Cork Opera House presents The Reich Effect

From Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 July 2011 Cork Opera House presents The Reich Effect, a 5-day marathon festival marking the 75th year of the Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Steve Reich. A multitude of performances including the Irish premiere of WTC 9/11 by the Kronos Quartet and performances by London Sinfonietta and Synergy Vocals, The Johann Johannsson Ensemble and an electric line-up of Irish musical talent including Crash Ensemble, Íarla Ó Lionáird and Gavin Friday. The Reich Effect will take place in Cork Opera House and other Cork City venues from Wednesday 27 through Sunday 31 July.

The New York Times calls Steve Reich “our greatest living composer” and “among the great composers of the century”, while The New Yorker hails him as “the most original musical thinker of our time”.

The Reich Effect will begin with a screening of the film Steve Reich – Phase to Face followed by a public interview with Reich conducted by John Kelly on 27 July in Cork Opera House. Other highlights include the Kronos Quartet (28 July, Cork Opera House), RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing works by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Ros) (29 July, City Hall), London Sinfonietta (30 July, Cork Opera House), Efterklang with Daniel Bjarnason and the Messing Orchestra (30 July, Savoy Theatre), Johann Johannsson (31 July, Triskel Christchurch) and Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Gavin Friday (31 July, Cork Opera House).

Visit here for the festival programme: http://reicheffect.tumblr.com/

For more information, please email Noelle McCarthy: nmccarthy@corkoperahouse.ie

For ticket bookings visit  Cork Opera House

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