Online Concerts

Over the next few months we will be bringing you a series of concerts online.

We hope you will enjoy them and join us for these events. You can view all of the concerts in our Online Theatre. Tickets for each concert will be €15 and all proceeds will go to the Dublin Philharmonic Society and to the musician’s fees. This is a great way to support our young and upcoming Irish artists.

Niall O’Sullivan & Brian Connor – Online Now

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PROGRAMME

1. Concerto for Trumpet – Alexander Arutiunian 
2. Central Park in the Dark – Dave Brubeck 
3. Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla
4. Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel 
5. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael 
6. Speak, Softly, Love – Nino Rota
7. Libertango – Astor Piazzolla 

NIALL O’SULLIVAN

Niall O’Sullivan has performed all over Europe, Asia and the USA, selling out concert halls and performing arts centres with his ensemble of world class musicians. 
Niall’s self titled debut album and ‘Ballads’ EP reached #1 on the iTunes classical & jazz charts respectively. His orchestral album ‘Niall O’Sullivan and Friends’ was produced by Julian Lloyd Webber and Gavin Murphy and features opera star Danielle de Niese, four time ‘Grammy’ winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, theatre royalty Kim Criswell and two of Ireland’s finest vocalists, Emmet Cahill and Lisa Lambe, accompaniment was provided by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor David Brophy. 
Niall has performed the major baroque & classical works for trumpet and orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and several other orchestra’s & ensembles throughout Ireland including a performance of Vivaldi’s Double Trumpet Concerto with trumpet legend Crispian Steele Perkins.He has performed his own unique arrangements of iconic works with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on several occasions for live radio broadcasts and performances. 
Niall and his wife, vocalist Shóna have toured the USA extensively with their sell out show ‘My Funny Valentine’. 
As a featured guest, Niall has performed with Josh Groban, the Priests and the Unthanks. As a sideman he has shared the stage with Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Dionne Warwick, Sinead O’Connor and many more. He has performed for every president in Ireland since 1990 and was principal trumpet for the Pope’s Irish visit in 2018. 
Recent charity work include sell out concerts for the ‘Jack & Jill Foundation’, the ‘Fr Peter McVerry Trust’ and ‘Link for Aid’ in Yangon, Myanmar. 
Niall O’Sullivan is represented by Polaris Artist Management, Vienna.Niall O’Sullivan is an international performing artist exclusively for Schilke trumpets, Chicago.
“I almost said ‘sings’ because that is the effect of what he does” Irish Edition
“O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet” Irish Times
“Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish” Irish Examiner
“The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime” Evening Echo
“a fine trumpeter” Irish Times

BRIAN CONNOR
Pianist, producer, arranger and composer Brian Connor studied piano with Professor John O’Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

He has been Musical Director in London’s West End, Chicago and on Broadway. He was Musical Director of ‘Riverdance – The Show’ and the National Theatre of Ireland’s centenary celebrations – ‘Abbey100’.

A major focus of his career has been his collaborations with singers, having performed and recorded with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Agnes Bernelle, Van Morrison, Ramin Karimloo and jazz vocalist Claire Martin.

He has produced albums for singers in Ireland, Norway and Germany, and produced the album ‘Yola’ for Irish singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy which was awarded ‘UK Hi Fi Album of the Year’. For Norwegian artist Tom Aadland he produced ‘Blod pa Spora’ a reworking of Bob Dylan’s classic album ‘Blood On the Tracks’ in Nynorsk – the traditional language of Norway.

His time is now divided between orchestrating music for orchestral concerts, film and TV, producing recordings for solo artists, and performing classical, jazz and contemporary music.

So far in 2020 he has co produced a concert of music by Leonard Cohen with orchestra, soloists & actors for RTE/Bord Gais and produced the music soundtrack for RTE TVs newly commissioned contemporary dance piece ‘I Am Ireland’ to be broadcast on Culture Night.

