A SERIES of wonderful performances are lined-up this weekend for the annual Donegal Chamber Music Festival.Three concerts over the weekend will mark this year’s Festival, using different and unique locations including Glenveagh Castle, Glebe and House Gallery and An Grianan Theatre. Different orchestras will be presenting a mixture of well-known pieces of classical music as well as featuring contemporary works by this year Festival’s featured composer, Dublin-born John McLachlan, who lives in Inishowen.Starting this Friday evening, the Festival will bring classical music lovers to the magic of an evening concert at Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National ParkThe Donegal Camerata String Ensemble (violin, viola, cello, double bass) will present another eclectic program at Glenveagh with music by Leopold Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Astor Piazzolla and a new arrangement of John McLachlan’s Lament. An event which have been described by concertgoers as “a true chamber music experience”, the concert will be followed by tea, coffee and tray bakes at the Castle’s Tea Rooms.Saturday’s Lunchtime concert has become a very popular event at the beautiful Glebe Gallery and House, Churchill. This Free Family Concert, also included as part of this year’s WainFest, will include some children tunes and famous classical pieces played by the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras at the Gallery’s Courtyard.The Orchestra will also perform Dreams Adrift, a piece specially composed for this occasion by John McLachlan. While you are listening to the youngest string players of DMEP, you can enjoy one of the best coffees at the Glebe Tea Rooms while looking at the beautiful gardens and the Gartan lake.Donegal Chamber Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary Concert follows on Sunday.Celebrating ten successful years of chamber music making in County Donegal and beyond, the 2016’s Donegal Chamber Music Festival will end with a very special closing concert at the great venue what is An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.The first half of the concert will feature special guests including exceptional young talent in classical, jazz and traditional music. The DCO’s programme will include works by Vivaldi, Sibelius, Elgar, Bartók and the “Inishowen Set” composed for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra in 2013 by Donegal based composer John McLachlan.The Donegal Chamber Music Society aims to present Irish Contemporary Music in each of their events and every year the invite a composer to the Festival. This year featured composer is Dublin-born, Donegal based composer John McLachlan. John McLachlan’s music has been performed in over twenty countries and on five continents. He has represented Ireland in festivals in Finland, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, South Africa and Peru and had performances in many other places including Tokyo, New York, Paris and London.He has had commissions from the RTE NSO, the National Concert Hall, the Dublin International Piano Competition and most of the leading contemporary music groups and soloists in Ireland as well as further afield. His music has been recorded by artists such as David Adams, John Feeley and Mary Dullea among others. John McLachlan is a member of Aosdana, Ireland’s state-sponsered academy for the creative arts. He lives in Inishowen, Donegal, with his wife Helen and two sons. For more info on concerts, CDs etc see www.johnmclachlan.infoFeaturing artists:Donegal Camerata String Ensemble; DMEP’s Junior & Intermediate String Orchestras;Donegal Chamber Orchestra with Special Guests and the music of composer John McLachlanDONEGAL CAMERATA String Ensemble at Glenveagh CastleFriday 14th October, 8pm Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle.Price € 20/€ 15 (Bus leaving car park at 7.30pmBooking essential. An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777Music by Leopold Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, John McLachlan and Piazzolla.Tea, Coffee and tray bakes afterwards FAMILY CONCERT AT THE GLEBESaturday 15th October, 12.30pm.The Glebe House and Gallery, Churchill – Admission is FREEDonegal Music Education Partnership´s Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras.Works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, John McLachlan’s Dreams Adrift and music from the Disney moviesDONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTSunday 16th October, 7 pm. An Grianan Theatre. Price €12 /€10Join the Donegal Chamber Orchestra and special guests for a celebration of 10 years of wonderful music-making by the DCO in Donegal and beyond. Past and present orchestra members will perform together on stage in a concert which promises to be one of the musical highlights of 2016 at An Grianan. The DCO’s programme will include works by Vivaldi, Sibelius, Elgar, Bartók and the “Inishowen Set” composed for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra in 2013 by Donegal based composer John McLachlan.Donegal Chamber Orchestra, RCC Letterkenny, 16APR2016.Stunning line-up of works for this weekend’s Donegal Chamber Music Festival was last modified: October 12th, 2016 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)
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Former world number one Angelique Kerber is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with the announcement that Belgian Wim Fisette will replace Torben Beltz as her coach in 2018, the German said on Thursday.After winning two grand slams and an Olympic silver medal in 2016, the 29-year-old failed to claim a single title this year and fell to 21st in the world rankings, also losing her spot as German number one to Julia Goerges.Kerber and compatriot Beltz first worked together from 2011-13 and rejoined forces in 2015, with the German pair having their most successful season a year later.”It’s been tough but I’m about to start a new chapter in my career, with a new coach,” Kerber said on her official Twitter account. “Thank you Torben Beltz for everything that you’ve done for me.”The next season is coming soon and I’m very excited to start working with Wim Fissette as my new coach. It’s a new chance and I’m curious to find out what we can achieve together.”Fissette has previously worked with top players such as Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka and Simona Halep, and coached Britain’s Johanna Konta for the 2017 season before the pair agreed to a mutual split at the end of the campaign.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace rocked as Zaha receives near £400,000-a-week offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have been rocked by a stunning offer made to Wilfried Zaha.The Daily Mail says Zaha has been offered a staggering £11million a year to move to China next month.The Crystal Palace striker is a target for Super League side Dalian Yifang, who are prepared to make the Ivory Coast international one of the best-paid players in the world.They propose to pay Zaha a minimum of £44m — after tax — over four years. The winger could earn an extra £2.5m a year in bonuses and the club will fund first-class travel that will allow him to return regularly to the UK. The package would be worth around three times his current contract, under which he is reported to earn £130,000 a week.Dalian Yifang, who are coached by former Real Madrid player and manager Bernd Schuster, will make a formal offer to Palace once the transfer window reopens.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Willian: Chelsea must be sharper with our finishingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian says Chelsea must be sharper with their finishing after victory over Brighton.The midfielder struck in the 2-0 win.It was his first goal of the season, and his first since March when he netted in the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev.”We needed it,” he told chelseafc.com”We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on,” he added. “We have to continue in the same way.”The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical. We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game.”
