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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

  • National Concert Hall Earlsfort Terrace Dublin Ireland (map)

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2015-2016

Friday 8 April 2016, 8pm National Concert Hall
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 3

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune[10']
DUTILLEUX Cello Concerto: Tout un monde lointain... [30'] 
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 3 in A minor [42']

The rich otherworldly perfume of late-19th-century Symbolist poetry infuses two magical French masterpieces of the 20th century. Debussy's fantastical setting of Mallarmé's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un fauneannounced the arrival of musical modernity in a spellbindingly rich and sensuous reverie. Inspired by Baudelaire and a cello concerto in all but name, Dutilleux'sTout un monde lointain. is equally mysterious and voluptuous, with a lyrical solo line for Alban Gerhardt, 'one of the finest cellists around' (The Guardian). Rachmaninov's Third Symphony is a boldly romantic affair full of lush melodies, evocative folk lyricism and searing emotions.

Alban Gerhardt cello
Andrew Gourlay conductor

Soundings, 7pm | In Conversation: Alban Gerhardt & Andrew Gourlay with Paul Herriott

Tickets: €15, €23.50, €29.50, €35
Limited concessions available: €13.50, €21.15, €26.55, €31.50
Booking: 01 417 0000 | www.nch.ie | www.rte.ie/nso

Earlier Event: March 4
11:11 Coffee Morning Concerts
Later Event: April 13
VM: Tesserae