New Music Digest: 3 – 7 December

Events this Week

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be joined by New Dublin Voices, the Carrickfergus Grammar School Choir and RTÉ Cór na nOg for a concert of Christmas music, including Elaine Agnew‘s Christmas Day and Curoo Curoo, and Linda Buckley‘s Stars of Wonder.

  • 4 December, 8pm, National Concert Hall
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December’s Kaleidoscope night is curated by Barry Guy and Maya Homburger, and will feature performance of Guy‘s Ceremony as well as Benjamin Dwyer performing his own Twelve Études.

  • 5 December, 9pm, The Odessa Club, Dublin
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The Cork New Music Ensemble perform a programme of music by Irish composers as part of the Cork Orchestral Society concert series, including works by David O’Regan, Patrick Connolly and C.S.L. Parker.

  • 6 December, 8pm, Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
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Strange Country… is a concert of music by Benjamin Dwyer, performed by a host of artists such as Dwyer himself, Izumi Kimura and William Dowdall among others.

  • 6 December, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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The Music Composition Centre present a talk by TCD music lecturer Michael Taylor.

  • 6 December, 6pm, Boydell Room, Trinity College Dublin
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Ciarán Farrell is launching a new album of guitar works called New Frontiers with a concert at the Royal Irish Academy of Music by Damien Kelly. The CD is available from the CMC shop and as a digital download.

  • 7 December, 7.30pm, Royal Irish Academy of Music
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Barry Guy and Maya Homburger will also perform a concert of music from their new CD Tales of Enchantment, including music by Biber, Guy, Kurtag and others.

  • 9 December, 12pm, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

Kate Ellis continues her residency at Cork’s Half Moon Theatre with a third RESOUND concert, which sees her join forces with musicians such as Linda Buckley, Laura Sheeran, Francesco Turrisi and others.

  • 9 December, 8.30pm, Half Moon Theatre, Cork
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Listen

Benjamin Dwyer talks about Strange Country.

Watch

An extract from David Fennessy’s Five Hofer Photographs performed by cellist Martin Johnson in the Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin as part of CMC’s Salon on 25 October 2012.

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