Kaleidoscope Night | Kaleidostara
Invoking the Easter goddess "Ostara" in its title, this Kaleidoscope event weaves a musical tapestry of the baroque era, the 19th and 20th centuries, and some exploratory Irish traditional music. Baroque specialists, Marja Gaynor, the incomparably dynamic Cork-based Finnish violinist, and Paris-based South Korean cellist, Gulrim Choi join forces for an improvisatory set including JS Bach and Thomas Baltzar. A quartet of clarinetists present a playful work by French composer, Pierre Max Dubois, among a few other surprises, while their mentor and namesake John Finucane explores the late Romanticism of Irish composer, Charles Villiers Stanford, his Fantasy No. 2 (1922) in the company of the Kaleidoscope String Quartet (Larissa O'Grady, Órla Ní Bhriain, (violins), Karen Dervan (viola), Aoife Burke (cello)). The night will finish with the brilliant tone-lowering stylings of American cellist Alec Brown, now resident in Limerick, with newly composed and arranged traditional Irish tunes from his recently released debut album, The Stepping Stone.
Published on 12 March 2018