On the centenary of his birth, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band pays tribute to Charles Mingus. In an imaginative first, the RTÉ CO has joined forces with its counterpart the BBC Concert Orchestra to commission a special set of brand-new orchestrations from Guy Barker, allowing both orchestras to do full justice to one of the greatest jazz musicians of them all.
With this, back by popular demand, Barker’s amazing orchestration of the classic Miles Davis album Kind of Blue. As London Jazz News wrote of his treatment, ‘What could have been cumbersome and overblown is fleet, ecstatic, enthralling.’ A Dublin performance in 2019 won a prolonged ovation from a packed house.
Mingus and Davis, performed by an orchestra and big band with a serious jazz pedigree under one of the top names in the business – all makes for an unmissable event for jazz fans!
The National Concert Hall sits proudly on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin’s city centre and is home to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Music Network and Music Generation. Next door to the picturesque Iveagh Gardens and in the heart of a commercial district known as the National Concert Hall Quarter, it hosts over 1000 events per annum. Its mission, to foster and celebrate the appreciation, knowledge, enjoyment and pure love of music as an integral part of Irish life.