Boyle's Overture for Orchestra broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 30 October 2018

Ina Boyle’s Overture for Orchestra will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 as part of their Afternoon Concert on 30 October 2018

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Ulster Orchestra, Rachmaninov, Ravel

Penny Gore presents performances of works by Rachmaninov. Ravel, Ina Boyle and Nina Young recorded by The Ulster Orchestra.

French sparkle, Russian and American romance, and impressive contemporary music from The Ulster Orchestra. There's well-known and less-well-known Rachmaninov, dashing Ravel from French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, plus works by two women composers from different generations

2.00pm
Stravinsky
Dumbarton Oaks
Ravel
Concerto in G
Rachmaninov
Symphonic Dances
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
Ulster Orchestra
Anthony Hermus, conductor

3.15pm
Rachmaninov
The Rock
Bartok
Dance Suite
Ina Boyle
Overture
Liszt
Les Preludes
Ulster Orchestra
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor

4.10pm
Nina C Young
Remnants
Hanson
Symphony no.2 “Romantic”
Ulster Orchestra
Tito Munoz, conductor

*The programme will also be available to listen back on their website shortly after broadcast

Beethoven 'Missa Solemnis', Ina Boyle 'Soldiers at Peace'

London’s Highgate Choral Society will perform Beethoven’s mass, Missa Solemnis, and Boyle’s choral work, Soldiers at Peace on Saturday 3 November 2018.

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‘Beethoven’s great Missa Solemnis is thought to have been intended for the occasion of the installation of his friend and patron Archduke Rudolph as Archbishop of Olmütz in 1820. But from the first, Beethoven saw it as an expression of his own deep spiritual convictions and as an enduring testament to the ardour of his faith.

First performed in St. Petersburg on 24 April 1824, the Missa Solemnis is regarded as a supreme achievement in choral music. Beethoven famously inscribed on the first page of the score: "From the heart – may it return – to the heart."

Ina Boyle’s Soldiers at Peace (Arr. Ronald Corp) is a short, rarely performed setting for choir and orchestra of a war sonnet by Herbert Asquith, second son of the British Prime Minister. Written during the First World War, it was performed in 1920 and enthusiastically received. Ina Boyle was Ireland’s most significant women composer before the 1950s, whose early talent was recognised by teachers including Vaughan Williams’.

This is a special performance of Boyle’s work as it was originally written for choir and organ. This performance will premiere an arrangement for choir and orchestra by conductor, Ronald Corp.

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Stanford, Buckley & Boyle

Ina Boyle’s ‘Glencree’ Symphony No.1 will be performed at the National Concert Hall with works by Stanford and Buckley on 1 February 2019.

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
David Brophy conductor
Fergal Caulfield organ

Stanford Irish Rhapsody No. 2, ‘The Lament for the Son of Ossian’ / 16’
John Buckley  Concerto for Organ and Orchestra / 29’
Ina Boyle Symphony No. 1, ‘Glencree’ / 28’

Soundings: Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Artist(s) in conversation. 

Ireland’s not just a land of saints and scholars, you know. It has composers, too. Wonderful ones! Get acquainted with three remarkable Irish voices: you owe it to yourself!

Prepare to be punched by sound with the spectacular power and poetry of John Buckley’s Concerto for Organ and Orchestra. Guaranteed to make you realise that ‘the king of instruments’ isn’t only for hymns and weddings.

Heard on the National Concert Hall’s organ for which it was written (and the first work to be played on it) in 1991, Buckley’s concerto is a fire-burst of colour, a thunderstorm of noise and an adrenaline-filled rollercoaster ride all in one that pushes the organ to its extremes and dazzles with its gleeful cascade of voices mimicking other instruments. It’s like hearing two orchestras for the price of one – and the closest you’ll come to hearing a volcano explode but considerably safer, even though it may well have you running for cover!

All the wild, wondrous beauty of the Glencree Valley in her native County Wicklow is conjured by Ina Boyle’s First Symphony. The illustrious Vaughan Williams had great hopes for Boyle – one of the great treasures of Irish music – and the evocative atmospheres and fragrant melodies of Glencree demonstrate why. It’s an escape into the grandeur and delicacy of nature in the company of the most lyrical of guides.

A more fantastic journey into the ancient myths of Ireland and the death of a son and the terrible rage that follows awaits in Stanford’s Second Irish Rhapsody. Traditional airs and tunes add to the heady perfumes of legend and sear with their beauty and power.

