New Music Digest: 26 May – 1 Jun

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Events This Week:

Pianist Matthew Schellhorn performs music by Linda Buckley, Seán Clancy, Gráinne Mulvey and Ian Wilson at a CMC Salon

  • 28 May, 6pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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Eric Sweeney‘s new opera The Invader will be performed at the Wexford Opera House

  • 30 May, 8pm, Wexford Opera House, Wexford
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The Donegal Chamber Music Festival takes place this weekend, with performances of a number of works by Vincent Kennedy, the featured composer of the festival.

  • 30 May – 1 Jun, venues in Donegal
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The Association of Irish Choirs hosts its annual conference, with performances and talks, and including the launch of CMC’s Choral Catalogue for Upper Voices.

  • 30 May – 1 June, University Concert Hall, Limerick
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Thérese Fahy presents the second of the Handprint: Before and Beyond concerts, with commissioned works by Gráinne Mulvey and Raymond Deane paired with ‘companion pieces’

  • 1 Jun, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Kate Ellis will perform a concert of cello music by Irish composers at the Lismore Music Festival

  • 31 May, 12pm, Cappoquin House, Lismore, Co. Waterford
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China Meets Ireland is a concert that will feature both traditional and contemporary music of Ireland and China, with music by composers John Buckley, Seoirse Bodley and Zhao Xi

  • 29 May, 1.15pm, St. Ann’s Church, Dublin
  • 31 May, 7pm, St. Patrick’s Church, Dublin
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Chamber Choir Ireland, under the direction of Paul Hillier, perform their When We Were Children programme, with music from David Lang, John Tavener and others

  • 30 May, 8pm, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick
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The Transcendentalist, a new album from Heresey Records featuring Serbian American pianist Ivan Ilić’s performances of works by Cage, Feldman and US composer Scott Wollschleger is available for download and pre-order.

Meet the Composer: Seán Doherty

We profile some of the composers who have been accepted for CMC representation over the last year.

Seán Doherty studied music at St John’s College, University of Cambridge and at Trinity College Dublin. His awards include the Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Competition, the Feis Ceoil Choral composition competition, the St Giles’ Cathedral composition competition, the Choir and Organ Magazine composition competition, and the West Cork Chamber Music Festival’s Young Composers’ Bursary. His work Fugue State (2013) for chamber ensemble was premiered by Susan Doyle (fl), Paul Roe (cl), Ryan Molloy (pf) and Adrian Mantu (vc) at the Association of Irish Composers’ Project Evolution concert at Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane on 12 January 2014.

Listen to this and other works on the composer’s SoundCloud page.

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