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BETWEEN WORLDS : Micheal Ó Súilleabháin in Concert by midatlanticcce
October 3, 2012, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Concert, NYC

BETWEEN WORLDS : Micheal Ó Súilleabháin in Concert

Friday, October 12th | 8pm
Saturday, October 13th | 8pm

“Ó Súilleabháin is one of those rarities, a musician who grasps absolutely both the classical and traditional idioms, and his take seems to be that, not only can they co-exist, they should burst forth together in something that goes beyond mere fusion.” – THE HERALD

One of Ireland’s best-known composers and performers joins the Irish Arts Center with a string quartet for an evening of his vibrant, evocative music. With the composer at the piano performing early music from the Irish tradition alongside selections from his own vast body of work, audiences will get a glimpse into his style that marries Irish traditional with classical, jazz, and world music.

Ó Súilleabháin has released more than ten albums of his own compositions and arrangements performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra under his direction. His series of six CD recordings on the traditional music from Ireland, Irish America, Shetland Islands, England, Canada (including Cape Breton Island) between 1990 and 1995 were recorded to benefit a variety of traditional music archives in USA, UK, and Ireland. Artists and performers he has collaborated with include singer Noirin Ni Riain and the Benedictine Monks of Glenstal Abbey.

Ó Súilleabháin is Professor of Music at the University of Limerick where he founded the Irish World Music Centre in 1994; now the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance; was the first Chair of Culture Ireland; was Chair of the Irish Traditional Music Archive (Dublin); and serves on the Board of Directors of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Irish Traditional Music Archive (Dublin), Daghdha Dance Company, and University Concert Hall (Limerick), and is the Founder/Chair of Maoin Cheoil an Chlair in Ennis, Co Clare. This is the only school of music in Ireland with a constitutional remit towards the teaching of both classical and Irish traditional music.

irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111 | $35 non-member / $28 member

This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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