ONYX BRASS has an exciting couple of months coming up, starting with their tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland next week. From their opening concert in the wonderful Dublin Castle, the quintet will be travelling across the north and south before ending in Belfast with a performance at the impressive Metropolitan Arts Centre.
During the tour they’ll be premiering a brand new composition from Irish composer Andrew Hamilton, commissioned especially for Onyx Brass. Born in Dublin, Andrew has studied at Oxford University, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and his works have been performed by groups such as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Hilliard Ensemble and the Allegri String Quartet. Onyx Brass is really looking forward to giving this new piece its first performance!
Wednesday 18 April – Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny, Co. Donegal)
Friday 20 April – Anaverna House (Dundalk, Co. Louth)
Saturday 21 April – St. Mary’s Church (New Ross, Wexford)
Sunday 22 April – Birr Theatre & Arts Centre (Birr, Co. Offaly)
Monday 23 April – Station House Theatre (Clifden, Co. Galway)
Tuesday 24 April – Solstice Arts Centre (Navan, Meath)
Wednesday 25 April – Mullingar Arts Centre (Mullingar)
Thursday 26 April – Town Hall (Bangor)
Friday 27 April – Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre (Armagh)
If you can’t make it across the Irish Sea this April, then they’ll also be performing Andrew Hamilton’s piece and new works from Stuart MacRae and Dan Jenkins and Hans Abrahamsen, alongside fabulous arrangements of Shostakovich, Bach, Barber, Ives and Janacek at their Southbank Centre concert on 24th May with Mark Stone.