An Exciting Week of New Music Launched


The Department of Creative & Performing Arts at WIT and Garter Lane Arts Centre, have this week launched the 2013 New Music Week festival programme.

The Festival, which will run from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 February, will include 20 events across 8 city venues. All daytime events are FREE.

New Music Week is the only contemporary music festival in the South East.  It provides Waterford audiences the opportunity to experience and workshop new music with composers and musicians of an international standard.  The work of over 30 composers, many from Waterford and the South East, will be performed by in excess of 100 musicians across the week.

The festival should encourage you to just sit on a couch in the Central Library and listen to clarinet and cello, enjoy Buster Keaton on screen in Garter Lane, or let a 16 piece Big Band fill your every sense in the Theatre Royal. Enjoy this festival and be part of a new audience for new music. 

Festival Highlights

Composer in residence with RTÉ Lyricfm, Linda Buckley, will provide workshops throughout the fistival, the Dublin Film Festival will bring a silent film with live music, there are free lunchtime recitals from Monday to Friday, a Big Band concert of new music in the Theatre Royal and performances by the Vanbrugh in Garter Lane Theatre and Swedish / Irish traditional group Northern Lights will performin Christ Church Cathedral.

The Central Library is host to workshops, a Contemporary Music Centre performance and a week-long audio visual exhibition 'The Art of Sound'.

The festival is supported by the Arts Council and Waterford City Council. Festival partners for 2013 include RTÉ Lyricfm, the Contemporary Music Centre, Theatre Royal, Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford City Council Library Service, Access Cinema and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

More information
Festival programmes are available at local libraries, can be downloaded on our events page or at

All festival daytime events are FREE.

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