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Irish Baroque Orchestra: Messiah
December 7th - 9th, 2017, Wexford, Dublin and Galway
Handel's Messiah


NCH Christmas Show featuring The Snowman
December 15th - 17th, 2017, National Concert Hall, Dublin

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Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra
November 11th, 2017, City Hall, Cork
Timpano by Sam Perkin as well as Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3


Conversations Across Time
November 18th, 2017, Solstice Arts Centre, Dublin
Project with Dumbworld (Brian Irvine and John McIlduff)


Crash Ensemble
November 24th and 25th, 2017, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Crash 20th Birthday concerts featuring new pieces that were premiered during the Crashlands project.


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The Second Violinist
October 2nd - 8th, O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin
A new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh, performed at Dublin Theatre Festival, presented by Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera


RTE National Symphony Orchestra
October 13th, 2017, National Concert Hall
Friday Evening concert


RTE Concert Orchestra
October 18th, 2017, National Concert Hall
Hooray for Hollywood: A Tribute to Henry Mancini


RTE National Symphony Orchestra
October 20th, 2017, National Concert Hall
Friday Evening concert


Irish Composers Collective: In Dialogue
October 23rd, 2017, Woodquay Venue, Dublin
Duo concert with Brian Dungan featuring Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas and several works by ICC composers


Crash Ensemble at Gaida Festival
October 26th, 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania
Concert as part of Gaida contemporary music festival.


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RTE Concert Orchestra
September 14th, 2017, National Concert Hall

Levin & Levin
September 19th - 23rd, 2017, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Levin & Levin is the story of Ida and Bubbie, escapees from the Russian pogroms of the early 1900’s. Dressed as boys to save their lives, the girls eventually become Europe’s most famous male impersonators. Written by Aideen Wylde. Musical direction by John O'Brien


Solo with the Irish Chamber Orchestra
September 27th - 29th, Dublin, Cork and Limerick
World Premiere of Sam Perkin's "365 Variations on a Gesture" for percussionist and string orchestra.


Breath Upon The Flame
September 30th, St. Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork
Concert with Eimear Quinn and Dublin Brass Ensemble


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RTE Concert Orchestra
August 1st, 2017, National Concert Hall
Summer Lunchtime Concert Series


CrashLands Kerry
May 27th, 2017, Co. Kerry
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Cahersiveen Festival of Music and Arts


The Arrival of Mr. Handel
August 13th, St. Candice's Cathedral, Kilkenny Arts Festival
Ensemble Marsyas (directed by Peter Whelan). The ensemble explores the rich musical milieu into which Handel was thrown, performing a broad selection of pieces by Handel and his contemporaries.


Mr. Handel's Messiah
August 15th, St. Candice's Cathedral, Kilkenny Arts Festival
Peter Whelan conducts the first Irish performance in modern times of the original Dublin version of Messiah.


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West Cork Chamber Music Festival
July 4th, 2017, St. Brendan's Church, Bantry
Coffee Concert. Featuring "The Consolation of Rain" by David Bruce, with Olivier Doise (oboe), Andreja Malir (harp) and Camille Thomas (cello).


Crash Ensemble and Sam Amidon
July 8th, 2017, Clonmel
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Clonmel Junction Festival


CrashLands Clonmel
July 9th, 2017, Clonmel
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Clonmel Junction Festival


RTE National Symphony Orchestra
July 11th, 2017, National Concert Hall
Summer Lunchtime Concert Series


CrashLands Leitrim
July 12th, 2017, Leitrim
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Water Music Festival


CrashLands Donegal
July 23rd, 2017, Arranmore, Co. Donegal
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Earagail Arts Festival


The Second Violinist
July 26th - 30th, Black Box Theatre, Galway
A new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh, to be premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival.


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CrashLands Inishbofin
June 1st, 2017, Inishbofin
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Fastnet Film Festival


Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
June 4th, 2017, Cork School of Music
Performance with Steve Kelly, Gabriela Mayer and Gary Beecher.


National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
June 9th, 2017, National Concert Hall
Music by Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and more.


CrashLands Carlow
June 13th, 2017, Carlow
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland - Carlow Arts Festival


Front Of House
June 23rd to 25th, 2017, Cork Opera House
New short opera with composer Tom Lane at the Cork Opera House for Cork Midsummer Festival. With Kelley Lonergan, Emma Nash, Majella Cullagh and Carolyn Goodwin.


