Corcoran at New Music Dublin
Date: Friday 29th April 2022
Venue: Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall
Sinead Hayes, Conductor
Joanne Quigley-McParland, violin
David McCann, Cello
Aisling Agnew, Flutes
Sarah Watts, Clarinets
Daniel Browell, Piano
Frank Corcoran Nine Looks at Pierrot
Rhona Clarke Non-stop
Frank Corcoran Melodies and Mobiles
Elaine Agnew Green
Frank Corcoran Caoines and Canons (World Premiere)
Great minds think alike. Hard Rain commissioned a new work from Irish composer Frank Corcoran for their new 2021/22 season, only to discover that New Music Dublin had done the same. It felt appropriate, therefore, that HardRain's performance at NMD this year should celebrate these two new works and include Corcoran’s Nine Looks at Pierrot, a work that features on the ensemble's recent album release.
Sandwiched between this celebration of Corcoran’s music we have two works previously commissioned by the ensemble. From HardRain's 2020/21 commissioning season we present Rhona Clarke’s propulsive and unrelenting Non-Stop. Elaine Agnew’s Green is hot off the press and is one of this season's newly commissioned works. This is a second chance to hear it if you missed its premiere in HardRain's Ink Still Wet 5 concert in January.