Details of the 2017 New Music Dublin festival announced
Fri 18 Nov 2016
The New Music Dublin will take place from 2-4 March 2017 at the National Concert Hall.
A partnership between RTÉ, the National Concert Hall and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, this year's festival is planned in consultation with internationally-acclaimed composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès.
Adès will conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the Irish concert-performance premiere of a Gerald Barry's new opera, Alice’s Adventures Underground, recently co-commissioned by the Barbican, Britten Sinfonia and Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for the Irish premiere of his work Totentanz and Barry’s one-woman comic opera La Plus Forte.
The festival also features three world premieres: Jerk by Stephen Gardner and two new RTÉ commissions, a new orchestral work by Ed Bennett (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra) and Four Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop by Seán Clancy (RTÉ Contempo Quartet).
The festival also includes performances by the Crash Ensemble and Quiet Music Ensemble, a New Music Dublin Festival Club with a number of informal performances, by Crash Ensemble and Kirkos, and an evening curated by Kaleidoscope.
For more on the festival, visit the NCH's web site.