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Date: Thursday 20th April

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: The Studio, National Concert Hall

Tickets €14

Ryan McAdams, Conductor 
Eliza McCarthy, Solo piano

Crash Ensemble

Susan Doyle, flute/piccolo

Rebecca Halliday, oboe/English horn

Leonie Bluett, clarinets/bass clarinet

Cliona Warren, bassoon/contrabassoon

Javier Fernandez, french horn

Fraser Tannock,, trumpet

Roddy O’Keeffe, trombone

Alex Petcu, percussion

Máire Carroll, keyboard/celesta

Courtney Orlando, violin

Maria Ryan, violin

Lisa Dowdall, viola

Killian White, cello

Caimin Gilmore, double bass


Adrian Hart, audio producer

Donnacha Dennehy PADDY (2003)

Donnacha Dennehy Overstrung (2010)

Donnacha Dennehy Limina – a piano chamber concerto (2023) [World Premiere]

Join us for an evening celebrating the innovative and versatile Irish new music group Crash Ensemble, with a programme of solo works by Donnacha Dennehy alongside the world premiere of his Limina – a piano chamber concerto written for pianist Eliza McCarthy.

Ensemble founder and Guggenheim fellow Donnacha Dennehy’s ‘thrilling’ (The Guardian), and ‘arrestingly beautiful’ (The New Yorker) music has featured at festivals and venues worldwide. This performance draws together the vibrant, textural harmonies of his Overstrung (2010) for amplified acoustic violin and soundtrack with the rhythmic explosions of PADDY (2003) for solo percussion, and culminates in a visceral new concerto for piano and chamber ensemble that explores physiological thresholds.

Overstrung was originally written for Monica Germino and commissioned by Gaudeamus Muziekweek/Muziek Centrum Nederland and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Limina was commissioned by Eliza McCarthy, with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland, and Contemporaneous in New York.

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