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WELCOME HOME HARD RAIN
IN THE ULSTER MUSEUM

It was amazing to bring brilliant music and stories from Belfast to the heart of Berlin for Classical:NEXT on 15th May. We were overwhelmed by our warm reception in Germany, but we are very happy to be back home in Belfast for the closing concerts of our 11th season.

 

This Saturday 1st June, you are invited to join us for a very special day of pop-up performances featuring soloists from the ensemble playing in the galleries of the Ulster Museum. The day culminates with a candlelit evening performance at 8pm in the Ulster Museum lecture theatre. For the pop-up performances, just come along throughout the day - no booking or tickets are necessary, and children are particularly welcome! 

 

Tickets for our evening concert are available via the link below.

 

We hope to see you there, and in the meantime why not discover some of the brilliant Northern Ireland composers we have worked with in this and previous seasons.

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About

HARD RAIN NEWS

Next performance

GALLERY MUSIC at The Ulster Museum, Belfast and Hugh Lane, Dublin

Classical:NEXT 2024 Festival 

HRSE are going to Berlin! 

6th Peter Rosser Composition Award 2023

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

HRSE's Season 2023/24

PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

Featured Young Artists 2023/24

MUSICIANS ANNOUNCED!

PRSF Early Career Commission Scheme 2023/24

COMPOSERS ANNOUNCED!

Album Review

Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music

HRSE New Album Release

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY

ABOUT US

Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a world class group of musicians based in Belfast, dedicated to the performance of modern and contemporary music. The ensemble was founded by composer Greg Caffrey in 2013 and recently celebrated their 10th anniversary season.

In addition to their well-established concert series at home, and having performed at major festivals around Ireland, Hard Rain have also featured internationally at Musicahora Festival (Chile), Nieuwe Noten concert series (Amsterdam) and at Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), often incorporating workshops and masterclasses. As Ensemble in Residence at Queen's University Belfast, Hard Rain are dedicated Industry Professionals and are based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre,
a state of the art facility opened by Karlheinze Stockhausen in 2004.

Hard Rain’s mission is to give a platform and visibility to the vibrant community of local composers, performing their work alongside the music of leading exponents of contemporary music worldwide. Through extensive commissioning and programming of cutting edge contemporary music, HRSE gives audiences access to music and composers’ voices that would otherwise not be heard. The group’s activities serve as a showcase for the talent of highly specialist performers, inspiring and developing the next generation of composers, musicians and audiences through innovation, ideas and enthusiasm.

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THE CORE ENSEMBLE
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Aisling Agnew

Artistic Director / Flute

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Sinead Hayes

Concerts Manager / Conductor

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Daniel Browell

Piano

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Sarah Watts

Clarinets

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Joanne Quigley McParland

Violin

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David McCann

Violoncello

ADMINISTRATION

Aisling Agnew

Interim Artistic Director

Sinead Hayes

Interim Concerts Manager

SUPPORT US

HRSE is a registered charity (NIC102506) and a not-for-profit organisation. We welcome your support for the music we perform and for the activities we provide in the community. Any donation, no matter how small, would be really appreciated.

 

Alternatively, this season we are continuing our Friends of Hard Rain Scheme. Click below to find out more on how to rain support on us.

OUR FUNDERS

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Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner. www.prsformusicfoundation.com

Contact

GET IN TOUCH

STAY UP TO DATE
ADDRESS
Sonic Arts Research Centre

Queen's University Belfast

Cloreen Park

Belfast BT9 5HN

EMAIL

info@hardrainensemble.com

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