Louth Contemporary Music Society in association with Temple Bar Trad Festival and Cois Cladaigh present a new arrangement of Seán Ó Riada’s Mass by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky performed by the EQ Singers with Zoe Conway on fiddle, Siobhan Armstrong on harp and Robbie Harris on bodhrán, conducted by Eamonn Dougan in St.Werburgh’s Dublin on Thursday 24 January 2013 and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Galway, on Friday 25 January 2013. Iarla Ó Lionáird will appear as a special guest for the Dublin performance.
The music of composer Seán Ó Riada, who is credited with re-igniting the popularity of Irish traditional music, is celebrated by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in these unique performances of a new arrangement of his Mass in January 2013.
The new arrangement was completed by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a composer of international fame. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. Yanov-Yanovsky has received commissions from celebrated musicians including the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet and Hilliard Ensemble. Yanov-Yanovsky’s music was first performed in Ireland at LCMS’s Sounds of the Silk Road Concert at Drogheda Arts Festival in 2011. Yanov-Yanovsky has arranged the mass for 16 voices, fiddle, harp and bodhrán.
The mass will be performed by the finest Irish professional singers in the newly formed EQ Singers, with Zoe Conway on fiddle, Siobhan Armstrong on harp and Robbie Harris on bodhrán. The choir and players will be conducted by Eamonn Dougan Associate Conductor of internationally renowned ensemble The Sixteen.
The performances will take place in St.Werburgh’s Dublin at 8pm on Thursday 24 January 2013 and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Galway, at 8pm on Friday 25 January 2013 . Iarla Ó Lionáird will appear as a special guest for the Dublin performance.
The Ó Riada Mass has been funded by the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Touring Programme scheme and is financially supported by Foras na Gaeilge.
Further Information & listings see below or log onto: www.louthcms.org
St. Werburgh’s, Werburgh St, Dublin 2
Thursday 24 January 2013 | 8.00pm | €15(including booking fee)
Tickets – 01 7030709 | www.templebartrad.com
St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
Friday 25 January 2013 | 8.00pm | €15 & €12 Concession
Tickets: 091 756812 | www.coiscladaigh.net
Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by the Arts Council and Create Louth
I would like to draw your attention to an exciting new initiative we have launched in Drogheda. The Drogheda International Classical Music Series aims to provide local audiences with a platform to see and hear the best of National and International musicians. As the setting for this series, Drogheda will continue to be an important hub for classical music, highlighting its most beautiful cultural venues and buildings. The programme is focused on mainstream Classical repertoire, combining the popular with the unfamiliar, and performed by both distinguished and lesser-known, but equally talented musicians. The Series will complement the work of the existing classical music initiatives in Co. Louth supporting the development of new audiences and continued appreciation.
I am attaching this season’s brochure and I encourage you all to come along to the concerts.
Our first concert this year will be Friday 12th October at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland starring internationally acclaimed cellist Marc Coppey and one ofIreland’s most successful pianists, Finghin Collins, for an evening of sumptuous music including the virtuosic Bach Sonata No.2 and Rachmaninov’s beautiful Vocalise. Tickets are for sale from www.droichead.com or from the Droichead Arts Centre 041 9833946 and we encourage you to book in advance.
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We hope you can enjoy the diverse work we have on offer this season.
Áine Nic an Ríogh
Áine Nic an Ríogh
IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholar
John Zorn The Holy Visions
featuring the Irish Debut of iconic composer and instrumentalist John Zorn.
Thursday 4 October and Friday 5 October Dundalk, Louth Ireland
Mr. Zorn is a towering pillar of a new-music universe he has worked tirelessly to foster and enrich. The New York Times
Louth Contemporary Music Society celebrates the first Irish visit of New York based iconic composer and instrumentalist John Zorn in a mini-festival entitled John Zorn The Holy Visions on 4 and 5 October 2012. The Holy Visions features three performances including two world premieres of Zorn’s music.
John Zorn is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Drawing on his experience in a variety of genres including jazz, rock, classical, klezmer, film, cartoon, popular and improvised music, John Zorn has created an influential body of work that defies academic categories.
“My musical world is like a little prism. You look through it and it goes off in a million different directions. Since every genre is the same, all musicians should be equally respected. It doesn’t matter if it’s jazz, blues, or classical. They’re all the same.” John Zorn.
Zorn’s long time collaborator, the world-renowned Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista and his group Banquet of the Spirits, will perform music from their latest cd Caym: The Book of Angels which interprets Zorn’s sublime Masada songbook dedicated to the Jewish diaspora with a Brazilian and middle eastern twist. Banquet of the Spirits’ concert takes place on Thursday 4 October 2012 at 8pm in An Tain Theatre Dundalk.
The following evening at 8pm on Friday 5 October 2012, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart will perform an astonishingly beautiful new Zorn vocal work The Holy Visions —a mystery play in eleven strophes — concerning the life, work and philosophy of Hildegard von Bingen for five female voices (2012) in St.Nicholas’ Church of Ireland Dundalk. The EQ Ensemble conducted by Gavin Moloney will open Friday’s concert with a world premiere performance of Zorn’s work Missa Sine Voces (2012),a beautiful instrumental miniature for five players written in the form of a Requiem Mass.
Performed as an encore to the Holy Visions concert earlier in the evening ( Friday 5 October 2012), Zorn returns to his first instrument for a very rare event—his first solo organ concert in Ireland when he will bring his compositional mind and improvisation skills to the beautiful Willis organ at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dundalk. The organ recital will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk at 10.00 pm on Friday 5 October 2012. This organ recital is a FREE event to those who have purchased tickets for one or more of the Zorn concerts in Dundalk on 4 or 5 October 2012. Please retain your paid for Zorn concert ticket as it will be required to gain admission to this free event. One paid ticket provides you with one free admission. Seating is unallocated. Contact Eamonn Quinn firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place and also to allow us to estimate numbers who will attend. Please direct any queries to Eamonn Quinn email@example.com
John Zorn The Holy Visions is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society. Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by the Arts Council and Create Louth.
Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels
8pm on Thursday 4 October 2012
An Tain Theatre, The Town Hall, Dundalk
Tickets: €20/Concessions €15
Tel: 00 353 42 939 2919.
The Holy Visions
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
8pm on Friday 5 October 2012
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland Dundalk
Tickets €20/Concessions €15
ROI: 0818 205 205
UK: 0870 850 2896
Also available from An Tain Theatre Box Office: 00 353 42 9392919
Solo Organ Recital
10pm on Friday 5 October 2012
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk
This organ recital is a FREE event to those who have purchased tickets for one or more of the Zorn concerts in Dundalk on 4 or 5 October 2012. Please retain your paid for Zorn concert ticket as it will be required to gain admission to this free event. One paid ticket provides you with one free admission. Seating is unallocated. Contact Eamonn Quinn firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place and also to allow us to estimate numbers who will attend. Please direct any queries to Eamonn Quinn email@example.com
Cyro Baptista will also give a percussion workshop for Music Generation Louth on Friday 5 October 2012. Details of Cyro Baptista’s workshop are available soon from www.musicgenerationlouth.ie