17th New Music Week

Pictured at WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology), College Street Campus, at the launch of Waterford New Music Week were pupils from Presentation Primary School, Waterford, with local historan and author Ann Farrell. | Photo: Patrick Browne.

Pictured at WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology), College Street Campus, at the launch of Waterford New Music Week were pupils from Presentation Primary School, Waterford, with local historan and author Ann Farrell. | Photo: Patrick Browne.

Waterford New Music Week, Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th march, was launched in the Chapel, WIT College Street Campus, recently with performances by WIT Jazz Combo, Gerard Dower (flute), Marian Ingoldsby (piano) and singers from the Presentation Primary School.

Now in its 17th year, Waterford New Music Week continues to celebrate and promote artistic excellence in contemporary music, providing performance opportunities for new music, a forum for the discussion of new works and a programme of participation for young people and active aging groups in accessible venues throughout the city.

Co-presented by Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford Institute of Technology, highlights of the 2015 festival include a master-class and performance by internationally renowned pianist Joanna MacGregor in the Georgian Large Room of City Hall, a massed multi-media piece “By Hook or by Crook” commissioned by the festival involving over 400 participants, a lunchtime recital and master-class by Irish composer Martin O’Leary, a performance by Dublin Sound, a performance and improvisation workshop by vocalist Sue Rynhart and double bassist Andrew Csibi, an instrument making and sound exploration workshop for pre-teens in Garter Lane Gallery, a new music flash mob with City of Waterford Brass in The Book Centre, and lots more.

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