HomeSpace
June 17th, 2017,St. Peters, North Main St, Cork
HomeSpace is an innovative and absorbing work for soundtrack and percussionist by Cork Phonographers Union. Music by Ian Wilson


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Crash Ensemble
May 5th, National Concert Hall
Free State 10! New works by a variety of composers including Finola Merivale, Robert Coleman and many more.


Galway Music Residency
May 6th, 2017, Galway City Museum
Short solo concert at 11am.


National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
May 12th, 2017, National Concert Hall
Music by Shostakovich and Stravinsky


Crashing Through Fences - a concert of new music
May 22nd, 2017, Lutheran Hall, Dublin
Concert with Lina Andonovska and Ena Brennan.


CrashLands Schull
May 27th, 2017, Schull, Co. Cork
Celebration of Crash Ensemble's 20th birthday. 20 new pieces by Irish and international composers with performances in unusual rural locations scattered across Ireland.


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Verdi Requiem
April 2nd, 2017, NUI Maynooth
with Gavin Ring (soloist)


Night Music Series
April 5th, 2017, Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast
Concert with Ioana Petcu-Colan. Hosted by the Belfast Music Society


Solo Concert at the Royal Irish Academy of Music
April 7th, 2017, RIAM, Dublin
Solo percussion recital featuring a wide range of instruments and composers. Works include Wolkenstudie by Johannes Fischer, Omar II by Donatoni, Asanga by Kevin Volans and much more.


Our Tunes
April 8th, 2017, CMC, Dublin
Short performances for kids at the Contemporary Music Centre, curated by Adrian Mantu.


Crash Ensemble
April 8th, 2017, Dublin
Collaboration with singer-songwriter, Katie Kim


Levin & Levin
April 10th - 15th, 2017, Everyman Theatre, Cork
Levin & Levin is the story of Ida and Bubbie, escapees from the Russian pogroms of the early 1900’s. Dressed as boys to save their lives, the girls eventually become Europe’s most famous male impersonators. Musical direction by John O'Brien


Crash Ensemble
April 17th, 2017, Dublin
Collaboration with Adrian Crowley as part of Cruinniú na Cásca


Hard Rain Ensemble
April 21st, 2017, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Concert featuring works by Iannis Xenakis and more.


Crash Ensemble
April 29th, St. Peter's Church, Drogheda
World premiere of new work by James Dillon. Hosted by the Louth Contemporary Music Society. With soprano Peyee Chen conducted by Andrew Synnott.


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Crash Ensemble
March 2nd - 4th, 2017, New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall
Various concerts and events as part of this festival featuring music by Thomas Ades, Gerald Barry. New commissions by Stephen Gardner and Christopher Mayo.


Bangers and Crash Percussion (Kaleidoscope Night)
March 4th, 2017, New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall
John Cage's Living Room Music with Aoife Ni Bhriain.


Kaleidoscope Night
March 8th, 2017, Bello Bar, Dublin
New piece "Sun Stands Still" by Amanda Feery


Dublin Philharmonic Society
March 18th, 2017, Dublin
Marimba recital.


The Eurydice Project
March 22nd - April 1st, 2017, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Collaborative project written by Joanna Crawley, music by Jane Deasy.
"A radically new retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth"


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Hard Rain Ensemble
February 20th, 2017, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Concert featuring works by Queens University composers


Carmen
February 25th, 2017, Cork Opera House, Cork
Concert version conducted by John O'Brien



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Bangers and Crash Percussion - Tuning Up
January 23rd - 27th, 2017, various school in Co. Cork
Outreach project hosted by the Cork County Council Arts Office in collaboration with West Cork Music. Visiting 10 schools in 1 week.


Hard Rain Ensemble
January 21st, 2017, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Concert with guest artist, Garth Knox featuring works by Morton Feldman and more.



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Messiah - Irish Baroque Orchestra
December 8th to 10th, 2016, Tour - Baroque
Performances in Dublin, Cork and Galway


Bangers and Crash Percussion - Making Sense of Sound
December 14th, 2016, Richmond Barracks, Dublin. Outreach project
Performance with kids from the Family Resource Centre in Inchicore


Cork Opera House Christmas Concert
December 19th, 2015, Cork Opera House, Cork
A variety of music conducted by John O'Brien.



