New Music Digest: 28 October – 3 November

Events This Week

Gerald Barry’s award-winning opera The Importance of Being Earnest continues its Irish tour in Belfast and Cork.

  • 30 Oct, 7.30pm, Grand Opera House, Belfast
  • 2 Nov, 8pm, Cork Opera House
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Gildas Quartet and Edit-Point will play at the Sound Festival, with music by Matthew Whiteside, Ed Bennett and George Crumb

  • 28 Oct, 1.10pm, St. Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Composer Ian Wilsons music will receive two performances: red over black by Triccito in London and The Little Spanish Prison by David Cohen and Sacha Grynyuk in Galway.

  • 29 Oct, 7.30pm, Lauderdale House, London
  • 30 Oct, 8pm, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, Galway
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The Winter Chamber Music Festival takes place at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, where a new work by John Buckley will be premiered by the Fidelio Trio.

  • 1 – 3 Nov, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra
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The Irish-Russian Chamber Music Festival takes place in Moscow, with four concerts of music by Irish and Russian composers by performers from both countries.

  • 30 Oct – 5 Nov, venues in Moscow, Russia
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The Wexford Festival Opera’s 2013 programme includes a premiere of a Losers, a new opera by American composer Richard Wargo set in Ballymore, Co. Tyrone.

  • 23 Oct – 3 Nov, Wexford Opera House
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Fergal Dowling of Dublin Sound Lab talks about their upcoming multimedia production of Kaija Saariaho’s Maa.

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