Monday 6th February, 8pm
Room: Main Auditorium with pre-concert lectures in The Kevin Barry Room (Times TBC)
Donal O’Kelly actor and playwright (Catalpa, The Cambria, The Van)
Brian Dunning flute
Simon O‘Dwyer Bronze Age Horns
Breifne Holohan guitar
Michael Holohan composer and keyboards
Gerry Cullen singer (ex Voice Squad)
Barry Mc Govern readings (I’ll go On and Watt : Beckett)
Illustrated Lectures by Jonathan Shackleton, Dermot Somers and Michael Smith author
Special guest speaker: The Hon Alexandra Shackleton (grand-daughter of Sir. Ernest Shackleton).
A special treat for Polar enthusiasts and lovers of music, poetry and history.
Following the sell-out shows in The National Concert Hall 2009 and the Rotunda Pillar Room 2011 this special event will consist of illustrated pre-concert lectures based on the lives of the great Irish Polar heroes Shackleton, Crean and McClintock. The main evening event will feature The Hon. Alexandra Shackleton as guest speaker along with the renowned actor Barry Mc Govern. And always that wind composed by Michael Holohan , in memory of Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott will receive its world premiere by the virtuoso flautist Brian Dunning . Finally, the evening will conclude with a moving piece of music– theatre Where a single footprint lasts a thousand years composed by Michael Holohan and featuring the actor Donal O ‘Kelly as Shackleton. This piece was commissioned by The National Concert Hall for the Shackleton Centenary in December 2009.
Presented by The National Concert Hall in association with The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht With the support of Create Louth and Poetry Ireland
Tadhg Murphy, violin and Lance Cobure, piano plan to give a lunchtime violin and piano recital in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland on Friday 23rd December in supportof SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters) and those affected by suicide and depression. The recital will be free of charge thanks mainly to the generosity of Rev. Michael Graham and the Church of Ireland community who are making the church and facilities available.
Tadhg is making Suicide and Depression the focus of the recital because it is the single greatest torment of his generation.
He is from Drogheda (Beamore Road) although now living in Dublin, and went to school there (Scoil Aonghusa and St Mary’s Diocessan School) before attending the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he graduated in violin performance. Lance Coburn is the pianist for the recital. Lance is an International Prize-winning pianist and is currently on the teaching faculty of the royal Irish Academy of Music.
Give yourself some lunchtime music.
Louth Contemporary Music Society presents Metamorphoses
“Louth Contemporary Music Society is one of the most adventurous music promoters in Ireland.” Michael Dervan, The Irish Times
Formed in 2006, Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) has an impeccable record for excellence and innovation in contemporary music programming in Ireland. The company not only presents the leading international composers of our time, but fosters genuine engagement through new commissions and cleverly-curated collaborations with leading international and Irish performers. This is continued in Metamorphoses, LCMS’s second concert in the ‘Sounds of the Silk Road” series and will take place at 8pm on Saturday 22 October 2011 in St.Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda.
Metamorphoses will feature new specially commissioned work by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a highly talented and well regarded composer from Tashkent, Uzbekistan a country at the crossroads of the rich and oriental and Islamic traditions of Central Asia. The piece Viderunt Omnes is a piece for 8 celli and percussion based on Perotin’s Viderunt Omnes. LCMS organised the first performance and commission of Yanov-Yanovksy in Ireland in 2011.
The concert will also feature two of Sofia Gubaidulina’s works: On the Edge of the Abyss for 7 celli and 2 waterphones and Mirage: The Dancing Sun. The term ‘abyss’, stands here for the zone between the fingerboard and the bridge of a string instrument. Ms Gubaidulina was born in Chistopol in the Tatar Republic in 1931, attended a performance of her music in Drogheda in 2010 organised by LCMS.
Composer Alexander Knaifel whose music featured in a LCMS portrait concert in Drogheda in 2009. In this concert his work The Comforter written for nine cellos is a gorgeous work based on an orthodox liturgical prayer. Knaifel, originally a cellist (but had to give up the instrument due to a nerve inflammation) was born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 1943 and naturally turned to composition.
Also in the concert Franghiz Ali- Zadeh will perform her Music for Piano. Raymond Tuttle notes in a review “At the recording sessions, she “prepared” the piano by placing a beaded necklace she had been wearing across the piano strings. The result is straight piano music accompanied by a fantastic rattling highly reminiscent of another indigenous Azerbaijani instrument, the tar”.