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

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Battle of the Somme: Centenary Remembrance Concert to Feature Ina Boyles choral work

Ina Boyle's choral work 'Wilt Not Thou, Oh God' (1915) will be performed by the Derry Cathedral Choir at St Columb's Cathedral, Derry, in remembrance of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. 

‘Wilt not Thou, O God, go forth with our Hosts’ (Psalms 108, 33) for choir and organ, an Anthem for Intercession, dedicated to the 36th (Ulster) Division, was published by Novello. According to her Memoranda ‘This was to have been sung by the choir of Derry Cathedral but so many of the men went to the war that it could not be given.’ - Dr Ita Beausang 'Ina Boyle and World war I'

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St Columb's Cathedral

INA BOYLE'S CHORAL MUSIC TO FEATURE AT THIS YEARS THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL, HEREFORD

Three Choirs Festival

Hereford, 28 July – 4 August 2018

Ina Boyle’s choral work, The Transfiguration (1922), for tenor solo, SATB choir and organ, will be performed by the Three Cathedral Choirs on 1 August 2018 as part of their Choral Evensong celebrations. This service will be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.

 

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Three Cathedral Choirs
Peter Dyke organ
Geraint Bowen conductor

Kerensa Briggs Set me as a seal (festival commission)
Janet Wheeler Responses
Judith Weir Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Boyle The Transfiguration
Rachel Laurin Finale from Symphony No 1 Op. 36

This service will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Please be seated by 3.15 pm

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Women Composers: Upcoming Ulster Orchestra performance

Join BBC Radio 3 for a series of Summer Invitation Concerts with the Ulster Orchestra in the Ulster Hall. Ina Boyle's Overture for Orchestra will be featured in the premiere concert on 31 July 2018.

''We will be celebrating the work of six women composers, including: the distinguished 19th century German pianist-composer Clara Schumann; Co.Wicklow’s Ina Boyle, who was a prolific composer in the early part of the 20th century; and the award-winning Nina C. Young, who is currently based in New York''.

Tuesday 31 July 1.00pm

  • Ulster Hall
  • Ulster Orchestra
    Maxim Emelyanychev conductor

    Rachmaninov The Rock
    Bartók Dance Suite
    Ina Boyle Overture for orchestra
    Liszt Les Préludes

    Doors open: 1pm
    Concert starts: 2pm

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Maximum of 2 tickets per request
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Ina Boyle's music to feature at this years Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

 Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle

 

Recital

Internationally renowned, Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat plays music by Ina Boyle and other Irish composers of the 20th century. Accompanied by Dearbhla Collins on Piano, this promises to be a very special concert and the Blackwater Valley’s beautiful new venue. Make a night of it, by treating yourself to supper beforehand at Dromore Yard.

8.15 pm
Front Row €30.00
Other rows €20.00

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A Night at the Opera

L’Italiana in Algeri

This year, the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is delighted to present Gioachino Rossini’s tale of intrigue, comedic mischance, and the triumph of love – and of strong women! L’Italiana in Algeri was premiered in Venice in 1813, and has been delighting audiences for more than 200 years.

Fusing sustained energy, with elegant melodies, the opera tells the tale of Elvira and Isabella, who must together make a plan to ensure that love will conquer all. Elvira loves Mustafa, and Isabella loves Lindoro. Of course it wouldn’t be a Rossini opera if the path to happiness was smooth, but as it is a Rossini opera, there is plenty of wonderful music along the way to the final rousing resolution.

Presenting L’Italiana in Algeri over three nights at the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.
Tickets € 85.00 – € 200.00, excl. €3.50 sales commission per order.

Venue: Lismore Castle, Lismore Co Waterford
The Castle Gardens open to ticket holders at 5.30pm
Dinner at 6.00pm
Performance starts at 8.15pm sharp

Wednesday 30th May – Charity Gala Night in support of Enable Ireland
Friday 1st June – Night at the Opera
Saturday 2nd June – Finale

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Ina Boyle's Music to feature at the 2018 Ludlow English Song Weekend

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Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April 2018

