Royal Irish Academy of Music Announce Ensembles’ Concerts

The Royal Irish Academy of Music have announced the first of their 2020 public performances by their Orchestras and Wind Ensembles starting on Saturday, 26 January.

Sunday, 26 January at 6pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Annual Junior RIAM School Performers Concert

Join over 400 musicians from the Academy’s Junior School for what promises to be a lively and fun evening of music-making on stage at the National Concert Hall. A concert for all the family showcasing the Academy’s numerous ensembles and featuring music from the classical, film, rock and pop worlds.

Saturday, 7 March at 8pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
RIAM Symphony Orchestra & RIAM Intermediate Orchestra with Conductor James Cavanagh

A concert featuring a delightful selection of the classics in aid of Focus Ireland performed by the RIAM Symphony and Intermediate Orchestras and conductor, James Cavanagh, in the magnificent setting of Christ Church Cathedral.

In addition to musical masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Brahms, audiences can look forward to Haydn’s rousing Symphony No. 99 and a performance of excerpts from Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto K488 by the sparkling young pianist Dida Condria and her spirited peers. Presented in association with Christ Church Cathedral in aid of Focus Ireland

Sunday, 22 March at 5pm, St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin
The RIAM Transition strings and Junior strings join with guest orchestra from The Sligo Academy of Music orchestra in an exciting side by side concert for all the family.

Wednesday, 22 April – Sunday, 26 April
The RIAM Symphony Orchestra travel to Stockholm to give two major concerts in collaboration with students from the world renowned Lilla Academy Stockholm. The RIAMSO will perform the exuberant Symphony No. 99 in E Flat by Joseph Haydn and Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major by W.A. Mozart.

Saturday, 23 May at 8pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
The RIAM Beethoven Orchestra with John O’Conor, piano, and James Cavanagh as conductor.

Beethoven master interpreter, John O’Conor, joins the RIAM Beethoven Orchestra, consisting of students, staff and alumni of the Academy, for the composer’s majestic ‘Emperor’. Under the baton of James Cavanagh, this bespoke orchestra affords listeners another of the composer’s masterpieces, his thunderous Fifth Symphony which moves rousingly from darkness to light. Two towering works by Beethoven, 5+5 definitely adds up to the perfect 10!

Sunday, 24 May at 6pm, St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin
An array of fantastic talent end their academic year in celebratory style with the annual RIAM Performing Groups Summer Concert. An entertaining family concert and the culmination of a year of fun-filled energy and collaboration.

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