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  • July 9, 2019

    Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger, which explores Ireland's Great Famine, is due August 23, 2019, on Nonesuch Records. Performed by Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson, soprano Katherine Manley, and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, the libretto draws from first-hand accounts by American humanitarian Asenath Nicholson. The Hunger "bears hearing and rehearing," said the Washington Post. "It is powerful, and it makes a statement." Pre-order to download the track "Black Potatoes" now.

  • January 23, 2014

    The Barbican's 2014 marathon weekend, May 17 and 18, will celebrate Nonesuch Records in the label's 50th anniversary year. Entitled Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, this curated weekend of events includes five concerts taking place in LSO St Luke's, Guildhall School's new Milton Court Concert Hall, and the Barbican Hall, with performances from Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Timo Andres, Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Olivia Chaney, and others performing works by Greenwood, Mehldau, Andres, Steve Reich, John Adams, Philip Glass, Frederic Rzewski, Henryk Górecki, Donnacha Dennehy, and more. Satellite events will include Kronos at 40 (May 13) and Jeremy Denk (May 24) with further events to be announced.

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  • 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.

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Sun, Aug 18
Dublin
Abbey Theatre
Sun, Aug 18
Dublin
Abbey Theatre
Tue, Sep 17
Princeton, NJ
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Tue, Sep 17
Princeton, NJ
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Thu, Sep 19
New York, NY
Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
Thu, Sep 19
New York, NY
Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
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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.” Nonesuch released its first recording of music by Dennehy, Grá agus Bás, in 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 Dawn Upshaw is featured on That the Night Come.

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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.

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Tour

Sun, Aug 18
Dublin
Abbey Theatre
Sun, Aug 18
Dublin
Abbey Theatre
Tue, Sep 17
Princeton, NJ
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Tue, Sep 17
Princeton, NJ
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Thu, Sep 19
New York, NY
Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
Thu, Sep 19
New York, NY
Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
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