This concert has to be repeated. It was just too good to be a one off.
The NCH is a small venue for a national hall, about 1,200 in the main auditorium
NCH hosts much more than classical music, it also hosts jazz, contempora
Last night I was there to hear Sharon Shannon and her Band, supported by Susan O'Neill. Both acts were superb and with talent like SON coming along, we can be very proud that our ongoing tradition of great singing and songwritin
Thanks to all the performers
Congrats on the arrival of his new born baby.
The highlight of the coming week, and one of the gems of the musical calendar, sees the opening of Ireland's most daring music festival, NEW MUSIC DUBLIN, featuring classical, electronic, alt-rock, folk, trad, sound art and more....
For info and tix, visit newmusicdublin.ie
PARENTS ATTENDING Mini Music THIS MORNING - PLEASE NOTE
Due to illness, Rebecca has had to cancel her classes today, Saturday 24th February. Eimear's classes will go ahead as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience.
More events for Primary School Children!
Musical World: Exploring Music for Primary Schools is a performance workshop where the children get to learn about music from different parts of the world.
On Tuesday 6th March, we will be exploring the music of Cuba and the Caribbean....
These workshops for primary school groups (3rd-6th class) will give the children plenty of opportunity to get involved with our musicians, with lots of musical activities, sing-alongs and rhythmic games.
Developed with the primary music curriculum, classroom materials will be provided before the event also.
Last weekend, the NCH Female Conductor Programme participants worked with Alice Farnham & Shirley Keane on their conducting techniques & skills as well as working on movement and stance.
The participants also got some great presentations from Programme supporters Grant Thornton Ireland on marketing & communications & how to manage their brand
The NCH was delighted to welcome back the Česká filharmonie for a weekend of wonderful music including an all-Dvořák programme which featured his Cello Concerto in B minor performed by Alisa Weilerstein.
One of Ireland’s leading piano recitalists, concert soloist and chamber musicians Michael McHale joins the Vanbrugh for two Sunday afternoon concerts of chamber music classics by Stanford, Mozart, Brahms and Schumann.
Keith Pascoe violin | Simon Aspell viola | Christopher Marwood cello | Michael McHale piano
Sunday 25 February 2018, 3pm...
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K. 478
Stanford Piano Quartet in F Op. 15
Sunday 11 March 2018, 3pm
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47
Dvořák Piano Quartet in D major Op. 23
Great to have Sharon Shannon back in the building today. She returns to the NCH stage with support from Susan O Neill - aka SON on 23rd June.
Tickets on https://www.nch.ie/Online/Sharon-Shannon-23Jun18
Our next Music Workshops for Primary Schools take place on Wednesday 28th February.
These fun and interactive music workshops provide an introduction to the world of rhythm, melody, singing, rap writing, and percussion, all with the emphasis on enjoyment and active music-making!
Designed to support and compliment the delivery of three strands of the primary school music curriculum, these workshops are available for booking to primary school groups....
Tickets are €8 & teachers go free.
AfriKaa! - A Soundscape for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions returns to our John Field Room on Saturday 10th March.
AfriKaa! is a multi-sensory installation and experimental concert by Slavek Kwi. Designed for and dedicated to children with autism, the sound journey allows children to move freely through the rich soundscape of South Africa's Limpopo Valley.
It's an intensive weekend for our Female Conductor Programme participants with two full days of work with Alice Farnham on their conducting techniques and skills. They've also been working with Shirley on movement - helping them to understand their bodies and stance while conducting.
The participants also spent some time in Grant Thornton Ireland's offices on Friday learning about marketing themselves and their brands.
Stunning performance tonight by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Tomas Netopil in the first of three concerts this weekend featuring a programme of Dvorak and Smetana. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein proved what a consummate musician she really is in Dvorak's Cello Concerto, her playing was emotionally charged, utterly romantic, sonorous and above all impassioned. The pairing of this fine orchestra, conductor and soloist is living up to expectations for this eagerly anticipated event.