Renowned Saxophonist Kenneth Edge, one of Ireland’s leading and most innovative musicians will perform in Nenagh qw part of this year’s ÓMÓS PHÁDRAIG concert in Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, March 14.
Kenneth, who studied with Sydney Egan in Dublin, John Harte in London and Jean -Marie Londeix in Bordeaux, has held the post of artist-in-residence in the University of Limerick and was the original saxophonist for Riverdance and solo clarinettist for the original Broadway production of Boublil and Schoenberg’s The Pirate Queen.
He has used the voice of his saxophone to great effect with countless collaborations in Irish traditional and world music.
Many leading composers have been inspired to write new works for him. A concerto by acclaimed Irish composer Brian Byrne which, was commissioned by RTÉ for Kenneth, received its world premiere in 2010. He composed the score for Coiscéim’s critically acclaimed production Touch Me,which premiered at the Project Arts Centre , Dublin,in November 2011, and was commissioned by the University of Limerick to compose music to commemorate the Dalai Lama’s 2011 visit to Ireland.
When Limerick National City of Culture presented Phoenix Rising - the Music of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháinwith and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, Kenneth was amongst the special guests.
For OMÓS PHÁDRAIG, he will perform with the very best of emerging and established talented Tipperary musicians, singers, dancers and writers.
This is a ticketed event and seating for the concert may be secured on 067-34400 or online at www.nenagharts.com Tickets cost €10, or €20 for a family of four, and are on sale at the Nenagh Arts Centre.