WEEK 13 : 2009
Saturday, 28th March – Friday 3rd April ___________________________________________________________________
THE LYRIC FEATURE
08.30am THE FULBRIGHT EXPERIENCE
The 8-part series about the impact of getting a Fulbright scholarship on the lives and careers of Irish people who went to study in the U.S and Americans who came here continues.
Programme 6: John O’Loughlin Kennedy was a young business manager working in Dublin when he got his opportunity to go on a Fulbright scholarship to California. JFK was in the White House and it was a time of immense hope. Gerald Peregrine is a young Irish cellist with a musical background. His Fulbright scholarship took him to Indiana to study with internationally renown cellist Janos Starker. He was in the U.S on September 11th 2001 and saw how local people reacted in this small, mid-west town. Since his return to Ireland, he and two fellow musicians have set up the trio called Ensemble Avalon.
09.00am WOMEN AND WORDS
A radio celebration of outstanding Irish women writers of fiction, poetry and drama exploring the voice of Irish women in literature and how they use it.
Programme 6: Dramatist and playwright Marie Jones is an actress who turned writer because, as she says, the words were not there for women. Marie sees herself as a writer framed and informed by the Troubles and by the social and personal conflicts it spawned. Her international success with the play ‘Stones in Their Pockets’ transferred her writing world and she is now one of Ireland’s leading popular playwrights. (First broadcast on Sept 2008)
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th March, 08.30am-09.30am
THE HAMILTON SCORES
If you know soccer you’ll know George Hamilton. You know he loves football, but do you also know that this sports guy can ease from Chelsea to Chopin, from Arsenal to Albinoni and from Manchester United to Mozart? Join George for a musical Saturday brunch with the added spice of stories from his travels, insights on life and the weekly ‘Treat at Twelve’.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th March, 09.30am-12.30pm
SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH LORCAN MURRAY
Some of the world’s finest music throughout the afternoon with Lorcan Murray as he presents an engaging blend of classical music, familiar favourites and hidden gems with news and weather updates.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th March, 2.30pm-5.30pm
OPERA NIGHT FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, NEW YORK
DAS RHEINGOLD BY RICHARD WAGNER
The opening part of Wagner’s great Ring Cycle in which the nibelung dwarf Alberich steals the gold belonging to the Rhinemaidens and has it stolen from him in turn by Wotan, the lord of the gods, but not before he curses everyone who wears the ring he has forged from the gold. The Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera is conducted by James Levine.
Après Opera: John Allen investigates the part played by gold in other operas.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th March, 8pm-12.00am
AFTER HOURS WITH EAMONN LENIHAN
JAZZ THAT SWINGS
Eamonn Lenihan presents live jazz from Stockholm, courtesy of the Klas Lindquist Nonet. For this set of original numbers, the award-winning sax-player/composer concentrates on music inspired by his role models – Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th March, 12.00am-02.30am
Join Tim Thurston for a millennium of sacred music from Gregorian chant to contemporary choral works including Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei, a Haydn Mass and Bach’s greatest motet, Jesu meine Freude. RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th March, 08.30am-10.30am
MOVIES & MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY
NEW MONTHLY FEATURE STARTING THIS SUNDAY ***
London theatre critic Matt Wolf brings us the latest news and gossip from the Musicals scene on Broadway and in the West End.
Shirley Jones, who played opposite Robert Preston in The Music Man and opposite Gordon MacRae in Oklahoma and Carousel, is under the spotlight ahead of her 75th birthday. Aedín also checks out Bette Davis and Cate Blanchett playing the role of Elizabeth I on screen and the serious chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo, plus there’s songs from Moulin Rouge and O Brother Where Art Thou and this evening’s featured musical is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th March, 4.30pm-6.30pm
SOUNDPAINTING : MUSIC IN LIGHT
Nova plays some outstanding recent examples of music inspired in the visual realm including Mauricio Sotelo’s Wall of Light Black for Sean Scully, Ryoji Ikeda C, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Vigilia, Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux, and Jacob TV’s The Body of Your Dreams.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th March, 8.30pm-10pm
THE SUNDAY SEQUENCE
THE WELL-TEMPERED COMPOSER
Michael Grant examines the temperament of some of the great composers as exhibited in their correspondence and other writings.
Programme 4: Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th March, 10pm-10.30pm
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH EAMONN LAWLOR (Monday)
NDR Symphony Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) conducted by
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Prokofiev: Music from Romeo and Juliet suites
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 30th March, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Continuing the programme’s features on important jazz recordings of 50 years ago, Jazz Alley focuses on the experiments with time that were contained in Dave Brubeck’s biggest selling album, Time Out, and which also gave Brubeck and its author alto saxophinst Paul Desmond their biggest hit, Take Five. Presented by Donald Helme.
RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 1st April, 7pm-8.30pm
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH BERNARD CLARKE
The Donaueschingen Festival was founded in 1921 under the princely protection of the House of Fürstenberg. Today it is the oldest festival for New Music in the world and is generally regarded as the prototype for festivals in specialised fields of culture. Tonight’s programme features highlights from the festival’s chamber music programme performed by three of Europe’s finest comtemporary music ensembles – the Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Modern.
RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 1st April, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Ellen Cranitch continues to present highlights from the 2008 Masters of Tradition Festival held in Bantry House, West Cork. Tonight’s programme includes music from
Helen Hayes, Jimmy Keane, Joe Burke and Ann Conroy.
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 2nd April, 7pm-8.30pm
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH EAMONN LAWLOR (Thursday)
WEST CORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008
Vadim Gluzman (violin), Miheala Ursuleasa (piano), Sol Gabetta (cello)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin).
Ysaye: Sonata No.2 for Violin
Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos.1 and 3
Franck: Sonata in A for Cello and Piano
Frank Martin: Piano Trio on Popular Irish Melodies
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 2nd April, 8.30pm-10.30pm
THE FRIDAY CONCERT WITH EAMONN LAWLOR
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hill
Celine Byrne (soprano), Raphaela Mangan (mezzo-soprano), Timothy Robinson (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (bass)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Mark Duley, Chorus Master)
Mendelssohn: St. Paul
Interval: Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd – the first of two talks.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd April , 8pm-10.30pm
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