Bienen Ensembles

Live Stream: Contemporary Music Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird

Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:30pm

Online

This concert will be presented as a live stream. Visit https://www.music.northwestern.edu/live after 7:20 p.m. CST to view the performance.

Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter, directors
Iarla Ó Lionáird, guest vocalist

Performing together live in real time across thousands of miles, iconic, Grammy-nominated Irish vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird and the Contemporary Music Ensemble present an online event that leaves the chaotic world behind to enter the sublime. Music by Donnacha Dennehy, James Tenney, and Jessie Cox is combined into a single, continuous performance, culminating in Ó Lionáird’s rendition of the mystical Irish sean-nós (old-style) song Aisling Gheal (“Bright Vision”). 

Following the performance, join Alan Pierson, Ben Bolter, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Donnacha Dennehy for a post-concert conversation moderated by Gavin Chuck.

Jessie Cox, Quantify
James Tenney, Harmonium #1
Donnacha Dennehy, Aisling Gheal (featuring vocals by Iarla Ó Lionáird)

Free Event