Date(s) - September 15, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church
A Benefit Concert for the NCRD New Pool Campaign
Tickets available at TicketTomato.com
$18 plus ticket fee
$22.75 at the door
Dr. PHILIP HAMMOND has pursued an encompassing musical career in teaching, performing, writing and composition. He retired as a Director of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2009 after twenty years including two years of designing, programming and managing an international arts festival in Washington DC to complement Northern Ireland’s presence at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2007.
Since retiring, he has been engaged as a presenter and correspondent by the BBC and RTÉ (Ireland’s leading broadcasting company) and has written for the Belfast Telegraph and various websites. He is well known in Ireland as a composer and a respected arts journalist. His large choral work “Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic” was performed and broadcast worldwide in April 2012 and a new piano concerto, commissioned by BBC Radio 3, was written for Irish pianist Michael McHale and premiered by the Ulster Orchestra in January 2015.
Dr. Hammond has written for many leading musicians such as Sir James Galway, Sarah Walker, Suzanne Murphy, Tasmin Little, Barry Douglas, Michael McHale, Nikolai Demidenko and Dame Ann Murray.