Niall O’Sullivan & Brian Connor – Online Now

PROGRAMME

1. Concerto for Trumpet – Alexander Arutiunian 
2. Central Park in the Dark – Dave Brubeck 
3. Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla
4. Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel 
5. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael 
6. Speak, Softly, Love – Nino Rota
7. Libertango – Astor Piazzolla 

NIALL O’SULLIVAN

Niall O’Sullivan has performed all over Europe, Asia and the USA, selling out concert halls and performing arts centres with his ensemble of world class musicians. 
Niall’s self titled debut album and ‘Ballads’ EP reached #1 on the iTunes classical & jazz charts respectively. His orchestral album ‘Niall O’Sullivan and Friends’ was produced by Julian Lloyd Webber and Gavin Murphy and features opera star Danielle de Niese, four time ‘Grammy’ winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, theatre royalty Kim Criswell and two of Ireland’s finest vocalists, Emmet Cahill and Lisa Lambe, accompaniment was provided by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor David Brophy. 
Niall has performed the major baroque & classical works for trumpet and orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and several other orchestra’s & ensembles throughout Ireland including a performance of Vivaldi’s Double Trumpet Concerto with trumpet legend Crispian Steele Perkins.He has performed his own unique arrangements of iconic works with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on several occasions for live radio broadcasts and performances. 
Niall and his wife, vocalist Shóna have toured the USA extensively with their sell out show ‘My Funny Valentine’. 
As a featured guest, Niall has performed with Josh Groban, the Priests and the Unthanks. As a sideman he has shared the stage with Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Dionne Warwick, Sinead O’Connor and many more. He has performed for every president in Ireland since 1990 and was principal trumpet for the Pope’s Irish visit in 2018. 
Recent charity work include sell out concerts for the ‘Jack & Jill Foundation’, the ‘Fr Peter McVerry Trust’ and ‘Link for Aid’ in Yangon, Myanmar. 
Niall O’Sullivan is represented by Polaris Artist Management, Vienna.Niall O’Sullivan is an international performing artist exclusively for Schilke trumpets, Chicago.
“I almost said ‘sings’ because that is the effect of what he does” Irish Edition
“O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet” Irish Times
“Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish” Irish Examiner
“The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime” Evening Echo
“a fine trumpeter” Irish Times

BRIAN CONNOR
Pianist, producer, arranger and composer Brian Connor studied piano with Professor John O’Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

He has been Musical Director in London’s West End, Chicago and on Broadway. He was Musical Director of ‘Riverdance – The Show’ and the National Theatre of Ireland’s centenary celebrations – ‘Abbey100’.

A major focus of his career has been his collaborations with singers, having performed and recorded with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Agnes Bernelle, Van Morrison, Ramin Karimloo and jazz vocalist Claire Martin.

He has produced albums for singers in Ireland, Norway and Germany, and produced the album ‘Yola’ for Irish singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy which was awarded ‘UK Hi Fi Album of the Year’. For Norwegian artist Tom Aadland he produced ‘Blod pa Spora’ a reworking of Bob Dylan’s classic album ‘Blood On the Tracks’ in Nynorsk – the traditional language of Norway.

His time is now divided between orchestrating music for orchestral concerts, film and TV, producing recordings for solo artists, and performing classical, jazz and contemporary music.

So far in 2020 he has co produced a concert of music by Leonard Cohen with orchestra, soloists & actors for RTE/Bord Gais and produced the music soundtrack for RTE TVs newly commissioned contemporary dance piece ‘I Am Ireland’ to be broadcast on Culture Night.

Music of Irish Drawing Rooms – 15th September 2019

Music of Irish Drawing Rooms
12 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
4.30pm 15 September 2019

Doors 4pm

KARIN LEITNER – Flute & Irish tinwhistle
TERESA O’DONNELL – Harp & Soprano

The Lark in the Clear Air, Mo Ghile Mear, She moved through the fair, Gossec Tambourin, Albinoni Adagio, Joachim Andersen Scherzino, and King of the Fairies are amongst some of the wonderful drawing room songs and pieces to be performed at our first concert of the 2019/2020 season.

