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Myth & Music: An Irish Classical Seisiún
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Myth & Music: An Irish Classical Seisiún will present a classical chamber music recital embodying the spirit of an Irish seisiún of Celtic Twilight/folk-inspired classical music.

At the heart of the program are the songs of Joan Trimble, one of Ireland’s greatest musical ambassadors – a composer whose music captures the essence, atmosphere and foot-tapping exuberance of the Celtic Twilight. Her musical language combines the Irish idiom with compositional techniques from the French masters such as Debussy and Ravel, along with early twentieth-century jazz elements of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Billy Mayerl.

The Celtic Twilight influence can be heard in the songs of Anglo-Irish composer E.J. Moeran, whose passion for Ireland permeated every aspect of his music. The Frank Martin Trio for piano, violin and cello, based on Irish popular Melodies, reflects the Celtic Twilight from a French-Swiss perspective and captures the three main compositional genres found in Irish traditional music: Goltraí (laments), Suantraí (lullaby), and Geantraí (dance).

Northern-Irish classical pianist, Dr. Lisa McCarroll, has performed extensively as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout Europe and the United States. Korean-American Cellist Hyeok Kwon has performed at renowned concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, and the Seoul Arts Center, and he plays for the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera. Colombian violinist, Dr. Mauricio Oliveros, is an active recitalist, chamber musician and educator. Megan Berti is a highly sought-after American mezzo-soprano, who has performed leading roles in opera and oratorio nationwide.

Cost Free and open to the public
Location UST Cullen Hall

4001 Mt Vernon St
Houston, TX


Lori Gallagher

Sponsored By William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies