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Music for Galway and SAP bring RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra back to Galway
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
Alan Buribayev, conductor
Thursday 9 October 2014, 8pm
Leisureland, Salthill, Galway
DVORAK Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn Op. 56a
R. STRAUSS Don Juan Op. 20
Tickets: €22.50 Concessions: €18 Students (full time) and school-going children: €10
From: Music for Galway 091 705962, Opus 2, High Street or online here.
Book 4 tickets for €80 (in one booking) – limited availability
Music for Galway and SAP Ireland proudly announce an evening full of romantic, heart lifting and tempestuous music with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, who will return to Leisureland, Salthill on Thursday 9 October with principal conductor Alan Buribayev. They will be joined by German star cellist Daniel Müller-Schott for a performance of Dvorak’s soaring masterpiece, his Cello Concerto in B minor, a work with which the cellist triumphed earlier this year with the Berlin Philharmonic.
Dvorak’s B minor concerto is a favourite of music-lovers. Much more than just a vehicle to show off the virtuosity of the cellist, it is a magnificent dialogue between orchestra and soloist. The RTE National Symphony Orchestra will then take centre stage as they perform Brahms’ serene and majestic Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, and the evening comes to a swashbuckling and incident-filled end with Richard Strauss’ Don Joan. The concert will be repeated at the National Concert Hall in Dublin the following night as part of the RTÉ NSO 2014-15 Season.
‘We could not have wished for a more fitting programme as we bring back the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’, says a chuffed Finghin Collins, ‘our coming season will be focussing on the cello and we are thrilled that the RTÉ NSO has secured such a stellar artist. This performance will give us the opportunity to showcase this gorgeous instrument as the star with a symphony orchestra!’.
Music for Galway gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.
Meanwhile, for some great memories of our Midwinter Festival - The Birth of Modern Music - in January click here.
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