For three days in April, Shropshire plays host to a unique musical event. The Ludlow English Song Weekend celebrates words and music in its own special, welcoming way. This year our focus is on Ireland, and the music it has inspired. Bax, Bridge, Warlock and Moeran feature prominently, alongside Irish composers Ina Boyle and Seóirse Bodley. Ailish Tynan and Robin Tritschler head a crack team of Irish singers, and we welcome for the first time Carolyn Dobbin and Gavan Ring. The Carice Singers bring a hugely imaginative choral programme, and we’re joined by a bevy of wonderful instrumentalists: Adam Walker, Nicholas Daniel and the Gildas Quartet. With new works by Philip Hammond and Martin Bussey and a variety of talks and discussions we’re set fair for an action-packed, stimulating Weekend. Join us for the craic!
— Iain Burnside

The festival will feature performances of Boyle's Three Songs by Walter de la Mare, performed by Gavan Ring (Baritone) and Iain Burnside (Piano), and select songs from her collection of Gaelic Hymns, performed by The Carice Singers under the direction of George Parris.

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                       The Carice Singers

                             Iain Burnside

                            Iain Burnside

                             Gavan Ring

                            Gavan Ring

Wow ! What a fantastic weekend of Music at the Ludlow English Song Weekend! Below are some photos taken at the event !

 Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano) performing some of Boyle's songs at the opening concert

Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Iain Burnside (piano) performing some of Boyle's songs at the opening concert

 Carolyn Dobbin - Mezzo Soprano performing Boyle's vocal works in the final concert of the weekend, what a fantastic finish !

Carolyn Dobbin - Mezzo Soprano performing Boyle's vocal works in the final concert of the weekend, what a fantastic finish !

 The Carice Singers, St Lawrence's Church, Ludlow.

The Carice Singers, St Lawrence's Church, Ludlow.

Ina Boyle (1889-1967): A Composer’s Life

 

 AVAILABLE NOW

 

 

Ina Boyle (1889-1967): A Composer’s Life

by Ita Beausang and Séamas de Barra

 

The Irish composer, Ina Boyle (1889-1967), was born in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, where she enjoyed a sheltered childhood as a member of an Anglo-Irish family with roots in the medical, military and diplomatic professions. Her first music teacher was her clergyman father, who made violins for a hobby. She started to compose from an early age and soon found a passion for music that lasted a lifetime, spanning two world wars, the 1916 rebellion, the war of independence, the civil war and the economic war.

 

Ina Boyle studied privately in Dublin with C.H. Kitson and Percy Buck, she had her first success in 1919 when her orchestral rhapsody, ‘The magic harp’, which was selected for publication by the prestigious Carnegie United Kingdom Trust and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult. From 1923, realising the need to expand her musical horizons, she visited London for composition lessons with Ralph Vaughan Williams whenever family duties allowed, until her travels were curtailed by the outbreak of the Second World War. Vaughan Williams thought highly of her works but, despite her best efforts to promote them, few were performed in public. During the 1940s some of her orchestral music was broadcast on Radio Éireann in a series of programmes on Irish composers. After the death of her father in 1951, she was again free to travel to London while devoting the rest of her life to composition. As one of twentieth-century Ireland’s most prolific composers and the first Irishwoman to undertake a symphony, a concerto and a ballet, this first book on the life and music of Ina Boyle is long overdue. 

Ita Beausang is a native of Cork. She studied piano at the Cork School of Music and the Read School of Pianoforte Playing, Dublin. A music graduate of University College Cork, she joined the teaching staff of the Cork Municipal School of Music. She worked as lecturer and Acting Director at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Her book Anglo-Irish Music 1780-1830 (CUP: 1966) is the standard work on the period. In 2014 she was awarded honorary life membership of the Society for Musicology in Ireland. She was an Advisory Editor for the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press: 2013) and has researched the life and music of Ina Boyle since 2006.

Séamas de Barra  is a composer and musicologist. His compositions include orchestral and vocal works, which have been performed and broadcast by The National Orchestra of Ireland, The RTÉ  Concert Orchestra, The BBC Singers, The National Chamber Choir, and other notable ensembles. He has published widely on twentieth-century Irish music and musical life, including a major monograph on Aloys Fleischmann, and was editor (with Patrick Zuk) of a series of monographs on Irish composers issued by Field Day Press in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame. He is currently working on a study of the Irish Symphonist John Kinsella.

 

April 2018  |  9781782052647 |  €29 £25 |   Hardback  |  234 x 156mm|  192 pages

 

Special offer of 20% off the list price of €29.00. Use code: INA (all capitals) in the coupon box

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The Long Gaze Back - Musical Tales

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Two concerts presenting works ranging from the songs of Ina Boyle almost 130 years ago to some of today’s leading young composers from Ireland to mirror the chronological survey of the Long Gaze Back. 

