New Music:New Ireland Salon Series: Martin Johnson
The Kevin Barry Room, The National Concert
Martin Johnson, cello
Presented by The Contemporary Music Centre
Johnson will give the first performances of Snapshot for solo cello by Frank Corcoran (b.1944) and …as if nothing had happened for cello and electronics by Rhona Clarke (b.1958). Completing the programme is Five Hofer Photographs by David Fennessy (b.1976), which was first performed by Johnson as part of Concorde’s 35th anniversary season earlier this year.
Now in its ninth season, the Contemporary Music Centre’s new music::new Ireland salon series aims to encourage newcomers and enthusiasts alike to engage with the music of Irish composers. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere with dialogue encouraged between composers, performers and audience.
The premiere of Snapshot will come in the week before Corcoran’s Violin Concerto is given its first performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Admission to the concert is free but booking is strongly recommended. To book please contact the National Concert Hall (tel: 01 417 0000 / www.nch.ie).
Rhona Clarke: …as if nothing had happened (2012) (World Premiere) 11’
Frank Corcoran: Snapshot (2012) (World Premiere) 6’
David Fennessy: Five Hofer Photographs (2011/12) 12’