CMC Brings New Irish Music to New York
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 event, which was funded by Culture Ireland, was a major initiative for CMC and marked a new strand of activities around international promotion of Irish composers for the Centre. The event also marked the beginning of a new partnership agreement between CMC and Culture Ireland, which will see a number of high profile events and international promotional initiatives involving Irish composers' work developed over the coming years.
New Music - New Ireland 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, to perform music by Ed Bennett, Ailis Ní Riain, Deirdre McKay, Jane O'Leary, John Kinsella, Ian Wilson and Jennifer Walshe.
Jennifer Walshe presented a solo concert of experimental music at the Issue Project Room, New York on 26 October.
A Dublin launch of both events took place in CMC on Thursday, 18 September. The launch was given by the US Ambassador, Thomas C. Foley and also attended by Culture Ireland's Chief Executive, Eugene Downes.
Photos from New York
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 contact the Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, telephone 01-673 1922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 29 October 2008