Our excitement is growing steadily as THE REICH EFFECT at Cork Opera House fast approaches, including one-off performances from world-class acts Kronos Quartet(28th July), RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing works by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Ros) (29 July, City Hall), London Sinfonietta (30 July, Cork Opera House), Efterklang with Daniel Bjarnason and the Messing Orchestra (30 July, Savoy Theatre), Johann Johannsson (31 July, Triskel Christchurch) and Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Gavin Friday (31 July, Cork Opera House).
The festival even features a public interview with Steve Reich himself (Wed 27th), who will attend the festival and judge the amazing Reich Remixed competition along with a host of other Irish music afficionados.
Crash Ensemble will perform Double Sextet, for which Steve Reich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2009, Reich's recently commissioned 2x5, Frederick Rzewski's Coming Together with Gavin Friday, and Donnacha Dennehy's acclaimed Gra agus Bas, with Iarla O'Lionaird.
We are delighted to be part of this monumental festival celebrating Steve Reich's 75th birthday and look forward to providing the musical fireworks for the closing concert!
TICKETS: Crash Ensemble at the Reich Effect , Cork Opera House, Sun 31st July
*Special offer: Buy tickets to any 5 shows during the Reich Effect for only €100
IN OTHER NEWS:
Misterman opened at the Galway Arts Festival on July 11th and will run for two weeks.
This is a one-man show written by Enda Walsh (Disco Pigs) and starring Cillian Murphy (Batman Returns, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Breakfast on Pluto) with a specially commissioned score by Donnacha Dennehy.
Featuring Dawn Upshaw, Iarla O'Lionaird and Crash Ensemble
Our new album 'Gra agus Bas' continues to win over new listeners, most recently described in the Sacramento Bee as "easily one of the most bewitching releases of the year" and in The New Haven Advocate (Connecticut) as 'exquisite'.