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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