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Crash Ensemble
November 2nd and 3rd, 2016, Reykjavik, Iceland
Crash Ensemble with Bedroom Community artists


RTE Concert Orchestra
November 21st, 2016, Aula Maxima, Cork
Recording for TV


RTE National Symphony Orchestra
November 25th, 2016, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Shostakovich Symphony No. 15


Crash Ensemble
November 26th, 2016, Explore North Festival, Holland - Contemporary Chamber
Concert with Adrian Crowley


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Crash Ensemble
October 1st, 2016, Bandon - Contemporary Chamber
Concert with Adrian Crowley


Bangers and Crash Percussion - Westport Arts Festival
October 2nd, 2016, Holy Trinity Church, Westport
Music by Thierry de Mey, Steve Reich, Philip Glass and more.


Bangers and Crash Percussion - Kaleidoscope Night
October 5th, 2016, Bello Bar, Dublin
Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich and Musique de Table by Thierry de Mey.


Crash Ensemble
October 19th, 2016, Belfast - Contemporary Chamber
The Dark Places by Donnacha Dennehy


Solo Recital - Cork Orchestral Society
October 20th, 2016, Cork School of Music
Music by Steve Reich, Per Norgard, Philip Glass and more.


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
October 30th, 2016, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Jeff Mills and the RTE Concert Orchestra


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Kaperlak
September 14th - 17th, 2016, Pearse Centre, Dublin - Theatre
New piece by composer, Jane Deasy. Kaperlak is the name of the season in Greenland when the sun doesn't rise.

R.T.E. National Symphony Orchestra
September 23rd, 2016, National Concert Hall
Music by Donnacha Dennehy, Deirdre Gribbin, Brian Irvine, Stephen Gardner and Andrew Hamilton.


Crash Ensemble
September 24th, 2016, National Concert Hall, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Composing the Island. Concert works by Donnacha Dennehy, Deirdre Gribbin, Deirdre McKay and many more.


Crash Ensemble
September 30th, 2016, Bandon - Contemporary Chamber
Concert with Katie Kim


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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
August 5th, 2016, National Concert Hall
Music of John Williams


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Recital with Kelley Lonergan
Midday, July 9th, 2016, Civic Offices Amphitheatre, Dublin - Solo
Recital with soprano Kelley Lonergan featuring arrangements of songs for soprano and marimba or vibraphone. Part of the Clonmel Junction Festival.

Invitation to a Journey
July 9th to 16th, 2016, Galway International Arts Festival
New collaborative project with Crash Ensemble, Coiscéim Dance Theatre and Fishamble: The New Play Company.
A collaboration between award-winning companies that combines dance, music and theatre to create a compelling illustration of Eileen Gray, a once-forgotten but now celebrated Irish designer and architect.


Wood Quay Summer Sessions
July 14th, 2016, Civic Offices Amphitheatre, Dublin - Solo
Performing selections from Tom Lane's "Beats, Bells and Bridges". Also sharing the concert with Sean Mac Erlaine.


Invitation to a Journey
July 20th to 24th, 2016, Project Arts Centre
New collaborative project with Crash Ensemble, Coiscéim Dance Theatre and Fishamble: The New Play Company.


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La Bohème
June 1st - Town Hall Theatre, Galway
June 3rd - Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Nationwide Tour with Opera Theatre Company

Bangers and Crash Percussion
June 10th and 11th, 2016, Killaloe
Workshops and concert as part of the Killaloe Chamber Music Festival. Duo with Maeve O'Hara


Centre Stage Concert
June 16th, 2016, Killruddery House, Wiklow
Evening recital with guests, Kelley Lonergan and Kate Ellis.


Bangers and Crash Percussion
June 18th, 2016, Arthur's Pub, The Liberties, Dublin
Trio concert in an intimate setting.


Bangers and Crash Percussion
June 19th, 2016, Woodlands Stage, Body and Soul Festival
Trio concert featuring an ecclectic mix of music ranging from contemporary repertoire, arrangements and more.


Beats, Bells and Bridges
June 25th and 26th, 2016, Various locations in Cork
Performance of three outdoor, site-specific pieces in various locations in Cork that are interesting acousitcally in some way. Pieces composed by Tom Lane.


