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Camerata Ireland announcement - RTE broadcast of NCH concert on 15 July! RTÉ The Full Score!

RTÉ Lyric FM and National Concert Hall to Offer Classical Music Fans Broadcasts of the NCH Classical Livestream Series - Spring Summer Variations - this June and July.

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce that in partnership with RTÉ Lyric FM, music fans will have the opportunity to enjoy broadcasts of the NCH's classical livestream series 'Spring Summer Variations Series', starting 28th June.

The series which offered audiences a rare opportunity to hear leading Irish classical musicians perform live from the NCH throughout April, May and June will now be broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM's The Full Score with Liz Nolan, starting Monday 28th June.

The first concert to air features celebrated soprano Celine Byrne performing opera arias and Irish, German and French songs accompanied by Dearbhla Brosnan, piano, Nicole Hudson, violin and Ailbhe McDonagh, cello. The broadcasts continue on the 6th of July with the Vanbrugh and guests performing Brahms Quintet and Dvořák Sextet and on 15th July with a performance by Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas, piano/director playing Mozart's Piano Concertos No. 12 and 14 and Kinsella's Nocturne for Strings.

On Wednesday 21st July listeners can enjoy a broadcast of 'Rejoice, Music to lift the Spirit' by Irish Baroque Orchestra with soprano Aisling Kenny, soprano and director Peter Whelan featuring Bach Cantatas BWV 51 and 82a, Handel Sonata. The broadcast series concludes on the 30th July with the Irish Chamber Orchestra's performance of music by Argentinian masters Molique and Piazzolla, in this the year of Piazzolla's 100th anniversary.

Robert Read, CEO of the National Concert Hall:

"We are delighted to partner with RTÉ Lyric FM on the planned broadcasts of the NCH's Spring / Summer Variations Series. Radio remains a vital medium in reaching and connecting audiences with great music, and these broadcasts offer the NCH another opportunity to reach out to music fans all over Ireland and abroad to relive, or hear for the first time, these performances from the National Concert Hall stage. I would like to thank RTÉ Lyric FM for their support, and our presenting partners and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their ongoing support in making these, and other livestream events possible".

Liz Nolan, presenter of The Full Score on RTE Lyric FM:

"It is a pleasure to celebrate great Irish artistry, with our RTÉ lyric FM Full Score broadcast of the NCH 'Spring Summer Variation' Series. From the lustrous song of Celine Byrne and convivial meeting of the Vanbrugh Quartet and friends: to the mastery of Barry Douglas, and virtuosic dazzle of the Irish Baroque Orchestra: then finally, sheer panache delivered by Dermot Dunne and the ICO - these are recitals to treasure. The Best of Irish! We can't wait to hear them." RTÉ LYRIC FM BROADCAST SCHEDULE OF NCH SPRING SUMMER VARIATIONS CONCERTS

  • Monday 28th June: Celine Byrne, soprano with Dearbhla Brosnan, piano, Nicole Hudson, violin and Ailbhe McDonagh, cello – opera arias and Irish, German and French songs

  • Tuesday 6th July: The Vanbrugh & Guests, Marja Gaynor, violin; David Kenny, viola & Yseult Cooper -Stockdale, cello – Brahms Quintet and Dvořák Sextet

  • Thursday 15th July: Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas, piano/director – Mozart Piano Concertos No. 12 and 14, Kinsella Nocturne for Strings

  • Wednesday 21st July: Rejoice, Music to lift the Spirit. Irish Baroque Orchestra with Aisling Kenny, soprano and Peter Whelan, director – Bach Cantatas BWV 51 and 82a, Handel Sonata

  • Friday 30th July: Irish Chamber Orchestra with Katherine Hunka, director/violin and Dermot Dunne, accordion - Molique and Piazzolla

NCH Spring Summer Variations, presented in collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, National String Quartet Foundation, Camerata Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, will air on RTÉ Lyric FM's The Full Score from 28th June.


Media Queries to: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, 087 1775334 or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive, National Concert Hall, 085 712 9628

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