‘Playing to the Gallery’
SUNDAYS @ NOON CONCERT SERIES May/June 2020
The Hugh Lane Gallery We are excited to present this series of four concerts between the 31st May and 28th June during Covid-19 quarantine as a continuation of the popular and long-running Sundays at noon series from the gorgeous sculpture hall in the Hugh Lane Gallery. All the concerts will be filmed by our long-term collaborators at Near FM and broadcast from the Hugh Lane’s own YouTube channel. The first concert on May 31st features the charismatic husband and wife team - Duo Chagall performing works by Beethoven, Mozart, Colman Pearce and the world premiere of a piece from award-winning Irish composer Stephen Gardner.
Sundays@Noon 31st May 2020 12.00 Broadcast from the sculpture hall, Hugh Lane Gallery Duo Chagall- Gillian Williams violin Arun Rao cello Ludwig van Beethoven: Duett mit zwei obligate Augengläsern (Duet for two compulsory eyeglasses) in Eb Major (Op. 32) Allegro - Minuet & Trio Stephen Gardner : String Duo for Violin & Cello (2020) WORLD PREMIERE Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Duet in G major KV 423 Allegro - Adagio - Rondeau: Allegro Colman Pearce: Duo Concertante DUO CHAGALL are one of Ireland's most acclaimed classical music partnerships: Dublin-born violinist Gillian Williams and her husband, French cellist Arun Rao, have performed a wealth of chamber music since their first duo concert back in 1993 at the Alliance Française, Kildare St. They are artistic directors of the popular series Autumn Sounds, held every September at the state residence, Farmleigh House. DUO CHAGALL premiered a high number of contemporary works at the Hugh Lane, including the two works by Irish composers performed today. They also directed and curated the five-concerts series French Chamber Music in the Great War between November 2014 and November 2015 at the same venue, to enthusiastic audiences. DUO CHAGALL are honoured record and stream this concert from the sculpture hall, the first such event since the cessation of music performances there at the beginning of March.
Sundays@Noon 14th June 2020 12.00 Broadcast from the sculpture hall, Hugh Lane Gallery Izumi Kimura piano Cora Venus Lunny violin This dynamic improvising duo, Cora Venus Lunny and Izumi Kimura , was first commissioned for collaboration by Improvised Music Company in 2017, and immediately hit it off. The most recent exploration with the duo is Field Recording Project, a collaboration with artist Anthony Kelly. The first album release is scheduled in summer 2020.
Sundays@Noon 21st June 2020 12.00 Broadcast from the sculpture hall, Hugh Lane Gallery Paul Roe, Mick O’Brien and Paula Meehan- The Art of Collaboration Paul Roe- clarinets Mick O'Brien- uilleann pipes & whistles Paula Meehan- words A former Chair of Ireland’s Professor of Poetry, the brilliant Paula Meehan reads from her work with tailored original musical responses from renowned musicians piper Mick O’Brien and clarinettist Paul Roe. theartofcollaboration.ie
Sundays@Noon 28th June 2020 12.00 Broadcast from the sculpture hall, Hugh Lane Gallery Redmond O’Toole – 8-string guitar Classical guitarist Redmond O'Toole presents a program showcasing his wonderful 8-string cello-style guitar with mesmerising transcriptions of Bach, Haydn and Albeniz alongside French guitar music from Poulenc and Monpou.
Sundays@Noon is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland