Waterford New Music Week March 21st-25th.


Waterford New Music Week is now in its eleventh year and is the only contemporary music festival in the South East of Ireland.  Over the past eleven years the festival has grown and developed into one of the key platforms for contemporary music in Ireland.  Since 1999 the festival has celebrated national and international contemporary composition and performance. The festival includes contemporary classical as well as jazz, traditional and world music. The week also features masterclasses, film, theatrical events and an education and outreach programme. This is a unique festival as it brings music students and music professionals together to jointly perform in concert.  It is also the only opportunity for the Waterford community to view original contemporary music on such an intensive scale. The festival workshops are open to all and the concerts of new music throughout the weeek provide a welcome showcase for new Irish compositional talent.


The highlight of the 2011 festival will be a concert by world renowned composer Michael Nyman who will bring the full Michael Nyman Band to Waterford to perform at The Chapel in WIT, directly prior to concerts in Berlin and Mexico City.

For further information on events throughout the week visit: http://www.waterfordnewmusicweek.com

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