New Music Digest: 16 –22 September

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Events This Week

Raymond Deane’s new opera The Alma Fetish will be premiered in a concert performance by Wide Open Opera.

  • 17 Sept, 8pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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ConTempo Quartet perform Jane O’Leary‘s Mystic Play of Shadows in Galway.

  • 18 Sept, 1pm, NUI Galway Library, Galway
  • 19 Sept, 1pm, Clifden LIbrary, Clifden

The Irish Composers’ Collective present a workshop on composing for choir with New Dublin Voices, as part of their upcoming Voicings collaboration.

  • 18 Sept, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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The Dublin Guitar Quartet continue their album launch tour, with music by Dave Flynn alongside Philip Glass, Steve Reich and others.

  • 19 September, Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge
  • 20 September, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
  • 12 September, Nenagh Arts Centre
  • 22 September, Spiritstore, Dundalk

Culture Night takes place across the country, with free art, music and heritage events and concerts.

  • CMC present a showcase night of works by four Irish composers, curated by Karen Power, including music by Anna Murray, Marian Ingoldsby, Kerry Hagan and Rob Canning: 5 – 10pm, Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble Street, Dublin
  • An outdoor event presented by RTÉ Radio One’s Arena sees the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing Fanfare for Culture, a newly-commissioned work for Culture Night by Stephen Gardner: 7 – 10pm, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin.
  • The National Chamber Choir of Ireland perform The White Concert 2, featuring  Jennifer Walshe‘s recent work for the choir, The White Noisery, alongside music by Steve Martland: 7.30pm, RHA Gallery, Eli Place, Dublin 2. More
  • Composer Dylan Rynhart collaborates with artist Jo Cummins for an exhibition and installation, featuring new music commissioned by the Centre for Creative Practices: 5-11pm, CFCP, Pembroke St, Dublin. More
  • Music Network present the Chatham Saxophone Quartet, playing music by Graham Fitkin, Ian Wilson, Philip Glass and JacobTV: 9pm, The Coach House, Dublin Castle. More
  • Crash Ensemble mark Raymond Deane’s career of 20 years in 40 minutes with the Music Composition Centre at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Louth Contemporary Music Society present a performance Georg Friedrich Haas’ iij Noct; St. Nicholas Church, Church Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. More
  • RESOUND, a collaboration with Kate Ellis, Linda Buckley, Laura Sheeran, Francesco Turrisi and Adrian Hart perform original music with live drawings and poetry; The Model, Sligo. More

The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, directed by Greg Caffrey, make their debut at Belfast’s MAC, with music by Caffrey, Ian Wilson and Toru Takemitsu.

  • 21 Sept, 8pm, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Beflast, Dublin
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Pianist Hugh Tinney premieres the complete set of Raymond Deane’s collection of piano works, Noctuary.

  • 22 Sept, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane, Dublin
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The Mill Miscellanea is a performance of new classical/contemporary music and spoken word performance, with songs by Kian Geiselbrechtinger performed by Karolina Jochim, and poetry by Iggy McGovern.

  • 22 Sept, 7.30pm, Maureen O’Hara Studio, Mill Theatre, Dundrum
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The Dublin Guitar Quartet playing Dave Flynn and Philip Glass.

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