Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild


Adele O'Dwyer - Cellist/Composer

Montana Memory

TeePee Burner music series

Adele O'Dwyer and Dermot Dunne

With a long and varied career as performing artist, chamber musician, composer and educator, Adele’s early training took place under the guidance of Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Leonard Chausow and the Chicago Civic Orchestra (Chicago Symphony Training Orchestra). In addition, Adele had the privilege of advanced-level mentorships with artists Zara Nelsova, Antony Cooke and Martha Gerschefski which influenced her greatly. Professionally, Adele has performed extensively on both sides of the Atlantic having won leadership and section positions in the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Opera Theatre Company and Irish Film Orchestras as well as in a number of festival chamber orchestras in Ireland and in the US.

Adele’s interest in musical composition began in her childhood where she was exposed to a staggering array of folk, blues and jazz artists who visited the Chicago area regularly to perform. As a result of these early musical influences, Adele cultivated a taste for a wide variety of music and it is this interest which has shaped her style of musical composition. From Black is the Earth, inspired by the great Bog of Allen in Ireland to North Circular Road Blues, influenced by the raw energy of the Chicago Blues and Utah, a hauntingly beautiful Native American Indian melody, Adele’s compositions draw the listener in through their story-telling character.

Adele has many CD recordings to her credit both as performer and as composer/arranger. She has worked with some of Ireland’s finest musicians such as the RTÉ Contempo Quartet, Callino Quartet, Michael O’Suillibhean, De Dannan, The Dubliner’s and Sharon Shannon to name but a few. Adele later went on to study composition in the IMRO Composition School and obtained a film-scoring certification from FÁS – University of California Los Angeles.

Concert Series at Lincoln Community Hall

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Lincoln Community Hall celebrates its
100th anniversary in 2018. As part of the 2018 Sculpture in the Wild arts program, composer-­‐‑in-­‐‑
residence, Adele O’Dwyer, has curated a series of concerts to be held in the Community Hall
to commemorate this historic event. A team of professional musicians, both local and
international, will join forces to create a series of six musical events which are free to the public
and have been designed to attract the public into this beautiful historic building.

Lunchtime Series
Wednesday 12 September
Wednesday 19 September
Wednesday 26 September – Special Commemoration Concert

Café Music Night and Fund Raising Auction - September 22nd
​An eclectic night of folk, jazz and classical music to enjoy in a European-­‐‑style café setting with
candle-­‐‑lit tables, snacks and something to wet your whistle! Live auction of original works of art to benefit the arts and education program at Sculpture in the Wild.

Concert featuring Pan Morrigan and Friends - September 23rd
As part of the Festival in the Wild weekend program BPSW will host an afternoon concert featuring singer/songwriter Pan Morigan and Friends.​

Lincoln School Concert - September 27th 
The event will give the public an opportunity to enjoy the pupils of Lynx School in concert.The program will include work prepared as part of the Sculpture in the Wild Montana-­‐‑Ireland Song Exchange and Collaborative Composition Projects as well as a performance by the school band! Audience members can also enjoy the gallery of

artworks, writings and mural panels inspired by the exchange project.

Closing Concert of Sculpture in the Wild Residency - September 28th
The closing concert of the 2018 Sculpture in the Wild Residency will feature a specially
commissioned musical composition by composer-­in-­residence, Adele O’Dwyer. This work is being written in response to the environmental, industrial and historic heritage of Lincoln and will feature a team of local and international artist-­‐‑performers.