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The Royal Irish Academy of Music Plays Host to the Juilliard School, New York

Posted on 13 March 2015

holi 2015The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) in partnership with Trinity College Dublin hosted five talented perfomers from the Juilliard School, New York. The Juilliard School students were welcomed to campus by the Vice President of Global Relations, Dr Juliette Hussey, and the Director of RIAM, Deborah Kelleher.

Students from RIAM performed alongside the Juilliard students in an intimate concert in the Senior Common Room on Trinity's historic campus.

The concert was a preview of what's to come, as singers, actors and pianists from RIAM and the Juilliard School in New York are collabroating on a project led by the celebrated pianist, Iain Burnside.

Directed by Conor Hanratty, the young artists will perform a dramatic piece devised by Burnside from song and poetry by writers including WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Paul Durcan.The cross-disciplinary programme, entitled Ten Thousand Miles Away, will highlight the special relationship between the US and Ireland, and explore issues of emigration and identity.

The work debuts at The Lir Theatre on Pearse Street, Dublin 2 today March 13, and tomorrow March 14. It will be presented at the Juilliard School, New York from March 18th – 19th.