The Rite, with Marin Alsop
November 26th - December 1st, 2023
Orchestras of the Future
at National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
The Rite of Spring is as exhilarating as it is complex, as rewarding as it is challenging. Metaphors, perhaps, for what it is to be a conductor.
But what does it take to lead an orchestra in the 21st century? That is the question we will be asking on this 6-day course.
Marin Alsop is renowned not just as a music director but as one of the finest music educators of our time. During her week in Dublin, she will be offering eight of the world’s most promising young conductors the unforgettable experience of working alongside her and the NSO in a series of masterclasses, seminars and discussions which explore the skills that will be needed to lead the orchestras of the future.
THE RITE offers
The chance to study, conduct and assist on Stravinsky’s seminal ballet, The Rite of Spring
The chance to meet leading international orchestral managers
The chance to work closely with Marin Alsop
The chance to conduct in a public masterclass with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
This course offers the opportunity to study one of the greatest works in the repertoire with one of the world’s most influential conductors.
Three chamber sessions (with 2 pianos and string ensemble) over two days followed by a whole day conducting the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
90 minutes of podium time, seminars with industry leaders and the opportunity to assist Marin Alsop for her own rehearsals with the NSO
November 26th – December 1st, 2023
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.
Full Participant €1500 (8 spaces)
Observer €450 (8 spaces)
*(Additional observer places may be offered, pending applications.)
Contact [email protected] for more information.
Apply by September 30th, 2023
And Other Duties aims to provoke questions as much as to provide answers, and so we will be joined by leading industry figures for seminars and panel discussions in which we explore what it is that orchestras need from a conductor today. Guests to be announced in the coming weeks.