Lady Gregory-Yeats Autumn Gathering 2020
Saturday 26 September 2020 (and after)
live and online!
Join Garry Hynes, James Pethica, Joseph Hassett, Ronnie O’Gorman for discussion of Lady Gregory and Yeats: with music from Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and a special concert Coole Celebrations featuring world premieres with James Brophy and the Coole Park Band!
Due to COVID-19 and government health restrictions this year’s programme of events is streamlined, and indeed streamed for remote audiences, as well as available live to select invited guests.
Augusta, Lady Gregory, drawn by John Butler Yeats
7pm Saturday 26 September (via ZOOM livestream)
James Pethica (Williams College) on ‘All This Mine Alone’ – the New York Public Library Exhibition curated by Professor Pethica with Colm Toibin.
Garry Hynes (Druid Theatre) on staging Lady Gregory’s plays for Galway 2020
Joseph Hassett (Buffalo) on his new book Yeats Now: Echoing into Life (2020)
with music from renowned singer Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill
and hosted by Ronnie O’Gorman (Galway Advertiser)
To Join Zoom Meeting:
see interviews with Druid cast and Irish Times review for DruidGregory’s 2020 events
5pm Saturday 26 September (for a live invited audience)
(available online from Tuesday 29 September @ Thoor Ballylee facebook)
An outdoor concert at Coole Park honouring the celestial spirits of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Augusta, Lady Gregory with world premieres of newly commissioned pieces
Anselm McDonnell: Liniakea
Timothy Ethan Doyle: Lente
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: ‘Jupiter’ Symphony 41 in C – K551
with conductor James Brophy (Choir of Ages, High Hopes) and the Coole Park Band
All these pieces explore the heavens: Liniakea is Hawaiian for immense heaven (our Milky Way), Lente ‘imagines a fragment of Sibelius’s 7th Symphony in a black hole’, and Mozart’s 41st Symphony (1788) is named after Jupiter and his thunderbolts.
Presented by the Autumn Gathering and Coole Culture.