Events This Week:
- 28 May, 6pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
Eric Sweeney‘s new opera The Invader will be performed at the Wexford Opera House
- 30 May, 8pm, Wexford Opera House, Wexford
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
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
- 1 Jun, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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
- 29 May, 1.15pm, St. Ann’s Church, Dublin
- 31 May, 7pm, St. Patrick’s Church, Dublin
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
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.