Walled City Music Spring Series

Line-up of leading classical ensembles to perform 20th century masterpieces and more at three-day Derry 'mini-fest'

Walled City Music will host a brand new Spring Series from April 9 to 11, with a host of new works, performances of 20th century masterpieces, and visits from some of the UK and Ireland’s leading ensembles.

Guest artists include the Red Note Ensemble performing '13 Vices', a newly created, improvisatory work composed by former punk musician and Belfast Music Laureate Brian Irvine and Dublin-born composer and vocalist, Jennifer Walshe.

Northern Ireland’s newest new music ensemble, the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, will perform 'Pierrot Lunaire' by Arnold Schönberg, one of the 20th century’s most influential and radical masterpieces, with soprano soloist Aoife Miskelly.

The series closes on Saturday, April 11 with a first solo performance in Derry by Ireland’s leading contemporary music group, the Crash Ensemble, who will perform five works, including two premieres, by the cream of young Irish composing talent Born in the 80s.

Executive Director of Walled City Music, Matthew Greenall, said 'We are delighted to welcome to Derry such an exciting concentration of talent for the three days of our Spring Series ‘mini-fest’. It gives Derry audiences, and visitors from further afield, the chance to experience some of the best, and most innovative music being written today, as well as to hear classic works that have changed the language, and transformed even how we think about music.'

The Walled City Music Spring Series takes place at The Great Hall at Magee University and St. Columb's Hall from April 9 - 11. Tickets are available from the Millennium Forum.