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Live from the National Concert Hall Paul Herriott presents Big on Britten: Britten & America.

Bursting with pizzazz and showmanship, Bernstein’s On the Town celebrates New York in irresistible style while Copland’s gorgeous, melody-filled ballet score is as ripe, romantic and ravishing as the American dream that captivated Benjamin Britten, whose shadow-lit, spiritual song cycle and operatically vivid invocations of the sea are high-water marks of 20th Century music.

Bernstein: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Copland: Appalachian Spring

RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Maire-Luise Neunecker (horn)

Andrew Staples (tenor)

Gary Walker (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 18 October, 8pm-10pm