Karin Leitner is a renowned Concert Flautist, travelling worldwide as a soloist and as a member of chamber music ensembles. Born in Vienna, but Irish in her soul, she has lived in Birr, Co. Offaly, London and Vienna.

Karin has performed with the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players; as well as on the London West End (Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables). Karin also composes her own music for flute, harp and orchestra and has released over 10 cds.

For the past two decades, Teresa O’Donnell has worked as a freelance Concert and Irish Harpist throughout Ireland and Europe. She began her harp studies with the late Sr. Eugene McCabe at Mount Sackville School, Dublin and later studied with the renowned French harpist Sebastien Lipman, and attended masterclasses with Professor Witsenberg and Han Ann Liu. Teresa graduated from Trinity College Dublin, with an honours Degree in Music and Irish and followed this with a Masters in Performance and Musicology. She lectured in St Patrick’s College, DCU for seven years and was awarded a Foras Feasa fellowship to research a PhD, ‘The Music Association of Ireland: A Cultural and Social History’ which she completed in 2012. Teresa’s articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, American Harp Journal and the Folk Harp Journal and she recently co-authored ‘Sisters of the Revolutionaries: Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse’ with her sister, Mary Louise O’Donnell.

Although originally from a classical background, Teresa is equally at home in a multitude of genres from jazz, pop and traditional Celtic music, to Broadway shows. A diverse musician, she has appeared on stage with Andrea Bocelli, Sinead O’Connor, The Chieftains, The Celtic Tenors, Tommy Fleming, Katherine Jenkins and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Teresa has appeared on the BBC, RTÉ, CNN and NHK (Japan).

 

 

 

12 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 – 12 May 2019, 4.30pm

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Ensemble Revelare, formed in 2018, brings together four musicians with a passion for baroque music and expertise in historical performance. The ensemble presents works by seventeenth and eighteenth-century composers, both familiar and lesser-known, many of whom have a connection to Ireland. Repertoire includes vocal and instrumental music, exploring various tonal colours of the group, all with a keen awareness of historically informed performance on period instruments. The ensemble recently performed at The Irish Georgian Society in Dublin; forthcoming engagements include Kaleidoscope Night and @TheDrawingRoom Series in Dublin.

 

Programme:

Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677–1726) – Idol mio bel tesoro, Cantata 38

Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752) – When Loves soft passion (pub. London 1720) From Six English Cantatas

Henry Purcell (1659–1695) – ‘The Plaint’ from The Fairy Queen, Z. 629

Francesco Saverio Geminiani – Variations on Scottish airs from ‘A Treatise in Good Taste in the Art of Musick’  (pub. London 1749)

Francesco Mancini (1672–1737) – Sonata I in d minor (pub. London 1724)

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678–1741) – All’ombra di Sospetto RV 678

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Aisling Kenny – Soprano

Galway soprano, Aisling Kenny, is a soloist and ensemble singer specialising in early music and art song. She performs regularly at home and across Europe. She studied music at Maynooth University, and vocal performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, with Evelyn Tubb. She has participated in master classes with Paul Farrington, Margreet Honig, Emma Kirkby and Andreas Scholl. Aisling sings regularly as a soloist in oratorio: recent performances include Handel’s Messiah in Cork with Resurgam and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, dir. Monica Huggett and Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Dublin Bach Singers, dir. Blanaid Murphy. An active recitalist of Lieder and lute song, she has presented recitals in Basel, Oxford and in Ireland, most recently in the Hugh Lane Gallery and Music for Galway recital series. Aisling has performed as a soloist in several festivals including the Galway Early Music Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival. Spring 2018 sees solo engagements in Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Eastbourne) and Messiah (Halle). An experienced ensemble singer, Aisling is a member of Resurgam and Chamber Choir Ireland, and has sung with Ensemble Marsyas, Crux Vocal Ensemble, Atalante, and The Cardinall’s Musick.

