September 28th-30th 2023
The Cube, Project Arts Centre
Part of Dublin Theatre Festival
Éna Brennan: No way Out
Beware! The well is poisoned. The sea is infected. Everything has been consumed. Lamentation is too late. Guilt has no positive outcome. An opera about a dystopian world affected by some form of destructive force.
This intimate new opera by the multi-talented Éna Brennan (aka Dowry) — composer, arranger, violinist and graphic designer — is a statement of horror and protest in response to the destruction of our environment. Breathwork, with a text by Olivier award-winning director David Pountney, offers a foretaste of a larger operatic collaboration that will premiere at Austria’s Bregenz Festival next year.
Running time 15-20 minutes.
Six performances daily.
Sung in English.
Join the conversation online with #Breathwork
‘Breathwork’ is a companion work to a larger composition ‘Hold Your Breath’ by Éna Brennan and David Pountney which has been commissioned by Bregenzer Festspiele
October 20th, 7.30pm
Anne-Marie O'Farrell: Rann Dó Trí
Aratiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Coult: La Follia (Vivaldi)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
October 23rd, 3.00pm
The Hexagon, Reading
Angie Newman, BSL Interpreter
Dogs Don't Do Ballet!
Beach: Bal Masque
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Op 71: 2: March
Elgar: Enigma Variations: No 11.
Leach: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet!
Herold/ Lanchbery: Clog Dance from La fille mal gardee
Delibes: Coppelia Waltz
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite Op 20 3. Danse des Cygnes
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite Op 20 1. Scene
Leach: Cheer Up!
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Op 71: 8 Valse des Fleurs
This concert is inspired by the book, Dog Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp (Author), Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator).
Orchestras of the Future
November 26th – December 1st, 2023
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
With Marin Alsop in association with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and the National Concert Hall, DublinThe Rite of Spring is as exhilarating as it is complex, as rewarding as it is challenging. Metaphors, perhaps, for what it is to be a conductor.
But what does it take to lead an orchestra in the 21st century? That is the question we will be asking on this 6-day course.
with Ailish Tynan
St. Mary’s Cathedral
December 16th 2023, 7pm
St. Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns, Co. Wexford 7:00pm
Karen Ní Bhroin, conductor
Ailish Tynan, soprano
Corelli: Concerto Grosso op.6, No.8 Christmas Concerto
John Tavener: The Lamb
Finzi: Dies Natalis, Op. 8 ‘Wonder’
Mozart: Exultante Jubilate
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Adam: O, Holy Night
Anon.: Adeste Fideles
Mohr/Gruber: Silent Night
The Barbican Centre, London
Smyth: The Wreckers
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 with soloist Clare Hammond
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
February 3rd 2024, 2.00pm
Angie Newman, BSL Interpreter
February 6th 2024, 1.30pm & 7pm
Derby Theatre, Derby UK
Join us on a musical expedition to a brighter future led by brilliant young minds from Derby. Energy explores innovative solutions to the energy and climate crises through brand-new music and classical pieces performed by our orchestra and local students.
February 10th 2024
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Part of IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras.
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 version)
February 19th 2024
Workshops at the SETU Music School.
March 10th 2024, 2.30pm
The Refectory, Leeds, UK
Smyth: The Wreckers Overture
Gershwin: Cuban Overture Lee Reynolds
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
March 6th, 2.00pm
Scunthorpe, Bath's Hall, UK
Angie Newman, BSL Interpreter
March 21st - 26th 2024
FAMES Institute, Skopje, Macedonia
in association with FAMES
It is vital for a musician today to be as comfortable in the studio as they are in the concert hall. But the rhythm and vocabulary of recording is very different to that of performing. So how do you get your first experience of working when the red light is on?
And Other Duties, in collaboration with FAME’S is offering a rare chance for eight conductors to spend five full days in one of the world’s busiest orchestral recording studios.
April 12th, 3pm
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon, UK
A family adventure through the whizzpopping stories of Roald Dahl.
Once upon a time…four of the most magical words in the English language! But what happens when you add music to a story? We’ll be finding out when some of Roald Dahl’s most famous texts are set to music. Join the West of England Youth Orchestra for a captivating musical celebration of beloved author Roald Dahl’s work. We’ll hear Paul Patterson’s fantastic setting of Little Red Riding Hood, music from Tim Minchin’s record-breaking West End musical Matilda, plus plenty more surprises – all conducted and presented by WEYO favourites Karen Ní Bhroin and Tom Redmond. This concert is fun for the whole family!
Karen returns for a tour with BBC Now, bringing the BBC 10 pieces to thousands of students!
May 2nd 2024, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
/dɪsˈrʌp.tər/ a person or thing that prevents something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected.
Carmel Smickersgill: New Work
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Join us at The Factory International for an orchestral experience where we put you at the heart of the performance. Take your conventional orchestral performance and rip it up because this is what we’ll be doing! The ultimate orchestral disruptor, Beethoven, features throughout the programme alongside Manchester-based Carmel Smickersgill who has been commissioned to write a piece specifically on the theme of disruption for you all to be immersed in. BBC Young Musician finalist, Ethan Loch performs Beethoven’s youthful first piano concerto.
June 13th, 2024, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, London
LSO Discovery participant groups perform together with the London Symphony Orchestra, in a showcase of the LSO’s learning and community programme.
August 15th 2024, 8.00 pm
Éna Brennan: Hold Your Breath
Libretto by David Pountney
Sung in English with German surtitles
Duration: approx. 90 minutes (no intermission)
Commissioned by the Bregenzer Festspiele as part of the Opernatelier, in cooperation with Kunsthaus Bregenz