RTÉ CO: Gershwin 100

Saturday, 27 January 2024

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National Concert Hall

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About this event

Happy 100th birthday to Rhapsody in Blue! The RTÉ Concert Orchestra celebrates the centenary of one of the most recognisable of masterpieces in this all-Gershwin feast with Guest Principal Conductor Stephen Bell and an amazing line-up of artists.

Fiachra Garvey piano

Ryan Quigley and Enrico Tomasso trumpet

Nicola Emmanuelle vocals

Stephen Bell conductor

Rhapsody in Blue is thrilling from the start, grabbing the attention with that iconic upwards glissando of the clarinet. Then orchestra and piano combine in irresistibly melodic, jazz-infused music that moves from bluesy to rousing to romantic – later described by Gershwin as ‘a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America – and our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our metropolitan madness’.

Tickets €15, €28.50, €42.50

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