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Leonard Bernstein Bernstein on Broadway Thurs 1 February Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as it celebrates the illustrious legacy of this extraordinary composer when it presents classics from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Fancy Free, Wonderful Town & more Andrew Lloyd Webber The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Tues 6 & Wed 7 February For two nights the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love & more. IAYO 23rd Festival of Youth Orchestras Sat 10 February The 2018 Festival will see almost 500 young musicians take to the stage to perform a variety of music played by young people for young people – from classical repertoire to music from movies, pop tunes arranged for orchestra & new music by Irish composers. Nikolay Khozyainov DIPC Nikolay Khozyainov Tues 13 February Demonstrating staggering technique and confidence. the winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov performs a programme of Chopin, Beethoven, Getty & Schumann Declan O’Rourke Valentine’s Night with Declan O’Rourke Wed 14 February Following his sold out Valentine’s Day concert in 2017, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra invites you and a special friend […]

In February, the Czech Philharmonic celebrates the 100th anniversary of Czech independence at the end of the First World War. A packed three concert weekend is built around the country’s two great national composers, Dvořak who conducted the orchestra’s inaugural performance in 1896 and Smetana, including a rare complete performance of Smetana’s Ma Vlast (My Country) and a special family concert based around Dvořak’s fairy-tale The Golden Spinning Wheel. Smetana Má Vlast 1. Vyšehrad (The High Castle) 2. Vltava (Die Moldau) 3. Šarka 4. From Bohemia’s meadows and forests 5. Tábor 6. Blaní Prices: €45, €34.50, €25, €19.50 Access 16 concerts in the season from just €402.90 (or €379.20 as a Friend of the NCH) Choose your own packages also available from 4 concerts upwards

Sir Simon Rattle is one of the world’s most famous orchestra conductors. A talent on the piano, violin and percussion, it was through conducting that Simon really set himself apart, winning the John Player International Conducting Competition during his graduating year at the Royal Academy of Music. From there, he established himself as a wunderkind, conducting his first prom at the Royal Albert Hall within five years of that competition. After working himself up to the role of principal conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon became familiar to the public through his concerts and a BBC documentary. Over the years, Simon has conducted some of the greatest orchestras in the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. However, he has recently become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, a trailblazing organisation within the world of orchestral music. The LSO has recorded iconic film scores for cinematic releases like Star Wars while also working with legends like André Previn. In his return to the National Concert Hall, Sir Simon Rattle will conduct the LSO through a rendition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major. Prepare to be […]