at the National Concert Hall

90’s indie dance/pop sensation Saint Etienne will perform their treasured debut album Foxbase Alpha in full at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday 8th September, 8pm as part of ESB Live 2015.


World-Class Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra To Open The ‘15/’16 Season at the National Concert Hall

One of the world’s oldest orchestras, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform the opening concert in the National Concert Hall’s 15/16 International Concert Series, Friday 28 August 2015.


National Concert Hall announces winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary Award 2015

Limerick soprano, Roisín Walsh has just been announced as the winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary Award 2015 at the National Concert Hall


Critically acclaimed Irish piano trio Ensemble Avalon and guest artists return to the National Concert Hall

A series of Thursday lunchtime concerts. The concerts featuring the trio and special guests will take place on 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August and will present chamber classics for solo, duo and trio.


Irish soprano Celine Byrne to join SinfoNua at the National Concert Hall

Internationally acclaimed soprano Celine Byrne will perform with SinfoNua, a new orchestra for emerging musicians at the National Concert Hall on Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th August for two brand new lunchtime concerts.


National Concert Hall pays Tribute to Pete Seeger in TRADITION NOW 2015

The National Concert Hall, in partnership with the Arts Council, presents Tradition Now 2015; a festival of the most exciting new traditional music and its international connections.


National Concert Hall announces winner of the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award 2015

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce 26 year old Dublin-based composer Eoghan Desmond as the winner of this year’s Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award.


Carole King’s Tapestry to be interpreted by leading Irish artists in Art of the Song at the National Concert Hall

Art of the Song returns 17 July with new interpretations by leading Irish artists of Carole King’s Tapestry to include Mary Coughlan, Cathy Davey, Jennifer Evans, The Lost Brothers and Bronagh Gallagher


The National Concert Hall's Summer Programme for 2015 is out now

The National Concert Hall’s Summer Programme for July and August 2015 is OUT NOW with a range of artists scheduled to perform


National Concert Hall Announces new schedule of concerts for Perspectives 2015

Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party; Blood and the Moon: A Provocation on Yeats; In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited; Brad Mehldau:  Three Pieces for Piano after Bach


‘Nora Barnacle’ to have world première on Bloomsday at the National Concert Hall

A collection of original songs, inspired by the life of Nora Barnacle and her relationship with one of the 20th century's greatest writers James Joyce, will have its world première on Bloomsday, 16 June


The National Concert Hall 2014 Annual Report

The National Concert Hall has today published its 2014 Annual Report. During this period, the NCH had turnover of over €6.8 million, box office ticket sales of just over €7m, and hosted close to 900 events securing the third highest attendance figures to date, with almost 330,000 people coming through their doors.


National Concert Hall announces winners of the Young Musician Award for Strings 2015

The National Concert Hall has just announced the two winners of the Young Musicians Award which supports the development of talented young string musicians in Ireland.


From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to Doctor Who; the BBC legends Radiophonic Workshop perform a live electronic show

Godfathers of British electronic music Radiophonic Workshop are a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers & musical innovators from the revered BBC studio who created soundtracks to some of the BBC’s most iconic programmes.


The National Concert Hall launches a star-studded 15/16 International Concert Series with distinctly Scandinavian theme

Simon Taylor, CEO and Gerry Kearney, Chairman of the National Concert Hall today announced the National Concert Hall’s star-studded 2015/2016 International Concert Series.


Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare to lead Ulster Orchestra in final concert of the National Concert Hall’s current season

For the final concert in the National Concert Hall’s 14/15 International Concert Series, Ireland’s own Ulster Orchestra will be led on stage by one of the world’s most exciting emerging conductors Rafael Payare


The National Concert Hall Announces EMMYLOU HARRIS, BELLX1, SAINT ETIENNE and more for Summer Season

Tickets on sale for ESB LIVE and Summer concerts (to include Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Carole King's Tapestry) on sale Friday 24 July 10am.


Latvian Radio Choir to sing Rachmaninov Vespers for its debut at the National Concert Hall

Winners of the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2014, the Latvian Radio Choir makes its National Concert Hall debut on Sunday 3rd May, 8pm as part of the International Concert Series 14/15.


Marc Almond, Keaton Henson & Sun Kil Moon; highlights of the National Concert Hall’s summer series ‘This Must Be The Place’

In one of the most exciting announcements of the summer the National Concert Hall launches ‘This Must Be the Place’; a series of special concerts by iconic, independent and influential artists this August.


Celebrated Irish pianist John O’Conor returns to his native Dublin to perform at the National Concert Hall

Irish pianist John O’Conor will perform as part of the International Concert Series. His repertoire will be Schubert’s Sonata in B Flat Major, D.960 and Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 by Beethoven.


