DIT’s Classical Program

VANBRUGH QUARTET CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – “SCORING HISTORY” WITH IAN WILSON

Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 6.00pm
National Concert Hall, Engineering Library
Tickets: €15 (€10 student ticket, limited availability) | National Concert Hall Box Office,
www.nch.ie, 01 417 0000
‘Scoring History’ is a series of four concerts curated by internationally-acclaimed composer, Ian Wilson, and featuring DIT Conservatory’s ensemble-in-residence, The Vanbrugh Quartet. The concerts take audiences on a journey through 200 years of the string quartet canon. Focused on four individual themes – Folk, Distant Lands, Conflict and Solitudes – each of the four concerts is devised to “connect with some of the most important and transformative events in human history,” says Wilson. The series promises world-class performances of landmark pieces in fascinating combinations including works by Schubert, Dvorák, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Wilson and more.

AFTERLIGHT LUNCHTIME SERIES: FRENCH CHAMBER MUSIC 1914-1945

Tues 11 November, Weds 12 November AND Thurs 13 November, 1.05pm (pre-concert talks 12.30pm)
National Concert Hall, John Field Room, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Tickets: 1 concert – €10 (Concessions €8) | 2 concerts – €15 (Concessions €12) | 3 concerts – €20 (Concessions €16)
National Concert Hall Box Office,
www.nch.ie, 01 417 0000
Afterlight (n): a view of past events, a retrospective. A series of chamber music concerts, performed by staff and graduates of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, focusing on music in France during and between the First and Second World Wars, including music by Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Auric, Durey, Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc, Tailleferre and Messiaen. Each concert is introduced by a pre-concert talk at 12.30pm presented by lecturers from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama: Dr Mark Fitzgerald on music and conflict in Europe, Dr David Mooney on Eric Satie and Les Six, and Dr Paul McNulty on the Music of Messiaen.

DIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, DIT CHAMBER BRASS CONCERT

Tuesday 11 November, 8.00pm
Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin St, Dublin 8
Admission Free

The DIT Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy, is the Conservatory’s senior orchestra and consists of third-level and advanced second-level students.  Recent highlights include a National Concert Hall performance of the film music of Nina Rota as part of the Jamieson International Film Festival, A Night of American Music  at the National Concert Hall, and performances of major symphonic works, such as Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10.  This concert also features the DIT Chamber Brass Ensemble conducted by Ian Dakin. Programme of Music: Elgar, Haydn, Monteverdi.

NOYE’S FLUDDE – TWO PERFORMANCES!

Thursday 20 November, 8.00pm – St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8
Sunday 23 November, 6.00pm – Aughrim Street Church, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
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Join us for two performances of Benjamin Britten’s much-loved children’s opera Noye’s Fludde, which tells the biblical story of Noah and the Ark. Britten’s music is brilliantly scored for an orchestra and choir of children with parts for professionals and audience participation – and a menagerie of animals. The text is taken from one of the medieval Chester Mystery Plays. Featuring students and staff of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Performances take place in the dramatic setting of St Patrick’s Cathedral (Thurs 20 Nov, 8.00pm) AND the beautiful Aughrim Street Church (Sun 23 Nov, 6:00pm). A festive, fun performance for all the family!

DIT WIND ENSEMBLE, DIT CONCERT BAND, DIT JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Wednesday 26 November, 7.30pm
Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street
Admission Free

Featuring the DIT Wind Ensemble (Director: Kevin Hanafin), the DIT Concert Band (Director: Ian Dakin), and the DIT Jazz Ensemble (Director: Michael Nielsen).