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Music at Trinity - current and recent events

As part of its ongoing commitment to social engagement and educational outreach, the Music Department of Trinity College Dublin offers a series of lectures and recitals. These events are possible thanks to collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the department’s own Music Composition Centre. All upcoming events are listed below and past events are listed in the Archives.

Upcoming events

Music Composition Centre Lectures 2018-19


Visiting speakers address a variety of topics relating to musicology, composition, performance, music technology, and the recording industry. Events are free and open to the public and to all students. 

Music Composition Centre Lectures

Date:

Wednesday 3 October 18:00hrs

Title:

Composing for sitar

Speaker:

Kalpana Paranjothy

Venue:

Boydell Rectial Room, Department of Music, House 5

Description:

Kalpana Paranjothy is an accomplished Hindustani Sitar player from Malaysia, who began learning Indian music when she was eight years old at The Temple of Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur and then moved to Pune, India, to further her music education under the tutelage of Ustad Usman Khan, in the traditional 'Gurukul' style of learning. In 2004, while still a student under Ustad Usman Khan, Kalpana performed her 'Arangetram' or solo debut as a sitar performer and was awarded the title 'Swaranjali' by His Holiness Swami Shantanand Saraswati. Since 2006, Kalpana has been teaching sitar, participated in orchestral ensembles and performed Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and India. She has also been composing over the last 10 years. In 2015, she presented a full orchestra entitled 'Hrdaya' which she conceptualized on her own and it won the BOH Cameronian Audience Choice Award for 2016. Kalpana completed Trinity's M.Phil. in Music Composition in 2017-18.
   

Date:

Wednesday 19 September 19:00hrs

Title:

Inaugural Concert of Adjunct Professor Bill Dowdall

Speaker:

Bill Dowdall

Venue:

Trinity Long Room Hub

Description:

An expert flautist, Bill Dowdall will perform works by Bach, Buckley, Takemitsu, Rigaki and Mozart. He will be accompanied by Aoife Dowdall (violin), Lisa Dowdall (viola) and Jenny Dowdall (cello).
   

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For the archive of past events, please visit our archive.