New Music Digest: 4 – 9 Feb

Events This Week

The RTÉ NSO Horizons series continues with a concert by Seán Clancy, with the premiere of his own work Ten Minutes of Music on the Subject of IKEA, and Ed Bennett‘s Freefall.

  • 1.05pm, 4 Feb, National Concert Hall Dublin
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Deirdre McKay‘s string quartet mr shah stares to the heavens will be performed by ConTempo in Galway as part of their ‘Fathers & Sons (Daughters) – Haydn, Father of the String Quartet and his 21st Century Irish Disciples‘ series

  • 1.10pm, 4 Feb, Galway City Library

The Altissimo Quartet perform the opening concert in the Night Music series, presented by Moving on Music and the Belfast Music Society, with music by Ian Wilson, Stephen Gardner, Rhona Clarke, Bartók and Kodály.

  • 8.15pm, 5 Feb, The MAC, Belfast
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A new work by Roger Doyle will be performed by Nederlands Blazers Ensemble in the Nethelands

  • 8.15pm, 5 Feb, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
  • 8.15pm, 6 Feb, Frits Philips Music Centre, Eindhoven

Cora Venus Lunny performs a concert as part of the Association of Irish Composers’ Irish Canon series, with music by Jennifer Walshe, Andrew Hamilton, Sebastian Adams, Richard Gill and others.

  • 1pm, 6 Feb, Riverstown Hall, NUI Maynooth
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The West Cork Chamber Music Composition workshop takes place with the Vanbrugh Quartet and composer Deirdre Gribbin, in association with CMC.

  • 10.30am, 7 Feb, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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The Fidelio Trio will perform Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin‘s work Fidelio Unsung in Cork

  • 1pm, 7 Feb, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick

A concert of music by Sam Perkin will be performed in Cork, including his works A Collection of Dreams, Sonata for Flute and Piano, and Nine Snapshots for Violin and Piano.

  • 8pm, 7 Feb, Curtis Auditorium, Union Quay, Cork

Concorde and the ConTempo Quartet play a Galway Music Residency concert, with music by Dave Flynn, Deirdre McKay, Jane O’Leary and Judith Ring, including a premiere by Alyson Barber.

  • 8pm, 8 Feb, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
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The final Handprint workshop with Thérese Fahy sees the pianist in conversation with composer Gráinne Mulvey about her piece Calorescence.

  • 6pm, 8 Feb, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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The Donegal County Youth Orchestra plays Vincent Kennedy‘s Suite from The Happy Prince at the 19th Festival of Youth Orchestras.

  • 8pm, 8 Feb, National Concert Hall
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Listen to Seán Clancy talk about his new work for the RTÉ Horizons concert

A short trailer for Thérese Fahy’s Handprint project.

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