- Sophie Dennehy
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- Monday, May 13, 2013
Music from Donnacha Dennehy's Nonesuch Album "Grá agus Bás" to Receive US, NY Premieres at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall
The music of Donnacha Dennehy's 2011 Nonesuch debut album Grá agus Bás, which NPR called "a revelation," will be performed by the artists featured on the album—Crash Ensemble led by conductor Alan Pierson with vocalists Iarla O’Lionáird on the title piece and Dawn Upshaw on the song cycle That the Night Come—at The Kennedy Center this Tuesday and in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Friday. The concerts mark the US and New York premieres of That the Night Come.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Alarm Will Sound Performs New Works by Steve Reich, Donnacha Dennehy; Dennehy Named Fort Worth Symphony Composer-in-Residence
Alarm Will Sound will perform a program of new works, featuring Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite and scenes from Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger, at Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday. The group gave the US premiere of Radio Rewrite at Stanford University last Saturday and gives the NY premiere of The Hunger at Carnegie Hall on April 6. Dennehy has been named composer-in-residence for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra next season, which will include performances of his That the Night Come. Crash Ensemble and Dawn Upshaw will perform the piece at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall this May.
About Donnacha Dennehy
Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, who lives in Dublin and teaches composition at Trinity College, has received critical acclaim for his work, with the New York Times calling a recent piece “magnificently energetic,” and The Wire saying that he “has a soundworld all his own.” He has received commissions from Dawn Upshaw, WNYC (for the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Icebreaker, the Percussion Group of the Hague, and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, among others. Upcoming commissions include a major new work for Kronos Quartet.
Nonesuch releases its first recording of music by Dennehy, Grá agus Bás, on May 3, 2011. The album includes the title piece, which translates as Love and Death, as well as the composer’s song cycle That the Night Come. The Dublin–based Crash Ensemble—which Dennehy co-founded—performs both works, conducted by Alan Pierson. Irish folk singer Iarla O’Lionáird is the soloist for Grá agus Bás, while Upshaw is featured on That the Night Come.
May 3, 2011
The label debut from Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, Grá agus Bás, includes the title piece, which was inspired by sean-nós "old style" Irish vocal music, as well as the composer’s song cycle That the Night Come, comprising six settings of poems by W.B. Yeats. The Dublin–based Crash Ensemble performs both works, conducted by Alan Pierson. Irish singer Iarla O’Lionáird is the soloist for Grá agus Bás; Dawn Upshaw is featured on That the Night Come. NPR calls it "a revelation."
- September 13, 2013 – 07:30 pmBass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
- September 14, 2013 – 07:30 pmBass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
- September 15, 2013 – 02:00 pmBass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
- January 10, 2014 – 07:30 pmBass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
- January 11, 2014 – 07:30 pmBass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
- January 12, 2014 – 02:00 pmBass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX