Special ‘Lecture-Recital at Noon’
Saturday 1st February 2014
“From Irish-American Mezzo to ‘Chu Tian’ Scholar” – Aylish Kerrigan, Mezzo-Soprano/Dearbhla Collins, Pianist
Prof. Dr. Kerrigan, ‘Chu Tian’ Scholar, has been performing, giving Master Classes and lecturing in the Wuhan Conservatory of Music since 1994. A specialist in German Lieder and Contemporary Vocal Music, Dr Kerrigan will present performances of Irish Melodies, German Lieder, contemporary works and Chinese Songs and explain their reception in China over a 20-year period with reference to the huge changes taking place within Chinese musical society. Dearbhla Collins, one of Ireland’s finest and most versatile pianists, who performed with Aylish Kerrigan in Beijing at the prestigious Cultural Arts Centre, will accompany the Lecture-Recital. On the first day of Spring this is a special musical treat not to be missed. Free, no booking required.
Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 31st January – 14th February 2014. Full details www.cny.ie