first_imgDONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2014 SESSION OF THEIR SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF CONCERTS IN CONWAL PARISH CHURCHStarting on Sunday 26th January, the Donegal Chamber Music Society will present the first of five concerts during the first half of this year as part of “Sundays in Conwal 2014”.The opening concert will be played by the accomplished Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble of this third series of concerts. An International Ensemble of professional players based in Donegal, the Donegal Camerata will continue their eclectic and attractive chamber music recitals, offering a program with cardinal works from the string repertoire along with some pieces in a more light-entertainment vein.For the first recital of the year they will present music by W.A. Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk and Béla Bartók. As before, in each concert they will present a new work by an Irish Contemporary Composer. The work chosen from the Contemporary Music Centre Library for this recital will be a piece related to Donegal, Ian Wilson’s An tIarthar, composed in 2010 for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra.As well the Donegal Camerata String Ensemble, other artists will be appearing in “Sundays in Conwal 2014”. Some have already been confirmed; the Donegal Chamber Orchestra offering concerts in February and June.Donegal Chamber Music Society has been presenting concerts in Donegal since 2009, working with other cultural institutions both locally and nationwide with the aim of fostering an appreciation of Classical Music in the County. The Society collaborates regularly with Donegal County Council, Music Network, Donegal Music Education Partnership, the University of Ulster and the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland. Their committee (Chairperson Graham Harrison) would like to acknowledge the inestimable collaboration of Canon Stewart Wright and the Select Vestry for their concerts in Conwal Church. With some exceptions, “Sundays in Conwal 2014” take place mostly on the 4th Sunday of each month at 3pm. Music lovers in Donegal may like to make a note of these dates: January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, May 11th and June 22nd.“Sundays in Conwal 2014” 1st Concert26th January, 3pm. Conwal Church. LetterkennyDONEGAL CAMERATA String QuintetProgramme W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c (1772)P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (1871)Ian Wilson (b.1964): An tIarthar (2010) (CMC)Louis Laporte (ca.1850 – 1922): Intermède-pizzicato for string quintet (1901) Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance in e minor, No. 2 Op. 72 (1886-7)Josef Suk (1874-1935): Ella-Polka (1909) from EpisodesBéla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances (1917) Sz. 68 BB 76Admission €10/5. Tickets will be available at the doorGLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNDAYS SET FOR RETURN TO CONWAL was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:camerataConwal Parish Churchdonegal chamber orchestraGLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNDAYS SET FOR RETURN TO CONWALlast_img read more

RCB-Govt tieup boosts sales at jungle lodges& resorts: KhargeÂ

first_imgBengaluru, Nov 13 (PTI) Karnataka Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge today said the state tourism department has registered a 40 per cent increase in sales at jungle lodges and resorts after tying up with RCB, led by Virat Kohli. Karnataka Tourism is one of the sponsors of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The association with RCB, led by Kohli has been a great move to promote Brand Bengaluru and Karnataka as a tourist destination, Kharge told PTI. “We are making a video with RCB players, shooting for which is in progress. Players, including Virat Kohli are seen promoting sports tourism in Karnataka, especially Bengaluru,” he said. Kharge said that serious efforts are being made to drive the economy of the state not only with cricket, but also other sports. For the first time the 100,000 U.S. Dollars Bengaluru Open is being hosted in an attempt to put the city back on tennis world map, Kharge said. The Bengaluru Open would become a feature in the annual calendar for the city and Tourism department will sponsor the event for next three years, the minister said. He said a three-day kayaking festival was held at Kali river in Dandeli recently,in which over 167 kayakers took part from across the country and from countries like New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and Nepal. “This increased footfalls considerably in the region,” he�said. Nature walks, rock climbing, marathon and cyclothon,bird watching,heritage trails, and cultural events at the foothills are being planned as part of Nandi Hills Utsav, Kharge said. “The department will tap this festival to showcase the hills as an eco-tourism destination,” he said. The department also launched sky diving and other aero sports in Mysuru, Kharge said. “We have also drawn up a plan to make Mysuru an adventure sports hub. Chamundi Hills is set to become a launch pad for paragliding activities,” he said. Five adventure sports activities ? skydiving,parasailing, paragliding, hot air balloon riding, and helicopter riding ? have been finalised as part of tourism promotion in the district, Kharge said. The department also announced Bengaluru Open 2017 Golf� Championship, in association with the Professional Golf Tour� of India and Karnataka Golf Association this�month, he said. “In recent years, Karnataka has emerged as a major powerhouse in golf and the state is determined to offer the best of infrastructure and support to the golfing fraternity. Some of the biggest names in Indian golf would come together for the maiden tournament, he said. PTI BDN RA APR APR MVVadvertisementlast_img read more

Couillard defends remarks about Muslims and responsibility in wake of Flint attack

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard insists there is nothing shocking about his recent comments about Muslims having a responsibility in the fight against terrorism.Following the arrest of a Muslim Montrealer in the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint airport in Michigan last week, Couillard said terrorist events like it can’t be disconnected “from Islam in general.”Amor Ftouhi is charged in the attack on airport police Lt. Jeff Neville after someone yelled “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.”The premier reiterated his comments following a news conference in Quebec City on Wednesday.“No religion can disassociate itself from acts of violence perpetrated in its name and it’s up to the members of that confession — not only the rest of society — to denounce it in very strong terms,” Couillard said.“When I say this, I believe that the vast majority of Quebecers — including the vast majority of Quebecers who practise Islam — will agree with me because they say this publicly and privately.”His initial remarks drew the ire of Quebec’s main women’s group, which said Couillard’s tone had shifted since January’s attack on a mosque in Quebec City that claimed six lives.Couillard, who met with members of the Muslim community in Quebec City on Tuesday night, brushed aside that criticism, saying his political approach has long been one of inclusion and tolerance.“It’s not religion, it has nothing to do with religion, it’s a perverted view of religion, a perverted utilization of religion,” he said, referring to attacks carried out in the name of religion.“And it’s up to the members of these confessions to intervene in a very, very strong way and say this has nothing to do with our religion, no one can invoke the name of God in the name of any religion to kill another human being, particularly an innocent human being, or attempt to kill another being.“I believe the vast majority of Quebecers agree with this.”Ftouhi was denied bond during a court appearance Wednesday.last_img read more