Culture Night 2021
For Culture Night 2021, CMC and Kirkos Ensemble, CMC's Ensemble-in-Residence 2020/2021, present a series of live and live-streamed concerts featuring World Premiere performances of new works composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme launched in December 2020, alongside contemporary works by composers from Ireland performed by Kirkos Ensemble. These concerts will be complemented by interviews by CMC’s Evonne Ferguson and Linda O’Shea Farren with performers and featured composers, which will be broadcast online between concerts.
Concert #1 - 5.00pm to 5.10pm approx.
Soprano Elizabeth Hilliard performs the World Premiere of ‘Pomegranate’ by Evangelia Rigaki, which was composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme
Concert #2 - 5.30pm to 5.40pm approx.
Cellist Martin Johnson previews one movement of new suite for cello and live electronics (guitar pedal/amplifier) ‘Three Words for Light’ by Anselm McDonnell, which was composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme
Concert #3 - 6.00pm to 6.10pm approx.
Vocal Quartet PASSIO [Eoghan Desmond, Sarah Keating, Sarah Thursfield and Rory Lynch] performs the World Premieres of ‘Beloved! My Beloved!’ and ‘Is it indeed so?’, new settings by Eoghan Desmond of 2 of 4 Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Concert #4 6.30pm to 6.40pm approx.
Flautist Lina Andonovska performs the World Premiere of ‘How The Soap Miser Grew A Soul’ by Matthew Rowan, which was composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme
Concert #5 - 7.00pm to 7.15pm approx.
Concert #6 - 7.30pm to 7.40pm approx.
French horn player Hannah Miller performs the World Premieres of the following works by Derek Ball, which were composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme:
- ‘Distancing’, a horn quartet with three recorded parts on tape and one live part
- ‘Marking Out’ for solo horn
Concert #7 - 8.00pm to 8.10pm approx.
Saxophonist Robert Finegan performs the World Premiere of 'Three Louth Legends’ by John Buckley
Concert #8 - 8.30pm to 8.45pm approx.
Kirkos Ensemble performs How to BUILD a VIOLIN (2020) by Sebastian Adams
Concert #9 - 9.00pm to 9.15pm approx.
- French horn player Cormac Ó hAodáin performs the World Premiere of ‘Ditan’ by Daragh Black Hynes, which was composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme
- French horn player Cormac Ó hAodáin and The Delmaine Quartet [Philip Dodd, violin; Ailbhe Doherty, violin; Vanessa Sweeney, viola; and Donal Wallace, cello] perform the World Premiere of horn quintet ‘Resilience' by Norah Constance Walsh, which was composed collaboratively as part of the CMC Colleagues programme
Concert #10 - 9.30pm
Kirkos Ensemble performs excerpts from Improvisation for Cranes (2021)
Concerts #1 and #2: Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble St., Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Concerts #3 to #10: Unit 44, Prussia St., Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Tickets for attending concerts - as capacity for these in-person concerts is very limited, ticket requests should be addressed to email@example.com
Links for live-streaming - links will be provided closer to the time on https://www.cmc.ie/events