Founded in 2007 by saxophonist and composer Nick Roth, the Yurodny Ensemble perform contemporary interpretations of traditional music from around the world alongside new work by composers inspired by these traditions.
Their debut at Pavilion Theatre is a concert celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the group and features the world premiere of a new suite entitled ‘Wave’ commissioned by the dlr LexIcon Musician-in-Residence award 2017.
Composed for the nine members of the Yurodny Ensemble, this new suite of music explores the significance of the port in the making of journeys, and asks wider social questions around the movements of peoples around the world. The inspiration for the suite draws on the power behind the emotive impact of the 2012 Na hEireannaigh Dhearmadta plaque on the East Pier, which reads ‘In commemoration of that generation of post-World War II emigrants who left their homes, counties and country from The Carlisle Pier, never to return. Often called “The Forgotten Irish”, this plaque recalls their contribution and their loss.’ Wave is therefore not merely a movement of water, but becomes a movement of the hand in parting gesture, and often, historically, in a final farewell.
“Evenset is surely one of the most significant releases to come out of Ireland in decades.” – All About Jazz
“This is huge and absolutely glorious. The spirit of a Zappa big band, but with Ukrainian traditional music in Ireland. [Haivka]..is more than my thesaurus can come up with enough words to describe. It’s wild, it’s big, it’s constantly changing…passion, loss and agony, intense, massively vivid, moving wonderfulness.” – fRoots Magazine
“Music sans frontières” – Journal of Music
Oleg Ponomarev – violin
Adrian Hart – violin
Cora Venus Lunny – violin, viola
Kate Ellis – cello
Nick Roth – saxophones
Colm O’Hara – trombone
Francesco Turrisi – keyboards, percussion
Dave Redmond – double bass
Phil Macmullan – drums
PAVILION THEATRE, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Wednesday, 13th December | 8.00pm | €20 / €18
Box Office – Tel: 01 231 2929 / www.paviliontheatre.ie
Show Duration: 2hrs
Tel: 01 231 2929 (Box Office)
Lead image by Frances Marshall LORES, all other images courtesy Pavilion Theatre