New York Philharmonic Orchestra return to Dublin after 19 years to perform at the National Concert Hall

One of the world’s greatest orchestras, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra make a welcome return to Dublin after 19 years to perform the first concert of their Spring European Tour 2015


National Concert Hall Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Earlsfort Terrace with Gala Concert & Exhibition

The National Concert Hall will celebrate 150 years of Earlsfort Terrace and the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1865 with a special gala concert featuring award-winning violinist Maxim Vengerov.


National Concert Hall’s Education, Community and Outreach Programme announces Easter Events for Children and Families

The National Concert Hall will be alive with activity over the Easter holidays with an array of events to be shared by the whole family, or any combination of parents, children, guardians and minders.


New International Jazz Festival to be staged at the National Concert Hall this April

The National Concert Hall and Note Productions presents a new international festival entitled ‘April Jazz’ featuring some of the world’s finest international jazz virtuosos.


West Cork Chamber Music Festival makes its mark on Dublin with full day of concerts at the National Concert Hall

On Saturday 28 March the National Concert Hall brings the West Cork Chamber Music Festival to Dublin for a full day of concerts, celebrating the festival’s twentieth edition in 2015


Opera’s shining star Natalie Dessay makes her National Concert Hall debut

One of the biggest stars of today’s operatic world, soprano Natalie Dessay, will make her National Concert Hall debut as part of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series, Thursday 26 March


US Broadcaster JOHN SCHAEFER to lead series of talks for What?WOW David Lang’s Festival of Music at the National Concert Hall

The highly regarded US broadcaster and author, John Schaefer will lead New Music Voices, a series of public masterclasses and interviews with musicians and composers


The iconic Kilfenora Céilí Band celebrate the launch of new album with concert at National Concert Hall this St. Patrick’s week

The century old Kilfenora Céilí Band bring the best of traditional Irish music and dance to the National Concert Hall stage this St. Patrick’s week (16 March at 8pm) as part of ESB LIVE 2015.


BANG ON A CAN IN DUBLIN What?...WOW: David’s Lang’s Festival of Music 2015

Six concerts in two days – 6th & 7th March 2015 at the National Concert Hall


Multi-award winning pianist Paul Lewis to perform Beethoven Sonatas as he returns to the National Concert Hall

Internationally renowned pianist Paul Lewis will return to the Hall on Wednesday 25 February at 8pm as part of the International Concert Series. Paul will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32


‘An Evening of Doctor Who classics’ with The Radiophonic Workshop: Out of the Tardis to be performed as part of Perspectives 2015

On 20 May 2015, The Radiophonic Workshop: Out of the TARDIS - An Evening of Doctor Who classics & other unworldly sounds will be performed as part of Perspectives 2015


National Concert Hall launches first Education, Community and Outreach Programme of Events for 2015

On Saturday 24 January 2015, the National Concert Hall announced its 2015 Education, Community & Outreach (ECO) programme with a schedule of activities from January to March


Vanbrugh Quartet to explore the great String Quartets of Schubert & Haydn in the National Concert Hall’s Spring Sunday Matinée Series

This spring, the National Concert Hall takes its popular Sunday Matinée concert series around the corner to the beautiful setting of the University Church, St. Stephen’s Green..


Vogue-featured violinist RAY CHEN to make Irish debut at the National Concert Hall

World-renowned violinist Ray Chen will perform at the National Concert Hall on Thursday 19 February at 8pm, as part of the 14/15 International Concert Series.


BBC presenter Charles Hazlewood continues his ‘symphonic’ journey with Irish audiences at the National Concert Hall

BBC presenter Charles Hazlewood is a man on a mission; to bring orchestral music alive for new audiences.


Grammy award-winning ensemble The King’s Singers return to the National Concert Hall

One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles; The King’s Singers make a welcome return to the National Concert Hall on Thursday 5th February, 8pm


Irish Percussionist Alex Petcu Colan receives National Concert Hall ‘Rising Star’ Award for 2015

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce percussionist Alex Petcu Colan as its ‘Rising Star’ Award recipient for 2015.


Nashville band LAMBCHOP to perform NIXON at the National Concert Hall

Long-standing Nashville-based music pioneers Lambchop make an eagerly anticipated return to Europe to perform their landmark album, Nixon in full at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 1 February, 8pm

Punch Brothers ft. Chris Thile perform first concert of Perspective series 2015 at National Concert Hall

New York-based bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers (featuring Mandolinist Chris Thile) will perform the first concert of the Perspectives 2015 series on Wednesday 21st January 2015.


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