Classical Notes: Lure of tasty delights from RTE orchestra

The RTE NSO's new concert year begins at the National Concert Hall - not with a big symphonic statement, but with what is described as "a taster concert".

31st August, 2013
Raymond Deane's The Alma Fetish will be performed on September 17

To help us love them all the more, there are individual pictures of no fewer than 67 of its musicians, nearly all smiling, on the cover of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra's new season events catalogue. Your heart would melt.

This is not a bad idea, as it reminds us that, while an orchestra is a single entity in its ambition and performance, it comprises a multiplicity of players, all of whom subject their musicianship and...

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