The 50s: The Decade That Changed The World

Thursday, 16 May 2024

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National Concert Hall

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Following the extraordinary Guy Barker’s Gatsby & Beyond New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, a wildly entertaining never-before-seen night of 1950s jazz promises to showcase the decade that changed the world.

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Guy Barker, conductor

Giacomo Smith, clarinet/saxophone

Clare Teal, vocalist

Cormac Kenevey, vocalist

James Pearson, piano

Celebrating the cornerstone year of 1959, the year that changed jazz, pianist James Pearson, Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, will join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the second half of the night, performing the genre-altering music of John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman and more.

Tickets €15, €20, €26.50, €32, €42.50

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