CMC’s May Salon
The Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon on 12 May features music for flute and piano with William Dowdall and David Adams.
Taking place for the first time in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut, works by Ian Wilson, Raymond Deane, Donnacha Dennehy and Seóirse Bodley will be played and discussed informally in the Institute’s pleasant performance space in Dublin’s Merrion Square.
Flautist William Dowdall has a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher with his duties as Principal Flute with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He has a particular interest in contemporary music and composers including John Buckley, Donnacha Dennehy and David Fennessy have written works for him.
Organist and harpsichord player David Adams is an established recitalist appearing with all the major Irish orchestras and is in demand as a chamber musician, particularly in the fields of early and contemporary music. He has recorded with Naxos, Black Box and Wergo, and is currently recording a CD of organ works by leading contemporary Irish composers.
The CMC Salon series offers a platform for performers and composers to experiment with new work without the pressures of a formal concert setting. It also provides the opportunity to listen to some of those rare second performances of recent compositions, and generally discuss and debate issues in contemporary music.
The series has been running since 2003 and has featured musicians including Alan Smale (violin), Arun Rao (cello), Darragh Morgan (violin), John Feeley (guitar), Peader Townsend (percussion), and most recently jazz musician Ronan Guilfoyle (bass guitar).
The performance takes place on Friday, 12 May 2006 at 6.30pm in the Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Admission is free and discussions continue informally after the performance.
CMC would like to acknowledge the support of Goethe-Institut Dublin in making the venue available.
Posted: 20 April 2006