change to line-up for RTÉ CO New Year’s Eve Gala


Singer Claire Martin has had to withdraw from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Gala Concert next Monday. Film music legend Michel Legrand and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will now entertain a packed National Concert Hall for the full performance, which begins at 10pm and runs through midnight to welcome in 2013. To add to the New Year’s Eve celebrations and sense of occasion, there will be a  complimentary glass of bubbly at the interval and music from the Cormac Kenevey Quartet in the NCH foyer from 8pm.

Amended listing below.

Best wishes for the New Year.
Angela Rohan


New Year’s Eve Gala Concert
Monday 31 December 2012
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
with Michel Legrand & Catherine Michel
National Concert Hall, 10pm
Pre-concert music from the Cormac Kenevey Quartet from 8pm


‘Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel…’ – it’s hard to imagine a classier way to see out the year and ring in 2013 than in the company of legendary film composer Michel Legrand, who joins the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for its New Year’s Eve Gala.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra invites you to usher in 2013 in the company of the legendary Michel Legrand, who joins the orchestra for its New Year’s Eve Gala Concert.

A triple Oscar winner and five-time Grammy winner, Legrand is a true great in the world of film music. He joins the RTÉ CO as conductor, pianist and singer for an evening of such classics as The Windmills of Your Mind, the theme to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and more. Joining him is his wife, Catherine Michel, harpist soloist from the Opéra de Paris.

Ticket price includes complimentary glass of bubbly.

Tickets: €34.50–€69.50 (conc. €31.50–€62.50)

Booking: or or 01 417 0000 (no booking fee)