The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center: Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave, ( Btw 64th & 65th Streets), New York, NY 10023
Conor Linehan, acclaimed pianist and composer of the Abbey Theatre-Ireland’s National Theatre, offers a musical exploration of Irish history. In this informal concert, Conor performs music from the period of the 1916 Easter Rising, up to contemporary music from Ireland in 2016. Conor will play and discuss music by early twentieth and twenty first century Irish and Irish related composers, such as Victor Herbert and Arnold Bax, along with excerpts from Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, which commemorates friends of the composer who lost their lives in World War I. In addition Conor will perform his own contemporary compositions and improvisations on Irish songs of 1916, and will discuss the material played and the cultural and political context in which the music was created.
This concert promises to be an entertaining, moving, and informative musical account of 100 years of Irish history.
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