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spnm and Concorde Ensemble

In early June 2005 and as part of Deirdre Gribbin's second Season of Events as Artistic Director of spnm, Concorde Ensemble will perform a concert of new works in Dublin. Following a call for submissions and a workshop in Dublin in November, four composers were selected to write a new work in collaboration with Concorde for this project.  They are Garrett Sholdice, Derek Kelly, Peter Rosser and Karen Power.

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The call

This is an opportunity to write a new piece for Concorde with workshops in advance of submission of the score and parts.  Composers will be selected for the project by Jane O'Leary, Director of Concorde Ensemble, and Deirdre Gribbin, spnm Artistic Director. The project will be structured as follows:
1 Open workshop 20th November 2004
Chance to hear the instruments, work with the players on sketches and develop ideas.  
2 Closed workshop 14th April 2005
Rehearsal of first draft of new pieces. Following this workshop, there will be the chance to complete the piece for final submission by 13th May 2005.
3 Performance 9th June 2005  
Public performance of the new works in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin

4. Performance 11th June 2005

Public performance of the new works in Spitalfields Festival, London

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If you have any queries regarding this call then please do not hesitate to contact Tina Speed at tina@spnm.org.uk or on 020 7407 1640.

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