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New Music Dublin 2017

Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th March 2017

Thomas Adés

Highlights

Irish premieres of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground and Lisbon

Irish premieres of Adès’ Totentanz and Living Toys

Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès to perform piano duets in opening concert

International operatic superstars perform with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Simon Keenlyside & Christianne Stotijn

Three world premieres: Ed Bennett, Psychedelia; Seán Clancy, Four Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop; and Stephen Gardner’s Jerk

New Music Dublin Festival Club – informal performances by Crash Ensemble and Kirkos and an evening curated by Kaleidoscope, featuring works by Irish composers and the premiere of Streets Become Liars by Christopher Mayo

Tiny Portraits in Tiny Rooms – Crash Ensemble trail in various rooms around the National Concert Hall

Masterclasses led by Simon Keenlyside and Christianne Stotijn


[Of Adès] ‘One of the most accomplished and complete musicians of his generation’ The New York Times

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the programme for New Music Dublin 2017: a partnership between RTÉ, the National Concert Hall and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Planned in consultation with internationally-acclaimed composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès, the vibrant festival, which takes place between Thursday 2nd and Saturday 4th March 2017, will see Adès conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the Irish concert-performance premiere of a new opera by Gerald Barry, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, recently co-commissioned by the Barbican, Britten Sinfonia and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Thomas Adès speaking about the festival said:
“I am delighted to be working with Gerald Barry, a long-time collaborator and friend, on devising what I think is an exciting programme of music for New Music Dublin 2017. Aware of the wealth of musical talent that exists in Ireland I am very much looking forward to returning to Dublin to collaborate and perform with such accomplished composers, ensembles, orchestras and performers. This year’s festival has a largely vocal and operatic theme and I am particularly pleased to be conducting the Irish premiere of Barry’s new opera, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.”   

Adès will also conduct the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for the Irish premiere of his epic vocal masterpiece Totentanz with international operatic superstars: the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside (who has just finished playing Don Giovanni at the Met in New York) & celebrated Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn.

In addition, Adès will perform as pianist in an evening of instrumental music with Ireland's leading new music ensemble, Crash Ensemble, with a programme that includes Gerald Barry’s Lisbon and Adès’ Living Toys, conducted by long-time Adès collaborator, conductor Timothy Redmond.

Tickets from €15 for Main Auditorium performances; €10 for John Field & Kevin Barry Recital Rooms
Festival Package Ticket Offer: Book tickets to the three evening concerts in the Main Auditorium and receive a 15% discount. Click HERE to avail of this offer.