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Event: Concerts at the CIT Cork School of Music

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Directions to the CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork  MAP

Gala Celebration Concert on 13 March @ 8p.m. in the Curtis Auditorium
This concert will feature some of Ireland’s top performers drawn mainly from the staff of the School, which is Ireland’s largest Conservatory of Music. This exciting celebration concert will include Singers Mary Hegarty, Robert Craig, Mary Daly, Marion Crowley, Robert Kennedy, Anne Ralph, Angela Davis and Bobby Beare; String Players Adrian Petcu, Ruxandra Petcu Colan, Gerry Kelly, Constantin Zanidache, Joan Scannell, Eithne Willis, Hugh McCarthy, Carol O’Connor, Tomas McCarthy, David Whitla and Jerry Creedon; Wind Players Evelyn Grant, Eilis O’Sullivan, Matthew Manning, Pat O’Keeffe, Emma Neal and Sean Clinch; Pianists Nicholas O’Halloran, John Gibson, Gabriela Mayer, Sabine Ducrot and Eleanor Malone.

The Cork School of Music Jazz Band, conducted by John O’Connor will get the concert off to a rousing start, while Lyric FM presenter Evelyn Grant will act as MC.

Gala tickets with a pre-performance tour of the CIT CSM. Facility and wine reception (beginning at 7:00 p.m.) are €50.00.
Tickets are available from:
Pro Musica at (021) 4271659, Opus 2 at (021) 4279611 and Michele at (087) 2372898.
Proceeds from the Gala evening will be used to support the Student Recital Competitions in Music and Drama.
On Thursday 19 March at 7.30pm “The Bones of Cork”, will be performing at the Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music.


This concert promises to be a highlight of the St. Patrick’s week festivities as “The Bones of Cork”, Ireland’s only 5 Trombone and Rhythm Section group will bring their unique brand of swinging jazz from the repertoire of top jazz composers such as Duke Ellington & Count Basie and exciting original tunes by Europe’s top writers & arrangers.

“The Bones of Cork” consists of an all-Cork trombone section (Eoghan Kelly, Mick Marshall, Paul Dunlea, Eoin Nash & Paul Frost). The rhythm section consists of Stephen Kelly (Drums), Dan Bodwell (Bass) and Phil Collins (Piano).  This is their first gig since their appearance at the Dun Laoighaire Festival of World Cultures where they played to over five thousand people to rave reviews. 

They will be joined in the first half by one of the most sought-after Irish jazz saxophonists in the world, Michael Buckley, who will play tunes from the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue”, the biggest selling jazz recording of all time which this year celebrates it’s 50th anniversary.

This exciting concert is not to be missed, tickets are €15 (€10 conc.) and can be purchased at Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St., Cork or at the door on the night.

Tickets available from:
Pro Musica at (021) 4271659, Opus 2 at (021) 427961, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork; CIT Cork School Music, Public Office, Union Quay, Cork; and from members of the Fleischmann Choir.

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