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Crawford Summer Lunchtime Concert Series
May 19th, 2016, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork - Chamber Music
Recital with soprano Kelley Lonergan featuring arrangements of songs for soprano and marimba or vibraphone.

The Magic of Vienna
May 10th, 2016, National Concert Hall, Dublin

La Bohème
May 13th and 15th - O'Reilly Theatre Belvedere College, Dublin
May 17th - Limetree Theatre, Limerick
May 19th - National Opera House, Wexford
May 22nd - Glor, Ennis
May 25th - An Grianan, Letterkenny
May 27th - Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
May 30th - Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Nationwide Tour with Opera Theatre Company

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Kaleidoscope Night
April 6th, 2016, Dublin
Music by Andy Akiho.


Our Tunes
April 16th, 2016, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin
A one-day festival of contemporary music designed for children.


RTE National Symphony Orchestra
April 19th, 2016, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Music by Kaija Saariaho and Linda Buckley.


The Barber of Seville
April 16th, Wexford Opera House
April 20th, 22nd and 23d, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Wide Open Opera production


Workshop for composition students in Maynooth University
April 28th, 2016, Maynooth

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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
March 9th, 2016, National Concert Hall
That's Entertainment. A Celebration of MGM musicals


Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble
March 11th, 2016, Bangor
Music by Steve Reich.


Crash Ensemble
March 2016, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Free State 9. Concert featuring new compositions selected from a call for scores.


Crash Ensemble (Imagining Home: On Revolution)
March 31st, 2016, National Concert Hall, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Première of Casement/Conrad by Colm Tóibín and Donnacha Dennehy


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Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble
February 6th, 2016, Belfast
Concert featuring works by Elliott Carter, Ian Wilson and more.


Irish Composers Collective concert
February 7th, 2016, Cork
Seven new pieces composed for Samuel Solomon's "Setup No. 1".
Part of Quarter Block Party festival in Cork


Bangers and Crash Percussion
February 7th, 2016, Cork
Short pieces written especially for the Quarter Block Party festival, to be performed in shops on North Main St. Cork and using materials from the shops as instruments.
Quarter Block Party


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
February 10th, 2016, National Concert Hall
Bond and Beyond: A Tribute to John Barry


Workshop for composition students in Maynooth University
February 11th, 2016, Maynooth

Concerts with the Con Tempo Quartet
February 12th, Sligo
February 13th, Tullynally Castle

Same repertoire as January concert.


Workshop week with Dumbworld
February 22nd to 28th, 2016, Belfast - Contemporary Chamber

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Concert with "The Lassus Scholars"
January 27th, 2016, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Mozart's Requiem


Concert with the Con Tempo Quartet
January 28th, 2016, Limerick
Music by Ney Rosauro, Osvaldo Golijov, Sam Perkin and more.


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Christmas by Candlelight
December 19th, 2015, Old St. Mary's Church, Clonmel
Concert with Kelley Lonergan, local choirs and more.


Cork Christmas Concert
December 21st, 2015, Cork Opera House, Cork
A variety of music conducted by John O'Brien.


Crash Ensemble
December 4th - 11th, 2015, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Various workshops for future projects with Crash in collaboration with others.


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Kaleidoscope Night
November 4th, 2015, Bello Bar, Dublin
Chamber music. Performance of Berio's Naturale


Handel's Messiah in Lausanne, Switzerland
November 15th, 2015, Lausanne
Irish Baroque Orchestra


Irish Heritage Concert
November 17th, 2015,The Forge, Camden, London
Solo recital featuring music by Steve Reich, Joseph Schwantner, Keiko Abe, Debussy, J.S. Bach and more.


Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble
November 21st, 2015, Belfast
Concert with this new Belfast-based contemporary ensemble. Featuring works by Pierre Boulez and Steve Reich.


A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing,
November 23rd - 28th, 2015, Chamber ensemble
A piece for children composed by Brian Irvine.
Tour of Northern Ireland, hosted by Moving On Music


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Crash Ensemble - Dancehall
October 1st, George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow
Collaboration with the Emma Martin Dance company featuring a new score by Andrew Hamilton for piano, percussion (and keyboard) and cello.


