New Music Digest: 18 – 24 August

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble (C) Marc O’Sullivan


Events This Week:

A work by Seán Doherty, called Et clamabant, will be performed by the National Youth Choir of Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  • 22 Aug, 10.15pm, St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Pianist Gary Beecher will play Sam Perkin‘s Comet at a Young Musician Gala Recital at a festival in Bangor.

  • 22 Aug, 1pm, Clandeboyne Festival, Bangor, Northern Ireland
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Ian Wilson‘s Lios na Gaoithe will receive its Scottish premiere at the British Flute Society Ninth International Convention

  • 23 Aug, 4.30pm, Warwick Arts Centre, England
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The Irish Youth Wind Ensemble play a number of concerts of traditional and contemporary wind repertoire from around the world.

  • 22 Aug, 7.30pm, Good Shepherd Chapel, WIT, Waterford
  • 23 Aug, 8pm, University Concert Hall, Limerick

Meet the Composer: Sam Perkin

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

Sam Perkin is currently studying at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique de Lyon (CNSMDL). He holds a B.Mus. and MA in Composition from CIT Cork School of Music. He has received commissions from Cork Orchestral Society, Cork City Council Arts Office, Voci Nuove (Spectrum for Choir – Sung at the 2013 Cork International Choral Festival), and The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras/The Arts Council.

His work Violin Concerto No. 2 – ‘Voice’ (2011) was premiered by Eoin Ducrot (vn-solo) and Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra with conductor Geoffrey Spratt at the Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music on 21 April 2012.

Listen to this and other works on Sam Perkin’s SoundCloud page:

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