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Beckett Chamber Music Series

Beckett Chamber Music Series

Beckett Chamber Music Series explores the connection between words and music – thematically, expressively, spatially and temporally – inspired by Samuel Beckett’s reduction of artistic expression into a medium which is something in between these two things.

The blurring of the line between words and music is the central idea of the Beckett Chamber Music Series.

The 2018 Series brings together an ensemble of Ireland’s finest musicians for intensive musical and artistic discovery, to be shared with audiences in three ambitious concert programmes featuring major chamber music works from the 20th century by Arnold Schoenberg combined with rarely performed works by Irish composer John Larchet, Swiss composer Frank Martin, a newly commissioned piano trio by Irish composer Sebastian Adams, and culminates in a performance of Samuel Beckett’s radio play Words and Music with Morton Feldman’s 1987 score. The performance of Words and Music is in collaboration with Everett Frost, who produced and directed the award-winning American national broadcast premieres of Beckett’s five completed radio plays and features internationally recognised actors Barry McGovern and Stephen Brennan.

Ticket prices vary between €12 – €25 per event although you can get a ticket for all three events and pay €50 or €45 for students/OAPs/unwaged.

Only 75 tickets per performance!

MUSIC

Instrumentalising Folk Song

Beckett Chamber Music Series
Sun 24 Jun | 7pm | Boys’ School

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MUSIC / LITERATURE

Schoenberg and Poetry

Beckett Chamber Music Series
Wed 27 Jun | 8pm | Boys’ School

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THEATRE / MUSIC

Samuel Beckett : Words and Music

Beckett Chamber Music Series
Sat 30 Jun | 8pm | Boys’ School

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