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Press Releases 2016

 


Inaugural National Concert Hall Chamber Music Gathering Announced for Saturday 7th January 2017

One day, three concerts, eight masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire



Jazz pianist Carla Bley & leader of David Bowie’s Lazarus band Donny McCaslin to perform as part of the Perspectives Series 2017

Composer and pianist Carla Bley with Steven Swallow and Andy Sheppard, 25 May 2017 & Leader of David Bowie's Lazarus band, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and band, 23 October 2017



New Year Concert Schedule Announced at National Concert Hall

Our programme for January to March 2017 boasts a schedule of concerts featuring some of the world’s greatest musicians from Colm Wilkinson to the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Adès to Anúna as well as the New Music Dublin 2017 festival



Ireland's Song for '16 Winners Single Released Today

Winner of the Song for ’16 competition, David Adderley, with Ammani Bengo from Co. Kildare, release their victorious single Ireland is Our Home today on Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Records imprint



World Famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge to Perform Christmas Carols at the National Concert Hall

One of the world’s most famous choirs, the renowned Choir of King’s College, Cambridge will perform a magnificent Christmas programme under the direction of Stephen Cleobury



New Music Dublin Festival 2017 Announced with Thomas Adès and Gerald Barry at the helm

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the programme for New Music Dublin 2017: a partnership between RTÉ, the National Concert Hall and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.



Sparkling soprano Ailish Tynan joins Finghin Collins and clarinettist Emma Johnson for Sunday Afternoon Recital at National Concert Hall

Irish soprano Ailish Tynan makes a welcome return on Sunday 27th November for an afternoon recital at 3pm with pianist Finghin Collins &  clarinettist Emma Johnson.



Living Legend of Jazz Wayne Shorter Returns with All-Star Quartet to Perform at the National Concert Hall

The legendary jazz saxophonist and six time Grammy Award® winner, Wayne Shorter makes a welcome return with his all-star quartet




The Battle of the Somme film screening with live score by Laura Rossi to be performed by Camerata Ireland & SinfoNua

To mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, National Concert Hall, British Embassy, Dublin, Imperial War Museum, National Museum of Ireland, National Library of Ireland & Somme 100 Film present a screening of The Battle of the Somme with live orchestral accompaniment




Fatma Said Recital Cancelled at the National Concert Hall

We would like to advise customers that the upcoming performance by soprano Fatma Said with pianist James Vaughan on Sunday 23rd October at 3pm has been cancelled on medical grounds.




World Famous English Chamber Orchestra and Prague Chamber Orchestra to visit National Concert Hall in October

We are delighted to welcome both the renowned English Chamber Orchestra & the Prague Chamber Orchestra to perform as part of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series 2016/ 2017.




Vanbrugh Quartet to receive National Concert Hall 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at gala concert

We are delighted to announce that Ireland’s most distinguished string quartet, Vanbrugh Quartet will be the recipients of the NCH Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016




Kyung Wha Chung Recital Cancelled at the National Concert Hall

The National Concert Hall would like to advise customers that the upcoming recital by violinist Kyung Wha Chung accompanied by pianist Kevin Kenner, scheduled for Monday 17th October 2016 at the National Concert Hall has been cancelled due to a swollen ligament in her finger.




Peadar Ó Riada’s new work ONÓIR to be premiered at the National Concert Hall

One of Ireland’s most celebrated and respected traditional composers Peadar Ó Riada will present the world premiere of his new work, ONÓIR at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 30th October 2016




Autumn/Winter Concert Schedule at National Concert Hall Announced

The National Concert Hall’s programme for October to December 2016 season boasts a vast range of festive, choral, family, popular and classical concerts featuring Irish and international artists and ensembles in what is traditionally one of the busiest concert-going seasons in the year.




‘Blood and Roses: the Songs of Ewan MacColl’ at the National Concert Hall

In the centenary year since Ewan MacColl’s birth, his sons Calum & Neill MacColl, wife Peggy Seeger & guest singers Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Chaim Tannenbaum & Declan O’Rourke present new arrangements of MacColl’s music




NEW Kevin Barry Recital Room Programme announced for 2016/2017 at the National Concert Hall

We are delighted to announce a new musical programme for the restored Kevin Barry Recital Rooms with over 38 concerts taking place between the 2nd October 2016 and 22nd June 2017.




Roots Manuva Cancelled at the National Concert Hall

The National Concert Hall would like to advise customers that Roots Manuva has been forced to cancel tomorrow night’s concert (10th August 2016) at the National Concert Hall for medical reasons.


