Foster the Music: Ireland

November 3, 2017, 10:00 pm

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The Contemporary Music Centre in Ireland is one of the world’s foremost models of government support for composers, with dozens of composers receiving financial support, commissions and travel grants. We plunge into the incredible wealth of music created by this program.


“He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead” from That the Night Come, by Donnacha Dennehy
Crash Ensemble; Alan Pierson, conductor; Dawn Upshaw, soprano

New Ross Dance Music, by Eric Sweeney
Finghin Collins, piano; Dearbhla Collins, piano; Alexander Bernstein, piano

The Mayfly, by Stephen Gardner
Fidelio Trio

Reflections II, by Jane O’Leary
Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble; Jane O’Leary, conductor; Harry Sparnaay, bass clarinet

Relocating Elk… By Train, by Karen Power
Carin Levine, bass flute, tape

Little Engines, by Adam Melvin
Mary Dullea, piano

Changing Rates of Change, by Seán Clancy
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Gavin Maloney, conductor