Concorde 2015Up Close with Music presented by Concorde at the RHA Gallery continues on Sunday 26 April.  Performances feature new Irish music in an international context and take place from 2.30 – 4.30 pm. The April concert features first performances of music by Katharine Norman incorporating music, text and sound in an interactive texture, a quintet by Concorde’s sudent composer Eoin Mulvany – post-graduate student at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, guest composer Tim Corpus from Chicago for the European premiere of a duo for clarinet and cello inspired by the sculpture of Brancusi, visuals by Marie Hanlon created in collaboration wth Irish composer Emma O’Halloran, a solo work for accordion and electronics from Portugal, an energetic quintet for all musicians by Henrik Ajax – Swedish born German resident, and an introductory fanfare from Eric Sweeney.  DIT student Paul Kiernan joins Concorde on the trumpet for two of the premieres.

Concorde musicians: Jane O’Leary, artistic director; Madeleine Staunton, flutes; Paul Roe, clarinets; Martin Johnson, cello; Dermot Dunne, accordion; Paul Kiernan, trumpet.  Up Close with Music is supported by a Project Award from the Arts Council and takes place in partnership with RHA Gallery. 

Sunday 26 April 2015

2.30 – 3.15 pm & 3.45 – 4.30 pm      RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Admission Free…early arrival advised!


Programme Details

26 April, 2015 – Concorde: Up Close with Music – RHA Gallery, Dublin 2

2.30 – 3.15 pm

Eric Sweeney (Ireland): Fanfare Dialogue, 2000/2015

World premiere (flute, trumpet, clarinet, accordion)

Eoin Mulvany (Ireland): Bog Bodies, 2015

World premiere  (flutes, trumpet, clarinets, cello, accordion)

Joao Pedro Oliveira (Portugal): L’Accordeon du Diable (Devil’s Accordion), 2006              Irish premiere    (accordion & recorded sound)

Katharine Norman (UK): Paul’s Walk World premiere (clarinet, live text & audio)


3.45 – 4.30 pm

Kala Pierson (USA):  River Spinner, 2012   (alto flute solo)

Tim Corpus (USA): Bird in Space, 2012   European premiere   (clarinet & cello)

Emma O’Halloran (Ireland/USA): Truth and Beauty, 2010

visuals by Marie Hanlon  (clarinet, electronics and visual images)

Henrik Ajax (Sweden/Germany): Phantasien, 2012

Irish premiere (trumpet, flute, clarinet, cello, accordion)

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