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Premiere of Red Mass by Alluna Ensemble at RIAM: Responses to Pierrot Lunaire

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Reflections on Pierrot Lunaire at the RIAM

A lunchtime concert organised by soprano Sylvia O' Brien and composer Kevin O' Connell, featuring pieces written by composition students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and performed by the ALLUNA Ensemble and vocal students of RIAM. 10 pieces have been written in response to corresponding pieces from Pierrot Lunaire and completely re-imagined for the same instrumentation and conducted by Pedro López López . This will be followed by a full performance of Schoenberg's seminal and ground- breaking work by the Alluna Quintet and Katie Slater .

There will also be workshops in the RIAM on the 5th and 6th of May in which the composer's pieces will be work-shopped by the performers giving a great insight into the reactions to the work and how the composers approached reimagining the pieces.

This concert comes as the result of several months of preparation by the vocal and composition faculties of RIAM and the Alluna Ensemble.

Come and hear the wonderful outcome of this project and experience a new and exciting perspective on this groundbreaking piece by one of the most influential composers of the last century.

Jessie Grimes/Clarinet
Joseph Houston/Piano
Anna Menzies/Cello
Kay Stephen/Violin/Viola
Rosanna Ter-Berg/Flute
Katie Slater/Voice

Pedro López López

Sarah Shine
Michelle Smith
Julie O'Neill
Sara di Bella

Terry Meakin
Balzar Collenberg
Andrew Myles
Max Matthews
Brendan Breslin
Sanne Saajos
Robert Coleman
Gavin Brennan
Aran O'Grady