Night Music 2015


hard-rain_250x142Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble

Wed 4 Feb 2015, Factory, the MAC

8.15pm – Pre concert discussion
9pm – Performance

Programme: Bartók ‘Contrasts’ 91938), Ryan Molloy ‘Sliabh Geal gCua’ (2012), Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello (1953), Dinescu ‘Fragment V’ (1990)

The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble is a contemporary music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of modern and contemporary music. Greg Caffrey (Artistic Director), Gascia Ouzounian (violin), David McCann (cello), Aisling Agnew (flute), Sarah Watts (clarinet), Ryan Molloy (piano)

badke-quartet_250x169Badke Quartet

Wed 4 Mar 2015, Factory, the MAC

8.15pm – Pre concert discussion
9pm – Performance

Programme: Ian Wilson String Quartet no. 1 – ‘Winter’s Edge’ (1992), Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet (1922), Daniel Barkley ‘new work’ (2014), Haydn String Quartet no. 67 in F, op. 77 no. 2 (‘Lobkowitz’)

Formed in 2002, the Badke Quartet is widely recognised as one of the finest string quartets in the UK and Ireland. The Quartet has received widespread acclaim for its energetic and vibrant performances. Charlotte Scott (violin), Emma Parker (violin), Jon Thorne (viola), Jonathan Byers (cello)

Therese-Fahy_250x167Thérèse Fahy

Wed 1 Apr 2015, Downstairs, the MAC

8.15pm – Pre concert discussion
9pm – Performance

Programme: Siobhán Cleary ‘Leda and the Swan’ (2013), Raymond Deane ‘Legerdemain’ (2013), Shoenberg Six Little Pieces op. 19 (1913), Gráinne Mulvey ‘Calorescence’ (2013), Messiaen ‘Le Baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus’ (1944)

Dublin-born Thérèse Fahy (solo piano), one of Irland’s foremost pianists, enjoys an active performing and teaching career at home and abroad. Her regular recital and concerto appearances throughout Europe and the United States have met with critical acclaim, as have her numerous broadcasts for both RTÉ and BBC.

Link to Night Music 2014 video

Experience The Contemporary Music Centre’s Resonating Now: New Music Voices programme from 8.15pm each night, talks, panel discussions and interviews involving composers and performers