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Media Release 7th April 2014
On 25 April 2014, English band Penguin Café (born of Simon Jeffe’s Penguin Café Orchestra) make their Irish debut at the National Concert Hall as part of ESB LIVE 2014. Now in its 5th year, the festival features a range of national and international artists from 25 April to November 2014.
Media Release Thursday 3rd April 2014
June 24 Rodrigo y Gabriela
July 1 Tinariwen
July 19 Altan
July 26 The Art of the Song: David Bowie
Aug 2 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® - Adios Tour
Aug 9 Paul Brady
Aug 16 Sinead O’Connor - The Vishnu Room
Today (Thursday 3 April 2014), the National Concert Hall announces its Summer@NCH Festival 2014 line-up to include headline act Rodrigo y Gabriela. The festival which runs from 24th June to the 16th of August also features a stunning line-up of Irish and International acts to include Irish band Altan, renowned Saharan band Tinariwen, ‘The Art of the Song: David Bowie’ featuring Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and others, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® (as part of their Adios Tour), and Irish singer/songwriters Paul Brady and Sinéad O’Connor.
Media Release Wednesday 2nd April 2014
The National Concert Hall’s 2013/2014 International Concert Series continues this Spring with a range of recitalists, duos, ensembles and orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia with clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins (12 April) Chinese pianist Lang Lang in a sold-out concert (19 April), the prized Danish String Quartet (22 April), and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Choir of Enlightenment with Sir Simon Rattle and guests performing Haydn’s Creation (4 May). It also features the Spring Sunday Matinée Series with Irish musicians, pianist Hugh Tinney and violinist Catherine Leonard (27 April, 11 and 25 May).
Media Release Friday 14th March 2014
On Saturday 12 April 2014, leading British clarinetist and conductor Michael Collins joins the City of London Sinfonia (CLS) to premiere ‘On a piece of Tapestry’ by leading jazz composer and pianist, Gwilym Simcock in an Irish exclusive at the National Concert Hall as part of the International Concert Series 13/14.
Media Release Thursday 13th march 2014
On Saturday 19 April, the National Concert Hall welcomes superstar pianist Lang Lang to perform a sold-out recital as part of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series.
Media Release 6 March 2014
Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Prince, is a German techno minimalist whose latest collaboration with the Oslo music collective The Bell Laboratory entitled ‘Elements of Light’ will be played out at the National Concert Hall, Wednesday 26 March as part of the Perspectives Series 2014.
Media Release 4 March 2014
The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce Irish composers Alex Dowling (from Co. Dublin) and Amanda Feery (from Co. Offaly) as joint winners of the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition 2013, awarded by The National Concert Hall.
Media Release Tuesday 4th March 2014
Renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with conductor Kirill Karabits, who teamed up to produce the best-selling classical album of 2012 [The Silver Violin] will perform together at the National Concert Hall, on Thursday 27th of March as part of the International Concert Series 2013/2014
Media Release 27 February 2014
The National Concert Hall's April to June Calendar of Events is now available
Media Release 26 February 2014
Today, 26 February 2014, ESB and the National Concert Hall are delighted to announce the line-up for this year’s ESB LIVE Series. Now in its 5th year, ESB Live is a series of 5 concerts featuring a range of truly great national and international musicians from April 25th to June 19th including; Roxy Music legend and musical icon Bryan Ferry (18th & 19th June), Bell X1’s front-man Paul Noonan with his solo project ‘Printer Clips’ (24th May) and Penguin Café making their Irish debut supported by Choice Music Prize nominee, Lisa O’Neill (25th April)*.
Media Release 24 February 2014
On Saturday 26 April 2014 the National Concert Hall and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra welcome the multi Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore to Dublin for a concert of his own music. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Ludwig Wicki and joined by cellist Emma-Jane Murphy, and chorus to include DIT Choral Society.
Media Release 17 February 2014
Mansell is the acclaimed British film composer and long-time collaborator of ground-breaking director Darren Aronofsky for whom he has scored Black Swan
, Requiem for a Dream
, The Fountain, The Wrestler
. In addition to his impressive work for film, Clint received major acclaim for his 2009 score for Duncan Jones’ directorial debut Moon
. His latest creation is the soundtrack to the upcoming film Noah
, starring Russell Crowe.
The National Concert Hall will play host to one of the most thrilling American musicians of his generation, Chris Thile of Punch Brothers in a new duo with the acclaimed pianist Brad Mehldau. The singer and mandolin virtuoso will perform on Sunday 9 November in a unique evening of music with Mehldau, one most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano. As a solo artist, band leader and collaborator (with artists such as Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Renée Fleming, and Joshua Redman), Mehldau continues to garner awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike.
Media Release 11 February 2014
Christy Moore, Bono and Mark Knopfler have all crossed his path … he is Donal Lunny. On Sunday 16th of March, Donal Lunny of LAPD, Planxty, Moving Hearts and Bothy Band fame joins a host of Irish musicians to perform as part of the St. Patrick’s weekend at The National Concert Hall. Joining him will be the acclaimed Irish fiddler Zoë Conway, the prodigious Padraig Rynne on concertinas, Breton flautist Sylvain Barou and the renowned singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Irvine.
Media Release Tuesday 4 February 2014
The National Concert Hall announces pianist Nadene Fiorentini, from Donegal, as its ‘Rising Star’ recitalist for 2014.
Media Release Monday 3rd February 2014
Acclaimed British pianist John Lill celebrates his 70th Birthday by embarking on a landmark series of recitals of the complete piano sonatas by Beethoven culminating this February with a recital at the National Concert Hall (20th of February) before completing the cycle in Cadogan Hall, London later in the month.
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum (the taiko), KODO is forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. They make a welcome return to the National Concert Hall Dublin with their new show, Legend on the 22 and 23 of February 2014, 8pm
Media Release Wednesday 15th January 2014
Named “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008 Chanticleer make a welcome return to Ireland to perform for the first time at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 9 February as part of the International Concert Series 2013/2014.
Media Release Friday 10th January 2014
On Wednesday 29 January 2014 celebrated American baritone Thomas Hampson returns to Ireland with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta (now celebrating its tenth anniversary season) as part of their 12-stop European tour together. Recognised as one of the most formidable interpreters of German romantic song, Hampson brings his enduring artistry to works by Schönberg, Brahms, Schubert, Wolf and Barber for this special concert as part of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series 2013/2014.
Media Release Monday 6 January 2014
Grammy-winning virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell makes a welcome return to the National Concert Hall on the 21st of January 2014 to perform with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The programme for the first concert of the New Year as part of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series 13/14 features Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004*, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in C major and Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77.
Media Release 3 January 2014
The National Concert Hall’s ‘Tradition Now’ festival (25 and 26 January 2014) is a weekend of forward looking traditional music offering the best of traditional music from established and up-and-coming artists on the concert circuit.
- June Tabor’s Quercus with Huw Warren and Iain Ballamy
- The Kilfenora Céilí Band with dancer Michael Donnellan and Kickincrew
- ‘Tradition Now’ Marathon
- The Gloaming - (Martin Hayes, fiddle) Iarla O’Lionaird (vocals), Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh (hardanger), Dennis Cahill (guitar) and Thomas Bartlett (piano)
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