The Contemporary Music Centre and the Irish Composers’ Collective have joined forces to present a Night of New Music in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on 23 February and 30 March 2011. Each night begins with The Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon series, followed by the Irish Composers’ Collective monthly concert, with a special offer on wine and tapas in the National Concert Hall during the break.
The Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon, 6pm – 7pm, 23 February is entitled Ich ruf’ zu Dir and curated by Ergodos, a music production company and record label. It features Cora Venus Lunny (violin), Kate Ellis (cello), David Bremner (piano), Michelle O'Rourke (mezzo-soprano) performing works by Irish composers, Benedict Schlepper Connolly, Garrett Scholdice and Jonathan Nangle.
The new music::new Ireland salon series aims to encourage newcomers and enthusiasts alike to engage with the music of Irish Composers. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere with dialogue encouraged between composers, performers and audience. This is the Centre’s eighth series and this year to celebrate 25 years of the Contemporary Music Centre and as part of a series of events planned for 2011, the salons will take place across the year on the last Wednesday of each month, apart from the summer months. (June, July and August)
The Irish Composers’ Collective concert, 830pm – 930pm, 23 February 2011, begins with a pre-concert talk at 8pm. It features soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and cellist Kate Ellis performing works by Irish composers Alyson Barber, Joanna Heraty, Gráinne Mulvey, Natasa Paterson, Dylan Rynhart and Matthew Whiteside.
The Irish Composers’ Collective, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing Irish composers with a community for information, education and the pooling of resources in order to create concerts of their music with professional musicians.
Admission is free for the new music::new Ireland salon but booking is strongly recommended. To book please contact the National Concert Hall on tel: 01 4170000 or email: ei.hcn@ofni.
Admission to the Irish Composers’ Collective concert costs €10 / €5. Ticketsmay be purchased from the National Concert Hall Box Office, www.nch.ie , in person, or tel: 01 4170000.
Nights of New Music, 30 March 2011, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, features the Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon, 6pm – 7pm, with Therese Fahy, pianist and the Irish Composers’ Collective monthly concert, Maunuela Meier, accordion and Nick Roth, saxophone, 830pm (pre-concert talk 8pm). Wine and tapas, €10, John Field Room, National Concert Hall, during the break.