Martin Johnson performs new works for solo cello in the Contemporary Music Centre’s October salon

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The Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon series resumes on Thursday, 25 October with a concert by cellist Martin Johnson which will feature two world premieres.

Johnson will give the first performances of Snapshot for solo cello by Frank Corcoran and … as if nothing had happened for cello and electronics by Rhona Clarke. Completing the programme is Five Hofer Photographs by David Fennessy, which was first performed by Johnson as part of Concorde’s 35th anniversary season earlier this year.

Now in its ninth season, the CMC’s nsalon 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 premiere of Snapshot will come in the week before Corcoran’s Violin Concerto is given its first performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Admission to the concert is free but booking is strongly recommended. To book please contact the National Concert Hall (tel: 01 417 0000 /

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