New Music Digest: 15 – 21 April


Events this week

The National Chamber Choir of Ireland perform European Masterworks, a ‘miscellany of cries’ from composers across Europe, including Ireland’s Siobhán Cleary.

  • 17 April, 8pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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Gael Winds present Music Con Stanza, a concert of impressionistic works and poetry, including Poulenc, Milhaud, and a new work by Dave Fennessy.

  • 19 April, 1.05pm, John Field Room, National Concert Hall
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The Irish Composers’ Collective present flautist William Dowdall playing seven new works, the third in their 2013 Solo Series

  • 19 April, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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Cork-based composer/pianist North Side Drive performs a concert of his own music for piano and electronics. 

  • 19 April, 8pm, The Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin
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The Irish Youth Chamber Choir perform their Soundworlds programme in Drogheda, featuring Brian Boydell‘s Come Sleep.

  • 20 April, 7.30pm, St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda

The UCD Gamelan Orchestra, directed by Peter Moran, will perform two concerts at the UCD Global Lounge

  • 17 April, 7pm, UCD Global Lounge, University College Dublin
  • 24 April, 7pm, UCD Global Lounge, University College Dublin

RIAM contemporary ensemble Kirkos perform works by current and past students in K2.

  • 17 April, 7pm, Katherine Brennan Hall, RIAM, Dublin

Composer Benjamin Dwyer and violist Garth Knox present a joint seminar entitled ‘Transformational Ostinati in the Viola Sonata of György Ligeti‘.

  • 17 April, 6pm, Middlesex University Music Department

The 2nd Barrow River Arts Festival takes place 19 – 21 April in Borris and Graiguenamanagh with a Baroque and contemporary programme, including performances by the Hilliard Ensemble and Homburger/Guy Duo


Recordings of the March Irish Composers’ Collective concert with Cora Venus Lunny

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