Friday 26 December 2014

In Brief: Jazz legend to join the celebrations for an old-fashioned anniversary show

Published 20/01/2013 | 05:00

HONOR Heffernan (right), Jim Doherty and the gang will hold a 10th anniversary show to celebrate their long-running We're Old Fashioned series.

The show celebrating the Great American Songbook is at the National Concert Hall at 8pm this Tuesday, Jan 22. Special guest is jazz legend Louis Stewart. Tickets €25 (concessions €22.50) from the NCH 01-4170000 or www.nch.ie.

Something Wicked this way comes

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the backstory of the Witches of Oz comes to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin in November 2013.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan 25 at 10am. The strictly limited eight-week season begins on Wednesday, Nov 27 and ends on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014.

R&R sets the stage for centenary

THIS year marks the centenary of the Rathmines and Rathgar (R&R) Musical Society. Founded in 1913, the R&R has performed 293 musicals featuring more than 4,000 people on stage in over 20 official venues.

The society has proudly produced two and sometimes three shows every year since 1913 and has a full programme planned to celebrate its 100 years.

Andy Burrows in solo Whelan's show

ANDY Burrows, formerly of Razorlight but now enjoying great solo success, will play Whelan's, Dublin on February 28. Tickets €15 (inc booking fee) from www.ticketmaster.ie

Festival of new music at the NCH

THE National Concert Hall hosts a three-day festival of new music from March 1 to 3 entitled New Music Dublin.

Showcasing the work of major international and Irish figures, from film composer Johann Johannsson to Raymond Deane, from Dutch composer Louis Andriessen to Ronan Guilfoyle, the festival also invites audiences to participate in workshops, attend screenings, participate in choral projects and more throughout the weekend.

Details from the National Concert Hall.

Composers' muse Rozario in Irish tour

ONE of the most exquisite voices on the planet belongs to Mumbai-born soprano Patricia Rozario – who this week undertakes a tour of intimate Irish venues, accompanied by Belfast-born pianist Michael McHale.

The tour, organised by the Music Network, takes in St Ann's Church on Dawson St, Dublin (8pm, Wednesday, Jan 23); Mullingar Arts Centre (8pm, Friday Jan 25); St Mary's Church, New Ross, Co Wexford (8pm, Saturday Jan 26); and St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny (4pm, Sunday, Jan 27).

Rozario started out singing operatic music in India, but after completing her studies in London became a veritable muse to such composers as Arvo Part, Simon Holt and, in particular, Sir John Tavener, who has now written over 30 works for her. Rozario is one of the outstanding recitalists of her generation, appearing in many of the world's most prestigious venues alongside conductors such as Solti, Ashkenazy, Jurowski, and Gardiner.

Ticket details available at www.musicnetwork.ie.

Take a traditional trail in Temple Bar

What better way to sing away the January blues than by getting on your glad rags for six days and nights of great Irish music!

The capital's Temple Bar Trad Fest returns this Tuesday until Sunday with something for everyone and some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music.

For a full list of events, go to www.templebartrad.com.

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