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Ireland's Tombeau to Debussy: Meet the Composers

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Royal Irish Academy of Music (Organ Room)

36-38 Westland Row

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This event is presented in association with the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland.

One hundred years after the death of Claude Debussy, Irish pianist, Thérèse Fahy, with the support of an Arts Council Music Project Award, presents an exciting Debussy Festival to celebrate the music of the great composer.

This year-long celebration, Ireland's Tombeau to Debussy, will begin with a solo piano recital at Debussy's birthplace in St Germain en Laye, on March 25th 2018, the anniversary of the composer's death, and will continue with concerts at the National Concert Hall, Dublin in May-June 2018, and in Paris in October 2018.

Alongside performances of the original 1920 Tombeau de Debussy collection, and Debussy’s own masterpieces, Ireland's Tombeau to Debussy will present the world premieres of seven Debussy-inspired newly-commissioned Irish works by Jane O'Leary, Raymond Deane, Sebastian Adams, Siobhán Cleary, Roger Doyle, Gráinne Mulvey and Benjamin Dwyer.

On April 19th 2018, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Contemporary Music Centre will host a public event profiling the composers who have been commissioned to write the solo piano pieces for Ireland’s Tombeau to Debussy: Sebastian Adams, Siobhán Cleary, Raymond Deane, and Roger Doyle. In conversation with Thérèse Fahy, they will talk about the evolution of their compositions, the creative and collaborative process, and the influence of Debussy on their work. This promises to be an evening full of lively discussion between musicians and audience, and will be of interest to composers, musicologists, performers, students and francophiles!

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