New Music Digest 2-13 July

CMC’s fortnightly post featuring updates on upcoming new music events and anything new and interesting in the world of new Irish music

Events this fortnight

July’s Kaleidoscope night takes place on 4 July, with pieces by Greg Caffrey and George Higgs, as well as Bach, Liszt and Paganinni.

The Irish Composition Summer School are hosting a special event to celebrate their thirtieth year. Past students and teachers will give informal presentations and discussions, followed by a wine reception.

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The Irish Chamber Orchestra, led by Katherine Hunka, embark on their national tour, bringing with them a work by Ian Wilson, In fretta, in vento

  • Wednesday, 11 July, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
  • Thursday, 12 July, Church of the immaculate Conception and St. Senan, Kilkee
  • Friday, 13 July, St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown
  • Saturday 14 July, Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

NI Opera Shorts feature performances of short operas in London as part of the London 2012 Festival by Northern Irish composers Ed Bennett, Brian Irvine, Deirdre McKay, Christopher Norby, and Conor Mitchell

Traditional-fusion ensemble Yurodny perform a concert at part of the UCD Imagine Science Festival featuring Dan Trueman and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, and new works by Emma O’Halloran and Alex Dowling.

  • Friday, 13 July, The Factory, Barrow St, Dublin
  • Details


Short interview with Emma O’Halloran and Dylan Rynhart about their work and current projects, broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm’s Culture File programme on 22 June 2012.

From CMC’s Library

John Kinsella’s Prelude and Toccata for string orchestra (2008)
The work was originally written for string quartet and premiered by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival (who also commissioned the work) in 2007. The string orchestra version was written for the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

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