Nights of New Music with CMC, the ICC, JS Bach and tapas!

The Contemporary Music Centre and the Irish Composers’ Collective have joined forces to present a Night of New Music in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on 23 February and 30 March 2011. Each night begins with The Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon series, followed by the Irish Composers’ Collective monthly concert, with a special offer on wine and tapas in the National Concert Hall during the break.

The Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon, 6.00pm – 7.00pm, 23 February is entitled Ich ruf’ zu Dir and curated by Ergodos – music production company and record label. It features Cora Venus Lunny (violin), Kate Ellis (cello), David Bremner (piano), Michelle O’Rourke (mezzo-soprano) performing works by Irish composers, Benedict Schlepper Connolly (left), Garrett Scholdice and Jonathan Nangle.

The Ergodos’ Ich ruf’ zu Dir project involves new arrangements of J.S Bach’s chorale prelude Ich ruf’ zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, an elegiac harmonisation of a Lutheran hymn tune from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein.

The new music::new Ireland salon series aims to encourage newcomers and enthusiasts alike to engage with the music of Irish Composers. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere with dialogue encouraged between composers, performers and audience.


The Irish Composers’ Collective concert, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, 23 February 2011, begins with a pre-concert talk at 8pm.

This performance features soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and cellist Kate Ellis performing works by Irish composers Alyson Barber, Johanne Heraty, Gráinne Mulvey, Natasa Paterson, Dylan Rynhart and Matthew Whiteside.

For further information on the Irish Composers’ Collective visit

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