16 March 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Fact
The New York Philharmonic has only toured in Ireland once, in 1996 under Kurt Masur. The concert, held in Dublin’s National Concert Hall, included Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for String Orchestra, and Ned Rorem’s Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra. The only other Philharmonic appearance in Ireland was a 1985 chamber concert in Dublin as part of a month-long Europe tour under Zubin Mehta. Hope that’s enough to get us a little bit of the luck o’ the Irish!