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Finding a Voice 2019

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Date and Time

From: Fri 8 March 2019 - 13:00

To: Sun 10 March 2019 - 21:30

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South Tipp Arts Centre,
Nelson Street, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Clonmel

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Cost

From: €6.00

To: €18.00

Description

South Tipperary Arts Centre are delighted to launch the second edition of Finding a Voice – a celebration of women composers for International Women’s Day. We are delighted to be funded by the Arts Council of Ireland for this concert series.

 

For our 2019 edition, curated by Roisin Maher and taking place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019, Finding a Voice focuses on the music of women composers through the ages, building and expanding on our highly successful inaugural series in 2018 but in particular celebrating the anniversaries of three significant women composers: the 400th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Italian baroque composer Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677); the 200th anniversary of the birth of German romantic composer Clara Schumann (1819-1896); and the 70th birthday of renowned Canadian composer Alexina Louie (b. 1949), who will travel to Ireland for the very first time to be present for a concert of her music.

 

This year, we are delighted for the first time to commission a new work to mark the bicentenary of Clara Schumann’s birth.  Reflections on a Theme by Clara Schumann for solo piano – a companion piece for Clara Schumann’s own Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann – will feature six of Ireland’s leading women composers (Jane O’Leary, Rhona Clarke, Siobhan Cleary, Marian Ingoldsby, Amanda Feery and Anna Murray) each of whom will write a short ‘reflection’ on a theme from Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio. The seventh reflection will comprise the winner of the Finding a Voice Composition Competition for emerging Irish women composers.

 

 

FRIDAY 8th MARCH

(International Women's Day),

 

Falling Through Time: The Music of Alexina Louie

Venue/Time: Old St. Mary’s - 1pm

Rising stars Ellen Jansson (piano), Kelley Lonergan (soprano) and guests present 'Beyond Time: The Music of Alexina Louie' featuring solo and chamber music by one of Canada’s most sought after composers. Alexina Louie, whose 70th birthday falls in 2019, will be in attendance, on her first ever visit to Ireland.  South Tipperary Arts Centre will also host an exclusive composition masterclass with the composer herself

 

 

Irish Baroque Orchestra: La Donna Barocca

Venue/Time: Main Guard - 8pm

Irish Baroque Orchestra, directed by Claire Duff, with Sarah Power (soprano) celebrate the vocal music of 17th- century Italian composer, Barbara Strozzi, marking the 400th anniversary of her birth, alongside that of her female contemporaries and successors including Isabella Leonarda, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Elisabetta de Gambarini, Maria Antonia Walpurgis and Maddalena Lombardini

 

 

 

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH

Clara Schumann Day

 

Mary Hegarty

Venue/Time: Old St. Mary’s - 1pm

Saturday 9th March is dedicated to one of the best-known women composers of all time, the inspiring Clara Schumann. The lunchtime concert features one of Ireland’s most celebrated singers, soprano Mary Hegarty, who wowed audiences last year with her opening night performance and who returns to perform a programme of romantic lieder by Clara Schumann. This lunchtime concert also features the world premiere of Jane O’Leary’s Clara (2012-13) for clarinet/bass clarinet and speaker, with Paul Roe and Aideen Wylde

 

 

Fidelio Trio 

Venue/Time: Old St. Mary’s - 8pm

Leading international piano trio, the Fidelio Trio continue the tribute to Clara Schumann with a concert of music for solo piano and piano trio by Clara Schumann, as well as trios by Rebecca Clarke and Joan Trimble. This concert features the world premiere of Reflections on a Theme by Clara Schumann, commissioned by Finding A Voice and performed by renowned pianist Mary Dullea

 

 

 

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH

 

Quiet Music Ensemble: The Mystery Beyond Matter

Venue/Time: Main Guard - 5pm 

On Sunday, Cork-based experimental music group, the Quiet Music Ensemble will bring their unique sonic art to Clonmel with 'The Mystery Beyond Matter', a piece commissioned by the group from the late great Pauline Oliveros

 

 

Soirée Musicale with Thérèse Fahy and PRISM Ensemble

Venue/Time: Old St. Mary’s - 8pm

We finish with a ‘Soirée Musicale’ with the PRISM Ensemble, a chamber music group featuring outstanding members of the National Symphony Orchestra alongside one of Ireland’s foremost pianists and a specialist in French music, Thérèse Fahy (piano).  The concert features solo and chamber music by 19th- and early 20th-century French composers including Cécile Chaminade and Germaine Tailleferre, before finishing with one of the series highlights, Louise Farrenc’s virtuosic Piano Quintet No.1

 

Visit www.southtippartscentre.ie/ for booking and more details

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