The new music ensemble Concorde continue their 40th Anniversary celebrations with the third in a series of four concerts at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Having given over 100 concerts at the Gallery, Concorde are delighted to present this series, which includes world premieres as well as a look back at previous repertoire.
VOICE OF THE WHALE
Concorde: Jane O’Leary, artistic director/piano/conductor; Tine Verbeke, soprano; Madeleine Staunton, flutes; Paul Roe, bass clarinet; Elaine Clark, violin; Martin Johnson, cello; Dermot Dunne, accordion; Richard O’Donnell, percussion
Alejandro Castanos (Mexico): Angulos 2008
piccolo, bass clarinet, accordion, violin, cello, percussion (13’) commissioned by Concorde
Elaine Agnew: Snowhole 2003 (text: Michael Longley)
soprano & cello (6’)
Elliott Carter (USA, 1908 – 2012): Rigmarole 2011
bass clarinet & cello (2’ ) Irish premiere
Deirdre McKay: Umber Sepia 2005
bass clarinet, violin, cello, accordion (7’ )
George Crumb (USA, b. 1929) : Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) 1971
amplified flute, cello and piano (20’)
Concorde’s 40th Anniversary Series is funded by a Music Project Award, The Arts Council.