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Thursday 26th February 2009 National Concert Hall 8pm

A Night of Popular Classics & Big Band Jazz

Featuring
DIT Wind Ensemble, DIT Big Band, DIT Traditional Music Ensemble and DIT Soloists
Directed by John Meehan and Michael Nielsen
Presented by Emmanuel Lawler

Programme includes music by:
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rogers & Hart and Duke Ellington

Booking Information    

Ticket prices €10 & €15 available from the National Concert Hall
ph: 01 417 0000 w: www.nch.ie

The DIT Wind Ensemble was founded in 1981 and comprises part time and third level students, in addition to students from other faculties within DIT. The DIT Wind Ensemble perform a range of musical styles including popular classics, traditional Military Band repertoire, and contemporary wind ensemble music.

The DIT Big Band, now under the direction of renowned guitarist Mike Nielsen, also comprises part time and third level DIT students. This year the Big Band is benefitting from a new Masters in Jazz Performance programme.
This programme has attracted such notable Irish jazz instrumental luminaries as Sean Óg, Hugh Buckley, Linley Hamilton, Damian Evans, and Cian Boylan, all of whom will bring their substantial talents to bear in a Big Band setting. DIT postgraduate student, and Irish Jazz Vocal star, Cormac Kenevey, will also feature with the Band.

Joining the DIT Big Band and DIT Wind Ensemble are members of the DIT Conservatory’s Vocal and Traditional Irish Music Ensembles.