 

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Theresa Burton – Recorder

Theresa is a recorder player and choral singer based in Dublin, Ireland. Theresa gained her bachelor’s degree in music at Dartington College of Arts, and went on to study Recorder for the Masters music performance degree at Utrecht Conservatorium,The Netherlands with Leo Meilink, Baldrick Deerenburg, and Heiko ter Schegget. She was subsequently awarded the Nuffic scholarship in 1998 and 1999 for her Recorder studies. Theresa has participated in recorder masterclasses, Early and Contemporary chamber music courses with Sebastien Marc, Renemarie Verhagen, Peter van Heijghen, Walter Van Hauwe, Marion Verbruggen, Peter Holtslag, Philip Thorby, and Wilbert Hazelzet and Harry Spaarnaay. Theresa plays regularly in diverse ensembles in Oxford, London, Edinburgh, Israel and the Netherlands. She has given performances in diverse clubs and festivals including Utrecht Early Music Festival fringe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Vredenburg Lunch concert series, Concert series at St Michael the Northgate, Oxford, Engelsekerk Amsterdam, and the Dartington Music Festival. In 2017 she made a tour of Israel with a Jewish baroque programme, and workshops for schools with Israeli Recorder Player Adi Silberberg. New works for recorder have been written for Theresa and her ensembles by composers Nuno Corte Real, Dimitris Andrikopoulos and Jaap Visser. Theresa improvised the soundtrack to Channel 4 film ‘Laws of Nature’ (Tony Hill,1997). Theresa particularly enjoys playing 17th and 18th century vocal chamber music with singers and recently played with Marlborough Baroque orchestra and Dublin Bach Singers. Highlights this summer and beyond include a programme of cantatas by Handel and his contemporaries at the Irish Georgian Society in Dublin with soprano Aisling Kenny, and with Ensemble Chant21, and tenor Jacek Wislocki for a 17th century programme of unpublished Polish and Italian works directed by Jurek Zak.

 

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Rachel Factor – Harpsichord

Rachel is a graduate of The Royal Irish Academy of Music and NUI Maynooth. She has performed with many of Ireland’s leading ensembles including The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, The Orchestra of St. Cecilia amongst others. Rachel has also held solo engagements in London most recently at Handel House. Rachel is harpsichord professor at DIT Conservatory of Music and holds the position of local centre examiner at The Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2010 Rachel was the recipient of The Arts Council Music Network Capital Scheme award. This afforded her the opportunity to commission a harpsichord. She now plays a single manual ‘petit ravelmant’ Flemish harpsichord crafted by Andrew Wooderson after Ioannes Ruckers 1628. Rachel is also recipient of The Arts Council 2017 Artist Bursary. She gratefully acknowledges the support of both Music Network and The Irish Arts Council.

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Margaret Doris- Cello

Margaret Doris is a cellist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and an assistant lecturer in cello at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. She is a graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and Indiana University, Jacob’s School of Music, where she studied the cello with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and baroque cello with Stanley Ritchie. Margaret has a keen interest in music research and completed a PhD in early British cello treatise studies and its link to provincial cello playing at DIT Conservatory of Music of Drama, Dublin.

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 – 14th April 2019, 3.30pm

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  • Mozart Divertimento in D (K136)
  • Finegan ‘..Against Adding a Single Note’
  • Janacek Suite for Strings
  • Grieg Holberg Suite Op.40.

 

The World Doctors’ Orchestra was founded in 2008. Since their first concert in the Berlin Philharmonie, they have played 57 concerts in some of the greatest halls across the globe, to over 50,000 people. They have had the pleasure of accompanying world class soloists, and providing musical and medical outreach to those in need. Whilst bringing together like-minded professionals from every corner of the world, the WDO aims to use quality music making to raise as much money as possible for good causes.

Out of this is born a new ensemble, focusing on the joy of string repertoire. The WDO Strings are excited to explore this genre together whilst taking the WDO to new horizons.

25 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 – 24th March 2019, 4.30pm

‘Lights, Camera, Affiniti’ celebrates the best loved music from the movies. From ‘Love Actually’s’ Portuguese Love Theme to Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffanys, and the many guises of Gabriel’s Oboe, the show spans all eras and styles, delivered in Affinití’s unique classical crossover style.

