From Antiquity to Modernity: 'Dark Love'

16 June 2024 18:00

The Studio, National Concert Hall

Photo by Ishmael Claxton

Featured Artists:

Cortez Mitchell, countertenor (replacing Tom Lilburn)
Sandeep Guarrapadi, tenor
Berginald Rash, clarinet
Nathan Amaral, violin
Davide Forti, cello
Annalisa Monticelli, piano

'From Antiquities to Modernity' takes audiences on a journey from the icons of classical music to their modern counterparts. Curated by Berginald Rash, the series takes a playful and joyous approach – juxtaposing the old and the new, the canonical and well-known to and recently reappraised and celebrated. For the culmination of the series journey, you are invited to a day of robust music-making featuring the work of Ravel and CMC Composer David CoonanThe second concert entitled, ‘Dark Love’ centres the ruminating, sultry and sometimes enigmatic depth of love and ecstasy. From Ravel’s enchanting Piano Trio in A minor that plunges us deep into impressionistic yearning and passion to David Coonan’s Sonnets of Dark Love which treat Federico Garcia Lorca’s Sonetos del amor oscuro, capturing the thrill, risk, condemnation, and hauntingly beautiful desire of clandestine gay love, this programme encapsulates sonic yearning.

Presented by NCH.
Collaborative visual art by Ishmael Claxton.


Ravel -  Piano Trio in A minor


David Coonan - Sonnets of Dark Love for countertenor, tenor, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano


€17.50 tickets can be purchased on the National Concert Hall website at 


The Studio, National Concert Hall

Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Venue Contact Info

01 417 0000