Highlights April 2018
Source: National Concert Hall

London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle | Madama Butterfly | Xuefei Yang | Javier Camarena & Rebeca Olvera | Harold Budd with the Vespertine Quartet | RTÉ Contempo Quartet | Gwendolyn Masin & Finghin Collins Series | Mike Denver | G4 | La traviata

This April, the National Concert Hall offers an exceptional programme of classical music with the visit of the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle as part of the International Concert Series. The series also closes the month with the much-anticipated Irish debut of Mexican tenor Javier Camarena alongside star soprano Rebeca Olvera in a programme of Italian bel canto arias with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

April also sees the return of the Gwendolyn Masin & Finghin Collins Series; the visit of the ‘godfather of ambient music’ Harold Budd with the Vespertine Quartet in two intimate concerts, the last in the Xuefei Yang Guitar Series and much more besides.

Highlights April 2018

  • Puccini’s Madama Butterfly , presented by Opera and Ballet International, Sat. 7th April, 7.30pm
  • Verdi’s La traviata , presented by Opera and Ballet International, Sun. 8th April, 7.30pm
  • Dublin Song Series with Gemma Ní Bhriain, mezzo-soprano and Hélio Vida, piano, Sun. 8th April, 3pm
  • G4 – Live 2018, Mon. 9th April, 8pm
  • The John Lynch Chamber Music Project, Wed. 11th April, 7.30pm
  • ESB Feis Ceoil 2018, Wed. 11th April, 7.30pm – A gala showcase featuring outstanding winners
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra Essential Classics: The Music of Mendelssohn, Thurs. 12th April, 8pm
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor, The Guinness Choir and Orchestra, Mon. 16th April 8pm.
  • An Evening with Mike Denver, Tues. 17th April, 8pm
  • London Symphony Orchestra – Sir Simon Rattleconductor, Wed. 18th April, 8pm
  • Gwendolyn Masin & Finghin Collins Series, Thurs. 19th April, 7.30pm
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra Essential Classics: The Music of Mozart, Thurs. 19th April, 8pm
  • Perspectives: Harold Budd with the Vespertine Quartet, Fri. 20th & Sat. 21st April, 8.30pm
  • Prima Donna, Sat. 21st April, 8pm a fusion of ballet and opera, showcasing the talent of prima ballerina Monica Loughman and soprano Sandra Oman.
  • Complete Beethoven Cycle – RTÉ Contempo Quartet, Sun. 22nd April, 3pm
  • Xuefei Yang Guitar Series, Thurs. 26th April, 7.30pm
  • Javier Camarena Rebeca Olvera with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Sat. 28th April, 8pm

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