Byrne does Mahler; music for monks
CELINE BYRNE (SOPRANO), RTÉ NSO/STEFAN BLUNIER NCH, Dublin Tonight 8pm ¤10-¤35 01-4170000 MONK’S MUSIC St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dundalk, Co Louth Tonight 8pm ¤10 01-8721122
A really interesting week brings Celine Byrne (above) in Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the RTÉ NSO tonight, when Stefan Blunier also conducts Derek Cooke’s completion of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony.
While that’s on in the NCH’s main auditorium, the Kevin Barry Room features Crash Ensemble cellist Kate Ellis in a programme of solo cello pieces by members of the Irish Composers’ Collective.
Also tonight, at St Nicholas Church of Ireland in Dundalk, Louth Contemporary Music Society present the Hilliard Ensemble’s Gordon Jones and the Carducci Quartet in the world premiere of Russian composer Alexander Raskatov’s Monk’s Music, “Seven words by Starets Siluan for string quartet and bass solo”, written in memory of fellow composer Alfred Schnittke in 2005.