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Night Music 3 concert ticket
Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 20:00 – Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 22:30 GMT
3 concerts £25 | Pre concert talk 8.15pm, Performance 9pm
WED 1 FEB - The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet - The MAC
Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances, Béla Bartók String Quartet No 4, David Fennessy bow your head
Praised as a “fabulous foursome” (Irish Independent) and noted for performances that are “exceptional” (The Strad) and “full of imaginative daring” (IrishTimes), RTÉ ConTempo Quartet has forged a unique place in Irish musical life. Since its formation in 1995, the quartet has won 14 international prizes, and performed more than 2,000 concerts worldwide in 46 countries, to global personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Michael D. Higgins, as well as Hollywood stars and Nobel Prize-winners.
WED 1 MAR - Carolyn Dobbin & Joseph Middleton - The Ulster Museum
to include songs by Hamilton Harty, Howard Ferguson and Charles Woodand, and new works by Stephen Gardner, Brian Irvine, and Gareth Williams.
A trip to see Carmen in the Grand Opera House in Belfast sixteen years ago totally transformed the life of a young art teacher called Carolyn Dobbin. Sitting spellbound, Carrickfergus-born Carolyn had a moment of complete clarity about what she wanted to do with the rest of her life.
Currently based in London, mezzo soprano Carolyn Dobbin has a keen interest in composers from Northern Ireland, researching and collecting songs for many years. She has found many unrecorded pieces and many in manuscript form, leading to a collaboration with Delphian records and Iain Burnside to produce a series of three CDs of music by Northern Irish composers to be launched in 2017.
This concert will see Carolyn joined by renowned pianist Christopher Glynn, as they perform a selection of these works.
WED 5 APR - Alex Petcu & Ioana Petcu-Colan - The Duncairn Centre
Tom Lane Oh Mistress Mine Chorale, Keiko Abe Dream of the Cherry Blossoms, Franco Donatoni Omar II, Paul Lansky Hop, John Cage Dream, Alan Barclay new work, Sam Perkin Prelude and Fugue, Komitas Yerkinkn Ampel A
Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex Petcu has established himself as a percussionist of the finest calibre.
One of the few Irish percussionists to focus on solo and chamber music, Alex has recently won first prize at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition and reached the semi-finals at the Tromp International Percussion Competition, one of the most prestigious international percussion competitions.
For this concert Alex will be joined by his sister, and one of Ireland’s finest musicians, Ioana Petcu-Colan.