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Evlana Ensemble

October 13 @ 12:00 am

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. Evlana prioritises music of our time but also engages with works from the early 20th Century, occasionally delving into the repertoire of previous centuries with a particular focus towards neglected works and lesser-known composers alongside audience favourites. Commissioning new works by Irish and international composers is integral to the objectives of the sinfonietta as well as providing opportunities for repeat performances of recently composed works. Gender balanced programming is a core policy of Evlana and we have committed to commissioning new works at a 50:50 ratio. Taking its inspiration from Ondine by Maurice Ravel, a landmark work for solo piano, Ondine: Ravel and Beyond, offers Irish audiences an opportunity to hear a rich palette of chamber works written in the years following the first performance of the composer’s tour de force in 1908, in addition to more recent works similarly inspired by composers Kaija Saariaho, Toru Takemitsu and Irish composer Siobhán Cleary.

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