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Sunday 18 November 2018

Budding musicians to perform in Iberius Church

Ensemble Dagda
Ensemble Dagda

Maria Pepper

Music for Wexford is presenting a series of summer lunchtime concerts in St. Iberius Church, mostly devoted to young musicians who are starting out on their professional careers or are still studying.

The second concert, on Wednesday July 18, will feature more exotic instruments as the Coohe Brothers from Iran, both students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, introduce a Wexford audience to the secret of improvisation using instruments like the Santoor, Tar and Tombak.

On Wednesday July 25 another group of students from the RIAM will present works by 17th century female composers, many of which have never been heard in Ireland before. Ensemble Dagda includes two Wexford artists, Clodagh Kinsella soprano, and Norah O'Leary, baroque cello as well as Caitríona O'Mahony, baroque violin and Kieran Finnegan, harpsichord.

The final concert on Wednesday August 1 will be given by the Allegro Quartet and by Peter O'Reilly tenor accompanied by Aoife O Sullivan piano. The quartet will perform music by Haydn, Philip Glass and Ravel while Peter and Aoife will perform songs by Beethoven, Duparc, Rachmaninoff and Poulenc.

Tickets for the lunchtime series can be booked online at www.nationaloperahouse.ie and will also be available at the door.

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