Concorde was founded in Dublin in 1976 to promote the regular performance of new music. The group made its debut in the American Embassy in Dublin and has since performed widely throughout Ireland, Europe and North America.

Concorde continues to nurture the creation of new work, having commissioned and premiered over one hundred compositions; to forge international links with performers, composers and promoters; to work with composition students in Ireland through programmes at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and NUI, Maynooth; and to reach audiences worldwide through live performances, broadcasts and recordings. Concorde’s CD REFLECTIONS, with bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay, was released in 2010 with PARMA Recordings on Navona Records.

Concorde is a member of the European Conference of Promoters of New Music and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.



Release Date: October 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5835
21st Century
Large Ensemble
REFLECTIONS features the works of contemporary composers Alejandro Castanos, Jane O'Leary, Stephen Gardner, Judith Ring, and Si-Hyun Yi as performed by the Ireland-based Concorde Music Ensemble. The disc features a wide variety of compositions, including a duo that embodies the lightness and directness of traditional Klezmer music, an intricately-layered tape piece, a series of free-tempo miniatures, and more. Playing alongside the Concorde players on this disc is legendary bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay.