Music Network presents Anneleen Lenaerts & Dionysis Grammenos on tour 8 - 15 November 2016

29 September 2016

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Music Network presents Anneleen Lenaerts, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic and Dionysis Grammenos “the new prince of the clarinet” on tour 8 - 15 November 2016

 

"Dynamic finesse, nuance in articulation and jaw-dropping skill" Aspen Times on Lenaerts

"One of the most promising stars of tomorrow" Die Welt on Grammenos 

 

Expect passion, technical aplomb and an exceptional chemistry between two dazzling virtuosi as Anneleen Lenaerts, Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic performs with Dionysis Grammenos, recently dubbed by one critic as “the new prince of the clarinet” on a Music Network tour from 8 – 15 November.  The duo will perform a programme that includes the premiere of a new Music Network commission by Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell, as well as works from the Romantic era by Schumann, Schubert, Smetana and Verdi. Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tour details at www.musicnetwork.ie.

Acclaimed for wonderfully nuanced playing and idiomatic arrangements, Lenaerts has garnered an astonishing 23 international awards as a solo player, most notably at the Grand Prix International Lily Laskine – the world’s most highly-regarded harp award – as well as performing with many of Europe’s leading orchestras, while Greek clarinettist Grammenos is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and inspiring artists of his generation. His international breakthrough occurred in 2008, when Grammenos won the Grand Prix d’Eurovision and the title of the European Young Musician of the Year. The 25-year-old virtuoso regularly performs at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Barbican Centre.  The duo’s much anticipated debut CD is due to be released by Warner Classics in October 2016.

Not to be missed: this is chamber music-making of the highest order!

Programme

  • Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen, Op. 94
  • Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang, D. 957 - IV. Ständchen
  • Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
  • Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke Op.73
  • Anne-Marie O‘ Farrell, Klaria (Music Network Commission) 
  • Bedřich Smetana, Mà Vlast, II. Vltava (Moldau), Op.43, Arr. Trneček
  • Giuseppe Verdi, "La Traviata" - Fantasia di concerto di Donato Lovreglio

Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible and the Autumn 2016 season provides an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians throughout the country at affordable prices. 2016 is Music Network’s 30th anniversary and to celebrate a number of special events and commissions are planned in addition to the Autumn tours. November sees the premiere of a Music Network-commissioned work for large-scale harp ensemble—truly a sight to behold—by the celebrated Irish composer Philip Martin.   The Philip Martin commission is one of three commissions this season, along with ‘Edges of Light’, a new collaboration between prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power that toured in September as well as the new commission by Anne Marie O’Farrell to be performed by Anneleen Lenaerts and Dionysis Grammenos during their Music Network tour this November. The season ends with two very special concerts showcasing the otherworldly sounds of vocal ensemble Trio Mediæval and trumpeter Arve Henriksen. More details at musicnetwork.ie. 

 

FOR LISTINGS EDITORS:

Anneleen Lenaerts, harp

Dionysis Grammenos, clarinet

 

Programme

  • Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen, Op. 94
  • Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang D. 957
  • Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
  • Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke Op.73
  • Anne-Marie O‘ Farrell, Klaria (Music Network Commission) 
  • Bedřich Smetana, Mà Vlast, II. Vltava (Moldau), Op.43, Arr. Trneček
  • Giuseppe Verdi, "La Traviata" - Fantasia di concerto di Donato Lovreglio

On tour 8 -15 November:

  • Tuesday 8th November, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1, 8pm , Tickets €20 / €15 Booking Tel. 01 4750224/www.musicnetwork.ie  Promoted by Music Network
  • Wednesday 9th November, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, 8pm , Tickets €16 / €13 Booking Tel. 066 7123055/www.siamsatire.com
  • Thursday 10th November, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, 8pm, Tickets €18 / €14, Booking Tel. 01 2312929 / paviliontheatre.ie
  • Saturday 12th November, Station House Theatre, Clifden, 8pm, Tickets €15 / €12 on the door, Tel. 095 21699 (info only) Promoted by Clifden Arts Society
  • Sunday 13th November, St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise, 7pm, Tickets €15 / €12 Booking Tel. 057 8663355/ www.dunamaise.ie Promoted by Laois Co. Council Arts Office
  • Tuesday 15th November, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, 8pm, Tickets €16 / €14 Booking Tel. 094 9023733 / thelinenhall.com

Full touring information at www.musicnetwork.ie

ENDS/

For media queries and photographs, please contact: Louise Walsh, Communications Manager, Music Network: (01) 4750224 or communications@musicnetwork.ie