Ivan Monighetti will join Franghiz for a performance of her work Habil sayaghi (Habil’s Style) for cello and piano a work dedicated to Ivan Monighetti. Habil sayaghi for cello and prepared piano (1979) was a breakthrough work for the composer as she incorporated elements of of the Azerbaijani virtuosic improvisatory style called mugham in the work.
The concert will end with a performance of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Shyshtar Metamorphoses which was originally written for the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic.
As members of the Aga Khan Music Trust will attend the performance, there will be a free wine reception at the interval for all the audience.
Metamorphoses also features the first poster design by Reza Abedini, a world renowned Iranian designer and a professor of graphic design and visual culture at Tehran University. www.rezaabedini.com
Metamorphoses is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS). Funded by a private Swiss foundation, and financially supported by the Arts Council and Create Louth, the concert is dedicated to Sofia Gubaidulina who celebrates her 80th birthday on 24 October 2011.
Alexander Knaifel The Comforter for 9 celli
Perotin Viderunt Omnes arranged for 8 celli by Dmitri Yanov Yanovsky (WP)
Sofia Gubaidulina On the Edge of the Abyss for 7 celli and 2 waterphones
Sofia Gubaidulina Mirage The Dancing Sun for 8 celli
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh Music for piano
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh Habil sayaghi (Habil’s Style)
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh Shyshtar Metamorphoses for 8 celli
Further Information & listings see below or log onto :: www.louthcms.org
St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Runs Saturday October 22 | 8.00pm | €15
Tickets – 0818 205 205 | www.centralticketbureau.com
Dear Principals and Music Teachers,
Please find attached and below some information about “Peace Proms 2012”. We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to all of the Primary Schools in your area.
“Peace Proms” is a choral education and performance programme is run each year by the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. 7,000 children from over 250 schools throughout Ireland are involved in the programme.More information is available by downloading the programme here.
All of the children and schools who participate in “Peace Proms” get the opportunity to:
· perform with a full symphony orchestra
· work with leading professional conductors and musicians
· and perform in premier venues.
· NOTE: Louth Schools will perform in the Helix, DCU with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland on Sunday 26th February 2012.
“Peace Proms” is a 6 month choral education programme suitable for children aged 9 – 13 years. The programme is invaluable for schools which want to start a choir for the first time and so can easily be taught be teachers who have no previous choral experience. The project is also extremely rewarding for schools which have well established choirs.
“Peace Proms” makes the Arts more accessible to young people, their school, families and the wider community, and provides an opportunity for cooperation among children, parents, teachers, school boards and governors.
The project objective is to help young people to develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, and confidence. The aim of the programme is to entertain, educate and engage children and young people in music and to enrich their lives through exceptional musical experiences and performances.
Mr Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will officially launch the CBOI’s National Schools Concert Series “Peace Proms 2012” in Tralee on Monday 12th September.
We are now accepting registrations for Peace Proms 2012 – Information Brochure attached.
· Regional workshops will be held in January 2012
· Music Packs will be posted out by the end of September
· Concert dates are as follows:
Saturday 4that 3pm and 8pm. Leisureland, Galway
Sunday 5th at 2pm and 7pm. Leisureland, Galway
Saturday 11th at 3pm and 8pm. The Hub, Kilkenny
Sunday 12th at 2pm and 7pm. INEC, Killarney
Saturday 25th at 2pm and 7pm. Royal Theatre, Mayo
Sunday 26th at 3pm and 8pm. Helix, Dublin.
OCTOBER 12TH ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London
REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION
Registrations are accepted strictly on a first come first served basis.
Schools wishing to participate should Email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 16th September 2011.
1. EXACT number of children in your choir:___________________________
2. Name of school:_______________________________________
3. Postal address of school:________________________________
4. Name of Principal:____________________________________
5. Name of organizing teacher:____________________________
6. Phone number of school:_______________________________
7. Mobile phone number of organizing teacher:______________
8. Email address of organizing teacher:_____________________
9. WHICH CONCERT WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN? ____________________________________________________
Sharon Treacy-Dunne BA, BMus, HDip Ed
Founding Director CBOI
Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd., Dundalk, Co. Louth
Friday 26th August at 8pm.
