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Music In Schools this winter with The Aurora Harp and Flute Duo

Posted on: Monday, 27th November 2017 @ 4:01pm

Tuning Up continues with the third of this season’s music-in-schools projects. The Aurora Harp and Flute Duo consists of harpist Fiona Gryson and flautist Katie Hyland.
From Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December, they will be visiting schools throughout County Cork, including schools in Ballygarvan, Crossmahon, Millstreet, Mallow, Glounthaune and Monkstown. Their fun and interactive workshop will help students to discover the history and background of the harp and flutes.
The Aurora Duo was established in 2012 while both musicians were studying at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. They have both graduated with First Class Honours from the BMus programme  and in 2017 they participated in masterclasses at this summer’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

A Cork County Council Arts in Schools service organised in partnership with West Cork Music

Call for Scores for 2018 Composition Competition for Young Composers

Posted on: Tuesday, 07th November 2017 @ 1:50pm

West Cork Music invites Irish composers under 35 years of age on 1st January 2018 to submit works for string quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello) of between 5-8 minutes duration for performance at the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2018. Festival dates are 29 June – 8 July

Four works will be selected. The composer of each selected work will receive a prize of €500 and up 3 nights B&B at the Festival. Winning composers will be asked to attend the Young Composers Forum at the Festival on Sunday 1st July, which will be directed by an international Composer, where the winning works will be played through by a Quartet on the Festival’s masterclass programme. The premieres will take place during the Festival in the Town Concert series 2-7 July. There will be opportunities to rehearse with the Quartet 29-30 June.

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West Cork Music Concert Series December - Katherine Hunka and Finghin Collins

Posted on: Friday, 03rd November 2017 @ 3:10pm

In a new exciting collaboration, violinist Katherine Hunka and pianist Finghin Collins perform in St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co.Cork on 3rd December. As well as being among the top soloists in the country, they are great communicators, so entertaining and informative introductions to the music can be expected.  Their programme of duos for violin and piano will feature well-known classics by Beethoven and Brahms and lesser-known works by the Czech composer Leos Janacek and the contemporary Irish composer Ian Wilson.
Ian Wilson will introduce his work at this concert.

Beethoven Sonata in A  minor
Wilson  'from the book of longing'
Janáĉek Sonata for violin and piano
Brahms  Sonata in G major

Tickets €18 (€12 Students & under 16's when booked by the phone 027 52788)

Book online here

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