Onyx to Ireland! April 2012

Andrew with a rather colourful score

We can now confirm the Onyx Brass tour of Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland this coming April. The tour will consist of 11 concerts in association with Moving on Music, and Music Networkboth innovative organizations promoting and showcasing exciting music in their respective countries. As part of the tour Onyx has commissioned a new work for brass quintet by Andrew Hamilton, which will receive performances at all 11 concerts alongside a real mixture of things on the programme including Bach, Copland, Shostakovich and some show songs!

The tour includes performances in Dublin Castle, Letterkenny, Limerick, County Wexford, Birr, County Galway, County Meath, West Meath, Bangor, Armagh and Belfast.  We are hoping that Onyx will be able to do some schools and education work while they’re there too.

Andrew is an exciting young Irish composer and we are delighted that he and Onyx are collaborating. The September performance of ‘right and wrong’ for Endymion and EXAUDI was a great success, and we are looking forward to seeing what he will produce for brass instruments!

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