Wednesday, 29 May 2013

National Concert Hall

The National Concert Hall, based in Dublin’s city centre, is rated by performing artists as one of the finest concert halls in Europe.   With a range of lunchtime and evening performances covering classical, opera, traditional, jazz, musicals, popular music and education, the National Concert Hall is a venue catering for all musical tastes young and old. 

Summer at the National Concert Hall
To download the NCH's calendar of events for June to August 2013, click here. 

I had a scan through the events and some that caught my eye that kids might like include the following:-

Global Express: A Family Concert for Young Children, NCH - 2nd June at 3pm (€10 for a child)
Waltons New School of Music - Student Concert - 24th June at 7.30pm (€5 for children under 12)
National Youth Orchestra of Ireland: Summer Proms - 29th July at 8pm (€9 for kids under 18)
Meitheal's Award-Winning Traditional Musicians - 3rd August at 1.05pm
Yes to Young Talent - 23rd August at 1.05pm (€5 for Children under 12)

The NCH also offers a wide range of programming and learning opportunities for children and families. 

Mini Music is an action-packed music workshop experience for babies and young children aged 3 months to 5 years old. 30-minute workshops take place on Saturdays at The National Concert Hall.

Ama-Zone: for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions is a multi-sensory installation created by sound artist Slavek Kwi. The next Ama-Zone session will be on Saturday 7th September - tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks. 

Kids can also join the NCH's Young Maestros Club (costs €50 a year)

The National Concert Hall will host music summer courses aiming to provide first rate interactive experiences for music students and musicians across Ireland.

Songschool - Five day summer course for secondary school students aged 13-18 who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing them at a concert, making a video, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music
Monday 17th - 21st July,
Monday 29th July - 2nd August,
Tuesday 29th October - Friday 1st November

Junior Songschool - Five day summer course for 8-12 year olds.
Monday - Friday 22nd - 26th July

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