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Premiere at Kirkos: Rite

  • Odessa Club 13-14 Dame Court Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 K122 Ireland (map)

The Rite of Spring reimagined for string trio by fourteen of Ireland's best composers to mark 100 years since its notorious premiere. 

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring has become the zero-point from which contemporary music draws its roots. 

100 years on, it still has the power to shock.

Kirkos presents Rite: The Rite of Spring as you've never heard it before. 

Stravinsky's enormous orchestra is pared down to three string instruments: one violin, one viola and a cello.

Kirkos have divided the fourteen sections of the Rite of Spring among fourteen of Ireland's finest composers, a mix of big names and emerging talent, giving them the instruction to do whatever they want with it.

These composers are: 

Sebastian Adams
Breffni O'Byrne
Andrew Hamilton
Ian Wilson
Bill McGrath
Fergus Johnston
Gerald Barry
Raymond Deane
Robert Coleman
Garrett Sholdice
Jonathan Nangle
Evangelia Rigaki
Fergal Mulloy
Kevin O'Connell

Complementing these fourteen new works are shocking live-generated visuals from groundbreaking media artist Tim Redfern.

Rite launches 100 years to the day since the premiere of the Rite of Spring. May 29th, at 10pm (doors open 9.30). This exclusive event will be held in the opulent surroundings of the Odessa Club. 

Tickets €20 from

Riot gear optional.