Crash Ensemble to open Pipeworks 2014 Festival

Crash Ensemble will perform the opening concert of the 2014 Pipeworks festival, in a concert that features two works by Italian composer Pier Damiano Peretti.

Pipeworks is a triennial festival established in 1980, centred around an international organ competition and with a wide range of concerts and recitals on or based around the organ. This year’s festival sees a strong focus on contemporary works, with performances works by Ryan Molloy, Sean Doherty, Ivan Raskatov and American composers Winges, Travers and Conte among others. Also part of the festival will be a number of masterclasses on topics of repertoire and technique, with organ composition masterclasses presented in association with the Irish Composers’ Collective.

Crash Ensemble’s opening concert will include the world premiere of Italian composer and organist Peretti’s Antifone, a work for organ and ensemble, as well as his work Asforismi, for organ (David Bremner) and flute (Susan Doyle). Also on the programme will be works by Ryan Molloy, Charles Tournemire and Thomas Daniel Schlee. The concert takes place at 7pm, 18 June at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.

Concerts in the Pipeworks take place 18 –27 June in church venues across Dublin, Dundalk and Belfast. Other performers in the festival include: the Mornington Singers, Palestrina Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Chamber Choir Ireland, Todd Wilson (organ), Hilliard Ensemble, Sophie-Véronique Caucherfer Choplin (organ), and Joonho Park, the winner of the 2011 competition.

For more information about the festival programme, visit www.pipeworksfestival.com

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