UCC/Ritmüller Music Appreciation Concerts

28 Oct 2022

UCC Music Department is proud to announce the 2022/23...

UCC/Ritmüller Music Appreciation Concerts

With David Syme

The renowned concert pianist David Syme, the first UCC/Ritmüller Classical Artist in Residence, presents an exciting series of lecture-concerts exploring the world of classical music. Absolutely no prior experience of classical music is needed, as each of these classes is designed to enable everyone to appreciate the composers and their works in more depth regardless of experience.


Tickets: €15 each general admission; €7 for UCC students/OAPS/unwaged

Tickets may be obtained from Eventbrite

03 November 2022, 5.30pm, Aula Maxima, UCC
The Secrets of... Listening Creatively
David kicks off the series with a general look at the idea of ‘listening creatively’. There’s hearing and then there’s listening, and some ways of doing it open our hearts and our minds. Each type of music has its own way of engaging with us. Through discussion and numerous musical examples, David will guide listeners – experienced and inexperienced alike – through the essentials of getting the most out of classical music.

10 November 2022, 5.30pm, Aula Maxima, UCC
The Secrets of... Whatever sounds good today!
A sneak preview of David’s 11th November lunchtime concert, in which he’ll reveal some of the inner secrets of the music he’s going to play and give us insights about his approach to it. Listen to the lunchtime concert with even greater depth and understanding!

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ABOUT David Syme

David Syme is the first UCC/Ritmüller Classical Artist in Residence. An American concert pianist now residing in Ireland, he has toured internationally for decades, has been broadcast worldwide, and has recorded 2 dozen CDs as soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic (UK) and the Czech National Symphony. An alumnus of New York’s Juilliard School, he was given an honorary diploma by the Royal Irish Academy Of Music for his “contributions to Ireland’s cultural landscape”. He is best known in Ireland for his concert series, West Cork Living Room Concerts, which attracts an international audience. 



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