Baroque gets into the Groove

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FUN& GAMES - MICHAEL DERVAN

ARDEE BAROQUE FES­TI­VAL Var­i­ous venues, Ardee, Co Louth Fri-Sun 087-6115679 GROOVE THE­ORY Ir­ish World Academy, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick Thurs 1pm Adm free; Seapoint Leisure Cen­tre, Salthill, Co Gal­way Thurs 8pm; Project Arts Cen­tre, Dublin Fri Nov 23 1pm; St Peter’s Church, Port­laoise, Co Laois Fri Nov 23 8pm; Civic The­atre, Tal­laght, Dublin Sat Nov 24 8pm MORS ET VITA NCH, Dublin Thurs 8pm ¤25/¤30 01-4170000 Con­cer­tos by Bach are the fo­cus of the Ir­ish Baroque Or­ches­tra’s con­certs at this week­end’s Ardee Baroque Fes­ti­val. Their two pro­grammes, tonight and Sun­day night, in­clude the Fifth Bran­den­burg Concerto, as well as harp­si­chord con­cer­tos both with harp­si­chord and in ver­sions for other in­stru­ments.

Later in the week the IBO (mem­bers above) opens a tour of

Groove The­ory, a work by jazz vi­o­lin­ist Hol­lis Tay­lor that takes its ex­tra-mu­si­cal in­spi­ra­tion from string the­ory – that’s string the­ory as in quan­tum me­chan­ics and gen­eral rel­a­tiv­ity. Gounod’s sa­cred tril­ogy Mors et

Vita is one of those reli­gious works of which the Vic­to­ri­ans were so fond. The mu­sic’s rep­u­ta­tion has long been in the dol­drums since it pre­miered at the Birm­ing­ham Fes­ti­val in 1885. So Thurs­day’s NCH per­for­mance by Proinnsías Ó Duinn and Our Lady’s Choral So­ci­ety, with soloists Orla Boy­lan, Martha Bredin, An­drew Boushell, Park Ki Hyun, pro­vides a rare op­por­tu­nity for re­assess­ment.

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