Ulysses Journey 2022: Katalin Koltai & Elizabeth Hilliard at The MAC, presented in partnership with Moving on Music, Belfast

4 February 2022 20:00

The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)

2nd of February, 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses. In light of the importance to Dublin and Ireland of this milestone in world literature, as well as its significance to Paris and France, the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland (CMC) and Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) present an international celebration across Ireland and Europe from February to June 2022.

Join us as Ulysses Journey 2022 travels to The MAC, Belfast on Friday, 4th of February for the first in a series of international concerts performed by Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai and Irish soprano Elizabeth Hilliard. This concert is presented in partnership with Moving on Music, and will showcase new and existing music by Irish and Hungarian composers, whose works were selected by Katalin following an open call.


Máté Balogh Little Harry Hughes (World premiere)

Daragh Black Hynes Proteus (World premiere)

Greg Caffrey The Private Consciousness of Molly Bloom (2015) Performed by Katalin Koltai and Elizabeth Hilliard

Áine Mallon Solas Imbolc (2021)

Gráinne Mulvey Soft morning, city! (2021)

Petra Szászi Oak (2021)

Ian Wilson Cortége (2010)

Péter Tornyai Berceuse sans touche (World premiere)

Please note that these works may not be performed in this order.  


Tickets available from the MAC, Belfast HERE.


For accessibility information regarding this venue, please consult the MAC, Belfast website HERE.

The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Project Lottery Funding. Ulysses Journey 2022 is a programme of events and commissions celebrating the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses across Ireland, France and Hungary from February to June 2022. Responding to Ulysses, this project features an international series of concerts, screenings of six newly commissioned music and film works and talks about Joyce. The Ulysses Journey 2022 new music and film works were co-commissioned with the Centre Culturel Irlandais as part of its Joyce Season (2 February - 20 June 2022) supported by the Irish Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme. Other funders and partners include Budapest Music Center; Centre Culturel Hongrois, Paris; Embassy of Ireland, Hungary; FUGA Budapest Centre of Architecture; Irish Film Institute; Moving on Music; New Music Dublin; One Dublin One Book through funding from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; Embassy of Hungary, Dublin; Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC); Sundays @ Noon at The Hugh Lane Gallery.


The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)

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Northern Ireland

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