The final tour of our Autumn season takes place this month with two dazzling virtuosi Anneleen Lenaerts, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic and rising star Dionysis Grammenos on clarinet. The duo will perform works from the Romantic era by Schumann, Schubert, Smetana, Verdi and a new commission by Anne-Marie O’Farrell.
Later in November is the premiere of a newly-commissioned work for large-scale harp ensemble by the celebrated Irish composer Philip Martin. In celebration of Music Network’s 30th anniversary year, this event is designed to acknowledge the richness of contemporary harp practice in Ireland.
The season ends with two very special concerts showcasing the otherworldly sounds of vocal ensemble Trio Mediæval and trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Prepare to be bewitched by the meditative and exquisitely beautiful soundscape of this cross-genre collaboration in a programme of Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish hymns, chants and folk songs.
Finally, we are delighted once again to be partnering with Listen At for their monthly night of music and spoken word on the third Saturday of every month in Dublin.
“Dynamic finesse, nuance in articulation and jaw-dropping skill” Aspen Times on Lenaerts
Expect passion, technical aplomb and an exceptional chemistry between two dazzling virtuosi as Anneleen Lenaerts, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic performs with Dionysis Grammenos, recently dubbed by one critic as “the new prince of the clarinet”.
Acclaimed for wonderfully nuanced playing and idiomatic arrangements, Lenaerts has garnered an astonishing 23 international awards as a solo player, most notably at the Grand Prix International Lily Laskine – the world’s most highly-regarded harp award – as well as performing with many of Europe’s leading orchestras, while Greek clarinettist Grammenos is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and inspiring artists of his generation. His international breakthrough occurred in 2008 when Grammenos won the Grand Prix d’Eurovision and the title of the European Young Musician of the Year.
Not to be missed: this is chamber music-making of the highest order!
Robert Schumann Drei Romanzen, Op. 94 Franz Schubert Schwanengesang D. 957 – IV. Ständchen Franz Schubert Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821 Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.73 Anne-Marie O‘ Farrell Klaria – New commission by Music Network Bed?ich Smetana Mà Vlast, II. Vltava (Moldau), Op.43, Arr. Trne?ek Giuseppe Verdi “La Traviata” – Fantasia di concerto di Donato Lovreglio
ON TOUR 8 – 15 November to Dublin, Tralee, Dún Laoghaire, Clifden, Portlaoise, Castlebar
MUSIC NETWORK 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – AVOCA: A CELTIC JOURNEY
The premiere of a Music Network commissioned work for large-scale harp ensemble Avoca: A Celtic Journey, by the celebrated Irish composer Philip Martin
Former principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra David Brophy will conduct a large scale harp ensemble including Laoise Kelly, Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Gráinne Hambly, Dearbhail Finnegan, Tríona Marshall, Michelle Mulcahy, Deirdre Granville, Fiona Gryson, Áine Ní Dhubhgaill, Claire O’ Donnell, Eilís Lavelle and 40-50 professional and non-professional harpers.
The ensemble will be completed with traditional singer Liam O’Maonlai, Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello) and Cuan Ó Seiradáin & Jacqueline McCarthy (French horns). In celebration of Music Network’s 30th anniversary year, this event is designed to acknowledge the richness of contemporary harp practice in Ireland.
Sunday 20 November in the Great Hall, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
“Nobody plays a trumpet quite like the plaintively expressive Norwegian Arve Henriksen” – The Guardian
Prepare to be bewitched by the meditative and exquisitely beautiful soundscape of Norwegian jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen’s cross-genre collaboration with Oslo’s early-music ensemble Trio Mediæval, as an array of trumpets, electronics and computer loops vie with voices, hand chimes and the mesmerising tones of the Hardanger fiddle.
Programme includes Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish hymns, chants and folk songs.
Anna Maria Friman, voice
Berit Opheim, voice
Linn Andrea Fuglseth, voice
Arve Henriksen, trumpet
Saturday 26 November at the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2
Sunday 27 November at the National Opera House, Wexford
“A monthly transcending of all genres as indefinable as it is thrilling” Bernard Clarke, RTÉ lyric fm
The unexpected connection between two very different but hugely influential artists, John Cage and Woody Guthrie, is the inspiration behind this month’s Listen at Arthur’s programme. With performances from: John Feeley (guitar), Mia Cooper (violin), Ye Vagabonds, Patrick Freeman, Leila Jane and Peter Moran