RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER, 2017

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER, 2017

Get that festive feeling with this fantastic orchestra

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What better way to start the festive season than with the forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra featuring prize-winners of the prestigious Veronica Dunne Singing Competition 2016, Fatma Said and William Davenport.

Join the RTÉ NSO for a sparkling programme of opera and seasonal favourites – book your tickets in advance.

Our festive concert promises to be a spectacular event with special guests Fatma Said and William Davenport.

The perfect concert to launch the festive season, with opera highlights from Massenet’s Manon and Lehárs Giuditta, musical highlights from Bernstein’s On the Town and West Side Story and a selection of seasonal orchestral and vocal music including the beautiful O Holy Night.

Spectacular seasonal orchestral and vocal music, including the beautiful O Holy Night

Spectacular seasonal orchestral and vocal music, including the beautiful O Holy Night

Spectacular seasonal orchestral and vocal music, including the beautiful O Holy Night

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RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Founded in 1948, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has been at the forefront of symphonic music in Ireland providing an unbroken stream of concerts.

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The orchestra has firmly established itself as a primary force in Irish musical life and today, the orchestra plays a central role in classical music in Ireland through year-long programmes of live performances, schools and educational projects, broadcasts on RTÉ lyric fm and internationally through the European Broadcasting Union, recordings and new commissions. The orchestra recently announced Nathalie Stutzmann as Principal Guest Conductor Designate. Nathalie will hold this position from September 2017 to May 2019.

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FATMA SAID – SOPRANO

Cairo-born soprano Fatma Said began singing lessons aged 14. Following studies in Berlin, she won a scholarship to study at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan where she sang many roles and was hailed by critics as one of the world’s most promising young singers.

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In 2016, she became a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and won the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin. She has performed extensively in concerts, recitals and festivals in many major concert halls and opera houses across the world. Fatma became the first Egyptian opera singer ever to be awarded the Creativity Award.

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WILLIAM DAVENPORT – TENOR

Tenor William Davenport has performed many significant operatic roles in opera houses across the US and Europe.

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He has a degree from Peabody Conservatory and is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. In 2016, he was a prize winner at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin. In concert William has performed Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 plus Dvorák’s Mass in D with major orchestras.

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A marvellous, wonderful orchestra.

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Maxim Vengerov, violinist

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Book tickets

Book tickets for this concert through the Droichead website using the link below. This concert is being held in St Peter’s Catholic Church, on West St, to accommodate the large orchestra.

Alternatively, you can pop into the Droichead Arts Centre box office in person on Stockwell Street or call the box office on 0419875140

Our tickets are great value and even include a free drink at the interval.

WHEN

Friday 15th December 2017
Concert start 7.30pm

WHERE

St Peter’s Catholic Church, West St, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

TICKETS

From €19 in advance
€17 concessions, €5 student/children

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