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Suggested Outside Event: Hazel: Made in Belfast

October 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Hazel: Made in Belfast

A painted musical history of the two Irelands
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | Sunday 16th October, 2016
Reception: 6.30 Concert: 7.30 pm

After 750 years of conflict, a peace treaty between Ireland and England is brokered by American artist Hazel Lavery of Chicago. The young Irish soprano Sarah Power makes her New York debut singing Belfast airs with Dublin Symphony violinist Aveen McEntee and poet Terence Browne on piano. New York artist Gregory de la Haba narrates the story.

Hazel: Made In Belfast– an operatic musical- is based on the untold story of Lady Hazel Lavery, a Chicago-born artist, social diplomat, and wife of the famous painter Sir John Lavery, who had an influential role in the Anglo-Irish talks involving Michael Collins, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill and was a pivotal force and central figure in the achievement of Irish Independence in 1921. The musical narrative, co-produced by New York artist Gregory de la Haba and Irish poet and pianist Terence Browne, will make its world premiere on October 16th, 2016 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. 

The performance will feature arrangements of a selection of Irish airs from the Belfast Harp Festival (1792). Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies, form the melodic context and framework for tale about Hazel’s undeniable impact on the establishment of the two Irelands. Award-winning Irish soprano, Sarah Power will make her New York debut accompanied by Dublin Symphony Orchestra’s lead violinist Aveen McEntee, and Terence Browne on piano. Gregory de la Haba narrates the historical romantic tale.


Sarah Power, Soprano

Terence Browne, Piano

Aveen McEntee, Violin Gregory de la Haba, Narrator
After-Concert Party:

McSorley’s Old Ale House 
15 East 7th Street Greenwich Village

Tickets from $55 to $100

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