WED­NES­DAY 12.04.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

ART UNION Noel Bowler. Gallery of Pho­tog­ra­phy, Meet­ing House Square, Tem­ple Bar, Dublin Un­til May 14 gallery­of­pho­tog­ra­ A timely – but then, wouldn’t it al­ways be timely? – show­ing for Noel Bowler’s four-year pho­tog­ra­phy project doc­u­ment­ing “the spa­ces of or­gan­ised labour”, mean­ing the meet­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tion rooms of work­ers’ unions. Ire­land fea­tures but he also trav­elled ex­ten­sively, vis­it­ing 14 coun­tries in all, from the US to Poland. More than any­thing, unions talk. Bowler chose to cap­ture images of the spa­ces of plan­ning, dis­cus­sion and ne­go­ti­a­tion when they are un­oc­cu­pied. But they are, by and large, de­signed for com­mu­ni­ca­tion. There is a sense of “sus­pended ne­go­ti­a­tion”. They vary in­cred­i­bly, from lav­ish HQs to the class­room that hosts the Pol­ish teach­ers’ union. Lec­turer Ken Grant con­trib­uted the text to Kehrer Ver­lag’s book of the project, which in­cor­po­rates por­trait images of union leaders. AD CLAS­SI­CAL Ir­ish Cham­ber Or­ches­tra/ Thomas Ze­het­mair City Hall, Water­ford 7.30pm ¤20/¤18 water­ford-mu­; also Thurs, Uni­ver­sity Con­cert Hall, Lim­er­ick 8pm ¤22, ¤25/¤10 Aus­trian vi­o­lin­ist and con­duc­tor Thomas Ze­het­mair (left) has an Ir­ish con­nec­tion through com­poser Gerald Barry, whose mu­sic he has con­ducted on both sides of the At­lantic. Sadly, there’s no Barry on of­fer in Ze­het­mair’s Ir­ish début with the ICO this week. The ICO pro­grammes in Water­ford and Lim­er­ick in­clude Dvo­rak’s ever­green Ser­e­nade for strings, Sa­muel Bar­ber’s Capricorn Con­certo – for the un­usual lineup of flute (Fiona Kelly), oboe (Daniel Bates), trum­pet (Si­mon Menin) and strings – and Schoen­berg’s most pop­u­lar piece, the gor­geously late ro­man­tic Verk­lärte Nacht. MD

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