We are particularly pleased to announce the culmination of a number of international collaborations and exchanges, first with the Polish ensemble Sepia, through music company Sonora. This ten-piece ensemble will be performing a programme of mixed Irish and Polish music in Dublin at the beginning of February, and an all-Irish programme on the 28th in Poznan.
Later in the year then we have an exchange with Hanan Hadzajlic, a flautist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will be performing a programme of half Irish, half Bosnian composers in Dublin (6 June) and Sarajevo (31 May)
January also sees the Irish Canon series (now in its fourth season) go international! Michelle O'Rourke will perform her Irish Canon voice programme, as well as a concert of student works at the Birmingham Conservatory of Music on 20 Jan and pianist Isabelle O'Connell will perform in the American Irish Historical Society in New York on 7 Feb.
IRISH COMPOSERS ON IRISH MUSIC
Irish Composers on Irish Music is a new series of concerts and talks featuring AIC composer-performers, who will bring their unique insight and expertise to specially selected repertoire. The series launched in December with a lecture-recital by Raymond Deane at the Music Composition Centre: Deane's will also be the first full concert in the series, taking place on 29 Jan at the Kevin Barry Room. We're also delighted to work with @The Drawing Room to co-present a concert with Anne-Marie O'Farrell at 12 Henrietta Street in May.
FULL CONCERT DATES Jan-Jun 2015
Further details of each concert to be released closer to the events.
19/20 Jan – Michelle O'Rourke, Birmingham Conservatory of Music
21 Jan – Michelle O'Rourke, TCD Music Composition Centre
4 Feb – David Bremner/Elizabeth Hilliard, TCD Music Composition Centre
7 Feb – Isabelle O'Connell, American Irish Historical Society, New York
1 Feb – Sepia Ensemble, Sundays@Noon, Hugh Lane Gallery
28 Feb – Sepia Ensemble, Poznan, Poland
31 May – Hanan Hadzajlic (fl), Bosniak Institut, Sarajevo
6 Jun – Hanan Hadzajlic (fl), Irish Georgian Society, Sth William Street
Irish Composers on Irish Music:
29 Jan – Raymond Deane (pf), Kevin Barry Room, NCH
23 Feb – David Bremner (pf), Kevin Barry Room, NCH
4 Mar – TALK: David Bremner (pf), TCD Music Composition Centre
26 Mar – Benjamin Dwyer (gt), Irish Georgian Society, Sth William St.
1 Apr – TALK: Ryan Molloy (pf), TCD Music Composition Centre
22 Apr – Ryan Molloy (pf), Kevin Barry Room
31 May – Anne-Marie O'Farrell (hp), 12 Henrietta Street, with @The Drawing Room
The Association of Irish Composers is grateful for the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and IMRO