There must be something I’m missing on the Tipperary gig, considering I’ve found the time two nights in a row to write blog posts – choir? [check], conductor? [check], soloist? [check], venue? [check], audience? [aha… fingers crossed!]
I missed the ICC gig last night but had a chance to get to know conductor James Wood so I’ll make the next gig.
Louth Contemporary Music Society have two amazing gigs on the way. Temenos is a two night event, the first performance on 24 September featuring works by Ukranian composer Valentyn Silvestrov, including two world premieres and the second performance on 01 October featuring the remarkable Hilliard Ensemble performing a programme of sacred music under the title Arkhangelos. A new choir, entitled Louth Voices, will perform works in the Silvestrov programme and I’m looking forward to hear their work under conductor Tõnu Kaljuste.
I can’t remember if I have already mentioned this but the deadline for the next Music Network Recording Scheme award is Monday 05 October. This award is open to all areas/genres of music so if you are hoping to record anytime soon, or know someone who may be interested the application forms are available here
Ergodos have a performance coming up on 23 September in the beautiful surrounds of St Audoen’s. Maya Homburger and Barry Guy step up to the pulpit in St Audoen’s and tickets are on sale now. An unusual programme, it combines Bach’s household name with some new works by Irish composers.
The elusive Music 21 (elusive because the website is missing the all important About Us page that would provide info as to who is behind the productions) have a series of performances on the way in coordination with the NCH. The series starts next Tues 01 September with the Calliano Quartet and Hugh Tinney performing works by Britten, Ades, Gubaidulina and Schnittke.