Musical Tales in the Library
The Contemporary Music Centre in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music presents Musical Tales 2012, a journey in music and film inspired by the words of James Joyce. Featuring The Milesian Quartet, Rachel Croash - Soprano; Brian Dunning - Flautist. Curated by Irish composer Benjamin Dwyer.
Myriorama (Penelope Sleeps). Composed by Rob Canning
Afterjoyce I. Composed by Benjamin Dwyer
The Snotgreen 'C' (sea). Composed by Michael Holohan
His Final Journey. Composed by Michael Holohan
The Great Leveller. Composed by Vincent Kennedy
Aeolus. Composed by Trevor Knight
Four Joyce Songs. Composed by Eric Sweeney
Venues and Dates
Rathmines Library - Monday 18th April 1-2pm
Cabra Library - Tuesday 17th April 1-2pm
Raheny Library - Wednesday 18th April 1-2pm
Central Library - Thursday 19th April 1-2pm
The Milesian Quartet
Colm O'Braoin (violin) Denice Doyle (violin), Sebastian Adams (viola), David Doyle (cello)
The Milesian Quartet is an exciting new ensemble of young players studying together at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. As members of the Academy orchestras the players have toured America, Japan, China, and Korea performing in such venues as the Seoul Arts Centre and Carnegie Hall. The quartet is particularly interested in new and contemporary music, and works with the composers based in the Royal Irish Academy of Music exploring exciting possibilities in music performances.
Rachel Croash - Soprano
Rachel Croash is a Music graduate of N.U.I. Maynooth. In 2010 she commenced full-time vocal tuition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Virginia Kerr and was awarded a first class honours Diploma in Vocal Performance and Teaching. Solo oratorio engagements include Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Fauré's Requiem and Duruflé's Requiem. Rachel has performed with Opera Ireland in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Bellini's Capuleti e i Montecchi, Puccini's Tosca. In the summer of 2011 she toured Germany performing works including Haydn's The Seasons and Orff's Carmina Burana with conductors Paul McCreesh and Rolf Beck.
Brian Dunning - Flautist
Dublin born, Dunning studied with the legendary Doris Keogh at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and also with James Galway. During his 30 year professional career he has played with Van Morrison, Mary Black, Jimmy McCarthy, Georgie Fame, Bobby Lamb, Louis Stewart, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Thin Lizzy, Carlos Nunez, James Galway, the chieftains, amongst others as well as orchestral work with the RTÉ Orchestras and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Brian has appeared on numerous releases as a composer and player, with the acclaimed contemporary Celtic band, Nightnoise, in collaboration with keyboardist, Jeff Johnson, as a solo artist and as a leader with his band, Puck Fair.