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, along with other Chambers from across the province, were recently in attendance at the 2019 B.C. Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting.During the AGM, the Chamber took part in a policy session where they presented a policy to the Caucus on behalf of Fort St. John and the North Peace.Chamber Executive Director, Cheryl Montgomery, says the Chamber presented a policy that they wrote a resolution on a few months ago regarding transportation in the Region, adding that it does identify the Taylor Bridge as one of the concerns. “We presented a resolution that was written a few months ago regarding transportation and infrastructure in the whole Region. It does identify the Taylor Bridge and the South Taylor Hill as requiring a lot of improvement. But it does cover a general need for infrastructure in the whole Region.”While the issue of the Bridge and Hill are not new, Montgomery says it’s important to keep reminding the Province on the importance of investing in new infrastructure within the Peace as it plays a huge effect on the economy and tourism.Montgomery also says restructuring to the Bridge and Hill is needed immediately as the impact to the area would be catastrophic if either of those were to fail.“Where the real impact will come is if that Bridge ever fails, or if the Hill ever fails. When one of those things fail, we are going to find ourselves in a pretty economically catastrophic position.”The Policy was written and sent to the B.C. Chamber Body, where it was presented at the AGM, and then the Canadian Chamber and B.C. Chamber will eventually lobby it to be passed.This Thursday, May 30, the Chamber will be hosting a Speaker Series Luncheon with Scott Maxwell of the Ministry of Transportation, as a guest speaker, to discuss transportation needs of the Peace Region. Tickets can be purchased from the Chamber’s website.
Auckland: The Christchurch mass shootings will have far-reaching implications for hosting sporting events in New Zealand and elsewhere, according to New Zealand Cricket CEO David White, who said the impression of the country being a “safe haven is gone”. Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead Friday, with one gunman — identified as an Australian — livestreaming the attack. The Bangladesh cricket team escaped unhurt despite being in close vicinity of a shooting attack on a mosque but its tour of New Zealand was called off. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “This is shocking. This will change the entire fabric of international sports hosting. I think everything changes now,” White was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz. “We’ll certainly be having to look at our security in depth. I think the idea of New Zealand being a safe haven is gone now. “We now have to be very, very vigilant – all the authorities and sporting organisations, absolutely.” The Bangladesh team’s tour was called off after the players had a narrow escape from the attack on a mosque in Christchurch, described as an “unprecedented act of violence” by the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery White said, “They’re shaken up all right. They’re shocked like everyone else. New Zealand Cricket’s thoughts were with Christchurch and people affected by the shootings. We are shocked and appalled, as I’m sure all New Zealanders are.” The International Cricket Council had said it “fully supports” the cancellation of the third Test. “Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch. Both teams, staff and match officials are safe and the ICC fully supports the decision to cancel the Test match,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson had said.
Mandalay (Myanmar): Dangmei Grace scored a brace as the Indian women football team defeated Indonesia 2-0 in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match here on Wednesday. Grace (27th, 67th) scored once in each half as the team in blue took control of the proceedings right from the first whistle. Speaking later, head coach Maymol Rocky said: “We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points. “It is important to keep the winning momentum alive… We are taking one match at a time and our focus shifts on our next opponents Nepal (on April 6)”, she added. Keeping their winning momentum alive after the success of their 5th consecutive SAFF title win, the Indian women heaped pressure on the opponents from the opening minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSome crafty work down the wings by Sanju and Ratanbala Devi caused havoc on the opposition defence that was unable to read the play of the Indian women. Sanju’s cross in the 24th minute caused chaos in the Indonesian defence, with one defender almost turning it into an own goal before clearing the lines. Sandhiya’s run in the 26th minute, after she was found by Sanju, caught the Indonesian defenders napping. Her stinging shot from inside the box was saved by Indonesian custodian Riska Julianti but Dangmei Grace applied the finishing touches from close range to give India the lead in the next minute. The Indian defence made quick work of Indonesian counterattacks. Indian goalkeepr Linthoingambi Devi was not tested even once.