The final event in Concorde’s series Up Close With Music takes place on 27 April

Rhona Clarke

The event features a new work by composer Rhona Clarke and artist Marie Hanlon and a 70th birthday tribute to Frank Corcoran, including a short film on the composer produced by CMC and directed by Mark Linnane.

Also featured is a new work composed by Concorde’s 2014 student composer Patrick Egan, music from Norway and Dublin contemplating ‘dawn’, and music from Icelandic and Irish composers reflecting on ‘breath’.

Performances take place at 2.30 and 3.45 pm and admission is free. Up Close with Music is supported by a Music Project Award from The Arts Council.

Jane O’Leary, artistic director
Paul Roe, clarinet/bass clarinet
Bogdan Sofei, violin
Martin Johnson, cello
Dermot Dunne, accordion
Clare McCague, concert harp
Visual artist, Marie Hanlon

2.30 pm
Patrick Egan: new piece (premiere) (bass clarinet, cello, accordion)
Ellen Lindquist (USA/Norway): Eos (2005) (solo violin) (Irish premiere)
Judith Ring: swelt belly at dawn (2013) (violin, cello, clarinet)
Rhona Clarke & Marie Hanlon: The Small Hours (accordion solo + visuals) premiere, commissioned by Concorde

3.45 pm
The Light Gleams: a portrait of Frank Corcoran (documentary film produced by CMC and directed by Mark Linnane)
Frank Corcoran: A Dark Song (Irish premiere) (bass clarinet solo)
Ed Bennett: Breath (2006) (commissioned by Concorde for the Beckett centenary) (bass clarinet, violin, cello)
Helgi Ingvarsson (Iceland/UK): Breath (premiere, 2012 revised) (cello, harp)
Rhona Clarke & Marie Hanlon: The Small Hours (2014)

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