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Nathalie Stutzmann © Brice Toul
Dublin

A soulful Dvořák concerto from French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and the National Symphony Orchestra

By , 24 May 2019
****1
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Michele Mariotti © Victor Santiago
Dublin

Paradise in music: a glorious Verdi Requiem under Michele Mariotti in Dublin

By , 17 May 2019
****1
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Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
Dublin

Leonard Slatkin and the RTÉ NSO give an exciting performance in Dublin

By , 10 May 2019
****1
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Celine Byrne © IMG Artists
Dublin

Thrilling concert performance of Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Dublin

By , 12 April 2019
****1
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Thomas Kemp © Rita Flanagan
Dublin

Impressive Finlandia and rarely heard Tchaikovsky Seventh from RTÉ NSO

By , 05 April 2019
***11
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Maxim Vengerov and Patrick Rafter with the RTÉ NSO © Frances Marshall | Marshall Light Studio
Dublin

An impressive display from Vengerov as violinist and conductor in Dublin

By , 29 March 2019
****1
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Kari Kriikku © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

“Unicorn” clarinet spreads Saariaho's enchantment in Dublin

By , 08 March 2019
****1
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

Violinist Frang and conductor Măcelaru impress equally in an all Russian programme

By , 22 February 2019
****1
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Sir Bryn Terfel © Mitch Jenkins | DG
Dublin

Sir Bryn Terfel entertains and charms in Dublin

By , 15 February 2019
****1
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David Brophy © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Irish composers shine in Dublin concert series

By , 01 February 2019
***11
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
**111
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Christian Ihle Hadland © Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

Beethoven to remember from Christian Ihle Hadland and the RTÉ NSO

By , 11 January 2019
****1
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Hugh Tinney © Colm Hogan at Castletown House
Dublin

Thoughtful "Emperor" from Tinney and lively Symphony no.7 from Alber in Beethoven concert

By , 30 November 2018
***11
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Dublin

Memorable and exhilarating Tchaikovsky from Ray Chen with Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 23 November 2018
*****
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Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Dublin

Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

By , 09 November 2018
*****
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

Stanislav Kochanovsky delivers a powerful Shostakovich 7 in Dublin

By , 26 October 2018
****1
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José Serebrier © Clive Barda
Dublin

Earthbound Planets but Serebrier première soars in Dublin

By , 28 September 2018
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Dark, passionate Dvořák 7 for Culture Night from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 21 September 2018
***11
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Robert Trevino © Lisa Hancock
Dublin

Trevino leads powerful Mahler Second in Dublin

By , 14 September 2018
****1
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
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Nathalia Milstein © Frederic Labrouche
Dublin

Milstein delivers an elegant Mozart K488 while Storgårds and RTÉ NSO produce a thrilling rendition of Mahler 6

By , 18 May 2018
***11
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Thomas Trotter © Patrick Garvey
Dublin

Sounds of silence: Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto gets Dublin première

By , 04 May 2018
***11
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Storm Large © Laura Domela
Dublin

Storm Large and RTÉ NSO bring Weill's Seven Deadly Sins up to date

By , 27 April 2018
****1
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
*****
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
Dublin

Martín conducting RTÉ NSO delivers an enjoyable programme of Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius

By , 09 March 2018
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An exhilarating concert of Lalo, Elgar and Beethoven

By , 23 February 2018
*****
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Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
Dublin

Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

By , 09 February 2018
***11
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Daniele Rustioni © Davide Cerati
Dublin

Highly demonstrative Rustioni delivers riveting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Dublin

By , 26 January 2018
****1
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
***11
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Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
Dublin

The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

By , 09 January 2018
*****
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Spectacular Strauss from Nathalie Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 01 December 2017
*****
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Dublin

Znaider's triumph in Dublin: magnificent Beethoven and powerful Shostakovich

By , 24 November 2017
****1
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Jorge Federico Osorio © Todd Rosenberg
Dublin

Mexicans Prieto and Osorio impress with de Falla, Ravel and Nielsen in Dublin

By , 10 November 2017
***11
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Eldbjørg Hemsing © Alikhan Photography | Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

A compelling Eroica and ruminative Dvořák in Dublin

By , 03 November 2017
***11
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Gavan Ring and Fergus Sheil © Ros Kavanagh
Dublin

Intriguing Irish opera Eithne makes a comeback after a century

By , 14 October 2017
****1
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Boris Giltburg © Jean-Marc Gourdon
Dublin

Giltburg delivers thoughtful Tchaikovsky in Dublin

By , 13 October 2017
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Nathalie Stutzmann's triumphant debut as principal guest conductor of the NSO

By , 29 September 2017
****1
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Mark Le Brocq © Hazard Chase
Dublin

A deeply moving Dream of Gerontius: Markson plumbs the depths with soloists and NSO

By , 19 May 2017
****1
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Simone Lamsma © Otto Van Den Toorn
Dublin

Lamsma dishes up a mesmerizing Shostakovich Violin concerto no.1

By , 12 May 2017
****1
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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Dublin

A sizzling hot Spanish offering: Moreno and Pons deliver exciting interpretations of Iberian music

By , 05 May 2017
****1
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Maxim Vengerov © Benjamin Ealovega
Dublin

Veni, vidi, vici: Vengerov's triumphant return to Dublin as violinist and conductor

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
Dublin

A revelation: Kozhukhin delivers masterful Rachmaninov 4 in Dublin

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Dietrich Henschel © Susanne Diesner
Dublin

A strong Bruckner Te Deum from RTE Philharmonic Choir covers a mixed first half

By , 10 February 2017
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Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Dublin

Fresh, exciting interpretations of modern music: an atypical Friday night in Dublin

By , 27 January 2017
****1
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

A fruitful partnership: Nathalie Stutzmann delivers a convincing Brahms 2 in Dublin

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Nicholas Collon © Jim Hinson
Dublin

Moving and mysterious: Collon conducts Shostakovich 15 in Dublin

By , 25 November 2016
***11
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Stephen Hough © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Dublin

Super hot Rachmaninov and overheated Beethoven in Dublin

By , 21 October 2016
***11
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Michał Nesterowicz © Lukasz Rajchert
Dublin

Sensational Shostakovich: Nesterowicz and NSO make a powerful combination in Dublin

By , 14 October 2016
*****
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Eiji Oue © IMG Artists
Dublin

Rollicking Haydn, Ravel and Shostakovich from Oue and the NSO in Dublin

By , 20 May 2016
****1
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Alina Pogostkina © 25stunden.com
Dublin

Moving Mahler 4 but Pogostkina steals the show with exhilarating Mendelssohn

By , 06 May 2016
****1
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