Eileen Gray

Music and the Collections Series with the National Museum of Ireland

Published: 9th Oct, 2019

Music and the Collections is a new three-concert series which aims to inspire audiences to engage with the themes and stories of the Museum’s collections through music. This programme builds on a successful partnership between the RIAM and the National Museum of Ireland in commemorating women’s suffrage in 2018.

The opening concert celebrates the creative genius of Eileen Gray, Ireland’s pioneer of 20th Century design and architecture, and that of her musical peers in Paris. Taking place during Open House Dublin 2019, and a stone’s throw from the Eileen Gray exhibition at the Museum, the concert explores the rich musical legacy of France’s iconic capital, the city Gray called home for most of her life by presenting a number of works by her contemporaries.



Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor

Claire O’Connor, violin

Dida Condriu, piano

Debussy: Syrinx

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne

Faith Wasson, flute

Kah Mun Ong, piano

Debussy: Des pas sur la neige from Preludes Book I

Ravel: Alborado del gracioso from Miroirs

Joe O’Grady, piano

Ravel: Pièce en forme de habanera

Caoilfhinn Tan, violin

Francesca de Nardi, piano

Poulenc: Cello Sonata, FP 143 (1948)

Davide Forti, cello

Francesca de Nardi, piano

Presented in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland

Sunday 13th October, 3:00-4:15pm