Music Network Announces Autumn Season 2013

04 July 2013

 

Music Network today unveiled its Autumn Season 2013 with an exceptional line-up of talented Irish and international musicians that will tour to twenty-one towns and villages across seventeen counties from 10/9/13 to 30/11/13.  The diverse programme includes stunning jazz from one of Columbia's hottest exports, award winning pianism from Russia, dazzling virtuosity from the latest winners of the Young Musicwide Award and a unique tour that brings together three of Ireland's leading traditional musicians to perform as a trio for the first time. 
Describing what’s on offer, Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston explains, “Our season kicks off with two tours shining a light on some remarkable talent. The first sees a trio of trad maestros - fiddler Liam O’Connor, multi-instrumentalist Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and concertina player Noel Hill – putting some lesser known tunes through their paces while revisiting some old favourites, while in October the one-man force of nature that is Edmar Castañeda catapults the harp into the limelight with his fleet-fingered blend of jazz, Colombian folk tunes and flamenco flair. ”
She continues, “November sees a foray into the future with the recipients of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, Chatham Saxophone Quartet, much-lauded for their genre-busting performances of contemporary works and their reworking of string quartet repertoire for wind instruments.  Finally, for our last tour of the season, brace yourself for the scintillating talents of the current winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov, whose awesome technique and unique musicality made such a huge impression on critics and audiences alike. Early booking is highly recommended!”
Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible, giving Irish audiences the chance to experience the very best in international chamber, jazz and traditional Irish music in venues throughout Ireland at affordable prices.  Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country.  Single tickets for Dublin range from - €12 - €25. Season tickets are available at €75 each (€55 conc.) or €250 for a family season ticket.  Tickets can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online at www.musicnetwork.ie. 
[Editors: please note that detailed touring dates and concert programmes follow.]
 
Music Network Presents
Bellows, Bridge and Bow (Ireland) 
10 - 18 September 2013
Liam O’Connor, fiddle, viola
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar, vocals 
Noel Hill, concertina
“Breathtaking... a young musician who is essentially standing on the shoulders of giants, but who has worked his way through these influences and created something of his own.” Dermot McLaughlin, Journal of Music in Ireland, on Liam O'Connor
“Here we have a stylist who has taken his instrument to new heights…  Noel shapes each tune as a finely sculpted piece of intricate musical art, delicacy and beauty.” P.J. Curtis on Noel Hill  
Spanning three generations, O’Connor, Hill and Ó Fearghail – all TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners – are united by a deep knowledge and love for the music of the legendary masters of Irish tradition: Coleman, Ennis, Clancy, Potts and Tóibín. 
For this tour, these three stellar soloists are sure to delight trad fans with their fresh, vibrant take on the classic Irish traditional music repertoire, as well as digging deep into the vaults to unearth some lesser-known melodies from manuscript sources. 
Expect to hear everything from powerful dance music, lively jigs and melancholic hornpipes to poignant Gaelic slow airs and sean nós songs. Thanks in no small measure to multi-instrumentalist Ó Fearghail, there’s also a wide range of sounds and instrumentation to drink in: with fiddle, viola, concertina, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar and singing in various combinations – all laced with a healthy dose of folklore, personal anecdotes and good humour.
On Tour:  Tuesday 10th September DUBLIN (Whelan's, 8:30 PM, €16 / €12 Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie), Wednesday 11th September BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie), Thursday 12th September CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 094 9023733), Friday 13th September LISTOWEL (St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 068 22566), Saturday 14th September BAILE BHÚIRNE (Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 PM, €15 / €10 / €5 Tel. 026 45733), Sunday 15th September TIPPERARY (Tipperary Excel Centre, 8:00 PM, €12.50 / €10 Tel. 062 80520 or online at www.tipperary-excel.com), Monday 16th September PORTLAOISE, (Emo Court, Emo, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 057 8663355 or online at www.dunamaise.ie), Wednesday 18th September LETTERKENNY, (Regional Cultural Centre, 8:00 PM, €12 / €10 Tel.074 9120777 (An Grianán)).
 
