May is a busy month for composer Vincent Kennedy who has spent the beginning of May hosting workshops in schools in County Wicklow that will be participating in his new work commissioned by Wicklow Education Partnership.
The commission is managed and produced by the Contemporary Music Centre under partnership with Wicklow County Arts Office and Music Generation Wicklow and will involve many children and young people aged between six and sixteen.
The work is one of four commissions being created with other notable Irish composers including George Higgs, Elaine Agnew and Neil Martin.
Vincent will be taking part in ten performances of his works including the world premiers of two of his works.
Dates and details of these performances can be found below:
Friday 30th May 2014 – 8pm Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh, County Donegal.
“Memories” for Flute, Violin I, Violin II, Cello – Sarah Murphy (flute), Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo and Lucia Spacirova (Violins), Víctor Yélamo (cello). This is a world premiere of this version of the work originally written for 3 violins in 2012.
Saturday 31st May (2 concerts) at the Glebe Gallery, Glenveagh, County Donegal
Donegal Music Education Partnership’s Junior String Orchestra and Friends
“Etude for Cello” with Chamber Orchestra
5:00pm. Concert in the Glebe Gallery, Glenveagh, County
Donegal Chamber Orchestra with guest sean-nós singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Sunday 1st June 8pm Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh, County Donegal.
Donegal Camerata String Quartet (Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, Claire Cunningham, violins; Lucia Spacirova, viola; Víctor Yélamo, cello)
Further details on all performances taking place in Glenveagh, Co. Donegal can be found here.
Friday 16th May 2014 – 7.30pm Rosses Community School, Dungloe, Co. Donegal
Donegal Youth Orchestra conducted by Vincent Kennedy
Sunday 18th May 2014 – 3pm Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, County Donegal
Friday 23rd May 2014 – 8pm Solstice Theatre, Navan, County Meath
Meath Harp Ensemble conducted by Vincent Kennedy
Friday 25th May 2014 – 3pm Ballyroan, Parish Church
Rathfarnham Concert Band conducted by Vincent Kennedy