Mairéad Hickey and Bruno Philippe at the Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris
In a special Christmas concert for West Cork Music’s audiences, Mairéad Hickey [violin] and Bruno Philippe [cello] recently performed a programme of works by Zoltán Kodály, Maurice Ravel and Finola Merivale at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. A Christmas gift to our audience, this concert is free to view.
Finola Merivale’s The silent sweep as you stand still was commissioned by the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and will get its live premiere in Bantry next summer. Finola was Composer in Residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais.
This performance is now available on our Vimeo channel until Thursday 28th January 2021.
Finola Merivale – The silent sweep as you stand still
I have composed a lot during the pandemic, but this is the first piece I’ve written in 2020 that contemplates the lockdown and the virus. The title refers literally to how it is still sweeping across the world, even though, for the most part, we’re barely moving around or travelling. It also refers to the anxiety that so many are feeling during the lockdown.
Commissioned by West Cork Music October 2020
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