Wednesday 2nd March
Belfast, County Antrim BT14 6BP GB
A series of short concerts involving top Irish and Northern Irish musicians. High quality chamber music presented in an informal setting, along with opportunities to eat, drink and meet the artists. Join us from 8pm for talks and interviews with composers and artists. The 9pm performances will combine familiar masterpieces with new and contemporary works.
Performers on the night will include the Chatham Saxophone Quartet, performing Steve Reich, Brian Irvine and, in the company of contemporary specialist soprano Elizabeth Hilliard, a new work by Greg Caffrey, commissioned by Moving On Music for Night Music. Hilliard will also perform a selection of Georges Aperghis’ “Recitations” and baroque and medieval repertoire will be presented by Laoise O Brien (recorders) and Aimee Farrell Courtney (bodhrán).
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Chatham Saxophone Quartet
Daniel Dunne (Soprano Saxophone), Darren Hatch (Alto Saxophone), Ciaran Sutton (Tenor Saxophone), Ian Finlay (Baritone Saxophone.)
Established in 2008 at the DIT Conservatory of Music, the multi-prizewinning ensemble (Feis Ceoil, Lyric FM bursary, Galway Apprentice scheme, Music Network Young Musicwide Award) have quickly established a reputation for excellence and versatility, working across contemporary classical and jazz genres, regularly performing nationally and featuring in live broadcasts on Lyric FM, RTÉ Radio and TV.
A soprano living in Dublin, Hilliard specialises in singing works by living composers.
She is co-director of a music and poetry production company – Béal – with David Bremner. Who have presented works by Maurice Scully, Billy Mills, Gráinne Mulvey, Robert Ashley, Tom Johnson, Christopher Fox, and many more in Dublin.
Laoise O Brien
Laoise O’Brien has a growing reputation as a virtuosic performer and imaginative concert programmer. Laoise enjoys both solo and ensemble playing and performs repertoire
from the 12th to the 21st centuries, and is passionate about education and raising the profile of the recorder in Ireland.
Aimee Farrell Courtney
Award-winning musician Aimée Farrell Courtney is one of the world’s leading female bodhrán players. With a unique musical approach to Ireland’s frame drum, Aimée’s style reflects Irish traditional music of today, enriched by musical and percussive influences of the world.