Sound Passing - a weekend of ConTempo

Three days of contemporary classical music with ConTempo and Concorde



THREE DAYS of contemporary Irish classical music, including a new work commemorating the life of patriot, piper, and 1916 Proclamation signatory Eamonn Ceannt, will be heard at NUI Galway this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

The concerts start on Saturday at 7.30pm in the Aula Maxima, with Sound Passing, featuring a performance of 'Calmly Awaiting the End', a new work commemorating Eamonn Ceannt, composed by Dave Flynn, founder and artistic director of the Clare Memory Orchestra.

Commissioned by Galway City Council and the Galway Music Residency in association with the Contemporary Music Centre, it will be performed by piper Mick O’Brien and the ConTempo Quartet. Also playing will be the contemporary music ensemble, Concorde. The programme also features music by Jane O'Leary, Judith Ring, Ed Bennett, and Rhona Clarke. It will be recorded for broadcast by LyricFM.

Other concerts open to the public include Concorde playing work by Patrick Egan and David Fennessy, Orbsen Building, NUIG, Saturday at 3.45pm; Concorde playing pieces by Ed Bennett and Linda Buckley, Orbsen Building, Sunday at 3.45pm; Music Trail featuring performances by ConTempo, Paul Roe, and Grace Kiely of works by Ed Bennett, Deirdre McKay, Jane O'Leary, and Dave Flynn, starting from the Martin Ryan Institute, NUIG, at 5pm.

A public conference, The Listening Crowd, on Monday, examining why we listen, who is listening, and how audiences are engage across genres.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite. For more information on Sound Passing call 091 - 586706 or [email protected]. For more information on the IAMIC annual meeting and public conference contact Karen Hennessy (01 - 6731922 or [email protected] ).


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