The Road Home

 
PATRICK CASSIDY – THE ROAD HOME

With The Orchestra of Ireland and The New Voices Choir

Featuring Lisa Gerrard, Sibeál, Briocán Baireád, Anne Marie Gibbons, Julian Hubbard, David Brophy plus more to be announced.

Friday 23 November at 3Arena

Tickets go on sale this Friday 24 August at 9am

“Winningly Melancholy”
The Irish Times

“Spine-tingling Beauty”
The Guardian

Vide Cor Meum - arguably the greatest piece of art to ever come out of this country”

The Irish Independent

"Huge, awesome, tear-stinging stuff.... Epic, exhilarating, extraordinary"
Mojo

Ireland’s most prominent composer Patrick Cassidy has confirmed a world premiere of his brand new live production The Road Home at Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 23 November.

Patrick says: “I feel very honoured to be returning to Ireland for this concert at 3Arena.

The programme for the evening will cover my best known pieces including, The Children of Lir, the film scores Hannibal and Calvary, and music from the 1916 Centenary. Sibéal, of course, will perform Mise Éire which was the highlight of the Centenary Concert.

Lisa Gerrard, Golden Globe winner for Gladiator, will perform some of the songs and soundtrack pieces we have collaborated on, including the trailer to Man of Steel.

Vide Cor Meum from the movie Hannibal will be performed by mezzo-soprano Anne-Marie Gibbons and tenor Julian Hubbard.

Sean-nós singer Briocán Baireád will perform with Sibéal and also solo on the Calvary soundtrack.

The Orchestra of Ireland and New Dublin Voices will be joined at the helm by our leading conductor David Brophy”

A renowned Irish born composer of great distinction and reputation, studying piano and harp from an early age, Patrick developed a singular style of composition, involving lush melodies and layered orchestration. Distinguished by his emergence as Ireland’s most prominent composer with the release of “The Children of Lir”, the BBC subsequently produced a documentary reflecting this seminal work.

After graduating from The University of Limerick with a degree in Applied Mathematics, Patrick released his debut album, “Cruit” in 1988 which featured music by 17th an 18th century Irish Harpists adeptly arranged for both the Irish harp and a baroque ensemble. From this foundation, emerged his epochal work, “The Children of Lir,”. Subsequently, he was bestowed the Medal of Honor and Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Limerick.

Other major “Works” include “Deirdre of the Sorrows”, “Immortal Memory”, “Famine Remembrance”, which had its premiere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

Currently, Patrick Cassidy resides in Los Angeles where in addition to his concert work and compositions, he scores and collaborates on film and documentary projects. Notable credits include Hannibal, Veronica Guerin, Confessions of a Burning Man, Salem’s Lot, King Arthur, Layer Cake, Che Guevara, Ashes and Snow, Kingdom of Heaven, The Front Line, L'Aviatore, Kill The Irishman, Calvary, 1916 The Irish Rebellion.

Patrick’s sublime aria, “Vide cor Meum” was composed as a “mini” Opera for the Ridley Scott film, “Hannibal”. This aria has been presented at both the Oscar and Emmy Awards and “Vide cor Meum” has appeared in multiple top-ten lists and essential collections throughout the world including the Warner Classics CD, the “40 Most Beautiful Arias.” Significantly, Patrick Cassidy is noted in this distinctive collection as the only living composer.

Patrick’s new opera “Dante” will premiere at Teatro del Maggio in Florence.

Tickets from €45 including booking and facility fees go on sale this Friday 24 August at 9am