Crash Ensemble - Dancehall
October 8th - 11th, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin
Dublin Theatre Festival


Irish Chamber Orchestra
October 14th and 15th, 2015, Limerick - Orchestral
Carnival of the Animals


Crash Ensemble - Gaida Festival, Lithuania
October 25th, Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius
Music by Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Donnacha Dennehy and Michael Gordon.


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Crash Ensemble: Stories Through Sound
September 9th, Spiegeltent, Wolfe Tone Square
In C by Terry Riley. Collaboration with Adrian Crowley, Nina Perry and Sounds Alive, Dublin Fringe Fest


Lismore Suite
September 12th, 2015, (8pm), Lismore Castle
Collaboration with Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Lisa Hannigan, Kate Ellis and more on a new piece by Bryce Dessner.


WoodMetalWater - Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
September 19th, 2015, (1pm), Cork - CIT Cork School of Music, Curtis Auditorium
An highly engaging concert featuring music by Louis Andriessen, Steve Reich, Donnacha Dennehy and more.


Carinae - Eat My Noise
September 20th, 2015, (10pm), Cork - Triskel Christchurch
A highly immersive new electroacoustic work featuring a range of soloists, the Cork Concert Orchestra, Voice Effect choir and more.


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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
August 21st and 22nd, 2015, National Concert Hall
The John Williams Collection


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
August 11th, 2015, National Concert Hall
Lunchtime Concert


Recital in the John Field Room
August, 2015, National Concert Hall
Solo and chamber music repertoire


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
August 18th, 2015, National Concert Hall
Lunchtime Concert


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Bold As Brass
June 21st, 2015, Cork Midsummer Festival - Educational and large festival project
Composed by Jason Yarde for UK based music organisation "Serious", BOLD as BRASS is a large scale, outdoor, promenade performance involving over 100 musicians of all levels.


Cork Opera House 160th anniversary gala concert
June 13th, 2015, National Concert Hall
Solo marimba with the R.T.E. Concert Orchestra and Prodijig dance company


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
June 11th, 2015, National Concert Hall
Essential Classics


Sacrum Profanum
June 9th, 2015, Belfast MAC Theatre - Contemporary Chamber Music
World premiere of a new piece by Benjamin Dwyer featuring Garth Knox (viola), Kimberly Campanello (narrator), Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Áine Ní Dhroighneáin (sean nos singer) and Donnacha Dwyer (uilleann pipes).


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Crash Ensemble
May 3rd - 7th, 2015, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Recording


Elgar's "The Apostles"
May 9th, 2015, RDS Concert Hall
Performance with the Guinness Choir


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
May 30th, 2015, National Concert Hall
Cavalleria Rusticana


Crash Ensemble
May 23rd and 27th, 2015, Samuel Beckett Theatre
A Brief Glimpse of The End, Dublin Dance Festival.
A project in development to be performed later in the year in full. Emma Martin Dance company. Score by Andrew Hamilton for piano, percussion and cello.


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Beyond Border Percussion Group
April 2nd, 2015, Cork School of Music - Chamber music
International percussion trio with Vassilena Serafimova and Garrett Mendelow. Hosted by Cork Orchestral Society


Crash Ensemble
April 10th, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Workshop for a project in 2016


Dublin Händelian Orchestra
April 13th, 2015, Fishamble Street and NCH

Limerick Choral Union
April 25th, 2015, University of Limerick Concert Hall


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Crash Ensemble: New Music Dublin 2015
March 6th and 7th, 2015, National Concert Hall - Contemporary Chamber
Music by Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe and others.


Hibernian Orchestra
March 8th, 2015, RDS
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
March 11th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Heroes in Hollywood


Galway Music Residency concert
March 14th, 2015, Galway - Solo and Chamber Music
Concert in Galway with the Con Tempo Quartet.


Crash Ensemble (United States)
March 25th, 2015, Virginia Tech - Contemporary Chamber
Music by Donnacha Dennehy and others.


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Bangers and Crash Percussion Group - Musique de Table
Feb 6th, 2015, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Performance of Thierry de Mey's Musique de Table the the Quarter Block Party arts festival


Solo Recital
Feb 5th, 2015, Cork School of Music, Cork - Solo recital
Solo lunchtime recital performed as one of the Cork School of Music artists in residence for 2015.


