RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Principal Conductor David Brophy
Principal Guest Conductor John Wilson
Conductor Laureate Proinnsías Ó Duinn
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra has had a special place in Irish musical life for over 60 years, with a range that sees them equally at home in classical, opera, jazz, film, rock and traditional music.
The orchestra has performed Nessun Dorma with Pavarotti and Messiah for the Pope, played with jazz legends like Lalo Schifrin and Cleo Laine and rock musicians like Jon Lord of Deep Purple, and collaborated with top Irish acts like Altan, Sharon Shannon and Declan O'Rourke. Heard across the world in seven Eurovision Song Contests, the RTÉ CO gave the electrifying first performance of Riverdance and went on to record the phenomenally successful CD.
The RTÉ CO was the 'house orchestra' for The Late Late Show in April 2010, performing with Billy Ocean, Altan and the River Tenors (aka Après Match), and on its first appearance at Electric Picnic in September the orchestra's set was hailed as one of the highlights of the weekend.
'All the members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are great artists individually - put together you can imagine.Dublin is very fortunate to have an orchestra of this calibre.' Movie/jazz legend Lalo Schifrin
'I'd crawl over broken glass to work with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra again.' - Jon Lord, Deep Purple