June 13th, 2024
London Symphony Orchestra


June 13th, 2024, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

LSO Discovery participant groups perform together with the London Symphony Orchestra, in a showcase of the LSO’s learning and community programme.

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June 26th — July 4th, 2024
And Other Duties

Rising Stars

in association with Chetham's School of Music

June 26th — July 4th, 2024
at the Bridgewater Hall, Stoller Hall and Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, UK)

In this And Other Duties course, students will get to work with one of the best youth orchestras in the world as they prepare for a concert in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. 

For an entire week, students will be involved in all aspects of rehearsing the Chetham's Symphony Orchestra – from taking sectionals to assisting guest conductor Lee Reynolds. They will work with younger students in the Chetham’s Philharmonic and with small ensembles of professional musicians drawn from the outstanding teaching staff at the school.

There will be seminars on all aspects of working with young musicians and on designing concerts for young people. Students will learn about how to manage rehearsals, how to achieve the right balance when programming for young musicians, about safeguarding and how to work with a team.

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August 15th/17th, 2024
Bregenzer Festspiele


August 15th 2024, 8.00 pm
Werkstattbühne, Austria

Éna Brennan: Hold Your Breath
Libretto by David Pountney

Sung in English with German surtitles

Duration: approx. 90 minutes (no intermission)

Commissioned by the Bregenzer Festspiele as part of the Opernatelier, in cooperation with Kunsthaus Bregenz

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August 27th, 2024
RTÉ Concert Orchestra

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Summer Lunchtime

August 27th 2024, 1.05pm
National Concert Hall, Dublin

RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Karen Ní Bhroin, conductor
Michael Seaver, clarinet
Macdara Ó Seireadáin, basset horn
Presented by Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm

This final RTÉ Concert Orchestra 2024 Summer Lunchtime concert promises a soul-stirring delight, with a programme including the moving Overture by Bacewicz, Borodin’s symphonic poem In the Steppes of Central Asia, and concert pieces from Mendelssohn.

Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture was written during the Nazi occupation of Poland in World War II and remains a defiant outcry and an exhilarating piece.

One of the most celebrated figures of the early Romantic Period, Mendelssohn is also included in the programme; the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, with woodwind players Michael Seaver and Macdara Ó Seireadáin, play delightful concert pieces No. 1 and No. 2 on clarinet and basset horn.

Excerpts from Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, influenced by styles and forms from Bohemia, will also be performed, showcasing their dazzling intensity and folk-dance elegance. 

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