SEASON 2022/23

56

performances of works given by our talented line-up of players over 11 events

35

performances of the works of incredible local composers

26

performances of newly commissioned works or works written especially for HRSE

EVENTS

Augmented Vocality

‘Recomposing the Sounds of Early Irish and Old Norse’ proposes a novel programme of practice-based research and a methodology to analyse and explore the sounds of early medieval languages.

Music: O'Leary/Mallon/Morrison/O'Doherty/Clarkson/Molloy/Hunt

Fri 28th October 2022 @ 7.30pm

SARC, Sonic Lab, Queen's University Belfast

Ink Still Wet VI
COMING SOON

As is now tradition, Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble presents its annual programme of brand-new works in a concert supported by the PRSf Talent Development Partnership (TDP).

Music: Hong/Kane/Rooney/Dowie/McCann/Maclean/Mulvey/Wilson

Fri 27th January 2023 @ 7.30pm

Harty Room, Queen's University Belfast

HRSE Featured Young Artists Recital
COMING SOON

HRSE are proud to be in partnership with QUB School of Arts, English and Languages for this lunchtime recital promoting the talented violinist Rohan Harron and equally accomplished horn player Jack Reilly.

Music: Musgrave/Saariaho/Mazzoli/Ligety

Tue 16th February 2023 @ 1.10pm

Harty Room, Queen's University Belfast

Inner
COMING SOON

We bring these six works together not only in celebration of International Women’s Day, but in reflection of the fact that the work being created inside and outside Ireland today by women is some of the most explorative and diverse in new music.

Music: Rooney/Cleare/Mulvey/Shatin/Agócs/Musgrave

Wed 8th March 2023 @ 7.30pm

Harty Room, Queen's University Belfast

Pierrot Lunaire
COMING SOON

This exciting project brings together three works celebrating poetry and music. We pay tribute to English composer Harrison Birtwistle who passed away in April 2022.  Birtwistle is best known for his opera output, but this more intimate song cycle on texts by Rilke demonstrates his capacity to create truly beautiful chamber music.

Music: Birtwistle/Caffrey/Schoenberg

Tue 28th March 2023 @ 7.30pm

SARC, Sonic Lab, Queen's University Belfast

Pierrot Lunaire 
COMING SOON

This exciting project brings together three works celebrating poetry and music. We pay tribute to English composer Harrison Birtwistle who passed away in April 2022.  Birtwistle is best known for his opera output, but this more intimate song cycle on texts by Rilke demonstrates his capacity to create truly beautiful chamber music.

Music: Birtwistle/Caffrey/Schoenberg

Wed 29th March 2023 @ 7.30pm

Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy

Ulster Youth Orchestra Workshop & Concert
COMING SOON

HRSE teams up with some of the talented players of the Ulster Youth Orchestra to explore repertoire for an unspecified group of instruments under the baton of Sinead Hayes.

Music: Works to be confirmed

Sat 1st April 2023 @ 3-6pm (workshop - not open to public)

Informal public performance @ 7.30pm (Free concert - booking required)

SARC, Sonic Lab, Queen's University Belfast

French Connection
COMING SOON

A concert featuring works unified by their connection to France and the influence of French music. The most evident association is in the two works by French composer Dominique Lemaitre, a composer whose music Hard Rain began to discover in last season’s programme.

Music: Caffrey/Lemaitre/Vivier/Moshizuki/Takemitsu

Fri 26th May 2023 @ 7.30pm

SARC, Sonic Lab, Queen's University Belfast

Nieuwe Noten
COMING SOON

The first of two 'Nieuwe Noten' concerts. HRSE presents a concert of works showcasing some of the range of music being composed in Ireland today. Almost all the works have been written especially for the ensemble’s players and so this is a very personal Hard Rain ‘postcard’ of Irish music.

Music: Mulvey/Caffrey/Buckley/Cleare/Hellawell/Clarke

Fri 16th June 2023 @ 7.30pm

Harty Room, Queen's University Belfast

Nieuwe Noten
COMING SOON

In the second of this year’s excursions abroad for HRSE, we present a concert of works showcasing some of the range of music being composed in Ireland today. Almost all the works have been written especially for the ensemble’s players and so this is a very personal Hard Rain ‘postcard’ of Irish music.

Music: Mulvey/Caffrey/Buckley/Cleare/Hellawell/Clarke

Sun 18th June 2023 @ 3pm

Plein Theater, Amsterdam

Musicahora Festival
PAST

In the first of HRSE’s international events, Hard Rain’s pianist Daniel Browell and flautist Aisling Agnew visit La Serena in Chile for an appearance at the Musicahora Contemporary Music Festival.

Music: Caffrey/Debussey/O'Leary/Correa/Buckley/Harvey

Mon 5th September 2022, 8pm

Departamento de Música Universidad De La Serena Salón Mecesup, Chile

SEASON 2022/23

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