pok3rplaya Registered User
#1

I am a beginner classical music enthusiast who would like to hear a symphony.

I watched parts of Beethoven's 9th Symphony tonight and was blown away.

What event should I go to this summer in order to hear something like this live?

#2

well you can watch one here... haunting, but some tune it would be to be able to master.... someone here will be able to give you a destination for one i'm sure.

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Clinker Registered User
#3

This concert doesn't include a symphony, but it does include Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade which should blow you away in a different way! It's one of a series at the NCH in Dublin on Friday nights through the summer: check the calendar on the page I've linked to.

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Clinker said:
This concert doesn't include a symphony, but it does include Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade which should blow you away in a different way! It's one of a series at the NCH in Dublin on Friday nights through the summer: check the calendar on the page I've linked to.


I'd second that, and recommend as well the programme for the NCH on 13th July: Gershwin's wonderful "Rhapsody in Blue", a blend of classical and jazz music and after the interval Holst's "The Planets", nearly an hour of one of the great showpieces for large orchestra.

See https://www.nch.ie/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=3F1A7B05-553E-483A-BA55-A11EE6BD83A8

mambo Registered User
#5

Note, most symphonies do NOT have a chorus singing.


But if you can wait until Nov 19th...


Sean Clancy: Toile Brûlée (premiere, UCDSO commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

UCD Symphony Orchestra
UCD Choral Scholars
UCD Philharmonic Choir
Catherine Redding (soprano)
Victoria Massey (alto)
Eamonn Mulhall (tenor)
Jeffrey Ledwidge (bass)
Conductor: Ciarán Crilly

https://www.nch.ie/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=5F99A8CC-937E-4392-BCA8-3C9BDE4A27A9

#6

That'd be well worth seeing. Beethoven's 9th is a completely different animal live.

OP, just look at Friday evenings in the concert hall:

www.nch.ie

The National Symphony Orchestra plays nearly every Friday, and more than often has a Symphony in the programme. Once you're hooked you'll never look Bach!


............sorry...... :0

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bnt Registered User
#7

If you can get to London this summer, Daniel Barenboim is conducting a full Beethoven Symphony cycle at the Proms. I'm going to see if I can get there for 1 & 2, and queue for a £5 ticket.

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