National Concert Hall Rising Star Recital
Feb 17th, 2015, National Concert Hall, Dublin - Solo and chamber music
A high energy, high impact recital featuring some of the best music every written for percussion. Alex will be joined by his sister Ioana and percussionists Chris Stynes, Maeve O'Hara and Caitriona Frost.


Bangers and Crash Percussion Group - School Workshops
Feb 23rd and 26th, 2015, Cork
Performance and workshops for primary schools in Cork


Faust (Gounod)
Feb 20th to 28th, 2015, Everyman Theatre, Cork - Opera
Opera presented by the Cork Operatic Societyand the Everyman, directed by John O'Brien and designed by Lisa Zagone.


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R.T.E. National Symphony Orchestra
December 18th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Celine Byrne gala concerts


A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing with Music Network
November and December, 2014, Chamber ensemble
A piece for children composed especially for this tour by Brian Irvine.


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R.D.S. Rising Stars concert
November 19th, 2014, R.D.S. concert hall - Solo
Performance of several solo pieces.


Percussion sextet at the Tromp International Percussion Competition and Festival
November 3rd to 7th, 2014, Eindhoven - Chamber Music
Performance of Pleiades by Iannis Xenakis with former Tromp competitors.


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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
October 15th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Faure's Requiem, Ravel's Mother Goose suite and more.


An Evening with the Classics
October 18th, 2014,St. Mary's Church, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Chamber concert with Kelley Lonergan and Mairead Hurley.


Ulster Orchestra
October 31st, 2014, Belfast
A Fanfare to Fate


Performance at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year final, 2014
October 11th, 2014 Solo
Previous year's winner's performance.


Workshops for West Cork Music's "Tuning Up" programme
October 6th to 10st, 2014 Various schools - Outreach
School workshops. Bangers and Crash Percussion Duo


Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat
October 3rd - 5th, 2014, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin - Chamber Music
Produced by Ensemble Music, a new music production company based in Dublin.


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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
September 19th, 2014, Meeting House Square
Culture Night


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
September 18th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Signature Series with Milos Karadaglic (guitar)


A.R.D. Competition
September 1st to 10th, 2014, Munich - Competition
Solo percussion competition


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Solo engagement with the R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
August 5th, 2014, NCH - Solo with orchestra
Performance of Emmanuel Sejourne's marimba concerto.


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Listen at Lilliput
July 27th, 2014, Lilliput Press - Solo
Performance of works by Francois Sarhan, Conal Ryan and Sarah Wentworth.


Percussive Counterpoint
July 4th, 2014, NCH Kevin Barry Room - Solo recital
Performance of several classics for solo percussion including Rebonds by Iannis Xenakis and Paddy by Donnacha Dennehy as well as some new works including compositions by Tom Lane from the Twelfth Night production at the Abbey Theatre.


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R.T.E. National Symphony Orchestra
June 24th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Summer Lunchtime Concert Series


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
June 21st, 2013, National Concert Hall
A Night on the Town. The music of Gershwin and Bernstein.


Crash Ensemble
June 18th, 2014, Piperworks Festival - Contemporary Chamber
World premiere of Antifone by Pier Damiano Peretti.


R.T.E. National Symphony Orchestra
June 10th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Summer Lunchtime Concert Series


Hibernian Orchestra
June 11th, 2014, National Concert Hall
Mahler Symphony No. 6 and Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1.


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Irish Chamber Orchestra
May 29th and 30th, 2014, Limerick - Orchestral with Ballet
Repertoire: Shchedrin, Carmen Suite after Bizet.


Twelfth Night
April 25th to May 24th, 2014, Abbey Theatre, Dublin - Music for theatre
Performing as a solo musician for this production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Music will be composed by Tom Lane


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Crash Ensemble
April 4th, 2014, The Shed, Galway - Contemporary Chamber
Concert is hosted by Music for Galway


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Crash Ensemble
March 20th, 2014, Cork Opera House - Contemporary Chamber
Concert will include music by Nico Muhly and Michael Gordon as well as new works by David Flynn and Niall Vallely.


Crash Ensemble (Trailblaze)
March 17th, 2014, Mansion House, Dublin - Contemporary Chamber
Part of Trailblaze event for St. Patrick's Day.


Crash Ensemble
March 7th and 8th, 2014, National Concert Hall - Contemporary Chamber
Two concerts as part of the New Music Dublin festival. One concert will include "XY" by Michael Gordon for solo percussion.