Sparkling sopranos Ailish Tynan, Claudia Boyle & Fatma Said announced for Sunday Afternoon Recital Series at National Concert Hall

This autumn, we welcome a stellar cast of sensational sopranos – Ailish Tynan, Egyptian soprano Fatma Said and coloratura soprano Claudia Boyle - to perform with guest musicians in a series of Sunday afternoon recitals


World’s Greatest Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to open NCH '16/'17 Concert Season with BBC Proms Star Sol Gabetta

Fresh from her outstanding performance on the opening night of the BBC Proms this year, the exciting Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta joins the “greatest orchestra in the world” the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under its newly appointed musical director Daniele Gatti for the opening concert of the NCH International Concert Series 2016/2017.


Recital by pianist Isabelle O’Connell added to the ‘Composing the Island: A century of music in Ireland 1916-2016’ Series

Irish pianist Isabelle O’Connell will perform a recital of works by contemporary female composers on September 21st at the National Concert Hall as part of the Composing the Island festival in September


Exclusive Laurie Anderson Residency announced for National Concert Hall’s Perspectives Series 2016/2017

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce a unique & one-off Laurie Anderson Residency: The Language of the Future comprising three new & exclusive performances as part of Perspectives


American Favourites for SinfoNua Orchestra’s Performance at the National Concert Hall

Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and favourites from Copland including ‘Hoe-Down’ from Rodeo to be performed by SinfoNua orchestra & pianist Michael McHale Thursday 11th August


Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man & Room on the Broom, The Snowman, The Chopin Shorts & Magic Piano announced as part of the National Concert Hall’s Family Programme for 2016, supported by TileStyle

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce a programme of fourteen family-friendly screenings with live music as part of its family programme for 2016, supported by TileStyle.


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Roots Manuva, Children of Lir, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir, The Chopin Shorts, Albert Hammond – all at the National Concert Hal

Our programme for July to September boasts a vast range of concerts featuring Irish & international artists & ensembles, some making a welcome return & others for the first time.


National Concert Hall announces bass-baritone Padraic Rowan as winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary Award 2016

As overall prize winner, Padraic receives a bursary of 5,000 euro towards his singing career and will have the opportunity to perform a solo recital at the National Concert Hall to take place next year.


The National Concert Hall Presents Ficino Ensemble Chamber Music Series for August

The National Concert Hall presents the Ficino Ensemble Chamber Music Series, a series of four lunchtime recitals to take place in the John Field Room on Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of August 2016 at 1.05pm


British Hip-Hop mc Roots Manuva and Indie Rock artists Warpaint to perform at the National Concert Hall this summer

We are delighted to announce Roots Manuva, one of the UK’s most important hip-hop MCs will perform on Wed 10 Aug followed by indie rock band Warpaint who perform their only Irish date this summer, Tues 23 Aug


Composing the Island - A century of music in Ireland 1916–2016

Over three weeks in September (7th – 25th), Composing the Island will present 29 concerts of orchestral, choral, instrumental, song and chamber music by Irish composers written between 1916 and 2016.


Stars of the Lid to play unique concert at the National Concert Hall

Renowned as the most acclaimed ambient musicians since the heyday of Brian Eno (Rolling Stone 2015) Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and Brian McBride perform on Sunday 9 October in a unique event


First visit to Ireland by Brussels Philharmonic for National Concert Hall Season Finale

The National Concert Hall celebrates Ireland’s long-standing membership of the EU with the first visit to Ireland by the Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Hervé Niquet with Irish pianist Barry Douglas.


National Concert Hall Announces its 16/17 International Concert Series

Today Heather Humphreys, TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht together with Simon Taylor, CEO the National Concert Hall and special guest RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley announced the National Concert Hall’s star-studded International Concert Series for 2016/2017.


Disney and National Concert Hall to Award Schools Song Writing Prizes

As part of its 2016 Centenary Programme, the National Concert Hall in conjunction with Disney Music Group and the Department of Education and Skills will host Song for ‘16, an all-island schools song competition


National Concert Hall & Trinity College Dublin Present Music and Science: Quavers to Quadratics Workshops for Primary Students

Why are musical instruments made from different materials? Why are they all different shapes and sizes? What does a sound wave look like? Can sound really break glass?


National Concert Hall Announce Starboard Home Second Concert Date and Album Release

Featuring new works by Paul Noonan, James Vincent McMorrow, Cathy Davey, Duke Special, Gemma Hayes, Jape, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Lisa O’Neill, Declan O’Rourke, John Sheahan, Paul Cleary & novelist Caitriona Lally.


