The National Concert Hall’s new and diverse programme for 2017/18 was recently unveiled, featuring a new International Concert Series and Perspective Series, as well as a new Martin Hayes Residency.
The NCH’s programme features some of the world’s most remarkable artists, orchestras, ensembles, soloists, conductors and contemporary musicians performing for Irish audiences over the 2017/’18 season.
Highlights of the International Concert Series 2017/2018
The upcoming International Concert Series will include the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, two evening concerts by the Czech Philharmonic with Jiří Bělohlávek and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with star violinist Joshua Bell, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir singing music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená with Le Concert d’Astrée, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena with soprano Rebeca Olvera singing Italian bel canto arias accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and more.
Highlights of the NCH Perspectives Series
The NCH Perspectives Series includes Norwegian musician and author Jenny Hval, In My Mind: Thelonious Monk at Town Hall 1959 with Jason Moran and the Bandwagon Sextet, An Evening with Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau Trio and Jordi Savall with HESPÈRION XXI in an Homage to Syria.
Residency by Martin Hayes
The NCH also announced a significant residency by one of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, fiddler Martin Hayes. Hayes’ eloquence finds natural partners with Doug Wieselman (bass clarinet), Liz Knowles (viola/violin) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) in his newest collaborative venture The Martin Hayes Quartet. Hayes joins string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an unforgettable evening of music grounded in the Irish tradition whilst for the final concert Martin unveils duos with special guests alongside his long-standing musical partner, guitarist Dennis Cahill, in Martin Hayes Duos.
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