Affinití is made up of Emer Barry (Soprano), Aisling Ennis (Harp) and Mary Mc Cague (Violin). All three are classically trained and Masters of their instruments but it is their unique combination of Classical, Celtic and Chart music and their genuine ‘affinity’ with one another that makes them truly special. In 2014, The Boston Globe described them as “full of soul, sass and sophistication, as well as exquisite technique”

Affiniti has become popular on the Irish Corporate and Concert Market with their haunting sound and their commitment to providing showstopping performances. They have been backed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in concert at Mooney Tunes in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the FILMharmonic orchestra Prague for their charity single O Holy Night which reached Number 1 in the Irish download charts at Christmas 2014 and has garnered over a million hits on YouTube.

Affiniti made their American debut in 2014 taking in Texas, Washington State, New York, Oregon, Chicago and Boston. This kickstarted an ‘affinity’ with the American audience and they have since returned to tour the States in December 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to sold out shows in the North West and New York.

25 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 – 3rd February 2019, 4.30pm

Mia Cooper, Nicola Sweeney (Violin)
Simon Aspell, David Kenny (Viola)
Brian O’Kane, Aoife Burke (Cello)

Programme:
Strauss – String Sextet from Capriccio
Sam Perkin – Duet for Two Violas
Brahms – Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

Both of Brahms’ sextets for strings are early works; the first, B flat Major Sextet was composed when Brahms was only twenty-seven years old. Clara Schumann wrote of the piece: “It was even more beautiful than I had anticipated, and my expectations were already high.” Sam Perkin’s Duet for Two Violas will follow, and the programme will conclude with the lovely string sextet that serves as the introduction to Capriccio, Richard Strauss’ final operatic venture.

No. 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 – 17th November 2018, 7pm & 8.15pm

Sue Rynhart

“Sue Rynhart’s poetic creativity seemingly knows no bounds, blending her cultural roots with an oblique, contemporary vision. An absolute joy to be present.” London Jazz News

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Dublin vocalist and composer Sue Rynhart .

Sue’s debut album ‘Crossings’ (Songs for Voice & Double Bass) with Dan Bodwell was nominated ‘Best Jazz Album’ in the Irish Times Ticket Awards 2014. and her new album ‘Signals’ is receiving International critical acclaim from publications and radio including; The Irish Times, American website ‘All About Jazz’, Folk Radio UK,  Scandanavian Jazz Review ‘Salt Peanuts’, RTÉ and BBC. In performing with Dylan Rynhart’s Fuzzy Logic Ensemble, she has sung with international Jazz artists, Rick Peckham, Tom Arthurs and Florian Ross. She has premiered works by many of the Composers from the Irish Composers Collective & the Contemporary Music Centre and and has performed on BBC Radio with the Choir of Christchurch Cathedral Dublin. She has been featured extensively on Róisín Ingle’s Irish Times podcast ‘Róisín meets’, The Blue of the Night RTÉ Lyric fm and on Bernard Clarke’s award winning radio programme ‘Nova’ on RTÉ Lyric fm. Sue has performed her music at many festivals such as Electric Picnic, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Drogheda Arts Festival, Bray Jazz Festival, Waterford New Music Week, Liverpool Irish Festival at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room, Jazzy Colors Festival Paris and in the Main auditorium in the National Concert Hall Dublin for the Perspectives Jazz festival as a support act for ECM Trumpeter Tomasz Stanko.

Sue’s new album ‘Signals’ was released on Friday the 28th of April 2017 presented by Note Productions.

Sue recognises support from the Improvised Music Company and Culture Ireland.

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14 Henrietta Street – Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling

Set in a Georgian townhouse, 14 Henrietta Street tells the story of the building’s shifting fortunes, from family home and powerbase to courthouse; from barracks to its final incarnation as a tenement hall.

The stories of the house and street mirror the story of Dublin and her citizens.