Music Network Presents
Edmar Castañeda, solo harp (Colombia)
20 - 27 October 2013
“Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he was almost a world unto himself." 
New York Times
“Simply astonishing.” 
Bloomberg News
Here at Music Network we are VERY excited to showcase the inestimable talents of Edmar Castañeda, described by the legendary Paquito D’Rivera as “an enormous talent. With his versatility and enchanting charisma, he has taken his harp out of the shadows, and become one of the most original musicians in the Big Apple.” Technically astounding, dazzling yet lush, muscular yet lyrical, Castañeda has single-handedly transformed the arpa llanera, or Colombian harp, into one serious jazz instrument. 
When Castañeda steps onto the stage, it’s time to lock up your preconceptions and throw away the key. As a soloist, whether producing polyrhythms like a drummer, firing off chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist or fusing bebop and Colombian folk tunes, Castañeda is “a one-man musical wrecking crew” (Boston Herald). His style is thrillingly percussive and he plucks dynamic bass lines effortlessly with one hand while weaving complex counterpoint melodies with the other. 
A powerful and passionate performer and a great communicator to boot, Castañeda has also collaborated with luminaries from multiple genres, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist John Scofield, celebrated Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Irish singer Susan McKeown, on her acclaimed Black Thorn album. Unmissable!
On Tour:  Sunday 20th October DUBLIN (The Sugar Club, 8:00 PM, €18 / €13 Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie/www.thesugarclub.com), Tuesday 22nd October BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie), Wednesday 23rd October CARRICK ON SHANNON (The Dock, 8:30 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 071 9650828 or online at www.thedock.ie), Thursday 24th October LIMERICK (Dolans, 8:30 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 061 314483 Ext. 5 or online at www.dolans.ie), Friday 25th October CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8:00 PM, €12 / €10 on the door Tel. 095 21699 (Info only)), Sunday 27th October CORK (Triskel Christchurch, 2:30 PM, €15 Tel. 021 4272022 or online at www.triskelartscentre.ie).
Music Network Presents
Chatham Saxophone Quartet (Ireland)
5 - 11 November 2013
Daniel Dunne, soprano saxophone
Darren Hatch, alto saxophone
Ciaran Sutton, tenor saxophone
Ian Finlay, baritone saxophone
Runaway winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. 
Since its foundation in 2008, the Chatham Saxophone Quartet has appeared at Boyle Arts Festival, Ten Days in Dublin festival, Galway Music Residency, the National Concert Hall, and the Twisted Pepper, and has recently performed to packed out houses at Dingle’s Féile na Bealtaine, Iniscealtra Festival of Arts, and Dublin’s Kaleidoscope Night at the Odessa Club. The quartet's members all actively compose and arrange new works for the group. They have also worked closely with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet and ConTempo String Quartet in transcribing the string quartet repertoire for wind instruments. 
With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this unique ensemble pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be. For this tour, they will perform two different programmes that run the gamut from Bach, Piazzolla and Messiaen to Radiohead, a work specially commissioned for them from Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne, and works for quartet, tape and visuals by Steve Reich and the avant-garde Dutch composer Jacob TV.
Programmes
Chatham Saxophone Quartet Main Programme (with Multi Media)
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) 
Bob Mintzer: Quartet #1 in Three Movements 
Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint 
Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle 
Olivier Messiaen:  O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay)
Jacob TV: Pitch Black 
 ****
Radiohead: Paranoid Android (arr. Ian Finlay) 
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) 
Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1 
Jacob TV: Heartbreakers 
Chatham Saxophone Quartet Programme 2 (Saturday 9/11/13 Graiguenamanagh only)
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) 
Jean-Baptisite Singelée: Premier Quatuor
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) 
Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle 
George Gershwin: Three Preludes
****
Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1
Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay) 
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango
On Tour:  Tuesday 5th November DUBLIN (Boys’ School at Smock Alley Theatre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €12 Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie), Wednesday 6th November NAVAN (Solstice Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €12 Tel. 046 9092300 or online at www.solsticeartscentre.com), Thursday 7th November NEWBRIDGE (Riverbank Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €15 / €10 / €40 (Family) Tel. 045 448327 or online at www.riverbank.ie), Friday 8th November SLIGO (The Model, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 071 9141405 or online at www.themodel.ie), Saturday 9th November GRAIGUENAMANAGH (Duiske Abbey,3:00 PM, €15 / €10 Tel. 059 9525893), Sunday 10th November CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8:00 PM, €12 / €10 on the door Tel. 095 21699 (Info only))  Monday 11th November CASTLEBAR Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 094 9023733).
Music Network Presents
Nikolay Khozyainov, solo piano (Russia)
21 - 30 November 2013
“So loud was the ovation [for Khozyainov] after his playing of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto that it must have been depressing for any other competitor within earshot.” The Irish Times
“Khozyainov proved himself master of the keyboard with playing that not only reached the heart of the score but also overcame its technical hurdles in a glittering display of virtuosity.” The Irish Independent
Irish concert-goers are still talking about the spellbinding technique and supreme artistry displayed by Nikolay Khozyainov while winning last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition, and we’re delighted to give you the chance to hear this young lion of the keyboard in full flow.  
Hailing from Blagoveshchensk, in the Russian Far East, the 21-year old is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. Winner of numerous awards, Khozyainov has already made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall and has appeared in concert with the Tokyo Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestras while touring Europe, Asia and the USA. 
Don’t be fooled by the shock of blond curls, the boyish charm or the swarm of Facebook fans – here is a performer capable of great maturity and sensitivity, who can convey the freewheeling, rhapsodic intensity of the great Romantic composers to dazzling effect. Prepare to be wowed! 
Programme
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in B minor Hob. XVI:32 
Frédéric Chopin: 12 Etudes op.10 
****
Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata no.1 in D Minor op. 28
Martin O'Leary: Blue Toccata 
Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no.1 
On Tour:  Thursday 21st November DROGHEDA (St. Peter's Church of Ireland, St. Peter's Place, 7:30 PM, €18 / €15 Tel. 041 9833946 or online at www.droichead.com), Friday 22nd November WATERFORD (Christ Church Cathedral Waterford, 7:30 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 051 858958 or online at www.christchurchwaterford.com), Saturday 23rd November DUBLIN (Christ Church Cathedral, 8:00 PM, €25 / €20 (including reception) Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie), Sunday 24th November CALLAN (Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, 4:00 PM, €15 / €10 Tel. 056 7761497), Monday 25th November KILLORGLIN (Intermediate School, 8:00 PM, €15 / €8 Tel. 066 9761246), Wednesday 27th November CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 094 9023733), Thursday 28th November SLIGO (The Model, 8:00 PM, €20 / €18 Tel. 071 9161518 (Hawkswell Theatre) or online at www.hawkswell.com), Friday 29th November LETTERKENNY (Regional Cultural Centre, 8:00 PM €12 / €10 Tel. 074 9120777 (An Grianán)), Saturday 30th November DUN LAOGHAIRE (Pavilion Theatre, 8:00 PM, €17 / €15 Tel. 01 2312929 or online at www.paviliontheatre.ie).
/ENDS
For Further information/images, please contact:
Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 475 0224 or pr@musicnetwork.ie

