Lectures, Speakers, Readings


Eavan Boland in Conversation with Colm Tóibín

IRELAND 100: Literature Panel: Colm Tóibín and Eavan Boland in Conversation

Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 7:30 PM

Two of Ireland's finest writers--Colm Tóibín (Brooklyn) and Eavan Boland (A Woman Without a Country)--read from and discuss their most recent work. Free tickets required.


Foremost Irish Language Poets with Iarla Ó'Lionáird

IRELAND 100: Literature Panel: An Evening with Ireland's Foremost Irish Language Artists

Thu, Jun 2, 2016, 7:30 PM

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Louis de Paor, two of the foremost poets writing in the Irish language today, are joined by award-winning piper Ronan Browne and traditional singer Iarla Ó'Lionáird (of The Gloaming). Free tickets required.


A Conversation with Colum McCann

IRELAND 100: Literature Panel: Colum McCann in Conversation with Ron Charles

Fri, Jun 3, 2016, 6:30 PM

National Book Award-winning writer Colum McCann reads selections of his works and discusses his life and career in an interview conducted by Ron Charles, editor of the Washington Post's "Book World." Free tickets required.


Imagining a Future Shakespeare: A Conversation with Fiona Shaw

IRELAND 100: Imagining a Future – Shakespeare: A Conversation with Fiona Shaw

Fri, Jun 3, 2016, 7:30 PM

Four hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, the festival's Artist-in-Residence leads an exciting conversation with special guests about the Bard's works and global legacy.

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Anne Enright, Paula Meehan, Siobhan Parkinson

IRELAND 100: Literature Panel: An Afternoon with Ireland's Laureates

Sat, Jun 4, 2016, 1:30 PM

This panel brings together Anne Enright, Ireland's first Laureate for Fiction; Paula Meehan, Ireland's current Professor of Poetry; and Siobhán Parkinson, Ireland's first Laureate for Children's Literature. Free tickets required.


Lecture Series: Fresh Ears: Haydn

Lecture Series: Fresh Ears: Haydn

Sat, Jun 4, 2016, 5:30 PM

Saul Lilienstein will illuminate Haydn's pleasure in combining Austrian tradition with a common touch and genuine good humor.

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Muldoon's Picnic

IRELAND 100: Muldoon's Picnic

Sun, Jun 5, 2016, 1:30 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon comes to DC with house band Rogue Oliphant and several musicians and writers including Kevin Barry, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Alice McDermott, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

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Lecture Series: Fresh Ears: Mahler

Lecture Series: Fresh Ears: Mahler

Sat, Jun 11, 2016, 5:30 PM

In this presentation, Saul Lilienstein will explore the rich fulfillment of these two elements within the emotional world that Mahler inhabits.

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Theater Look-in: The Phantom of the Opera

Theater Look-in: The Phantom of the Opera

Wed, Jul 20, 2016, 5:00 PM

Join company members for an insider's look at the production, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

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