One to One concert
March 7th, 2014, Kevin Barry Room, NCH, Dublin - Solo
Loops II


Kaleidoscope Night
March 5th, 2014, Odessa Club, Dublin - Solo
Playing some Bach


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Workshop for DkIT
Feb 20th, DkIT - Solo
Workshop


Workshop for UCC composers
Feb 10th, UCC - Solo
Several new pieces for percussion!


Makeshift Ensemble, Quarter
Feb 1st, 2014, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork - Solo recital
Presentation of works for solo percussion by local composers


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Workshops for West Cork Music's "Tuning Up" programme
Jan 20th to 31st, 2014 Various schools - Outreach
School workshops. Bangers and Crash Percussion Duo


Cork New Music Ensemble
Jan 16th, 2014, Cork School of Music - Chamber music
New works by several composers. Hosted by Cork Orchestral Society


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      2013
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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
Dec 20th to 22nd, 2013, National Concert Hall
Snowman.


National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Dec 17th, 2013, National Concert Hall
Christmas lunchtime concert.


Irish Composers Collective Duo Concert
December, 2013, National Concert Hall, Dublin - Chamber Music
Performance of several new compositions for saxophone and marimba by members of the ICC. Also featuring Carolyn Goodwin on sax.


Messiah - Irish Baroque Orchestra
December 5th to 8th, 2013, Tour - Baroque
Performances in Dublin, Cork and Galway


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
Dec 3rd, 2013, Dublin Castle - TV recording
Christmas tunes.


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Kiss of the Spider Woman
November 11th to 23rd, 2013, Cork Opera House - Musical
Two week run.


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Crash Ensemble
Late Oct to early Nov, 2013, Tour - Contemporary Chamber
Tour of the Gerald Barry's "The Importance of Being Earnest".


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
Oct 16th, 2013, NCH - Orchestral
Verdi 200.


Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition
October 10th to 12th, 2013, Competition
Competition for any classical instrument.


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Kaleidoscope Night
September 27th, 2013, Cork School of Music - Chamber Music
Various solo and chamber music works. Concert hosted by the Cork Orchestra Society


Workshops for C.I.T.
Sept 24th to 26th, 2013,Cork - Percusssion duo
with Clare O'Keeffe


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
Sept 19th, 2013, NCH - Orchestral
Opera Essentials.


Glasthule Opera Gala Concert
September 14th, 2013, Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoighre - Orchestral
Freelance orchestral work.


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Spiritualised (Crash Ensemble)
August 10th, 2013, National Concert Hall, Dublin - Contemporary / Backing Orchestra
Performance with Spiritualised and the Crash Ensemble


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Solo engagement with the R.T.E. National Symphony Orchestra
July 26th, 2013, NCH - Solo with orchestra
Performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee", Monti's "Czardas" and Evelyn Glennie's "A Little Prayer".


Kaleidoscope Night
July 20th, 2013, Galway - Chamber Music
Various chamber music works involving marimba. Concert as part of the Galway Arts Festival


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Moiety
June 28th to June 30rd, 2013, Cork School of Music - Duo / New Music
Music for percussion duo and electronics by Eat My Noise productions with drummer, Tomas Gall. Part of the Cork Midsummer Festival


Maria de Buenos Aires
June 18th to June 23rd, 2013, Cork Opera House - Opera
One of eight actor musicians who will be performing the music to Astor Piazzolla's "Maria de Buenos Aires" as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival.


Alex Petcu and Guests
June 10th, 2013, Cork School of Music - Chamber / New Music
Concert featuring works by Osvaldo Golijov, Akira Yuyama, Sam Perkin, David O'Regan and Sam Barker


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Cafe Music Nights
May 9th, 2013, Tullamore, Co. Offaly - Chamber Music
Mixed chamber music.


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Ozmosis
April 7th, 2013, Cork School of Music - Chamber Music
Music by Australian composers.


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Crash Ensemble
Mar 3rd, NCH - Contemporary Chamber
"Europa" concert as part of New Music Dublin festival. Pieces include Simon Steen-Andersen's "Chambered Music", Heiner Goebbels' "Red Run" and Michel van der Aa's "Here (in circles)".