Music Network today unveiled its Autumn Season 2013 with an exceptional line-up of talented Irish and international musicians that will tour to twenty-one towns and villages across seventeen counties from 10/9/13 to 30/11/13.  The diverse programme includes stunning jazz from one of Columbia's hottest exports, award winning pianism from Russia, dazzling virtuosity from the latest winners of the Young Musicwide Award and a unique tour that brings together three of Ireland's leading traditional musicians to perform as a trio for the first time. 

Describing what’s on offer, Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston explains, “Our season kicks off with two tours shining a light on some remarkable talent. The first sees a trio of trad maestros - fiddler Liam O’Connor, multi-instrumentalist Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and concertina player Noel Hill – putting some lesser known tunes through their paces while revisiting some old favourites, while in October the one-man force of nature that is Edmar Castañeda catapults the harp into the limelight with his fleet-fingered blend of jazz, Colombian folk tunes and flamenco flair. ”

She continues, “November sees a foray into the future with the recipients of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, Chatham Saxophone Quartet, much-lauded for their genre-busting performances of contemporary works and their reworking of string quartet repertoire for wind instruments.  Finally, for our last tour of the season, brace yourself for the scintillating talents of the current winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov, whose awesome technique and unique musicality made such a huge impression on critics and audiences alike. Early booking is highly recommended!”

Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible, giving Irish audiences the chance to experience the very best in international chamber, jazz and traditional Irish music in venues throughout Ireland at affordable prices.  Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country.  Single tickets for Dublin range from - €12 - €25. Season tickets are available at €75 each (€55 conc.) or €250 for a family season ticket.  Tickets can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online at www.musicnetwork.ie. 

 

Music Network Presents

Bellows, Bridge and Bow (Ireland) 

10 - 18 September 2013

Liam O’Connor, fiddle, viola

Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar, vocals 

Noel Hill, concertina

“Breathtaking... a young musician who is essentially standing on the shoulders of giants, but who has worked his way through these influences and created something of his own.” Dermot McLaughlin, Journal of Music in Ireland, on Liam O'Connor

“Here we have a stylist who has taken his instrument to new heights…  Noel shapes each tune as a finely sculpted piece of intricate musical art, delicacy and beauty.” P.J. Curtis on Noel Hill  

Spanning three generations, O’Connor, Hill and Ó Fearghail – all TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners – are united by a deep knowledge and love for the music of the legendary masters of Irish tradition: Coleman, Ennis, Clancy, Potts and Tóibín. 

For this tour, these three stellar soloists are sure to delight trad fans with their fresh, vibrant take on the classic Irish traditional music repertoire, as well as digging deep into the vaults to unearth some lesser-known melodies from manuscript sources. 

Expect to hear everything from powerful dance music, lively jigs and melancholic hornpipes to poignant Gaelic slow airs and sean nós songs. Thanks in no small measure to multi-instrumentalist Ó Fearghail, there’s also a wide range of sounds and instrumentation to drink in: with fiddle, viola, concertina, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar and singing in various combinations – all laced with a healthy dose of folklore, personal anecdotes and good humour.

