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RTE Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Gavin Maloney
Soloist: Gavan Ring (Baritone)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Haydn Symphony No 44 – Trauer
From the Danube to the Owenglin – songs from Austria and home with Gavan Ring.
Introducing orchestra music to new audiences since 1948, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra has built a strong connection with the public that saw it named the World’s Favourite Orchestra 2015, winning 25% of the vote in an international poll. The RTÉ CO has performed with countless extraordinary artists across all genres: from the classical world, Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras, Gheroghiu, and Lang Lang; film and stage composers including Lalo Schifrin, Michel Legrand, David Arnold, and Marvin Hamlisch; stars of jazz and musical theatre like Michael Feinstein, Cleo Laine, and Kurt Elling; and with Sir James and Lady Galway at last year’s Clifden Arts Festival.
Baritone Gavan Ring read education and music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin, and, after post-graduate studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, trained at the National Opera Studio in London. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, second-prize-winner at the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, and won the Southbank Sinfonia Award for Orchestral Song.
In his native Ireland, Gavan has sung Lieutenant Gordon in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, Father Philippe in Holst’s The Wandering Scholar, Oompa Loompa in Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket for Wexford Festival Opera, and Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Wide Open Opera, Dublin. He sang the role of the High King of Ireland in Opera Theatre Company’s recent production of Eithne by Robert O’Dwyer, the first performance of this opera in more than 100 years.
Gavan is kindly supported by the Next Generation Artist Award from An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council of Ireland. He has also received support from the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme, The Musician’s Benevolent Fund (Richard Van Allan Award) and the Cahersiveen Festival of Music and the Arts.
Sponsored by Bill and Denise Whelan.
Photo by Anthony Riordan.
- Shuttle bus departs Clifden Library 7:15pm
- Admission €20