New Music Digest: 8 – 14 April

Jorg Widmann

Events this week

The Contemporary Music Centre will celebrate Handel Day with a performance of selected works from the recently published Choirland by the DIT Chamber Choir

  • 13 April, 2.15pm, Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble St, Dublin
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Mezzo-soprano Michelle O’Rourke and composer Evangelia Rigaki present a lecture recital on  ‘Sean-Nós: A Contemporary Perspective’

  • 8 April, 1pm, Music Composition Centre, Boydell Room, Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity Music Composition Centre also presents the grad show of its first MPhil in Composition class, called ‘Music by 12 Composers’.

  • 8 April, 7.30pm, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Cellist Wililam Butt will be joined by pianist Archie Chen for a recital of works by Bach, Schubert and Linda Buckley.

  • 9 April, 8pm, John Field Room, National Concert Hal

Contemporary music festival Zagreb Biennale takes place on the 6 – 13 April and will feature a performance of a new piano trio by Frank Corcoran.

  • 9 April, 9pm, Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb
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The Fidelio Trio present a recital at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, with a piece by Linda Buckley.

  • 9 April, 8pm, John Field Room, National Concert Hall
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Composer/conductor Jorg Widmann will conduct a concert by the Irish Chamber Choir with a programme of his own work alongside Rossini and Mendelssohn. He will also present a talk and clarinet masterclass at the RIAM.

  • 11 April, 8pm, University Concert Hall, Limerick
  • Talk: 12 April, 12pm, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row, Dublin

John Kinsella‘s tenth symphony will have a second performance by the RTÉ NSO, alongside Bruckner’s Symphony No. 10.

  • 12 April, 8pm, National Concert Hall

A Music for Wexford concert at St. Iberius church will see Philip Martin performing his own piano works Three Nocturnes and New York Nights.

  • 12 April, 8pm, St. Iberius Church, Wexford

This week’s Sundays@Noon concert features Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Alec O’Leary (guitar), including the world premiere of Ian Wilson‘s Fola is Uisce.

  • 14 April, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane, Dublin

Vincent Kennedy‘s The Happy Prince will receive another performance in Letterkenny.

  • 14 April, 3pm, An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
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