Thursday December 5, 2019

Expect drama in Buribayev’s final year

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s new season is upon us and though its agenda is full of interesting and exciting things – and some mighty stuff as well – there also has to be a note of sadness that this will be Alan Buribayev’s final year as pri

21st August, 2015
Conductor Alan Buribayev: leaving the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra at the end of the year.

Buribayev has been a dynamic leader in performance and programming during his six-year tenure and his popularity has always been palpable among musicians and audiences.

A highly energetic style and commitment regularly underlined a penchant for the dramatic and there is no scarcity of that in his farewell year when his focus will be on a staunch backbone of Mahler and Shostakovich.

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