Date: 12 September
Time: 8pm
Artists: Various
Title: Lismore Suite: The Prelude to Sounds From a Safe Harbour
Location: Lismore Castle
Tickets: €50** available here
**Not part of the festival ticket

The Prelude to Sounds From A Safe Harbour is a unique event, which takes place on the evening of September 12 ​at the end of a week-long residency period in the stately Lismore Castle, will include Bryce and Aaron Dessner (The National), Lisa Hannigan, members of internationally renowned new music group Crash Ensemble and virtuosic Canadian violinist, Yuki Numata Resnick.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a once in a lifetime evening of collaboration between artists at their absolute creative peak.


Date: Sun 20 September
Time: 4pm
Location: Live at St. Lukes
Artist: Bryce Dessner and Donnacha Dennehy featuring Nadia Sirota (viola), Kate Ellis (cello) and Yuki Numata Resnick (violin)
Title: Double Portrait
Tickets: Single ticket €15* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

In the tranquil setting of St. Luke Church we will prepare an intimate programme of solos celebrating the work of festival curator Bryce Dessner together with acclaimed Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy. Included in this programme will be a new piece created in Lismore Castle by Bryce for Yuki Numata Resnick as part of the Prelude to Sounds from a Safe Harbour.


Date: Sunday 20 September
Time: 8pm
Location: Everyman Theatre
Artist: Crash Ensemble, So Percussion, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, Yuki Numata Resnick and Nadia Sirota
Title: Sounds from a Safe Harbour – Festival Showcase presented by Bryce Dessner
Tickets: Single ticket €25* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

As the festival tide rolls out of Cork, we take some time to celebrate the wave it has created with this intimate evening presented by Bryce Dessner (The National). The evening will showcase Crash Ensemble, So Percusson and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) with special appearances by Bryce himself, Aaron Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Yuki Numata Resnick and Nadia Sirota.


Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath (2014)
Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballads (2013)
Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings (2013)
So Percussion and Shara Worden Timeline (2015)
Programme subject to change


Yuki Numata Resnick is a violinist with “virtuosic flair and dexterous bravery,” according to The New York Times. Yuki is rapidly gaining attention as a charismatic virtuoso, having performed as a soloist with the Knoxville Symphony, New World Symphony, the University at Buffalo’s Slee Sinfonietta, the Wordless Music Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra. Yuki was invited to perform Charles Wuorinen’s Rhapsody with the Tanglewood Orchestra and at the composer’s request and as a last minute replacement, she performed Wuorinen’s Spin Five with The Slee Sinfonietta. Highlights of the 2014-2015 season include Yuki as a featured soloist in Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed at the Sydney Opera House, multiple appearances at the 2015 Big Ears Festival and a world premiere of a solo violin piece by Jóhann Jóhannsson at the Metropolitan Art Museum.


General enquiries: info@soundsfromasafeharbour.com


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