Date: Thursday 20th April
Venue: The Studio, National Concert Hall
Ryan McAdams, Conductor
Eliza McCarthy, Solo piano
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.