Events This Week
The New Ross Piano Festival takes place this week, with concerts featuring a commissioned series of five new works written in response to the Ros Tapestry.
- 25 – 28 Sep, New Ross
The Association of Irish Canon has two Irish Canon Series concerts taking place this week: Cora Venus Lunny (vln) in Dundalk, and Paul Roe (cl) in Dublin
- Cora Venus Lunny: 25 Sep, 1pm, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk
- Paul Roe: 26 Sep, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
The Kinsale Arts Festival takes place this week; its new music performances include the Chatham Saxophone Quartet playing music by Ian Wilson
- 19 – 28 Sep, Kinsale, Co. Cork
The Chatham Saxophone Quartet will also play two works by Wilson in another concert in Dundrum
- 25 Sep, 8pm, The Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin
The Ulster Orchestra will also play music by Ian Wilson this week, his work Sullen Earth, with soloist Ioana Petcu-Colan and conductor David Brophy.
- 23 Sep, 7.45, Ulster Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Karen Power has a collaborative art and soundwork installed at the Korea International Art Fair
- 25 – 29 Sep, Korea International Art Fair, Seoul
The BBC Singers, with soloists and the BBC Concert Orchestra, will premiere Kevin Volans The Mountain That Left as part of the 90th anniversary celebrations
- 24 Sep, 7.30pm, The Barbican, London, UK
Evangelia Rigaki‘s new series of mini-operas, The Pregnant Box, will receive its premiere in Trinity College Dublin, with the Mornington Singers directed by Orla O’Flannagan, Lore Lixenberg and Joe O’Farrell.
- 26 Sep, 6pm, Front Courtyard, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin
- 28 Sep, 8.30pm, St. Peter’s Church, Bandon, Co. Cork
The Waterford Concert Orchestra performs Shaun Davey‘s Granuaile at a concert titled Pictures of Ireland in Sound, alongside the premiere of a work by Waterford composer Greg Scanlon
- 27 Sep, 8pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford
The Vikings Band will play Eoin O’Keefe’s Process as part of a marching band competition in the Netherlands
- 27 Sep, 11am, Parkstad Limburg Stadium, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Last friday night was Culture Night. Read our Storify page on new music activities across the country
John Kinsella talks about his new CD release
Meet The Composer: Jenn Kirby
We profile some of the composers who have been accepted for CMC representation over the last year.
Jenn Kirby is based in Dublin. She composes both acoustic and electronic contemporary works. Her work explores elements of theatricality, humour and the manipulation of the perception of time in composition. Her work has been performed in Ireland, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada and the United States.
Her work Dopamine (2013) for three guitars, violin and accordion was premiered by Allan J. Yzereef (gui), Keenan Comartin (gui), Arden Armbruster (gui), Ilana Waniuk (vn) and Olivia Steimel (acc) at the SoundSCAPE Festival, Maccagno, Italy on 5 July 2013.
Listen to this and other works on her SoundCloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/jennkirby/