CD Launch at Wigmore Hall, 8 March 2018

On the 8 March 2018, Ina Boyle's birthday and coincidentally International Women's Day, the Ina Boyle Development Committee held a special, private, preview event in the Wigmore Hall for donors to the forthcoming album of Boyle's music. This CD which is devoted entirely to the orchestral music of Ina Boyle, was recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp, and soloists Nadege Rochat (cello) and Benjamin Baker (violin). This was a very special event with excerpts from the forthcoming CD, and speakers including, Composer Nicola le Fanu who shared personal memories of the special friendship her mother, composer Elizabeth Maconchy, had with Ina Boyle. Dr Ita Beausang addressed the significance of this recording to Boyle's music, and shared some exciting information from her forthcoming book on Boyle's life, 'Ina Boyle (1889-1967): A Composer's Life '. Ronald Corp gave an account of the recording and Ina Boyle's beautiful sound world from the conductor's perspective.

To watch the promotional video for the forthcoming CD please clink on the link below

 

Below are some photos from the event

 Nadège Rochat (cello) performing the piano and cello arrangement of Boyle's  Psalm  (1927), with Dearbhla Collins (piano). The orchestral arrangement of this work was recorded as part of the upcoming album. Arranged by Emma O'Keeffe.  Photo Credit:  Nadège Rochat   Facebook

Nadège Rochat (cello) performing the piano and cello arrangement of Boyle's Psalm (1927), with Dearbhla Collins (piano). The orchestral arrangement of this work was recorded as part of the upcoming album. Arranged by Emma O'Keeffe.

Photo Credit: Nadège Rochat Facebook

 Dr Ita Beausang: Co-author of 'Ina Boyle  (1889-1967):  A Composer's Life'. This book is available to pre-order at Cork University Press.   (Back row) Ronald Corp (conductor), Nicola le Fanu (composer),  Nadège Rochat   (cello), Dearbhla Collins (piano).  Photo Credit: Embassy of Ireland Facebook

Dr Ita Beausang: Co-author of 'Ina Boyle (1889-1967): A Composer's Life'. This book is available to pre-order at Cork University Press. 

(Back row) Ronald Corp (conductor), Nicola le Fanu (composer), Nadège Rochat (cello), Dearbhla Collins (piano).

Photo Credit: Embassy of Ireland Facebook

 L-R: Emma O'Keeffe, Dearbhla Collins, Dr Ita Beausang, Dr Kerry Houston. 

L-R: Emma O'Keeffe, Dearbhla Collins, Dr Ita Beausang, Dr Kerry Houston. 

 L-R: (back row) Dr Kerry Houston (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, member of the Ina Boyle Development Committee (IBDC)), Roy Stanley (Music Librarian, Trinity College Dublin), Dearbhla Collins (piano).  (front row) Nadège Rochat (cello), Dr Ita Beausang (musicologist, author, IBDC), Kenneth Baird (Director of the European Opera Centre Liverpool, IBDC), Katie Rowan (Chair, IBDC).

L-R: (back row) Dr Kerry Houston (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, member of the Ina Boyle Development Committee (IBDC)), Roy Stanley (Music Librarian, Trinity College Dublin), Dearbhla Collins (piano).

(front row) Nadège Rochat (cello), Dr Ita Beausang (musicologist, author, IBDC), Kenneth Baird (Director of the European Opera Centre Liverpool, IBDC), Katie Rowan (Chair, IBDC).

 L-R: (back row) Dr Kerry Houston  (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, member of the Ina Boyle Development Committee (IBDC) , Emma O'Keeffe (PhD researcher, IBDC), Dearbhla Collins (piano).  (front row)  Nad è ge Rochat (cello), Dr Ita Beausang (musicologist, author, IBDC), Kenneth Baird (Director of the European Opera Centre Liverpool, IBDC)  , Katie Rowan (Chair IBDC).

L-R: (back row) Dr Kerry Houston (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, member of the Ina Boyle Development Committee (IBDC), Emma O'Keeffe (PhD researcher, IBDC), Dearbhla Collins (piano).

(front row) Nadège Rochat (cello), Dr Ita Beausang (musicologist, author, IBDC), Kenneth Baird (Director of the European Opera Centre Liverpool, IBDC), Katie Rowan (Chair IBDC).

  Ina Boyle (1889-1967): A Composer's Life  by Ita Beausang and Seamas de Barra.

Ina Boyle (1889-1967): A Composer's Life by Ita Beausang and Seamas de Barra.

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