From: The Journal Of Music [noreply_at_journalofmusic_dot_com]

Sent: 20 April 2012 19:32

Subject: This week in The Journal of Music



For All Ages

Since its invention in the eighteenth century, the string quartet has proved one of the most resilient forms, continuously reinvented and repurposed for changing times. Having just completed a new string quartet of his own, composer Peter Rosser reflects on the medium's consistent allure.


Record Store Day 2012

The annual day celebrating and supporting independent record shops features a host of exclusive releases, including some from Irish acts.


Two Free Concerts This Week

Conor Byrne is playing in UCD, and Wally Page and Johnny Mulhearn are playing in Spiddal, but what is the connection?


Siansa Gael Linn 2012 Finals

The Siansa Gael Linn 2012 finals, taking place in the National Concert Hall later this month, include groups from Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Waterford, Tipperary, and Dublin.


Kaleidoscope Night Returns on 2 May

Music by Schumann, Haydn, Laura Moody, David Fennessy and more features in the next Kaleidoscope Night, whilst new music::new Ireland features performances of previous Kaleidoscope commissions.


Irish and International Jazz Artists to Play Bray in May

Peruvian singer Susana Baca and Norwegian Tord Gustavsen Trio to headline Bray Jazz Festival 2012


Opera at Dublin Castle

The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition's gala concert of opera at Dublin Castle with Cara O'Sullivan takes place on 21 April.


Irish Composers' Collective Present David Adams

David Adams will perform music by Irish Composers' Collective members in the National Concert Hall on 20 April.


New Author Societies Website

The Irish Music Rights Organisation have launched a new website, tying together the work done by the thirty-four author societies across Europe


Raidi? na Gaeltachta Concert in Derry

This Thursday, 19 April Raidi? na Gaeltachta will hold a celebratory concert in Cult?rlann U? Chan?in in Derry as part of the station's forty year anniversary celebrations.


Irish Soprano Celine Byrne Stars in Puccini at Covent Garden

Celine Byrne will star in the role of Mimi in Puccini's La Boh?me at London's Royal Opera House, following her dramatic performance in Rusalka at the house in March.


Business To Arts Awards Honour Corporate and Artistic Collaborations

The Allianz-sponsored awards have nine categories for exceptional creative practices within business.

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