Solo and ensemble pieces and short interviews with some of the composers about the pieces being performed.

Programme  is curated by Dr. Mark Fitzgerald of DIT Conservatory of Music and will include works by:

Ina Boyle (1889-1967) Three Songs –Roses (text Eva Gore-Booth), Blessing (text Austin Clarke) and Joy of Earth (text AE)

Eibhlis Farrell (b 1953) Earthloops for solo clarinet (2003)

Ailís Ní Ríain (b 1974) Don’t for clarinet and cello (2000 revised 2005)

Finola Merrivale (b 1987) ag fanacht, go chiúin for violin, cello and piano (2015)

Amanda Feery (b 1984) Rattle for solo bass clarinet (2010)

Jane O’Leary (b 1946) Mystic Play of Shadows for string quartet (1996)

 

There will be two concerts:

Music Library, Central Library, Ilac Centre Henry St, Dublin 1,

April 23 at 1:00 pm

 

AND

 

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road

Time

April 23 at 6:00 pm

 

Tickets Free Booking essential

  • Email: musiclibrary@dublincity.ie
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BBC Concert Orchestra and cellist Nadège Rochat record "Psalm" by Ina Boyle

On the 9th of October 2017, "Psalm" by Ina Boyle was played for the first time 90 years after it was composed. As for most of her compositions, Ina Boyle never had the opportunity to hear it played. Ina Boyle (1889 - 1967) was one of Ireland's most important composers of the early 20th Century. A pupil of Vaughan Williams she would travel regularly to London from her home in Co. Wicklow for lessons with him. He thought highly of her and encouraged her. However, like so many women of her generation, despite encouragement of her friend Elizabeth Maconchy, she would not leave the family who needed her, and lived alone after they died, composing every day. Her huge body of work, orchestral, choral, chamber and vocal , largely unperformed, is preserved in the Library of the Trinity College Dublin awaiting re-discovery. This forthcoming CD is important in the renaissance of this special composer, and is the first devoted to her orchestral music. It is a dual recording by BBC and Dutton Epoch.  Much of the music is being performed for the first time.

To watch the promotional video for the forthcoming CD please see below.

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Conductor: Ronald Corp (http://www.ronaldcorp.co.uk/)

The music recorded at these sessions is due to be released on the Dutton Epoch label in 2018 as part of a CD dedicated to Ina Boyle (
http://www.inaboyle.org/)

Produced in association with BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

© (P) BBC/Dutton Epoch 2018

Soloist: Nadège Rochat (
http://www.nadegerochat.com/)

Musicologist: Dr. Ita Beausang

Venue: Watford Colosseum (
https://watfordcolosseum.co.uk/Online/)
Nadège Rochat plays on the Ex-Vatican Stradivarius cello from 1703.

 

New London Children's Choir St. Patricks Day Performance

The New London Senior Choir will perform at St. James's Church, Piccadilly on St. Patrick's Day 2018. The concert will feature works by Ina Boyle.

 

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Tickets are now on sale for the Senior Choir Concert at St James’s Piccadilly, March 17th 2018. Tickets £15, concessions £5, unreserved seating.

 

Ronald Corp OBE
Musical Director
Alexander Wells;  Piano
Camilla Seale;  soprano
with members of the
New London Children’s Choir

 

Contact: nlcctickets@gmail.com

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Ina Boyle

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Two compositions by Ina Boyle will be played on BBC Radio 3 on 8th March, in celebration of International Woman's Day. This date is coincidentally Ina's birthday.

Her Overture will be played on Radio 3 Breakfast at 8:05 am, and later the Glencree Symphony will be broadcast during the interval of the Radio 3 Concert starting at 7.30pm (probably at around 8:15 pm).

That same day there is a special, private, preview event in the Wigmore Hall for donors to the CD project. 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), will be launched later this year.

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RTÉ ConTempo Quartet – Beethoven Music for a Later Age

In 2018, the ConTempo Quartet will perform a complete Beethoven Cycle in venues Nationwide. Ten Irish works complement each of the nine programmes, with works dating from 1934 to the present day, including three new RTÉ commissions, and Ina Boyle's String quartet in E minor.

'The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. The members studied together in Bucharest, formed a quartet in 1995 and were appointed as Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence in May 2014'. 

