New Music Digest: 17 – 23 March


Events This Week:

Trailblaze’s event We Need To Talk About Ireland features performances from Crash Ensemble, Nina Hynes and others.

  • 17 Mar, 8pm, Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin
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Crash Ensemble will also perform at a concert hosted by the Cork Orchestral Society, including the premiere of a ew work by Dave Flynn

  • 20 Mar, 8pm, Cork Opera House, Cork
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Waterford New Music Week takes place, with a range of contemporary music events hosted by Garter Lane Arts Centre and WIT, including the CMC New Music Marathon

  • 18 – 23 Mar, venues around Waterford
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Pianist Vicki Ray will perform Donnacha Dennehy‘s Stainless Staining in the US

  • 18 Mar, 8pm, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

The UCD Scholars US tour includes Kevin WhymsEllis Island Approach, performed by an ensemble featuring the composer on guitar

  • 18 Mar, 4pm, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York

Dublin Laptop Orchestra present an event titled ‘The Laptop as an Instrument’ at the TCD Music Composition Centre, with music by member performers.

  • 19 Mar, 6.30pm, Boydell Room, House 5, Trinity College Dublin
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The Irish Composers’ Collective present a programme called Songs and Sonatas, members performing a range of music including new compositions, improvisations, songs, romantic music and folk music.

  • 20 Mar, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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Violinist Gregory Harrington will perform Ian Wilson‘s Cartography in Columbia

  • 19 Mar, 8pm, Barranquillo, Columbia

The ELISION ensemble will perform Ann Cleare‘s to another of that other at Carriageworks in Sydney

  • 19 Mar, 8pm, Carriageworks, Sydney

Matthew Rowan‘s Living in Memories will be performed by the Northern Early Music Collective in the UK

  • 19 Mar, 7.30pm, King’s Hall, Newcastle, UK

Dr. Mark Fitzgerald will give a lecture on ’20th-century Irish composers’ as part of TCD’s ‘In Tune’ series

  • 20 Mar, 6pm, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Chatham Saxophone Quartet play a concert presented by Music Network, featuring Ian Wilson‘s heaven lay close II

  • 20 Mar, 8pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
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The Hard Rain Ensemble, directed by Greg Caffrey, will perform a lunchtime concert featuring music by Caffrey, Piers Hellawell, Ian Wilson and Takemitsu

  • 20 Mar, 1.10pm, Harty’s Hall, Queen’s University Belfast
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FUAIM marks 5 years at UCC with a performance from Vanbrugh Quartet will Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Niall Vallely, and music by Ó Súilleabháin, Aloys Fleischmann and David Harold Cox

  • 22 Mar, 1.10pm, Triskel Christchurch, Cork
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Annette Cleary (vc) and Pádhraic Ó Cuinneagán (pf) mark the 75th birthday of Tom Cullivan, with a Sundays@Noon performance of Nocturne and Sonata for Cello and Piano

  • 23 Mar, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane, Dublin
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Kate Ellis’ solo cello programme at her recent lecture-recital at the TCD Music Composition Centre as part of The Association of Irish Composers’ Irish Canon series

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