- 20 Nov 23
The National Concert Hall has today announced a number of additions to its Perspectives 2024 Series.
The National Concert Hall has unveiled a jam packed programme for 2024 which will see leading international and Irish contemporary artists explore the musical present in a series of concerts throughout the year.
The new concerts include a weekend of music curated by influential German musician and composer Nils Frahm (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July), a new commission by Oscar award winner Philip Glass for the pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque based on his Cocteau Trilogy (Saturday 15 June), an NCH debut by Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Samara Joy (Saturday 20 April) and the welcome return of Derry pianist Ruth McGinley (Thursday 2 May).
Pioneering composer-producer-pianist Nils Frahm returns to the National Concert Hall on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July to perform his new project Music For Dublin, where he will curate a weekend of music by artists he admires.
Part of a worldwide tour in which each show is dedicated to each city, Nils presents to Dublin brand-new material that moves between the worlds of experimental, neo-classical, ambient and electronica.
The NCH is set to collaborate with pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque on their Phillip Glass commission, Cocteau Trilogy on Saturday 15 June. The project has its genesis in 2021, when the musicians created the instrumental suites for two pianos taken from Philip Glass’s Opera Les Enfants Terribles, based on the film by Cocteau.
The success of both the record and their concerts left the pianists eager to complete the trilogy by applying the same method to the remaining two operas in the Cocteau Trilogy: Orphée and La Belle et la Bête. Glass has described the sisters as "great performers, and great interpreters".
This concert is produced by Philharmonie de Paris in a co-production with the National Concert Hall, Barbican Centre, Cité Musicale - Metz, Opéra National de Bordeaux.
Grammy Award-winning singer Samara Joy is set to make her NCH debut on Saturday 20 April. At this year’s Awards, Samara won in both Best Jazz Vocal Album and the auspicious Best New Artist categories.
Derry pianist Ruth McGinley makes a welcome return to the National Concert Hall on Thursday 2 May to perform a programme of Bach, Philip Glass and Chick Corea ahead of the release of her forthcoming new album.
Since the release of her acclaimed debut Reconnection in 2016, McGinley has performed as a soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park, collaborated with Belfast composer Neil Martin on the album Aura and delighted audiences in venues such as the Southbank Centre, London and the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC to name but a few.
Perspectives will also welcome the pioneering group Kronos Quartet on Sunday 27 May as part of their 50th anniversary Five Decades tour which will see them perform seminal pieces from their extensive canon.
Tickets prices and dates for the 2024 Perspectives Series:
Samara Joy - Saturday 20 April 8pm €22, €27, €32
Ruth McGinley - Thursday 2 May 8.30pm €15
Katia and Marielle Labèque Cocteau Trilogy Saturday 15 June 8pm €29.50 €37.50 €45
Nils Frahm Music For Dublin - Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 8pm €29, €39, €49
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