Ina Boyle was one of the most serious-minded Irish composers of her generation. The distinguishing tone of her 1934 String Quartet is one of gentle rhapsody, her harmonic language indebted to the English school of the early 20th Century.
— Contempo Quartet

 

Beethoven String Quartet No. 5, Op. 18 No. 5 in A

Ina Boyle String Quartet in E minor

Jane O’Leary the passing of sound forever

Beethoven String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 in F

Creative tensions between the past and the future flared up in the sinewy compression of Beethoven’s Fifth Quartet. And found grave intensity in the Op.95 ‘Quartetto Serioso’. Ina Boyle’s only String Quartet bears the bucolic stamp of early 20th-Century English Pastoralism.
— ConTempo Quartet
 Photo credit: Frances Marshall Photography

Photo credit: Frances Marshall Photography

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OUR THANKS TO ALL THOSE GENEROUS DONORS WHO HAVE MADE POSSIBLE THE FORTHCOMING CD DEVOTED TO THE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OF INA BOYLE

In September 2017, a crowd-funder project was launched with hopes of raising £10,000 to record an album entirely devoted to the music of Ina Boyle. Thanks to our generous supporters, this has since become a reality. 

The album was recorded in October 2017 with the BBC Concert orchestra, conducted by Ronald Corp, with soloists Nadège Rochat and Benjamin Baker. The album includes several orchestral works by Boyle, including the first complete CD recording of the "Glencree" Symphony (In Wicklow Hills) (1924-27), which reflects her deep attachment to the Wicklow countryside. The atmospheric Pastoral "Colin Clout" (1921) was first performed in 1922 at the Royal College of Music by the Queen's Hall Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult. "Psalm" (1927) for cello and orchestra has never been previously performed. The Violin Concerto (1933) is very special as she dedicated it to her mother who had died three years earlier.  "Wildgeese" (1942) has become one of the most frequently performed of her compositions. "A Sea Poem" (1919), one of Ina Boyle's finest early works, will  be premiered on this CD. The album is due to be released in 2018.


 

Michael and Gianni Alen- Buckley

David Beausang

Patrick and Jean Cangley

Chris De Burgh and Diana Davison

Andre Rochat

Katie Rowan

Christopher and Lucie Sims

Joyce Smith

Augustus Young


 Brian O’Rourke

Marjorie Rowan

Isobel Schmidt

Toni Traylen

Morrette Kinsella


 Kenneth Baird

Norah Beausang

Mary and David Curtis

Nicola le Fanu

Marian Christie

Rhona Clarke

Anne Farquhar

Kerry Houston

Lonny Johnson

Aylish Kerrigan

David Lester

Amanda Man

Colin Man

Aedan Martin

Eve O’Kelly

Anne Marie Amy Picot

Jean Pierre Rageth

Bernard Steinmann

Emma Whitaker

Claire-Lise Winsche

Jenny Tripp Black

Jill & Tim Ware

Mike & Brenda Stubbs


William Beausang

Alessandro Bordoni

Rosemary Brown

Jonathan Christie

Shirley Cully

Catherine Deletra

Eibhlis Farrell

Victoria Fraser

Heather Freeman

Kathleen Hegarty

Edmund Hogan

Lynne and Roger Hopkins

Denis Lepine Bachlar

Margaret Murray

Niamh McDonough

Patrick O’Connell

Aiden and Eileen O’Connell

Kathy O’Regan

Claire Osini

Francois Zavier Poizet

Gabrielle Radacineanu

Roy Stanley

Shirin Tobin

Elizabeth Woodward


Alison Aebi

Chris Beausang

Claire Beausang

Jennifer Boyle

Rosin Blunnie

Nancy Cassells

Maureen Carr

Alexander Chapman Campbell

Siobhan Clery

Ann Duignan

Sean Doherty

Sinead Finnegan

Aine Gannon

Frank Hennigan

Diane Hirogoyen

In Memory of Anne McNaughton

Nicole Jackson

Darina Johnson

Jean Kelly

Su Lambert

Dr. Mary Lennon

Elise Lujeon

Roger M

Ann McCambridge

Marilyn of Mar

Mrs. Patricia Marter

Grainne Mulvey

Aine Mulvey

Gemma O’Herlihy

Yvonne Farida Payne

Joanne Phelan

Angela Purnell

Candis Roberts

Marcella Robinson

Tony Severs

Ernest E. Thorne

Henrietta Usherwood

Marilyn of Mar

Elizabeth Mair

            Many thanks to those who donated anonymously


                            THANK YOU

 

