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New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted

Continental Drift

Saturday 22nd September 2018

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New Music Dublin 2018 : Defrosted

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
David Brophy Conductor
David Power, Uilleann pipes
Wu Wei, Sheng

Unsuk Chin  Šu - for Sheng and Orchestra
Kevin VolansGol Na mBan San Ár - for Uilleann Pipes and Orchestra (world premiere)

In this truly continent-crossing concert, two celebrated contemporary composers Unsuk Chin (South Korea) and Kevin Volans (Ireland and South Africa) - have each created new works to shine a light on the virtuosity of two extraordinary musicians with whom they have both worked extremely closely.

Wu Wei (China) and David Power (Ireland) are masters of two of the world’s most ancient instruments - the former the Chinese Sheng, and the latter Ireland’s very own Uilleann Pipes - and they bring this tradition and expertise to weave into two radical scores for soloist and orchestra.

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra perform Unsuk Chin’s Šu - for Sheng and Orchestra, and the world premiere of Kevin Volans’ Gol Na mBan San Ár - for Uilleann Pipes and Orchestra.

Presented by New Music Dublin with the support of NCH, RTÉ and The Arts Council