Music in the Classroom 2014-2015
Primary School Concerts with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
|Mon, 17th November, 2014||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, 18th November, 2014||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Mon, 1st December, 2014||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, 2nd December, 2014||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Mon, 9th March, 2015||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, 10th March, 2015||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, 24th March, 2015||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
Get ready to sing!
In the Music in the Classroom programme with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this year we will have so much singing. So many songs to learn – you’ll have plenty to sing on bus to and from the National Concert Hall!
The Songs for Children medley includes Old Mcdonald, Yankee Doodle and She'll be Comin' round the Mountain. Film music comes to life with our Wizard of Oz medley and get ready to lift the rafters of the National Concert Hall with Katy Perry's Roar and One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful.
The Phantom Regiment (Anderson) is a little crazy and very funny as our two very lost and very dead soldiers try to find their regiment; soloists Emmanuel Lawler and Peter Sweeney provide the fun.
The classic tale of Beauty and The Beast from Ravel's beautiful Mother Goose Suite is wonderfully portrayed and danced by the Catherine Casey Ballet School. The Mazurka, from the ballet Coppelia, will have everyone on their feet with wild audience participation and finally in this packed programme we meet the virtouso composer and violinist Mr. Brahms and his amazing dancing bear in the Hungarian Dance No. 5.
Each concert lasts approx. one hour.
Primary School Children with RTÉ Concert Orchestra
|Wed, January 7th, 2015||TLT Drogheda||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Thurs, January 8th, 2015||UCH Limerick||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Fri, January 9th, 2015||UCH Limerick||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Mon, January 12th, 2015||TF, Castlebar||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, January 13th, 2015||Leisureland, Galway||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Mon, January 26th, 2015||DCU, Helix||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, January 27th, 2015||DCU, Helix||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Wed, January 28th, 2015||DCU, Helix||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Mon, February 9th, 2015||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Tues, February 10th, 2015||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
|Mon, March 2nd, 2015||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
Come join in the fun!
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will travel around the country in January before bringing their performance to delighted Dublin audiences.
This season we premiere a specially commissioned work by leading Hollywood film composer and great friend of Music in the Classroom, Brian Byrne. Music in the Classroom does Strictly for this fun piece about the various forms of music for dancing, from the waltz to rock and roll, from jigs and reels to the rumba.
Tubby the Tuba is one of the classic pieces of music written for children and the girls from the Catherine Casey ballet school help the orchestra bring this piece to life.
Everyone will enjoy whistling while they work and singing along with Snow White and we'll also be joined by the three little pigs, a dying swan and two cats who sing The Miaaooow duet!
Gearoid will endeavour to explain a very important musical tool called a ground bass using the famous music from the film score Mission Impossible.
We round off the concert with a rousing singalong to all your favourites from High School Musical.
Each concert lasts approximately one hour.
Junior Cert Students with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
|Tues, October 21st, 2014||NCH||10.15am and 12 noon|
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Gearoid Grant, will perform a master class that will cover the set works for the Junior Cert syllabus. Tenor Emmanuel Lawler will feature in the programme of music that will include explanations and performances of Overtures (William Tell), Dance Music (Sabre Dance & Feurerfest Polka), Film Music (John Barry scores) , Orchestrally Accompanied Vocal works( Cry Me A River), Illustrative music (Findlandia) and Ballet (Nutcracker) as well as the Junior Cert set works for this year.
The programme will include:
O Fortuna (Carmina Burana, Orff)
Water Music ( Handel)
William Tell Overture (Rossini)
Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian)
Out Of Africa (Film music, Barry)
Feurerfest Polka (Strauss)
Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)
Cry Me a River..and much more