World Premiere of Deirdre Gribbin’s Kindersang

Posted on: Monday, 04th June 2018 @ 2:24pm

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Festival features the World Premiere of Deirdre Gribbin’s Kindersang, which marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the development of the Kindertransport movement that rescued 10,000 Jewish children from the Nazis. The work is being composed especially for the electrifying combination of violinist Nurit Stark and soprano Caroline Melzer.

This performance is part of the main evening concert at 8pm in St Brendan’s Church on Tuesday 3 July. The concert also features Haydn’s Quartet in F minor Op.20/5 performed by the Dudok Kwartet and Schubert’s Schwanengesang performed by tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Julius Drake. There are still a few tickets available and you can book here.

Here’s Deirdre Gribbin talking about the inspiration behind Kindersang:

Deirdre Gribbin

Deirdre Gribbin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

She was an award winner in the 2003 UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers with her work Empire States, and won a prestigious Arts Foundation Award for her first opera Hey Persephone! which had an acclaimed run at the Aldeburgh/Almeida Opera Festival.

Her music has been performed worldwide including The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, UKwithNY Festival featured in The New York Times and The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

Find out more here.

".this Belfast born composer is one of the most original thinkers to emerge in recent years." ~ Richard Morrison, The Times

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