ENCHANTMENT – Evlana & Michael Harding
Date: Thurs 30th June 2022
Venue: King House, Boyle
Tickets: €12 / €5 concession
For tickets and further information please contact: www.evlana.com
“Enchantment” promises to be a magical musical evening for all.
Michael Harding – Readings
Sylvia O’Brien (soprano)
William Dowdall (flute)
Keith Pascoe (violin)
Isabelle O’Connell (piano)
Join Evlana and Michael Harding this June 30th for a summer’s evening of music and magic. The event will feature composers with a Roscommon connection, such as Turlough O’Carolan and Percy French as well as performances of works with an enchanted theme, such as Ravel’s “Enchanted Flute”, Ina Boyle’s “Bringer of Dreams”, Richard Strauss’s “At Sunset’ and “Elfentanz” by Florence Price. Evlana are delighted to welcome Michael Harding to share stories of local folklore and enchantment.
Siobhán Cleary Air – violin
Ina Boyle Bringer of dreams – soprano and piano
Karol Szymanowski The Lonely Moon, from Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess – soprano and piano (1918)
Maurice Ravel La flûte Enchantée from Scherezade – voice, flute and piano
John Corigliano Three Irish Folksongs – soprano and flute
Turlough O’Carolan Carolan’s Dream and Planxty Kelly – violin, flute and piano
Florence Price Elfentanz – violin and piano
Richard Strauss Im Abendrot from 4 Last Songs Soprano – flute, violin, piano
Percy French Gortnamona – soprano, flute, violin, piano
Evlana is a flexible group with programmes ranging from smaller ensemble groups to a sinfonietta sized orchestra. It was founded by composer, Siobhán Cleary in 2015. Evlana places contemporary music at the heart of its programming and provides an opportunity for Ireland’s most accomplished performers and composers to produce and perform their work. www.evlana.com
Michael Harding is a poet, playwright and novelist. Many of his plays have been produced by the Abbey Theatre and his novels include Priest, The Trouble With Sarah Gullion, and Bird In The Snow. He has received numerous awards for his writing and theatre work, including the Steward Parker Award for Theatre), the Bank of Ireland RTE award for excellence in the arts, and the Hennessy Award for short stories. He was Writer in Association with The National Theatre in 1993 , was short listed for the Irish Times Aer Lingus Literature Award in 1989, and was Writer in Residence at Trinity College in 1999. He has written 6 volumes of bestselling memoir, writes a column in the Irish Times, and podcasts on Patreon.com.
Funded by Roscommon County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.