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Ulster Youth Orchestra performs new music by Brian Irvine and Elaine Agnew.

Dr Clíona Doris, Head of Orchestral Studies at the Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin Institute of Technology enjoyed her involvement in the preparations and shared her thoughts with CMC: “I am just back from tutoring harps at the Ulster Youth Orchestra summer course, where the very talented young musicians are busy preparing premieres […]

Donegal Camerata performs work by Denise Kelly in Earagail Arts Festival

Donegal Chamber Music Society in association with Earagail Arts Festival presents “SUMMER CLASSICS” with the DONEGAL CAMERATA & SARAH MURPHY Saturday,14th July, 8pm. Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh. Sunday, 15th July, 3pm. “Sundays in Conwal”, Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny. These recitals by six international professional players bring classical music to historical venues in the county, and also […]

CMC new music::new Ireland April features Kaleidoscope performers Kate Ellis and Cliodhna Ryan, and the launch of a two-track album by composer Enda Bates

The Contemporary Music Centre has joined forces with the ground breaking Kaleidoscope Night monthly salon series for its next new music::new Ireland salon. Kaleidoscope Night will present Kaleidoscope Premieres for the CMC new music::new Ireland salon. This will feature repeat performances of 3 premieres of contemporary music, which have taken place in Kaleidoscope Night to […]

The CMC in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, presents Musical Tales 2012

The Contemporary Music Centre, in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, presents Musical Tales 2012 – a series of four concerts of live music with short films in Dublin City Libraries – featuring the Milesian Quartet wih soprano Rachel Croash and flautist Brian Dunning. The concerts are curated by composer, Benjamin Dwyer, who […]

The National Chamber Choir features works by Hellawell, Bates, Fennessy and Corcoran in April tour.

The title of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland’s 2012 tour, from Tarik O’Regan’s The Spring, itself based on an 12th/13th century Irish narrative, is strongly evocative: An Irish Colloquy. The programme for the tour is indeed a meeting point, a platform upon which the many strands of Irish and Ireland-influenced music can exchange, compare […]

Donegal Public Art presents new theatre piece by Vincent Kennedy based on The Happy Prince.

  Irish composer Vincent Kennedy has teamed up with playwright and actor Little John Nee for an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story The Happy Prince. The Happy Prince has been subject to a number of adaptations in the past, but this theatre production promises to be a unique coming together of art, storytelling and […]

Composer Competition for Irish Composers at the 2012 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is delighted to partner with the Contemporary Music Centre for this Composer Competition in 2012. It reflects the commitment of the Festival and the Centre to nurture the creation and performance of new Irish music. This year the competition is once again kindly supported by the Irish Music Rights […]

Concorde will present new works by Irish composers at the Rubicon Gallery on 27 November 2011

The concerts, which are part of the ensemble’s Up Close with Music series, take place on the afternoon of Sunday, 27 November in the Rubicon Gallery, Stephens Green. Each event features a special commission, new music from Irish composers, a work by American Elliott Carter on the eve of his 103rd birthday, and a retrospective […]

Kilcormac a new Cantata by Vincent Kennedy

The world premiere of Kilcormac, a new Cantata by Vincent Kennedy commissioned by Offaly County Council will take place in the KDA Hall in Kilcormac, County Offaly on Sunday 27th November at 4pm. The new work combines choral, solo voice, instrumental and music in traditional Irish idiom and is inspired by stories, events, history and […]

New work by Judith Ring receives Berlin performance

Ergodos Autumn 2011 edition of Leap, ‘Intervention’, will feature two performances across the evening of Friday 4 November: Dublin-based percussionist-composer Dennis Cassidy, and Berlin/NYC vocal duo Tryst.   Vocal duo Tryst’s performance practice represents an intelligent and highly variegated approach to this paradigm. Drawing inspiration from jazz, contemporary, classical, cabaret and folk performance cultures, Michelle […]