A Night with Paul Brady and an All-Star Tribute to Ewan MacColl: ESB LIVE Concerts on May 24th and October 11th

ESB LIVE 2016 celebrates great songwriters with an exclusive concert by Paul Brady on May 24th followed by an all-star tribute to the great Ewan MacColl on October 11th


Yundi ‘Prince of Piano’ to perform all-Chopin programme at the National Concert Hall

Chinese superstar pianist Yundi will perform a dazzling all-Chopin programme at the National Concert Hall on Thursday 21st April at 8pm as part of his sell-out Chopin World Tour.


An Taoiseach Enda Kenny opens historic Kevin Barry Recital Room at the National Concert Hall

National Concert Hall welcomed An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD & Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht to officially open the newly refurbished & historic Kevin Barry Recital Room.


World premiere of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life to be screened at the National Concert Hall with 100-piece orchestra and choir

The National Concert Hall & Wordless Music present the world premiere of The Tree of Life, written and directed by Terrence Malick, with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and choir performing live


Eva Hoffman, Olwen Fouéré, Owen Roe and Two World Premieres added the National Concert Hall’s 2016 programme Imagining Home

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the names of the artists to be added to the line-up for two of the seven concerts as part of its Ireland 2016 series Imagining Home.


National Concert Hall launches new programme for restored Kevin Barry Recital Rooms after major development

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce a brand new musical programme for the restored Kevin Barry Rooms to start 24th April 2016.


Rufus Wainwright, Melody Gardot & Tommy Emmanuel announced for summer at the National Concert Hall

We are delighted to announce singer/songwriter Melody Gardot, vocalist, songwriter & composer Rufus Wainwright & poll topping Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel as the headline acts to perform in July


Max Richter, Hayley Westenra, The Hot Sardines, Rebecca Storm, Yundi, Mise Éire, Bach Collegium Japan – all at the National Concert Hall

Our programme for April to June boasts a vast range of events featuring Irish & international artists & ensembles in anniversary concerts, premieres, new commissions, operas, movie screenings & more


Stars align for landmark Dublin Port commission with National Concert Hall and 12 leading Irish artists

New collaboration inspired by Dublin Port, Dublin City & the River Liffey features new songs by Paul Noonan, James Vincent McMorrow, Cathy Davey, Duke Special, Gemma Hayes, Jape & more


Kilfenora Céilí Band and dancers to wow audiences with high-spirited choreographed show this March

On Tuesday 15th March, one of the oldest céilí bands in the world will be joined by former Riverdance lead Michael Donnellan & his dance troupe Kickincrew, to perform an exciting & energetic show


‘The Kings from the East’ Bach Collegium Japan perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the National Concert Hall as part of its European Tour

On Tuesday 12th April, Bach Collegium Japan, hailed by BBC Music Magazine as “The Kings from the East”, will perform Bach’s sublime Mass in B minor in a unique concert as part of its European Tour 2016.


Kevin Rowland from Dexys, Declan O’Rourke, Maighréad & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, actress Olwen Fouéré & more for Imagining Home

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the names of the artists to be added to the line-up for two of the seven concerts as part of its Ireland 2016 series Imagining Home


Authentic 18th Century Performance of Mozart's Music with the Great German Baritone Christian Gerhaher & Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Staying true to 18th-century performance practice, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra employs authentic period instruments for their upcoming concert of Mozart's great works, on Monday 29 February.


Programme Confirmed for Angela Gheorghiu’s upcoming concert at the National Concert Hall

The National Concert Hall is delighted to confirm the programme for the upcoming concert ‘A Gala Concert with soprano Angela Gheorghiu’ on Saturday 12 March 2016, 8pm


‘Genius’ American Pianist Jeremy Denk to Perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the National Concert Hall

Winner of a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship & Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award (2014), pianist Jeremy Denk makes his debut solo recital on Thursday 4th February at 8pm.


New Year at the National Concert Hall sees some of the world’s greatest musicians perform as part of the International Concert Series 2016

This year Irish audiences will be treated to a range of world-renowned musicians, from ‘the world’s most glamorous opera star’ Angela Gheorghiu to Grammy award winning violinist Maxim Vengerov & more




Press contacts

For press and media enquiries please contact:

Sinead Doyle
Marketing & PR Manager
Tel; 01 417 0057 Mobile: 087 177 5334
E-mail; Sinead.Doyle@nch.ie

Rosita Wolfe
Head of Marketing & Communications
Tel: 01 417 0077 Mobile 087 915 3049
E-mail: Rosita.Wolfe@nch.ie