CMC and the National Symphony Orchestra are delighted to present the 2022 Composer Lab Public Workshop

20 July 2022 10:00

Main Stage, National Concert Hall

Photograph: 2018 Composer Lab Public Workshop. Credit: James Keating.

Join us at the National Concert Hall for this workshop of three new works in progress by Composer Lab participants Adam McCartney, Seán O’Dálaigh & Judith Ring, facilitated by Composer Mentor David Fennessy. This will be the first opportunity to hear these developing compositions brought to life by the National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Gavin Maloney.

Composer Lab is a professional development initiative delivered in partnership by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. As part of the Composer Lab programme composers receive mentorship from established composer David Fennessy and engage in an initial collaborative workshop with the NSO section principals, followed by a public workshop and culminating in a final live performance of these fully-expanded works. 

The Composer Lab public workshop offers an insight into the collaborative process of writing for symphony orchestra. Sections of each of the three participant composer’s works will be performed by the full orchestra at this intensive open rehearsal from 10am to 3.15pm.

Read more about the Composer Lab 2022 programme in our recent Project Update.

Bring Your Score

Digital scores of these new works by the Composer Lab participants are now available to download free (links below). Please note all scores are drafts and copyright is with the composers.

PDF iconAdam McCartney - Marana - Download Score

PDF icon Seán Ó Dálaigh - Ich ruf zu dir... - Download Score

PDF iconJudith Ring - Everything was asleep as if the universe was a vast mistake - Download Score

We strongly encourage audience members to bring a device (laptop, tablet or Ipad etc.) on which to view these scores for maximum engagement with the music at this workshop.


Free entry, all are welcome. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite here.

*Please note advance registration on Eventbrite closes at 4.30pm on 19 July, however audience members are welcome to attend on the day without a pre-booked ticket - simply turn up on Wednesday and join us in the balcony seats of the National Concert Hall Main Stage. 


Main Stage, National Concert Hall

Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Venue Contact Info

01 417 0000