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Christmas Carols and Music in the GPO Dublin Ireland 2019
On Monday, 1st December Noel Carroll will start the annual lunchtime concerts LIVE from the GPO. Christmas Carols and Music all week up to the 24th December.
"On the evening of Monday the 9th of September 2019, Andrea Bocelli will perform a unique repertoire from his chart-topping number one album, "Si”, along with a soul-stirring selection of arias, love songs and crossover hits. Andrea Bocelli has been thrilling audiences with his live performances for over 20 years, selling nearly 90 million records worldwide. He has performed for four US Presidents, two Popes and Royal families around the world. He even has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."
Marcello Rota Conductor
Andrea Bocelli Tenor
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Europa Point Sports Complex
GCE Heritage presents The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who will accompany José Carreras performing a repertoire of opera classics, conducted by David Giménez. The Sunday finale in London will be extra special as José Carreras says goodbye to London as part of his farewell tour. Alongside a discography that includes over 160 recordings that range across classical and popular music, earning him several Gold and Platinum discs with over 80 million records sold in total, Carreras is one of the most accomplished tenors in history.
ComposHER celebrates the best contemporary music to moving picture, featuring a stunning roster of some of the best women composers writing for the screen today. The aim of the concert is not only to showcase the incredible talent in the UK, but to inspire the next generation of women composers.
The composers to be showcased at the event are: Carly Paradis, Jessica Jones (selected by the NFTS to represent their alumni), Anne Nikitin, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Kate Simko, Jessica Curry, Jocelyn Pook, Nainita Desai, Imogen Heap (music performed by LCO and SHE Choir), Alev Lenz, Claire M Singer and Amelia Warner.
The Royal Society of Musicians is Britain’s oldest music charity and its aims remain as relevant today as they were in the earliest years – to provide immediate financial assistance to musicians unable to work due to accident, illness or old age. Being a charity run by musicians for musicians, the Society is uniquely placed to fully understand the challenges faced within the profession.
The Royal Society of Musicians was founded in 1738 as the “Fund for Decay’d Musicians”. 228 members of the profession signed its Declaration of Trust; they included Arne, Boyce, Carey, Festing, Greene, Pepusch, Edward Purcell (son of Henry), Roseingrave, Sammartini, Stanley (the blind organist and composer) and, most valuably, Handel. The Society still maintains at Drummond’s Bank the account which Michael Festing (the first Secretary) opened in November 1738. From the beginning Handel took part in the annual concerts for the Fund’s benefit, and he bequeathed it £1,000 in a 1759 codicil to his Will.
Article from http://www.royalsocietyofmusicians.org/history/
Nicole Crespo O´Donoghue signing the book of The Royal Society of Musicians
See video for a behind the scenes look into the recordings created for the forthcoming tour of Captain Corelli's Mandolin with composer Harry Blake.
The show is an epic love story set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. It follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia and the Italian Captain Antonio Corelli, during the Italian and German occupation of the island in World War II. The book written by Louis de Bernières won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Overall Winner for Best Book, the 1995 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin will be directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee, Melly Still and adapted by Evening Standard Award winner and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona. Set and costume designs are by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth, sound design by Jon Nicholls, projection design by Dom Baker for OD Vision and music composed by Harry Blake. Produced by Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
The short documentary, now available on Youtube and The Strad Magazine, follows a visit by Nicole Crespo O’Donoghue to the Pablo Sarasate Museum in Pamplona, Spain. There she plays the violinist's Vuillaume violin and depicts stories form the great virtuoso.
110th Anniversary Pablo Sarasate
Pablo Sarasate´s Violin sounds again
The city of Pamplona commemorates the 110th anniversary of the death of the violinist and composer Pablo Sarasate with a programme of cultural activities including music, film, guided visits and the renovation of Pablo Sarasate's tomb.
The celebrations begin on Wednesday 19th September at 19:00 with a projection of the documentary produced and directed by Joaquín Calderón The King of the Violin.
The 20th September at 20:00 sees Nicole Crespo O'Donoghue performing Sarasate's Vuillaume violin in a Lecture-Recital specifically programmed for the occasion. Nicole will be accompanied on the piano by Mark Kinkaid.
Exploring Performance Anxiety
Through the lens of professional classical musicians, Composed explores the many ways we experience and can address performance anxiety.
The British-Spanish Society is a registered charity whose object is to promote friendship and understanding between the people of Britain and Spain through knowledge of each other’s customs, institutions, history and way of life.
The Anglo Spanish Society Review 228 Spring/Summer
In conversation with Nicole Crespo O´Donoghue
In the run up to the Society’s third annual classical concert, violinist
Nicole Crespo O’Donoghue, who will be performing again this year in a recital
organized by the Anglo-Spanish Society, speaks to La Revista about her Irish-Spanish heritage and her musical ambitions.
The petite musician with giant talent won a scholarship from the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia to attend the Royal Academy of Music and has her sights set on Carnegie Hall: “My mother is Irish, born in Dublin and I, like my father was born in Bilbao but spent long summers in Ireland. I always knew I would play the violin."
Nicole will appear for specific dates on Michael Flatley's show, Lord of the Dance- Dangerous Games currently at the Dominion Theatre , London. The show has been extended to the Playhouse Theatre, London.
Nicole Crespo plays a solo recital on the "Beech-Back" Stradivarius at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.