Nicholas Ellis (clarinet) and David McNulty (piano)
Friday 9th September at 8pm
Opera Theatre Company will perform Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne
Saturday 24th September at 8pm
Daniel Wayenberg (piano)
Saturday 15th October at 8pm
Cappa Ensemble – Bartosz Woroch (violin), Adam Newman (viola), Brian O’Kane (cello) and Michael McHale (piano)
If you come at 6.30pm Thomas will provide supper with as much as possible grown at Anaverna or from the wild.
For tickets (€20, students €5, supper €20) please email email@example.com or ring 042 9380836. You can pay at the door but please reserve your tickets in advance.
NB: Save €5 if you book or two concerts, €10 if you book for three and €15 if you book for all four.
The National Concert Hall invites singers to apply for the Bernadette Greevy Bursary. One singer per year will be awarded the bursary of €5,000 by The National Concert Hall, in honour of Irish mezzo-soprano Dr Bernadette Greevy.
The winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary will give a recital at The National Concert Hall at the end of 2012, featuring a new Irish piece commissioned for the occasion by The National Concert Hall. Winner of the 2010 bursary was baritone Gavan Ring, who will perform at the prizewinner’s recital in the John Field Room on 21 November 2011.
About Dr Bernadette Greevy
Bernadette Greevy was th Dubliner e first Irish winner of Harriet Cohen International Music Award for Outstanding Artistry. Further honours included :
The Order of Merit of Malta
- Honorary Doctorate of Music, National University of Ireland
- Honorary Doctorate of Music, Trinity College, Dublin
- The Holy Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice
She was the founder and artistic director of the Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival, and further supported student singers through her masterclasses and work as Artist in Residence at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
She is remembered for wonderful performances and recordings of oratorio and song; her recordings include Handel, Haydn, Bach and she was acclaimed in particular for her interpretation of Mahler. She also championed new Irish music, premiering works by Irish composers.
Entrants may be male or female. They must be resident or domiciled in Ireland, and in third-level education or equivalent.
Each entrant will submit :
- three copies of a CD with his or her programme of not more than 15 minutes’ length
- an application form with personal details and the details of his or her programme (application forms will be available to download from this page from August 2011 onward)
- a letter of recommendation from his or her teacher by the 30 September, 2011 deadline.
First-round entries will be judged during October, and finalists will be called back for a live audition in November. In this audition, each finalist will sing three pieces:
- a Mahler song
- a Handel aria
- a piece by a living Irish composer
The winner of the bursary will receive €5000, and return to The National Concert Hall at the end of 2012 for the Bernadette Greevy Bursary Recital. Please note that previous first prize winners are ineligible to re-enter the competition.
Please return with your CDs and letter of recommendation by Friday, 30 September, 2011 to: Learn & Explore, The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace Dublin 2
Q: Must my CD include a Mahler song, a Handel aria and a piece by a living Irish composer?
A: No, the CD programme is entirely up to you. Singers who are shortlisted for live auditions must then prepare the requested repertoire.
Q: What do you mean by “resident or domiciled in Ireland”?
A: The competition is open to singers living in Ireland and to singers from Ireland who are currently living abroad.
Download the Bernadette Greevy Bursary Award Application Form here
The National Concert Hall wishes to acknowledge the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for its kind support of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary for Singers.
Sunday 17th July at 3pm
Beethoven: Sonata no.10, op.14 no.2
Chopin: Ballade No. 3, op. 47
Poulenc: Toccata from ‘Trois Pieces’
Tchaikovsky – Dumka Op.59
JS Bach: Toccata in c minor
Ravel: Pavane for a dead princess
Chopin: Ballade no 4 in f minor
The three pianists are on the William Finlay Programme for Gifted Young Pianists organised by the Dublin International Piano Competition. Sean Rooney is from Newry and is studying under John O’Conor at the RIAM. Garry Beecher and Daniel Kearney are studing under Jan ?áp at the Cork School of Music.
If you come at 1.30pm Thomas will provide lunch (in the garden if it is fine) with as much as possible grown at Anaverna.
For tickets (e10, students e5, lunch e20) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 042 9380836. You can pay at the door but please reserve your tickets in advance.
The next concert will be on Friday 26th August. Nicholas Ellis (clarinet) and David McNulty (piano) will play music by Mozart, John Ireland, Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Schumann and Tchaikovsky and on September 9th Opera Theatre Company will perform Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne