October is a very interesting month for IMRO member, composer and conductor Vincent Kennedy. At a public lunchtime concert at 1.05pm on the 9th October in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, the Lithuanian violinist Justina Auskelyte will give the Irish premiere of Vincent’s Violin work ‘Dreams’ with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Maloney. ‘Dreams’ has been performed many times in the USA and Europe and this performance marks its homecoming ten years after it was composed.
On the 16th and 18th of October The Galan Trio performs Vincent’s trio “…spaces in your togetherness…” from their Album ‘Switch’ in two concerts in Armenia. The concert on 16th October is in the Eduard Kzrtmyan Music School in Vanadzor. On the 18th October the Galan Trio perform the music in the National Chamber Music Hall in Yerevan
On Monday the 29th October De Ann Letourneau, Concertmaster of the Las Vegas Philharmonic will give the USA premiere of Vincent’s violin work Dóchas, Grá agus Suaimhneas, Saoirse with the Nevada School of the Arts at the Starbright Theatre, Las Vegas.
During the month of October Vincent will continue to work on composing his new suite for Symphonic Band which is made possible by his recent Creative Ireland Award through South Dublin County Council. https://creative.ireland.ie/en/south-dublin/project-award-composer-vincent-kennedy
Vincent will also complete work on his music commission from Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council for the Orchestral Ages project. The first part of this new music was premiered at the LexIcon Library in Dún Laoghaire on Culture Night. https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/music/orchestral-ages