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Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
Celebrating Irish and Europeans shared musical heritage, pursuing performance excellence in the tradition of classical and contemporary symphonic music, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra stands out distinct.
At the time of its founding in the mid 1800s, the Dublin Orchestra was a pillar if Irish classical music Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra was a pillar of Irish classical music that would give out regular concerts throughout the Capital City, Dublin.
Besides performing the repertoire of standard classical masterworks, this brilliant orchestra is committed to giving a voice to Irelands contemporary composers. The DPO has also recorded film scores for Motion Pictures and Television.
Founded in the mid 1800s, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra is now characterized distinctly for bringing together the finest of Irish and European orchestral musicians, with Irish and International soloists, conductors and composers. The orchestra performed regular concerts at almost every music venue in Dublin until the late 1930s.
In 1997, it was reconstituted under the direction of Music Director Derek Gleeson and drew its members from Irish and other European orchestral musicians. Under Maestro Gleeson, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded classical and contemporary repertoire for commercial record companies.
The reconstituted Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra performed its premier concert during the 1997 Kilkenny Arts Festival at the great 13th century Norman cathedral. After 150years of its formation, the Orchestra will set out on its first trip to the United States.
The ensemble is expected to feature the dynamic young duo of conductor Derek Gleeson and soprano Regina Nathan while the program will include Brahmss Academic Festival Overture; Mozarts Dove sono and Porgi amor; Mahlers Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen; Tchaikovskys The Letter Scene; and concluded with Beethovens Symphony No. 7.
The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestras conductor, Derek Gleeson, was born in Dublin, Ireland. Derek studies piano, percussion, composition and conducting at the music conservatories of Dublin, London and Vienna. He also studied film scoring at the University of California.
At a very young age, Gleeson represented Ireland as an orchestral musician in the European Union Youth Orchestra. Around this time, he also availed himself of an opportunity to perform under the great conductors like Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, and Daniel Berenboim, amongst others.
As a freelance musician, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestras current conductor Derek Gleeson performed with many of the leading British orchestras, including The London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Orchestras, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, as well as European Jazz and Pop ensembles.
Gleeson then directed his time exclusively to conducting in 1989. To-date he has conducted the premier CD recording of Tchaikovskys oratorio, Ode to Joy, The Original Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, and Prokofievs Zdravitsa with The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.
Derek Gleeson conducts the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in Carolan Suite on Patrick Cassidys CD, Deirdre of the Sorrows (BMG/Windham Hill), coupled with The London Symphony Orchestra. Under Maestro Gleeson, the Orchestra has worked for Albany Records (U.S.A.), BMG/Windham Hill Records.
Gleeson conducted the DPO recording of American composer Don Rays orchestral suite, Family Portrait and the premier recording of Rays Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Philharmonia Bulgarica and, Rays Homestead Dances with the DPO.
An ardent champion of both classic and contemporary music, Derek Gleeson has provided many premier performances of works so far. He has put together works by living composers, while his own works have been broadcasted in Europe and the U.S.
The year 2009 is going to see him conducting the premiere recording of composer Patrick Cassidys new Mass with The London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. With Music Director Derek Gleeson, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra will undertake its inaugural tour of the United States of America with a 49 concert tour under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management Inc.
For The US tour 200, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Soprano Mairead Buicke. The Irish Times hails her as Rapidly rising Limerick soprano Mairead Buicke, whose wide-ranging programme shows a musical manner that is forthright, a tone that is pleasing and a delivery that is sure and strong.
Her voice is one that commands serious attention. Mairead Buicke made her debut in the title role and gave a performance of distinction. Noted for her smooth voice, she is spanned Puccinis wide phrases with ease. Get your tickets to the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in US and be thrilled with their eclectic programs.