RTÉ NSO Plays UCH Limerick With Acclaimed Cellist Richard Harwood

Richard Harwood

RTÉ NSO Plays UCH Limerick With Acclaimed Cellist Richard Harwood -The concert is conducted by the dynamic young American conductor Case Scaglione.  Featured soloist is cellist Richard Harwood described as “a major talent” by BBC Music Magazine.

RTÉ NSO Plays UCH Limerick With Acclaimed Cellist Richard Harwood

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra along with Cellist Richard Harwood makes a welcome return to the Mid-West for a concert at University Concert Hall Limerick on Thursday 26 October, 8.00pm.

The concert is conducted by the dynamic young American conductor Case Scaglione.  Featured soloist is cellist Richard Harwood described as “a major talent” by BBC Music Magazine.

A lyrical, romantic programme is on offer with Stanford’s Irish Rhapsody No. 1, Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1, and Suk’s Symphony No. 2.

The RTÉ NSO performs the concert again on Friday night, 27 October, 7.30 pm at the NCH Dublin, as part of its new season.

Stanford’s lovely orchestral rhapsody features the famous traditional air Danny Boy and is regarded as the composer’s most popular Rhapsody, full of light, shadow and colour.

Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 departs from the standard concerto form.  He structured it as one continuous movement, avoiding the traditional three-movement concerto form. It has three distinct tightly-structured and inter-connected sections.

Suk’s Symphony No. 2, sub-titled “Asrael” (Angel of Death), is not for the faint-hearted! It’s a late romantic, larger-than-life piece and full of emotion. It was written in response to the death of Dvorák who was Suk’s father-in-law and former teacher.

The discography of Richard Harwood includes a critically acclaimed debut disc for EMI Classics, recorded with pianist Christoph Berner, and Composing Without The Picture, a 2013 solo album of concert works written by film composers, on Resonus

For Richard Harwood, classical music is his passion:  “It’s about storytelling and everyone likes a good story.” Richard has played with orchestras all over the world.  He says:  “Life as a musician is interesting and I’m happy to play anywhere and everywhere. By the time I’ve had a long career … let’s just say I’ll have lots of after-dinner stories.”

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