Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2017

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8.00pm

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival 2017 

Vogler Quartet & Guests 
Tuned In! Masterclass & Performance Programme 

Friday April 28 - Monday May 1, 2017 

Drumcliffe Church • The Model, Sligo 


Taking place in St Columba’s Church Drumcliffe and The Model Sligo over the May bank holiday weekend, Sligo International Chamber Music Festival is a highlight in the annual calendar of music events. Under Artistic Director Tim Vogler, the festival offers its loyal audience and new visitors alike the opportunity to experience high standards of programming through a fresh choice of artists performing alongside our internationally acclaimed ensemble-in-residence, the Vogler Quartet. 

This year sees the return of festival guests Hugh Tinney and IB Hausmann who performed at the very first Vogler Spring Festival in 2000. 

Following the success of its first youth programme last year, Sligo International Chamber Music Festival continues its collaboration with key partners Music Generation Sligo and Sligo County Council to present Tuned In! This unique and innovative youth programme is curated this year by Professor James Cavanagh from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. 

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival is delighted to announce a world premiere performance at Midday on May Day 2017. Gerald Barry’s Midday, for two string quartets, was written in 2016 in response to a co-commission by RTÉ and Sligo County Council and will be performed by The Vogler Quartet and RTÉ Contempo Quartet. 

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with Guest Artists
Amatis Piano Trio
Lea Hausmann (violin), Samuel Shepherd (cello) and Mengjie Han (piano)
clair-obscur (saxophone trio)
Jan Schulte-Bunert (soprano saxophone), Christoph Enzel (alto and tenor saxophone) and Kathi Wagner (baritone saxophone)
Cassiopeia Winds
Catriona Ryan (flute), Matthew Manning (oboe), Deirdre O’Leary (clarinet), John Hearne (bassoon) and Cormac  Ó hAodáin (french horn)
RTÉ Contempo Quartet
Bogdan Sofei (violin), Ingrid Nicola (violin), Andreea Banciu (viola) and Adrian Mantu (cello)
Hugh Tinney (piano) 
Ib Hausmann (clarinet) 


Friday 28th April @ Drumcliffe Church 
8.00pm @ Drumcliffe Church Festival Opening Concert 
with the Vogler Quartet, Amatis Trio & clair-obscur
€25 (This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on RTÉ lyric

Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703 
Vogler Quartet 

Leonard Bernstein: Piano Trio (1937) 
Amatis Trio 

George Gershwin: Four songs for three saxophones (Arr. Christoph Enzel) 
Walking the Dog Swanee
I’ve Got a Crush on You
Slap That Bass

Peter Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D, Opus 11 
Vogler Quartet 


Saturday 29th April @ The Model, Sligo 
1.15pm @ The Model, Sligo 
with the Vogler Quartet & RTÉ Contempo Quartet €15
This concert is dedicated to the late John Ruddock 

Franz Schubert: String Quartet in E flat, D 87, Op 125 No 1
Vogler Quartet 

György Ligeti: String Quartet No.1 
RTÉ Contempo Quartet 


Saturday 3.00pm @ The Model, Sligo
with clair-obscur, Cassiopeia Winds & Amatis Trio €15 

J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata
Arrangement for three saxophones (Olaf Mühlenhardt) 

Luciano Berio: Opus Number Zoo 
Cassiopeia Winds 

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op.49 
Amatis Trio 


Saturday 29th April @ Drumcliffe Church 
8.00pm @ Drumcliffe Church
with Cassiopeia Winds, Ib Hausmann, Amatis Trio 
clair-obscur and the Vogler Quartet €25
(This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on RTÉ lyric

György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for wind quintet 
Cassiopeia Winds 

Paul Hindemith: Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello & piano (1938)
Ib Hausmann, Amatis Trio 

Christoph Enzel: Fountains for two saxophones (2016) 

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op 10 
Vogler Quartet  


Sunday 30th April @ The Model, Sligo 
3.00pm @ The Model, Sligo
with Cassiopeia Winds, clair-obscur and Amatis Trio

Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik for wind quintet, Op 24 No 2 Cassiopeia Winds 
Paul Hindemith: Des kleinen Elektromusikers Lieblinge (Original for Trautonium) 

Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor 
Amatis Trio  

5.00pm @ The Model, Sligo
Tuned In!
Concert with student ensembles & festival ensemble  


Sunday 30th April @ Drumcliffe Church 
8.00pm @ Drumcliffe Church
with Cassiopeia Winds, clair-obscur, Hugh Tinney, 
RTÉ Contempo Quartet and the Vogler Quartet
€25 (This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on RTÉ lyric

Jacques Ibert: Trois pièces brèves (1930) 
Cassiopeia Winds 

Enjott Schneider: As Times Go Bye 

Thomas Adès: Piano Quintet
Hugh Tinney (piano), RTÉ Contempo Quartet 

Adolf Busch: Quintet for alto saxophone and string quartet
Vogler Quartet, Christoph Enzel (alto saxophone)  


Monday 1st May @ Drumcliffe Church 
11.30am @ Drumcliffe Church
with the Vogler Quartet, RTÉ Contempo Quartet, 
Hugh Tinney and Amatis Trio
€25 (This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on RTÉ lyric

Gerald Barry: Midday for Two String Quartets (world premiere)
Written in 2016 in response to a co-commission
by RTÉ and Sligo County Council.
The composer and performers are dedicating this work to fellow artist Sean McSweeney  

Vogler Quartet and RTÉ Contempo Quartet
This concert will open with an interview between Gerald Barry and Michael Dungan.  

Frédéric Chopin: 
Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2
Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4
Etude in A flat, Op 25 No 1 Aeolian Harp Etude in A minor, Op 25 No 11 Winter Wind 
Hugh Tinney (piano)  

Josef Suk: Elegie for Piano Trio, Op 23 
Amatis Trio  

Johannes Brahms: Sextet in B flat, Op 18 No 1
Vogler Quartet, Andreea Banciu (viola), Adrian Mantu (cello) 


Tuned In! 
Music Generation Sligo Masterclass & Performance 
Programme @ The Model, Sligo  

Tuned In! Sligo International Chamber Music Festival Youth Programme is a new short intensive chamber music experience curated by Professor James Cavanagh for young musicians and their tutors, combining masterclasses and performances.  

This is an opportunity for young players to develop ensemble playing within the classical genre, engaging with high level artists in the nurturing environment of the Festival. The weekend also brings young musicians into the audience to experience live performances of an international standard at one of Ireland’s leading chamber music events. 

We invite existing young ensembles, or individual performers wishing to become part of an ensemble, and their tutors, to attend this exciting chamber music event. Suitable for string, woodwind, piano and saxophone players as ensembles or as individuals, grade 5 or above. New ensembles will be created for individuals. See for further information and application form or email info [at] 

Tuned In! is funded by Music Generation as a National Partnership Project, in association with Music Generation Sligo. 


Tickets for all events available now.
By Phone: 071 916 1518
Or directly at:
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo 


General Festival Enquiries can be made by
E: info [at] M: +353 (0)87 236 8160 


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Published on 8 March 2017

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