Tour details here.

 

Music Network Presents

Edmar Castañeda, solo harp (Colombia)

20 - 27 October 2013


“Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he was almost a world unto himself." New York Times
“Simply astonishing.” Bloomberg News

Here at Music Network we are VERY excited to showcase the inestimable talents of Edmar Castañeda, described by the legendary Paquito D’Rivera as “an enormous talent. With his versatility and enchanting charisma, he has taken his harp out of the shadows, and become one of the most original musicians in the Big Apple.” Technically astounding, dazzling yet lush, muscular yet lyrical, Castañeda has single-handedly transformed the arpa llanera, or Colombian harp, into one serious jazz instrument. 

When Castañeda steps onto the stage, it’s time to lock up your preconceptions and throw away the key. As a soloist, whether producing polyrhythms like a drummer, firing off chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist or fusing bebop and Colombian folk tunes, Castañeda is “a one-man musical wrecking crew” (Boston Herald). His style is thrillingly percussive and he plucks dynamic bass lines effortlessly with one hand while weaving complex counterpoint melodies with the other. 

A powerful and passionate performer and a great communicator to boot, Castañeda has also collaborated with luminaries from multiple genres, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist John Scofield, celebrated Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Irish singer Susan McKeown, on her acclaimed Black Thorn album. Unmissable!

Tour details here.

Music Network Presents

Chatham Saxophone Quartet (Ireland)

5 - 11 November 2013

Daniel Dunne, soprano saxophone

Darren Hatch, alto saxophone

Ciaran Sutton, tenor saxophone

Ian Finlay, baritone saxophone

Runaway winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. 

Since its foundation in 2008, the Chatham Saxophone Quartet has appeared at Boyle Arts Festival, Ten Days in Dublin festival, Galway Music Residency, the National Concert Hall, and the Twisted Pepper, and has recently performed to packed out houses at Dingle’s Féile na Bealtaine, Iniscealtra Festival of Arts, and Dublin’s Kaleidoscope Night at the Odessa Club. The quartet's members all actively compose and arrange new works for the group. They have also worked closely with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet and ConTempo String Quartet in transcribing the string quartet repertoire for wind instruments. 

With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this unique ensemble pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be. For this tour, they will perform two different programmes that run the gamut from Bach, Piazzolla and Messiaen to Radiohead, a work specially commissioned for them from Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne, and works for quartet, tape and visuals by Steve Reich and the avant-garde Dutch composer Jacob TV.

Programmes
Chatham Saxophone Quartet Main Programme (with Multi Media)
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) Bob Mintzer: Quartet #1 in Three Movements Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle Olivier Messiaen:  O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay)Jacob TV: Pitch Black  **** Radiohead: Paranoid Android (arr. Ian Finlay) Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1 Jacob TV: Heartbreakers 

Chatham Saxophone Quartet Programme 2 (Saturday 9/11/13 Graiguenamanagh only)
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) (arr. Daniel Dunne) Jean-Baptisite Singelée: Premier QuatuorAnton Webern: Langsamer Satz (arr. Ciaran Sutton) Ian Wilson: Heaven Lay Close IV …breathing through the eye of a needle George Gershwin: Three Preludes **** Brian Byrne: Saxophone Quartet No.1Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium! (arr. Ian Finlay) Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

Tour details here.

 

Music Network Presents

Nikolay Khozyainov, solo piano (Russia)

21 - 30 November 2013

“So loud was the ovation [for Khozyainov] after his playing of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto that it must have been depressing for any other competitor within earshot.” The Irish Times

“Khozyainov proved himself master of the keyboard with playing that not only reached the heart of the score but also overcame its technical hurdles in a glittering display of virtuosity.” The Irish Independent

Irish concert-goers are still talking about the spellbinding technique and supreme artistry displayed by Nikolay Khozyainov while winning last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition, and we’re delighted to give you the chance to hear this young lion of the keyboard in full flow.  

Hailing from Blagoveshchensk, in the Russian Far East, the 21-year old is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. Winner of numerous awards, Khozyainov has already made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall and has appeared in concert with the Tokyo Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestras while touring Europe, Asia and the USA. 

Don’t be fooled by the shock of blond curls, the boyish charm or the swarm of Facebook fans – here is a performer capable of great maturity and sensitivity, who can convey the freewheeling, rhapsodic intensity of the great Romantic composers to dazzling effect. Prepare to be wowed! 

Programme
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in B minor Hob. XVI:32 Frédéric Chopin: 12 Etudes op.10 ****Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata no.1 in D Minor op. 28Martin O'Leary: Blue Toccata Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no.1 

Tour details here.

/ENDS
For Further information/images, please contact:
Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 475 0224 or pr@musicnetwork.ie