Sirius Arts Centre in association with the National String Quartet Foundation
Saturday 03 November 8pm
A fundraiser for Sirius Arts Centre
Bogdan Sofei, violin, Ingrid Nicola, violin, Andreea Banciu, viola, Adrian Mantu, cello.
Simon Aspell, viola, Christopher Marwood, cello.
Haydn: String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4 ‘Sunrise’
Linda Buckley: 'Haza’, for string quartet and electronics
Brahms: String Sextet in G major Op.36
Formed in Bucharest in 1995, Galway’s Ensemble in Residence since 2003 and RTE’s Resident Quartet since 2013, the multiple award-winning ConTempo Quartet is Ireland’s longest established string quartet. They combine performance of the classical quartet repertoire with a strong commitment to Ireland’s composers. Haydn’s glorious, uplifting ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is contrasted in this programme with Cork composer Linda Buckley’s moving tribute to the great Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. The ConTempo are joined by former members of the Vanbrugh Quartet, Simon Aspell and Christopher Marwood, for Brahms’ magical G major sextet.
The event is made possible with the support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council.