Movie Music Magic from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
May/June, National Concert Hall

A celebration of the master John Williams in his 80th birthday year, from Star Wars right up to War Horse, and a screen and music presentation bringing the world of Disney to life – experience both with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as part of its May/June season at the National Concert Hall.

In Close Encounters: A John Williams Celebration, the RTÉ CO salutes a living legend in film music. He has created some of the most instantly recognisable scores of our time, has been laden with awards – Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, BAFTAs – and in the process has become a household name.

The RTÉ CO is known for its performances of film music and so it promises to be a particular treat when the orchestra and conductor Michael Seal pay tribute to a master in an evening packed with classics. Imagine the thrill of watching and hearing an orchestra going full tilt live with music from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War Horse, Superman, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Munich and many more.

Moving on to another master, the RTÉ CO brings the world of Walt Disney to life in Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies. With movie clips on the big screen, the full forces of the RTÉ CO and four top Broadway vocalists, rediscover Walt Disney’s most memorable characters and stories through some of the best movie themes ever written, from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King and more.

Conductor Richard Kaufman was head of MGM Studios Music Department for many years, played violin on iconic films including Jaws and Close Encounters and has played in the orchestra for the Oscars, so is steeped in the movie music world from all angles.

With showings at 3pm and 7pm, audiences of all ages can share in the magic of Disney as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra brings all of your favourites to life.

Ticket & Booking Information
Close Encounters: A John Williams Celebration
RTÉ Concert Orchestra | Michael Seal conductor
Thursday, 10th May, 8pm | National Concert Hall
Tickets: €11–€38 (conc. €10–€35) | 10% group discount available

Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

RTÉ Concert Orchestra | Richard Kaufman conductor | Featuring four Broadway vocalists

Saturday, 23rd June, 3pm & 7pm | National Concert Hall

Tickets: €25–€35 (conc. €22–€33) | 10% group discount available

Booking: 01 417 0000 or



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