Wind Quintet ж Kirkoskammer
The next instalment of KirkosKammer Season 2 features the sonorous sounds of the wind quintet. Using one of the most well-known works for the line-up, Six Bagatelles by György Ligeti, as a point of departure, we enter into the unique timbre produced by breath, reeds and keys.
The programme features Elliott Carter’s seminal Woodwind Quintet, an hommage to his mentor Nadia Boulanger. O’Grady’s O Petrichor is named after the smell that lingers in the air just after rainfall; also on offer is a new work by Gráinne Mulvey written especially for the occasion alongside the second of Stockhausen’s three wind quintets, initially written for a premiere concert tour of Asia in 1967 by the WDR Wind Quintet. The journey ends with Walshe’s like glass in a mirror on a window pane, inviting the performers to experiment with sonic possibilities outside the realm of the standard instrumentation for this ensemble.
Featuring five of Ireland's most outstanding young instrumentalists: Miriam Kaczor (flute), Conor Cavanagh (oboe), Leonie Bluett (clarinet), Keith Sutherland (bassoon), Hannah Miller (horn)
György Ligeti - Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Aran O’Grady - O Petrichor
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Adieu
Gráinne Mulvey - Emergence (WP)
Elliott Carter - Woodwind Quintet
Jennifer Walshe - like glass in a mirror on a window pane
Music at 7:30, complimentary drinks served from 7:00.
Kirkos aims to create musical performances of the highest quality, and to push the boundaries of the concert experience through multi-sensory, interdisciplinary events where the creative concept is present in every element. Everything they do pursues a larger goal: to help audiences feel, understand and love contemporary music. Kirkoskammer: Season 2 is a chamber music series that distills this ethos, with no strings attached: considered programming, great performances, and the gorgeous setting of the Fumbally Stables. Kirkos Ensemble is supported by Arts Council Ireland.
Published on 4 September 2018