Live from the Living Room
We are delighted to announce details of a new series “RIAM—Live from the Living Room” commencing on Monday, March 30th at 7.00 pm.
Coming to you via Facebook Live on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.00 pm, the series will see staff, students, alumni, and special guests perform musical vignettes of hope and joy, live from their living rooms.
The distinguished pianist and RIAM alumnus, Finghin Collins, announces the series on our Facebook page, and gives a taste of the special musical things to come with Chopin’s Nocturne in F sharp minor, op 15 no 2. Finghin is one of a number of musical guests who will perform for RIAM audiences from the safety and quiet of his own home in the weeks ahead. Musically, we are coming together as an online audience while staying safely apart.
The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) continues to produce a wealth of artists in a range of musical disciplines, many of whom are on the threshold of professional careers.
But the RIAM’s richness is not just in its pupils: its teachers are also highly regarded professional musicians, ranking amongst the most celebrated performers in Ireland.
RIAM presents over 100 international, national and local concerts, tours and annual events on an annual basis.
RIAM Season 2019/2020
The New academic year offers great opportunity to once again delve into the storehouse of talent in the RIAM.
Whilst exciting plans are well in train for the physical redevelopment of our wonderful institution, the treasure trove of current talent at both student and staff level is both exciting and challenging in the creation of a performance programme for the 2019/20 Season. The new season will offer the public ample opportunity to listen and actively engage with our activities.
Highlights in 2019/20 include:
- Significant performance partnerships with a number of our cherished cultural institutions and important education establishments including the National gallery of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland and National Concert Hall, in addition to collaborations with vibrant festivals including the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and New Music Dublin.
- Francesco Cavalli’s both bawdy and beautiful La Calisto directed by Sinéad O’Neill at the Project Arts Centre in January, presented in collaboration with IADT Dún Laoghaire
- Special focus composers Ludwig van Beethoven, on the 250th anniversary of his birth in 2020, and Sally Beamish who visits the Academy in December 2020.
- Début performances by Ensemble Interforma, directed by Sarah Sew, during the RIAM’s inaugural ChamberFest Dublin, and the Open Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
- A continued commitment to increasing the output of work by women across our season.
- Visits by an impressive roster of top-notch musicians for masterclasses, workshops and lectures
- An array of community and education events
- We are delighted to continue our public engagement initiative – First 50 Free (F50F), which will see 50 free admission tickets ring-fenced for 10 of our concerts across the 2019/20 season.