RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents
Horizons 2015: Contemporary Music Series

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 1.05pm-2pm
Featured composer: Gráinne Mulvey
Gavin Maloney conductor

'Four world premieres. Three generations of composers. I explore Alpine glaciers and the mysteries of light with John Tyndall in both my cello concerto Excursions and Ascents and in Diffractions for orchestra. Nicola LeFanu's Threnody laments the brutality of war with Euripides and Brendan Kennelly. David Bremner investigates the lyricism of the dotted line with Gap Static.' Gráinne Mulvey

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Tuesday 20 January 2015, 1.05pm-2pm
Featured composer: David Coonan
Gavin Maloney conductor

'The transcendent worlds of Yeats, Brahms' unseen love-letters, and the two-sided sardonicism of Sergei Prokofiev; all lie interwoven in the hinterlands of the three works on this programme. Sometimes explicit, sometimes hidden, these influences reflect an urge to reach for something beyond oneself, wrought together here by a love for the wondrous possibilities of the orchestra.' David Coonan

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Tuesday 27 January 2015, 1.05pm-2pm
Featured composer: Philip Hammond
Gavin Maloney
conductor

'My music is the result of many influences, and this Horizons concert enjoys the context of the imagery of the black and white movie, the historical Belfast Harp Festival of 1792, and the poetry of the French symbolists.' Philip Hammond

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Tuesday 3 February 2015, 1.05pm-2pm
Featured composer: John Buckley
Gavin Maloney conductor


'Light and space have been abiding sources of inspiration in my compositions for many years and are at the heart of this concert. The serenely luminous Sound Fields, composed in his ninety-ninth year by Elliott Carter, and A Lay for a Light-Year by Jerome de Bromhead are juxtaposed with my own works, which seek to balance a calm reflective lyricism with gestures of explosive energy'. John Buckley

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