Christopher Moriarty photo by Frances Marshall
RTÉ NSO Summer Lunchtime Concert – CANCELLED
June 30, 2020
National Concert Hall
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In line with the latest Public Health advice and Government announcement of Friday 1st May, all RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performances scheduled to take place at the National Concert Hall up to Monday August 10th have been cancelled. 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
John Finucane, conductor 
Christopher Moriarty, clarinet
Presented by Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm

Beethoven Egmont Overture 
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances 
Donizetti Concertino for Clarinet 
Weber Invitation to the Dance 
Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5 
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka 

The primal, heart-stopping power of nature and the pulse-quickening vitality of folk music are under the spotlight in this thrilling celebration of orchestral picture-painting.

The forceful Overture to Goethe’s stage play Egmont pulses with an elemental force that is as rousing as it is majestic. Considerably lighter in tone, the Thunder and Lightning Polka sparks with all the electrifying, spine-tingling thrill of nature in her dramatic pomp.

Donizetti is delicately moving in his enchanting Concertino. Something special in this music of wistful beauties is promised by young soloist Christopher Moriarty. 

The Romanian Folk Dances and the Hungarian Dance tap into a rich, generations-long tradition from Europe’s eastern boundaries that revel in heady, unabashed, heart-on-sleeve emotion ripe with romance.

Infused with the irresistibly infectious appeal of the waltz, Weber’s Invitation to the Dance is packed with exhilarating, emotive melodies that will set heart, head and feet off on an involving, delirious journey guaranteed to refresh, reinvigorate and reward.

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra