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Hear Guillaume de Machaut: Veni creator spiritus from our performance at Rheinvokal, click here
Interview with Paul Hillier:
Theatre of Voices feature artist in International Arts Manager Magazine
Clare Wiley, International Arts Manager Magazine, chats to our soprano Else Torp about going to vocal extremes to get a particular tone. You can read the whole article here
... ‘‘Les Noces provides another exhilarating experience. CCI’s Paul Hillier chooses tempi that allows the music natural breath and expression.
These Russian wedding tableaux sparkle as singers and instrumentalists convey the ritualistic clamour the music evokes. Else Torp, Iris Oja, Mati Turi, William Gaunt and the choir are unassailable as pianists Lance Coburn, Dearbhla Brosnan, Dearbhla Collins and Conor Linehan clang to the incisive beat of the RIAM’s Percussion Group.’’
Showing adventurous enterprise, RTÉ draws all its musicians together for Stravinsky in Focus - a two-concert collection of the composer’s output written mainly between the two Wo
Stravinsky’s Les Noces
3 TOV singers (Else, Iris and Will) are involved in this very exciting performance of one of Stravinsky’s absolute master pieces - joined by fabulous Estonian tenor Mati Turi ! All with RIAM Ensemble and wonderful Chamber Choir Ireland - conducted by Paul Hillier.
The concert is part of the RTÉ ‘Stravinsky in Focus’ weekend 5th-6th February 2016.
Les Noces is very rarely performed in Ireland - and only performed for the first time a mere 8 years ago! If you missed it - join us on Saturday 6th in the National Concert Hall.
Four pianos! 6 percussionists - who don’t leave any casualties!
Les Noces performed by
Else Torp soprano
Iris Oja alto
Mati Turi tenor
William Gaunt bass
Chamber Choir Ireland
Conducted by Paul Hillier
Day two of the RTÉ Stravinsky in Focus weekend 5th-6th February 2016 sees the RTÉ Concert Orchestra join the RTÉ Contempo Quartet with Chamber Choir Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy of Music for selected
masterpieces from this music revolutionary.
Featuring two celebratory ballet scores - the wedding-inspired Les Noces and Pulcinella with its pulsing colour and neo-classical poise. These frame a rare outing for the miniature but muscular Concertino for String Quartet, together with the painterly expressiveness of Dumbarton Oaks and the glowing sonorities of the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments.
Enjoying the reception after a full evening with Kaija Saariaho’s works at NJORD Biennale in Copenhagen.
Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre of Voices performing works by Kaija Saariaho.
Visuals by Jean Baptiste-Barrière.
Electronics by Kaija Saariaho & Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg.
Photos: Clea Filippa Ingwersen
Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre of Voices performing works by Kaija Saariaho. Visuals by Jean Baptiste-Barrière. Electronics by Kaija Saariaho & Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg. Photos: Clea Filippa Ingwersen
Else preparing Kaija Saariaho’s ‘Lohn’ at Den Sorte Diamant - Det Kongelige Bibliotek - The Royal Library in Copenhagen.
Photo kindly provided by Isabelle Barrière.
UPCOMING CONCERTS: > See all concerts
Flow my tears
Kulturforum Fürth, Würzburger Straße 2 90762 Fürth, Germany
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 8.00pm
Arvo Pärt Retrospective
Odyssud Concert Hall, Blagnac, France
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8.30pm
Drone Mass - recording of music by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 10.00am
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Statens Kunstråds Musikudvalg - Danish Arts Council
Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
Dansk Komponist Forening
Casa da Música
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Harmonia Mundi USA