Recent Media Reviews
“Throughout the programme, Concorde’s committed playing was engaging and persuasive.”
The Irish Times, October, 2005
“in Concorde’s spirited performance it grabbed your attention
and held it.”
The music played by Concorde is always contemporary, sounds fresh, and
demands an innocent ear or at any rate an ear free of preconceptions.
You should expect to hear music that draws upon a wealth of different
influences, musical and otherwise. Like the composition by young and upcoming
Irish composers Rob Canning, which mixes the clarinet with electronics;
or the work of another Irish composers, Ed Bennett, which is a 'very clever
use of speech, song and attitude!'
Concorde's appetite for new music could be called insatiable--and this
characteristically adventurous programme brought works by two young Irish
composers as well as by composers from abroad to an appreciative audience
in the Hugh Lane Gallery.
This was an astonishing expansion of the sonic capabilities of the instrument, and the audience in the Hugh Lane Gallery marvelled at the skill of the players.Douglas Sealy, The Irish Times, February 2001