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A video feature previewing the Contemporary Music Centre's showcase concert of Irish composers' works, which takes place at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on 17 October 2008.

Copyright © 2008 Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

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Carol McGonnell on the works she performed in the concert.
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Deirdre McKay on her work between
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Jane O'Leary, with performer Isabelle O'Connell, on her Piano Quintet.
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New Music - New Ireland


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CMC presented New Music - New Ireland, a concert of contemporary Irish music at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York on 17 October.

The concert showcased a selection of the best of today's Irish composition played by top-level young New York- and Irish-based performers in this prestigious venue.

The ConTempo String Quartet, Galway's Ensemble-in-Residence, was joined by New York-based clarinetist Carol McGonnell and pianist Isabelle O'Connell, both originally from Dublin, and performed music by Ed Bennett, Ailis Ní Riain, Deirdre McKay, Jane O'Leary, John Kinsella, Ian Wilson and Jennifer Walshe.

The feature was recorded at the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway on 26 August during rehearsals for the concert.


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1: Eve O'Kelly (Director of CMC) and Carol McGonnell (clarinetist) outside Carnegie Hall

2: Adrian Mantu (cellist with ConTempo String Quartet), with composers Deirdre McKay and Jane O'Leary

3: The ConTempo Quartet (Bogdan Sofei, Ingrid Nicola, Garth Knox, Adrian Mantu) with pianist Isabelle O'Connell rehearsing at the Lucy Moses School, New York

4: Ian Wilson (composer) and Isabelle O'Connell

5: from left to right: Bogdan Sofei, Isabelle O'Connell, Garth Knox, Ingrid Nicola, Adrian Mantu and Carol McGonnell

See more images on CMC's Flickr site.

New Music - New Ireland is funded by Culture Ireland and supported by the Irish Consulate in New York. For more information please see our Calendar or news item on the concert.

Copyright © 2008 Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

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