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Benjamin Baker

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REVIEW: Das Orchester Magazin reviews 'Cello abbey' - Nov 2017

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Embedded between both concerts we hear, as a world premiere recording, Elegy, composed 1913 by the Irish composer Ina Boyle (1889-1967). We discover that Ina Boyle has lived a secluded life and has not published much, and hear a truly introverted music that is characterized by its atmosphere and filigree musical lines. Nadège Rochat is “looking forward” to soon recording further works by Ina Boyle - so are we!
— das Orchester Magazin (Nov 2017)
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REVIEW: Belgium's Crescendo Magazine reviews Nadège Rochat's 'Cello Abbey'

The addition of the short Elegy by Ina Boyle between these two monuments allows to discover this singular Irish composer, whose very sensitive music recalls the Brahmsian romanticism. Listening to this short evocative piece written in 1913, we are already delighted to know that Nadège Rochat plans to record other works by Boyle in the future.
— Pierre Fontenelle
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REVIEW: Irish Times four star Review of Nadege Rochat's 'Cello Abbey'.

It’s fallen to a Franco-Swiss cellist, a French conductor and a German orchestra on a partly crowd-funded CD on a German label to bring the world a first recording of Enniskerry composer Ina Boyle’s 1913 Elegy. Boyle was one of the discoveries of last year’s Composing the Island festival, but this recording was actually made months in advance of that. Nadège Rochat is a mild-mannered performer whose preferred mode is to hint at lingering, but without lagging, and to make her presence felt, but without any exaggeration of emphasis. The approach, well supported by conductor Paul Meyer, results in fresh accounts of the concertos by Walton and Elgar, and a fully persuasive presentation of the light melancholy of Boyle’s Elegy.
— Micheal Dervan - The Irish Times

Discovering Ina Boyle - Crowdfunder project launched

Help us to bring the music of this important Irish composer to a new generation.

 

Please help raise £10,000 to record a landmark CD of orchestral music by Ina Boyle. This recording by the BBC Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Ronald Corp with soloists Nadège Rochat (cello) and Benjamin Baker (violin), currently a young artist of YCAT (Young Classical Artist Trust).

It will include the first complete CD recording of the "Glencree" Symphony (In Wicklow Hills) (1924-27), which reflects her deep attachment to the Wicklow countryside. The atmospheric Pastoral "Colin Clout" (1921) was first performed in 1922 at the Royal College of Music by the Queen's Hall Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult. "Psalm" (1927) for cello and orchestra has never been performed. The Violin Concerto (1933) is very special as she dedicated it to her mother who had died three years earlier.  "Wildgeese" (1942) has become one of the most frequently performed of her compositions; in 2013 it featured in two Europe Day concerts played by the European Youth Orchestra. "A Sea Poem" (1919), one of Ina Boyle's finest early works, will  be premiered on this CD. Click on the link below to find out more about this exciting project!

 

 

 

World Premiere of Ina Boyle's Three Ancient Irish Poems

Ina Boyle's 1958 setting of Three Ancient Irish Poems, (trans. by Kuno Meyer), will receive its World premiere performance on 21 May 2017 at Monkstown Church, Dublin.

The performance is part of the  'Music in Monkstown' concert series and will feature in the opening concert of its fourth season, ‘An Evening of Music for Harp, Flute, Viola and Clarinet’.

Bill Dowdall, Flute

Lisa Dowdall, Viola, 

John Finucane, Clarinet

Lynda Lee, Soprano

and Andreja Malir, Harp

 

Programme:

Arnold Bax: Elegiac Trio for flute, harp and viola

Jacques Ibert: Entr’acte (Flute & Harp)

Maurice Ravel: Pièce en Form de Habanera (Flute & Harp)

Gabriel Fauré: Sicilienne (Flute & Harp)

Théodore Dubois: Terzettino for flute, harp and viola

Claude Debussy: Trio Sonata for flute, harp and viola

Ina Boyle: Three Ancient Irish Poems (tr. Kuno Meyer), Soprano, viola and harp

Britten: Down by the Salley Gardens

Balfe: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

Trad/Harty: My Lagan Love

Jean Michel Damase: Clarinet Sonata (clarinet and harp)

 

More info and Tickets available here:

http://www.musicinmonkstown.ie/concerts