Sounds of the Silk Road by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS)

A new series of contemporary music and arts events, ‘Sounds of the Silk Road’ organised by the Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS), will be launched this April as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

The first performance of the series will feature work specially commissioned by the LCMS by Dmitri Yanov Yanovsky a composer from Uzbekistan a country at the cross-roads of the rich oriental and Islamic traditions of Central Asia. The work has been has written for world renowned Hilliard ensemble, Ivan Monighetti one of the world’s most accomplished cellists, foremost Irish musicians in the newly formed EQ Ensemble. The concert will open with a contemporary piece for the Theremin called Kitezh 19, by Iraida Yusupova performed by Lydia Kavina. Lydia has become an icon for performances with the Theremin and will be giving a workshop on the instrument for both beginners and advanced players whilst she is in Ireland.

This innovative performance takes place in St Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda on the 29 April 2011 at 8pm. These events in April will be the first of three major events to make up the Sounds of the Silk Road series. Two more major performance events, ‘Dervish’ and ‘Fire and Water’ will follow later this year and in 2012, continuing the Silk Road theme and will feature a composer from Azerbaijan and a Chinese composer.

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