Wednesday 1st June
Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8.
It’s the Kaleidoscope Night season finale and this very special event is going to be broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM in a special Blue Of The Night presentation, hosted by Carl Corcoran. The programme is bursting at the seams with exhiliarating contributions- Steve Reich’s “Vermont Counterpoint”, a solo harpsichord work by RTE Lyric FM composer in residence Sebastian Adams, a W.F. Bach sonata, two clarinet quintets, a trombone quartet and the inimitable Treelan band. A limited number of audience tickets are available for sale for this so snap them up quickly!
W.F. Bach Flute Sonata in E minor
Allegro ma non tanto |Siciliano |Vivace.
The son of J.S Bach, “ One of the major composers representing the period between Baroque and Classical” – (New Grove)
Vermont Counterpoint was composed by Steve Riech in 1982 for flutist Ransom Wilson, initiating a series of pieces for live performers playing against taped performances (including New York Counterpoint for clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and Electric Counterpoint for guitarist Pat Metheny). The tape part has ten parts, to which the live performer adds an eleventh, playing alto flute and piccolo as well as the standard flute. “The compositional techniques used are primarily building up canons between short repeating melodic patterns by substituting notes for rests and then playing melodies that result from their combination,” Reich writes. “These resulting melodies or melodic patterns then become the basis for the following section as the other surrounding parts in the contrapuntal web fade out.”
Work For Harpsichord
A work by RTE composer in residence Sebastian Adams
A highly emotive one movement work by Glazunov.
Composed by Howells in 1919 when the composer was 27 years old.
Irish traditional Fusion
Treelan perform new music from their upcoming release
Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, flautist Lina Andonovska has performed in concert halls around Europe, China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in the market places of East Timor. Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of recently written works, Rolling Stone hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…”
In 1995 John became Principal Clarinet of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and joined the teaching faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Since then he has also conducted the RTÉ NSO and in recent years was soloist on a nationwide tour and on the television series The Symphony Sessions. He has featured on The South Bank Show, and has conducted many recording sessions for Irish Film Orchestras, Rua and Secret Garden amongst others. He also hosted a series of concerts in The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham and appears regularly on radio and in pre-concert talks in the National Concert Hall.
The New Irish Courtois Trombone Ensemble
Promoting the trombone in Ireland and abroad.
A breathless and exciting experiment of joy, adventure and musical artistry at it’s finest
Treelan are a musical trio comprising Donegals Eamonn Cagney (percussion) and Martin Tourish and Congolese guitar player Niwel Tsumbu.
Each one is a musical virtuoso in their own right. Martin tours internationally with Traditional supergroup Altan, Niwel is a highly sought after session musician who has worked with artists as diverse as Sinead O Connor, Senegalese legend Baaba Maal and violinist Nigel Kennedy while Eamonn has worked with numerous artists including Liam O Maonlai, Julie Feeney and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Together they forge a musical road less travelled, blending the sounds of the hills of Donegal with the African rhythms of Niwels homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The alchemy of Treelan’s improvised music opens up new pathways in music both spontaneous and sophisticated. They create a poignant lyrical beauty that speaks to the soul and the spirit with a fusion of Traditional Irish and African influences, world music sensibilities and blistering solos.
Since the mid-’80s, the Irish David Adams has been a prize-winning performer on both organ and harpsichord throughout Europe. He emerged as a former organ scholar of St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity, studying his twin keyboards in the rich musical climates of both Freiburg, Germany, and Amsterdam. He was the first winner of the Dublin International Organ Competition in 1986. He performs regularly with many Irish orchestras, and is also involved in traditional Celtic styles and chamber music. Adams has performed with ensembles such as Christ Church Baroque, SurPlus, and the hopefully not accident-prone Crash Ensemble. Adams also conducts operas, including contemporary works by Raymond Deane and Kevin O’Connell. He has conducted the Ulster Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Cecilia, the latter group in a special series focusing on Bach cantatas. Adams has released a solo organ CD as well as recordings on labels such as Naxos, Black Box, and EZM. One of his most widely heard performances is on the debut solo effort of Celtic vocalist Meav, of Riverdance fame. Adams’ activities as a teacher include stints at the Freiburg Hochschule, the Berlin Hochschule, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.