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Benjamin Grosvenor

Media Statement 4 March 2013

The National Concert Hall would like to advise of the following changes to scheduled concerts in its International Concert Series 2012/2013

On Wednesday 27 March 8pm, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor will perform the final concert in the current Piano Master Series 2012/2013. The ‘selection of Bach transcriptions’  advertised in the original programme can now be confirmed as Bach-Kempff Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No.2 in E-flat major BWV1031, Bach-Rummel Ertödt 'uns durch dein' Güte (Movement 5 of 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe', BWV22) and Bach-Siloti Prelude in E Minor BWV 555.  (See below for details of the full programme.)

On Saturday 6 April 2013 8pm, the acclaimed Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will join former National Concert Hall Rising Star Claudia Boyle, soprano on stage with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn to perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets. (The programme for this concert is now confirmed - see below for details.)

One of the world’s most celebrated and versatile opera singers Angelika Kirchschlager joins the Academy of Ancient Music together with Richard Egarr (director and fortepiano) for an evening of Haydn and Mozart on Thursday 25 April 2013 8pm.  Please note the opening piece which was previously advertised as Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major, K297 ‘Paris’  will now be Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 in B flat Major, K 319.

For their eagerly awaited concert on Saturday 8 June 2013, 8pm the Philharmonia Orchestra have advised that due to international scheduling reasons conductor Christoph von Dohnányi will now be replaced by Paavo Järvi.  The orchestra have announced that they will be opening the concert with  Arvo Pärt’s Fratres*, followed by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488   performed by the distinguished British pianist Paul Lewis and finishing with Dvořák’s popular Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World". 

ENDS
For further information please contact
Sinead Doyle
Marketing & PR Manager
National Concert Hall
Tel: 01 417 0057
087-1775334
e-mail: Sinead.doyle@nch.ie
 

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES 2012/2013

Wednesday 27 March 2013, 8pm
BENJAMIN GROSVENOR, PIANO

PROGRAMME
Bach-Kempff Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No.2 in E-flat major BWV1031
Bach-Rummel Ertödt 'uns durch dein' Güte (Movement 5 of 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe', BWV22)
Bach-Siloti Prelude in E Minor BWV 555
Bach-Saint-Saëns Largo from the Sonata No.3 for solo violin BWV1005
Bach-Saint-Saëns Sinfonia from Cantata 'Wir Danken Dir, Gott, Wir Danken Dir', BWV 29
Chopin Polonaise Op. 44
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante
Scriabin Selection of Mazurkas Op. 3
Scriabin Valse Op. 38
Granados Valses Poeticos
Strauss/Schulz-Evler Blue Danube

Tickets: €25, €30, €35, €40 (€15 Choir Balcony)

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Saturday 6 April 2013, 8pm
JOSEPH CALLEJA, TENOR
CLAUDIA BOYLE, SOPRANO
RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PROINNSÍAS Ó DUINN, CONDUCTOR

PROGRAMME
Rossini The Thieving Magpie - Overture
Ponchielli La Gioconda "Cielo e mar"
Bizet Carmen "Flower Song"
Bizet Carmen "Danse Bohème"
Verdi La Traviata "E strano"
Puccini Tosca "Recondita armonia"
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin - Polonaise
Puccini Tosca "E lucevan le stelle"
Puccini La Bohème "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì"
Puccini La Bohème "O soave faniculla"
Verdi Rigoletto "La donna e mobile"
Leoncavello Pagliacci - Intermezzo
Verdi Rigoletto "Caro nome"
Mascagni Cavelleria Rusticano - Intermezzo
Mascagni Cavelleria Rusticano - "Addio alla Madre"
Verdi Overture to Ernani
Verdi Ernani "Ernani involami"
Massenet Werther "Pourquoi me reveiller"
Massenet Le Cid  "Ah! Tout est Bien Fini"

Tickets: €30, €45, €55, €65 (€25 Choir Balcony)

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Thursday 25 April 2013, 8pm
ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
ANGELIKA KIRSCHLARGER, MEZZO-SOPRANO
RICHARD EGARR, DIRECTOR/PIANO FORTE

PROGRAMME:  
Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat Major, K.319 (replacing Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K297 ‘Paris’)
Mozart Liederen: 'Abendempfindung', 'Das Veilchen' & 'Als Luise die Briefe.....verbrannt' 
Haydn Scena di Berenice                            
Haydn Arianna a Naxos               
Haydn Piano Concerto in D major               
Mozart Alma grande e nobil core, K578   
Mozart Al desio di chi t'adora, K577          

Tickets: €35, €40, €50, €60 (€25 Choir Balcony)

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Saturday 8 June 2013, 8pm
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
PAAVO JARVI, CONDUCTOR
PAUL LEWIS, PIANO

PROGRAMME
Pärt Fratres * (new addition to the previously advertised programme) 
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488  
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"  

Paavo Järvi will be replacing Christoph von Dohnányi as conductor for this concert.

Tickets: €55, €65, €75, €85 (€40 Choir Balcony)


  

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