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16 Apr - DIT Music Marathon
Music Marathon

DIT Music Marathon

Saturday 16 April, 12pm-8pm

Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street

Charity Donation | All proceeds donated to Pieta House

The DIT Music Marathon showcases the talented students of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in a day-long marathon of musical performances featuring the range of instrumental ensembles at the Conservatory, as well as concerto soloists, chamber music and piano performances. A programme of popular classics and contemporary repertoire for film, stage and concert hall. Ensembles include: DIT Play Strings, DIT Prelude Strings, DIT Sinfonietta, DIT Sinfonia, DIT Prelude Winds, DIT Concert Band, DIT Wind Ensemble, DIT Percussion Ensemble, DIT Symphony Orchestra, DIT Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles and Piano Ensembles. All proceeds on the door will be donated to Pieta House, a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who suffer from suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harm. 

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PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE                                        Noel Eccles, director


PRELUDE WINDS                                                    Ronan Grant, director


BRASS ENSEMBLE                                                   Ian Dakin, director


CONCERT BAND                                                       Ian Dakin, director


PHOENIX WINDS                                                     Julie Maisel, director


PLAY STRINGS                                                         Orla Mulrey, director      



Omar Alkrdi, Nina Brennan, Aoife Collier, Lidia Guastalla, Aoife DehOra                                                                                

PRELUDE STRINGS                                                   Orla Mulrey, director


Billy Brennan and Thomas Maxwell (piano duet)                    

Eileen Curran (French horn) and Thomas Maxwell (piano)

Aoife McCluskey and Siobhan McCluskey (piano duet)                       

Sidi Bao (violin), Caoimhe Doody (cello), Alana McManus (piano)              

SINFONIETTA                                                             Gillian Williams, director

STRING ENSEMBLE: Gwendoline Douglas, Sarah Kelly, Caoimhe Flynn, Maria Fernandez Torras, Shay McDonnell, Alannah Cooley                                                            

SINFONIA                                                                    David O'Doherty, director

Sibéal Ní Chasaide (sean-nós singer), Odhrán Ó Casaide (uilleann pipes)

HARP ENSEMBLE                                                      Denise Kelly McDonnell, director

Clara Booth, Luke Webb, Sinead King, Meabh McKenna, Anna Szombathy,  Luke Web, Tara Viscardi         


Meadhbh O'Rourke (flute), Tara Viscardi (harp)

Clarinet Trio: Milena Davis, Elena Owens, Aisling Reilly        

WIND ENSEMBLE                                                     Kevin Hanafin, director

JUNIOR CHOIR                                                         Barbara Dagg, director

                                                                                  Celine Kelly, piano


Laura Conway & Stephanie Byrne (violins)          

Emilie Mc Donagh (violin), Aoife Moran (piano) 

Daire Connolly (violin), Fiachra de hÓra (viola), Aidan Chan (piano)

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA                                        Killian Grumley Traynor, conductor

Concerto Soloists: Adam McDonagh (piano), Pablo Manjón-Cabezas Guzmán (clarinet), Meadhbh O'Rourke (flute)

JAZZ ENSEMBLE                                                       Michael Nielsen, director

Brendan Maher (guitar), Michael Nielsen (conga)

Michael Buckley (saxophone), Michael Nielsen (guitar), Conor Guilfoyle (drums)