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Final for the YMFE scholarship
Feb 27th, 2013, Royal Irish Academy of Music - Solo
Final for this competition. Featuring music by Dennehy, Zivkovic, Xenakis and Bach.


Velocities
Feb 22nd, 2013, Cork School of Music - Solo
Solo recital featuring music by Schwantner, Bach, Hurel and more.


Irish Chamber Orchestra
Feb 21st and 23rd, 2013, NCH and LCH - Orchestral
Repertoire: Shchedrin, Carmen Suite after Bizet.


Workshop for UCC composers
Feb 11th, UCC - Solo
Sightreading eight new pieces for percussion! Some new interesting techniques discovered, including bowing a vibraphone while bending the pitch of the notes.


Sound of Music
Feb 8th to Feb 17th, 2013, Cork Opera House - Show
Twelve show run.


Voci Nuove concert
Feb 1st, Cork School of Music - Chamber Music
Music by Arvo Part


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Workshops for West Cork Music's "Tuning Up" programme
Jan 28th to Feb 8th, 2013, Various schools - Outreach
Twenty school workshops directed by Alex Petcu and Clare O'Keeffe. School children are introduced to a full spectrum of percussion from tuned and untuned percussion, body percussion, use of percussion in movies and cartoons, and more.


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R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
Dec 31st, 2012, NCH - Orchestral
New Years Eve concert with Michel Legrand.


Cork Symphony Orchestra
Dec 19th, 2012, Cork City Hall - Orchestral
Tchaikovsky 1812 Ouverture and Symphony No. 4


R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
Dec 15th, 2012, 02 Arena - Orchestral
Katherine Jenkins


Limerick Choral Union
Dec 9th, 2012, University of Limerick Concert Hall - Orchestral
Karl Jenkins: Stella Natalis.


University of Limerick Orchestra
Dec 8th, 2012, University of Limerick Concert Hall - Orchestral
Christmas orchestral concert.


Cork New Music Ensemble concert
Dec 6th, 2012, Cork School of Music - Chamber music
New works by several composers (mostly Cork-based) and also a performance of Akira Yuyama's divertimento.


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Ney Rosauro's Marimba Concerto with the Stormport Sinfonia
Nov 24th and 25th, 2012, Ballymaloe House and Aula Maxima, UCC - Solo with orchestra
Concert with the Stormport Sinfonia conducted by Tom Crowley.


Music Generation concert
Nov 17th, 2012, Cork City Hall - Outreach
Ensemble with school children.


Tromp International Percussion Competition 2012
Oct 29th to Nov 11th, 2012, Eindhoven, Netherlands - Solo
Major solo international competition. Alex reached the semi-finals.




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Tuning up - January 23rd - 27th, 2017, Various schools in Co. Cork

Outreach programme hosted by the Cork County Council Arts Office music education programme in collaboration with West Cork Music, which features workshops and short performances in various schools in Co. Cork. Two members from Bangers and Crash Percussion Group will visit 10 schools over a period of one week.

Kaleidoscope Night - March 4th, 2017, National Concert Hall, Dublin

Living Room Music by John Cage to be performed at New Music Dublin.

Making Sense of Sound - December 14th, 2016, Richmond Barracks, Dublin

Performance as a result of an outreach project with Common Ground and the Family Resource Centre in Inchicore.

Kaleidoscope Night - October 5th, 2016, Bello Bar, Dublin

Performance featuring music by Thierry de Mey, Elliot Cole and Steve Reich

Westport Arts Festival - October 2nd, 2016, Holy Trinity Church, Westport

The group performed a concert and gave a workshop that showed off a variety of percussion instruments and musical styles.

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival - June 10th and 11th, 2016, Killaloe

Alex Petcu and Maeve O'Hara will provide workshops for schools and perform a duo concert featuring music for marimba and vibraphone.

Listen At Arthurs - June 18th, 2016, Arthurs Pub, Dublin

The group will perform a range of music in an intimate setting.
Performers: Alex Petcu, Paddy Nolan and Maeve O'Hara

Body and Soul - June 19th, 2016

Bangers and Crash Percussion will perform at the Woodlands Stage at Body and Soul and will play a range of music that includes everything from original compositions for percussion, arrangements and improvisation.
Performers: Alex Petcu, Paddy Nolan and Maeve O'Hara