Coming direct from the Edinburgh International Festival, on its first international tour, the Colburn Orchestra performs in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on August 22. Drawn from students of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Los Angeles, this ensemble has excited audiences and critics alike for its finesse, youthful energy, and superb musicianship.

Directed by the dynamic French conductor Stéphane Denève (Musical Director of the Brussels Philharmonic), the orchestra performs ‘Nyx’, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s poetic evocation of the Greek goddess of night, and the brilliant ‘Symphonic Dances’ of Sergei Rachmaninov. The orchestra is also joined by the award-winning violinist (and Colburn student) Simone Porter, playing the stunning Violin Concerto of Samuel Barber, a rarely-performed work both richly lyrical and fiendishly virtuosic.

A unique opportunity to hear some of America’s finest emerging musicians, this promises to be a very enjoyable evening of music.

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Nyx
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Prices: €20, €15, €10; Third-Level Student/Child, €5

7.30pm, 22 August 2018, National Concert Hall, Dublin: booking details here or Tel (01) 417 0000

Stéphane Denève

Simone Porter