New Music Digest: 18 – 24 March

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Events this week

Gerald Barry‘s opera The Importance of Being Earnest receives its first fully staged presentation in France.

The BBC Singers present a programme called Seven Last Words, with music by Britten, Tavener and Irene Buckley. The ensemble will also host a choral composition public workshop with composer James McMillan in association with the Contemporary Music Centre.

  • 21 March, 8pm, St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda
  • 22 March, 8pm, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway
  • 23 March, 8pm, St Anne’s Church , Dublin,  Ireland
  • Public Workshop: 24 March, 12pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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A flute (Linda Chatterton) and piano (Matthew McCright) recital will feature a premiere of a new work by Ailís Ní Ríain.

  • 22 March, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin

Performances of Ian Wilson‘s new opera Minsk continue in Germany.

The Lost and Found Sound Assembly, with students from Cabra’s St. Mary’s School for Deaf Girls, perform a new work by George Higgs using recycled instruments.

The next concert in Corcorde’s Up Close with Music II Series,  from Birds and Hidden Dragonstakes place at the RHA Gallery.

The Irish Composers’ Collective present the next concert in their Solo Series, with violinist Cora Venus Lunny.

  • 21 March, 7.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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Polish musician Jarek Dobrzański presents TranScendence, a partly improvised programme of guitar and electronics based on Irish traditional music.

  • 23 March, 8.30pm, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin

Listen

A recording of Enda Bates’ Harmonic Shake 2, for hexaphonic guitar with motion controllers, developed during the Creative Labs at the New Music Dublin festival.

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