Classical music round-up with Michael Dervan

A celebrated Swedish brass player, a master US percussionist and a Norwegian trumpeter


RTÉ NSO/Håkan Hardenberger
NCH, Dublin 7.30pm €15-€35/€13-€31
The first celebrated Nordic brass player to visit Dublin this week is Swedish trumpeter and conductor Håkan Hardenberger, making his third appearance in four years with the RTÉ NSO. This time, however, he won't be playing the trumpet, although his programme is still likely to be brassy enough for all tastes. He opens with Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and ends with Janacek's brassily spectacular Sinfonietta. In between, the piano soloist in Stravinsky's 1929 Capriccio is fellow-Swede Roland Pöntinen, and there are also two Adagios for strings only, by Samuel Barber and Lars-Erik Larsson. Michael Dervan


Manhattan Percussion Music
RIAM, Dublin 7pm Adm free
American percussionist Thomas Kolor is in Dublin for a master class and percussion concert – both free – at the Royal Irish Academy of Music on Westland Row. Kolor's all-American programme includes works by Elliott Carter (Figment V for marimba solo, and Saeta from the Eight Pieces for Four Timpani), Milton Babbitt (the Concerto Piccolino for vibraphone and Homily for snare drum), John Cage (Composed Improvisation for Snare Drum, and One4, in which performers make their own choice of drums and cymbals) and Morton Feldman's The King of Denmark (a graphic score for a mixture of instruments played only with fingers, hand or arm, no sticks). The master class precedes the concert at 3pm. MD

  TUESDAY 10th

Tine Thing Helseth, Gunnar Flagstad
St Ann's Church, Dublin 8pm €20/€15/€10 And on tour to Bray, Waterford, Sligo, Dún Laoghaire, Clifden, Castleconnell, Tralee
There's a bit of everything in Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth's Music Network tour with pianist Gunnar Flagstad. Everything that is, bar the baroque or earlier. There's a new work by Deirdre Gribbin, Through every wind that blows (specially commissioned by Music Network for this tour), arrangements of song cycles by Grieg and Shostakovich, Geirr Tveitt's treatment of Hardanger tunes, Hindemith's 1939 Trumpet Sonata, a Perpetuum mobile by the 19th-century Norwegian violin virtuoso and composer Ole Bull, pieces by Piazzolla, Bartók and three numbers by Kurt Weill. MD