Free Lunchtime Concerts, The National Symphony Orchestra
Venue: The National Concert Hall, 2 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Website: www.rte.ie/nationalsymphonyorchestra Price: FREE Date: Every Tuesday, January 10th-31st Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
If you have an hour to kill over lunchtime on Tuesdays, I highly recommend these excellent free concerts at the National Concert Hall.
The concerts are delivered by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and take place over four Tuesday lunchtimes. The concerts showcase the work of emerging (‘Green Shoot’) and established composers as well as works by other figures who have influenced some of the featured composers.
The series will include four world premières – two by Karen Power, one each by Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly; the preview of Ronan Guilfoyle’s first concerto for electric guitar and orchestra – commissioned by RTÉ ahead of its world première by the RTÉ NSO on Friday 20 January, the Irish première of Scelsi’s Quattro Pezzi per Orchestra as well as three separate arrangements by Sholdice of the Bach chorale Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig for string orchestra, brass ensemble and full orchestra.
Although the concerts are free, advanced booking is advised.