3rd January 2010 -
'Proverbs' for Symphony Orchestra.
‘Proverbs’ for Symphony Orchestra.
Ciaran has received a bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland to develop his 5 movement, solo piano work, entitled 'Proverbs' for full Symphony Orchestra. Originally commissioned by Washington DC based patron Tom Ayers each movement is a meditation/reflection on a particular biblical proverb.
Twenty paintings were also commissioned from internationally renowned artists resident in the Washington D.C. area and beyond. Ciarán’s five movement work was one of several works commissioned to accompany the paintings at an exhibition to be scheduled once the series is complete.
Patron Tom Ayers says, ‘My wife and I have been commissioning a series of paintings on verses from the book of Proverbs. Our intent is to have these works exhibited, so that people might become intrigued by the paintings and consider the verses. I want to share verses that I have found meaningful in my life’.
The world premiere of the original solo piano version took place in December 2008 on Radio Latvia 3 and was performed/recorded by Irish pianist Darina Gibson.
Watch this space for further updates on this new and exciting project.
Ciarán Farrell is a full time composer living and working in Ireland. On graduating from Trinity College Dublin he was dubbed by then head of department, Hormoz Farhat, as being, '...one of the most promising composition students I have had in a teaching career spanning some thirty five years.' Read more