RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet at New Sound Worlds

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet at New Sound Worlds

The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will perform a programme of contemporary music at the National Concert Hall on 25 April.

Siobhán Cleary.

New Sound Worlds, which is a regular concert series curated by composer Siobhán Cleary, and the Contemporary Music Centre have collaborated in putting together a programme of modern and contemporary Irish chamber music, to be performed as part of New Sound Worlds in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on 25 April.

The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will perform in the concert, whose programme consists of a range of Irish music, from Aloys Fleischmann’s Movement for String Quartet from between 1927 and 1932, to Raymond Deane’s 1973 piece Embers, to four more recent pieces: Ian Wilson’s Winter’s Edge (1992), Deirdre Gribbin’s Merrow Sang (2007), David Flynn’s The Cranning and Siobhán Cleary’s Scenes from a Dongba Script, which will here be receiving its world premiere. Cleary’s piece is part of a ballet currently being written by the composer. It is based on folktales from Southern China, and incorporates folk songs from the Yunnan province.The Gribbin and the Wilson pieces both originated as Vanbrugh Quartet commissions.

Tickets are €15 and €8 for the students and the unwaged, and are available here.

New Sound Worlds is supported by the Arts Council and the National Concert Hall.

Published on 2 April 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

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