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Royal Irish Academy Of Music

Royal Irish Academy Of Music …

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.

Events at Royal Irish Academy Of Music …

Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th March ... Violin Masterclasses with Jan Repko ~ Masterclass

Violin Masterclass

A violin professor at the Royal College of Music, London and member of staff at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Jan Repko is a much sought-after teacher. He regularly gives masterclasses in the USA, Russia, China and throughout Europe and has been a jury member at numerous international violin competitions. He visits the Academy for two days to work with gifted students of the String Faculty.
Masterclass Times - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (23rd March) and 9:30 to 12:30 pm (24th March)

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Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th March ... Opera Briefs: Vampirella (world première) ~ Opera - Smock Alley Theatre

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Conor Hanratty, director
Andrew Synnott, conductor
Opera Briefs, a creative partnership between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin, presents the world première of Siobhán Cleary's Vampirella in the striking setting of Smock Alley Theatre.

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  • Set in 1914, Angela Carter's story tells of Hero, an English soldier on a cycling holiday in the Carpathian Mountains, who seeks shelter in a lonely castle where he meets and disarms the beautiful vampire Countess. Hero's virgin innocence saves him from being eaten alive by the beautiful blood-sucking woman, but it will not save him from the butchery of the First World War. As the lovely lady vampire meets her match in the person of a virgin boy, so Carter's baroque prose meets its match in Siobhán Cleary's dramatic musical composition, with playful lyricism underpinning the drama, humour and ornate language. Carter's inspiring original material is honed into a libretto by Katy Hayes.  Irish talent has frequently been drawn to the vampire myth; Dubliner Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula has been absorbed and firmly embedded into the global vampire narrative. The story returns once again to Ireland, to provide lifeblood for this original contemporary Irish chamber opera written specifically for the talented singers and instrumentalists of the RIAM and funded by an Arts Council Project Award.

    Presented in collaboration with The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin

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Friday 24th March ... Saluting the Feminists ~ Concert

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The world première of Siobhán Cleary's Vampirella, affords the Royal Irish Academy of Music an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of some of its key female pedagogues and also salute a strong army of female composers from Ireland. On March 24th the Academy proudly presents a series of fringe events comprising concerts, talks and panel discussions to highlight the extraordinary impact women composers, performers and teachers have had, and continue to have, in Ireland. The day-long celebration culminates in a performance of Cleary's powerful new opera written specifically for the talented singers and instrumentalists of the RIAM and funded by an Arts Council Project Award.

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Friday 24th March ... 11:11 Concerts ~ Concert

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Following a successful inaugural series last year, the RIAM's popular 11:11 concerts return this January. Once again the 11 Friday coffee morning concerts at 11.00 am will take place in the intimate setting of the Academy's Organ Room.  A chance for audiences to savour some of Ireland's finest emerging talents - the musical stars of tomorrow, with the special added blend of guest appearances by RIAM staff and alumni. Friday mornings have never tasted so good!
Admission €5 including coffee/tea and tasty-size treats

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Sunday 26th March ... Let's Get Playing ~ Workshop

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Let's Get Playing: A seminar for teachers of school instrumental programmes. Presented by the RIAM Teaching and Learning Network in collaboration with the National Concert Hall and the Primary Ensembles Project. 10.00am - 2.00pm
Managing your Primary Ensemble - Ron Cooney (Musical Director, Ballymun Music Programme, DIT)
Conducting your Primary Ensemble - Prof. James Cavanagh (Head of Performing Groups and Outreach, RIAM)
Arranging and Repertoire for Primary Ensembles - Brendan Breslin (Conductor, Arranger, Project Manager of WindFest RIAM)
This seminar is presented as part of the Primary Ensemble Project - a schools outreach initiative from the National Concert Hall and the RIAM. For additional information visit: teachingnetwork.riam.ie

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Wednesday 29th March ... ACE Play Music for Galway ~ Concert - NUI Galway

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NOTE:  Tickets (€18/€14/€6) available at http://www.musicforgalway.ie/

Lynda Lee, soprano
Simon Aspell, viola
Hugh Tinney, piano
Having forged highly-succesful careers which have seen them individually perform around the world, soprano Lynda Lee, viola player Simon Aspell and pianist Hugh Tinney, all members of the Academy Chamber Ensemble (ACE), play a musical salute to Brahms in the 2016/2017 Music for Galway Season.

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Sunday 2nd April ... Doctors at The Hugh Lane ~ Concert - Dublin City Gallery

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NOTE:  This concert is part of the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane Sunday @ Noon Series.  Admission free and on a first come first served basis.
Since its foundation in 2006, the RIAM's Doctor in Music Performance degree has seen some of Ireland's most succesful professional musicians complete the programme. The current and past student body includes international prizewinners, musicians with emerging international careers and performers whose scholarship informs their artistic practice. As part of its popular Sunday's @ Noon series, the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane presents a five-concert series highlighting the musicians associated with this elite performance programme at the Academy. http://www.hughlane.ie/sunday-concerts


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Sunday 2nd April ... Lifting the Lid: Exploring the Senior Grades Exam Repertoire ~ Workshop - Sligo

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In these afternoon workshops, Thérèse Fahy, Professor of Piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, will explore the piano syllabus from Grade 6 to Senior Certificate. Thérèse will examine challenges of repertoire choice, technique and understanding of style. In the second half of the workshop, Thérèse will open the floor to questions and lively discussion with the audience.  Teachers are also welcome to bring their students so that Thérèse can help with specific areas.

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Riam Double Bass

Riam French Horn

Riam Piano Keys

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