A classical music day for the city

A DAY of modern classical music for Galway takes place on Saturday February 8, presented by The Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble and the ConTempo Quartet.

The first event, Putting It All together – Up Close With Music, in the Galway City Museum at 2pm will see excerpts from music by Dave Flynn, Alyson Barber, and Jane O’Leary examined, giving audience members a look at the process of composing and creating music. Admission is free.

The concert takes place at 8pm on the ground floor of NUI Galway’s Aula Maxima with music commissioned by Concorde from Irish composers Jane O’Leary, Dave Flynn, Deirdre McKay, and Judith Ring, alongside a quintet for strings and accordion by Swedish composer Daniel Nelson; a duo for bass clarinet and cello by Italy’s Massimo Lauricella; and a trio by Argentina’s Ariel Hernandez. Alyson Barber’s ‘Illusions’ will have its world premiere.

The performers will be Madeleine Staunton (flutes ), Paul Roe (clarinets ) and Dermot Dunne (accordion ), and ConTempo. There will be visual images by artist Marie Hanlon.

The concert concludes with ‘What’s it all about?’ a short post-concert discussion led by Concorde director Jane O’Leary and a Q&A with the musicians.

Tickets are €10/8 and under 16s go in free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


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