Classical Notes: Concorde’s lonely path leads to a better place

“It’s been a privilege to work with composers in creating something new", says Jane O'Leary

11th September, 2016
The Concorde ensemble celebrate their 40th anniversary in the Hugh Lane Gallery next Sunday

‘It was a lonely path for so many years.” So says Jane O’Leary, the musician who first hoisted the flag for contemporary music in Ireland. That was 40 years ago on September 18, 1976, when she launched her new ensemble, Concorde, at a concert in the American embassy in Dublin.

“I cannot believe we have come so far and achieved so much, and it is a sheer joy that Concorde has been a central...

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