New Music Digest: 2 – 8 December

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Events This Week

Mezzo-soprano Michelle O’Rourke performs as part of the Association of Irish Composers Irish Canon concert series, with three premieres of music by Anna Murray, Andrew Hamilton and Amanda Feery.

  • 3 Dec, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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The ConTempo Quartet premiere John McLachlan‘s new string quartet as part of their series on Haydn, Father of the String Quartet and his 21st Century Irish Disciples.

  • 3 Dec, 1.10pm, Galway City Library
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The Fidelio Trio will perform Raymond Deane‘s Marche Oublieé at a lunchtime recital at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra.

  • 4 Dec, 1.15pm, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra
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John Wolf Brennan‘s Oscillating Orbits will be performed by Misa Stefanovic and the PAEB Percussion Art Ensemble Bern in Switzerland.

  • 4 Dec, 7.30pm, Dapfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland

The Fidelio Trio also present their annual Composition Forum where they will workshop new pieces by Irish composers.

  • 5 Dec, 10am, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra
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Don’t Walk, a mixed media performance based on a book of poems by Ciprian Macesaru, featuring music by Gráinne Mulvey and visuals by Mihai Cucu is performed at the Lab, Dublin.

  • 5 Dec, 7pm, The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

The Music Educators’ Orchestra, directed by Peter Moran, play new pieces written for them as part of a collaboration with the Irish Composers’ Collective.

  • 5 Dec, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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The Sonic Arts Research Centre’s 60×60 event sees one-minute pieces by Irish and Northern Irish composers performed back-to-back, synchronised to an analog clock.

  • 5 Dec, 1pm, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast
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Bernard Clarke’s Nova programme  this week includes music by Sean MacErlaine and Limerick-based Jurgen Simpson.

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