Waterford New Music Week 2013
Monday 4th to Sunday 10th February 2013: An annual celebration of new music in Waterford, presented by Garter Lane Arts Centre & Waterford Institute of Technology
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘new music – new audiences’ and new work from over 30 composers will be performed by over 100 musicians. Waterford New Music Week has been exposing unsuspecting ears and minds to the new, the different and the infrequently heard for the last 14 years. Each year the festival has reached diverse audiences of all ages, interests & musical experience. An Active Aging Choir was formed as part of New Music Week 2012 and will perform contemporary choral music as part of this year's festival while over 150 children will come to WIT for a choral morning. There will be free workshops with Lyricfm composer in residence Linda Buckley in Christ Church Cathedral, and children’s workshops with Dabbledoo Music in the Central Library. There are free lunchtime recitals from Monday to Friday, a silent film night with live music in Garter Lane and a recital by the Vanbrugh Quartet.
The festival is co-presented by the Department of Creative & Performing Arts, WIT and Garter Lane Arts Centre, with support from the Arts Council and Waterford City Council. 2013 festival partners include RTÉ Lyricfm, the Contemporary Music Centre, Theatre Royal, Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford City Council Library Service, Access Cinema and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. So sit on a couch in the Central Library and listen to clarinet and cello, enjoy Buster Keaton on screen in Garter Lane, or let a 16 piece Big Band fill your every sense in the Theatre Royal. All festival daytime events are FREE. Enjoy this festival and be part of a new audience for new music. Festival programmes are available from Wednesday 16th January at local libraries, or to download from www.wit.ie or www.garterlane.ie.
Published on 16 January 2013