Up Close with Music

Up Close with Music

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 2.30pm

New Irish Music in an International Context 

A new series of ‘Up Close with Music’ begins at the RHA Gallery on Sunday 25 January.  The musical events, presented by renowned contemporary music ensemble Concorde, take place on Sunday afternoons from 2.30 – 4.30 pm, and present music of our time by composers from Ireland and around the world. 

  • Meet American composer Carolyn O’Brien from Chicago who will introduce her violin solo, Caprice.  Carolyn was selected through the Global Connections project with ACM.
  • Be the first to hear a new work from Jane O’Leary, director of Concorde, written for Madeleine Staunton on alto flute and Elaine Clark on violin, entwining the contrasting sonorities of their instruments.
  • Be introduced to the music of talented Dublin-born composer Geoff Sheil, never performed in Ireland before.  Now based in the USA, Geoff has been a multiple prize-winner in the Feis Ceoil Composers Competition.
  • Experience the diversity and energy of music by Richard Pressley (USA), Tawnie Olson (USA), Iain Matheson (Scotland), Manuel Bonino (Spain), whose work was selected from 250 international submissions.
  • Enjoy the first Irish performance of Zénith by Finnish composer Osmo Tapio Raihala – a vocalise for trumpet and a quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello and featuring trumpeter Paul Kiernan.
  • Performers in the January concert are: Madeleine Staunton, flutes; Paul Roe, clarinets; Elaine Clark, violin; Martin Johnson, cello and Paul Kiernan, trumpet – Concorde’s student performer for the season, DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama.

    RHA Gallery exhibitions feature new work by artists Michael Cullen, Nick Miller, Mark Garry, Amelia Stein and Mollie Douthit from January 16.  The concert will take place in the Ryan Gallery, where RHA New Acquisitions will be on show. Coppa Cafe is open from 12 Noon, serving Italian snacks, wine and coffees. Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring afternoon in the company of fine artists – both visual and aural!

    Up Close with Music is supported by a Project Award from the Arts Council.  Partnership with the RHA Gallery is gratefully acknowledged.

    Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. 


    Published on 4 January 2015

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