What's Hot This February

Kicking off Spring in style, February has both some excellent and unique classical experiences in store for concert-goers.

We here at the Goldenplec Classical Team have traipsed through the month’s upcoming shows to bring you a concise list of what not to miss!

Making History

Keep The Home Fires Burning, Songs Of the First World War- February 23rd.

This unique eSongs of the First World Warvent presented by some of the country’s leading  musicians sees the re-creation of the performances held at the Front during WW1. With narration by Eamonn Lawlor, tonight’s performance promises to exhibit ‘popular songs and rare musical gems of the WW1 era’.


The Key Notes

Simon Morgan: Baritone

Sylvia O Brien: Soprano

Niall O Sullivan: Trumpet

Gerald Peregrine: Cello

Martin Brunsden: Saw/Double Bass

Nigel Linden: Accordion

Vincent Lynch: Piano

Eamonn Lawlor: Narrator

Tickets: €20

A Taste of Opera

Puccini By Candlelight, February 21st at NCH

Presented by Lyrica Opera Company, this nod to Puccini is mPucciniost definitely not to be missed this month. The evening sees a selection of his opera highlights performed by Australian Helena Dix, Brit Neal Cooper and Irish soprano Rachel Croash. The programme travels through the highlights of this great opera master, featuring excerpts of some of his most famous works, such as La Fanciulla del West, La Bohème, and Tosca - to name just a few! With a pre-concert introduction in the Carolan Room beforehand this is the perfect event for those looking for an avenue into opera appreciation or seasoned opera fans alike.


Helena Dix soprano

Neal Cooper tenor

Rachel Croash soprano

John Gibbons conductor

Vivian J. Coates director and designer


Pick of the Month

Ray Chen & Julien Quentin 19th February at the NCH

ViolinisRay Chent Ray Chen takes to the Main Hall of the NCH and will no doubt bring his usual flamboyance and showy habits with him. Tonight’s performance is a chance to see Chen live and experience the fresh energy he seems to be injecting into the violin. Accompanied by French piano virtuoso Julien Quentin, this is a great opportunity to see two exciting and capable musicians.


Arvo Pärt Fratres for Violin and Piano

Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80

Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42

Stravinsky Divertimento for Violin and Piano

Tickets: €45, €40, €35, €30 (€20 Choir Balcony)