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Some new Perspectives at NCH Dublin

A busy 2015 on Earlsfort Terrace with visits from Philip Glass, Lambchop, The Bad Plus, The Punch Brothers, Tomasz Stanko and many more

NCH-bound Philip Glass

Wed, Nov 5, 2014, 09:44


Some very strong acts in the shake-up for next year’s Perspectives series at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, a venue which has really come into its own as the home to some interesting bills of fare in the last few years.

The standout for many will be a rare performance by minimalist kingpin Philip Glass when he plays The Études at the venue on May 4 (tickets €40 and €35). Then, there’s the awesome Lambchop who will be performing career standout album “Nixon” in full on February 1 (tickets €30), with support from Adrian Crowley, whose new album “Some Blue Morning” goes on release this month.

There’s also a strong jazz strand to the series too in the shape of April Jazz, featuring the excellent Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his quartet (April 10, tickets €35 and €30), with support from the Sue Rynhart Duo, and The Bad Plus, who will teaming up with Ron Miles, Tim Berne and Sam Newsome to perform Ornette Coleman’s 1971 album “Science Fiction” (April 12, €35 and €30), with support from Dubliners OKO.

ECM rep and oud player Anouar Brahem will be showcasing his new project Souvenance on April 11 (tickets €35 and €30), and there’s support from local player Sean Mac Erlaine. The April Jazz series kicks off with a performance by a trio made up of Ernst Reijseger (cello), Harmen Fraanje (piano), and Mola Sylla (vocals, marimba, Xalam, Kongoma) on April 10 (tickets €20).

There will also be shows during the year from Nils Frahm (June 17, tickets €27) and former Nickelcreek dude Chris Thile’s Punch Brothers, with support from Caoimhin O’Raghalliagh and Dan Trueman whose “Laghdú” album is one of most adventurous releases of recent times (January 21, tickets €25).

All tickets on sale from Friday from the NCH box office.