Solas Quartet in Mullingar

Solas Quartet in Mullingar

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 8.00pm

Boccherini - Quartet in G minor Op.33 No.5 [1783]
John Kinsella - ‘A Reeling Rhapsody’ for two violins [1989]
Amy Beach - Quartet Op.89 [1921]
Dowland - ‘Lachrimae Antiquae’ and ‘Earl of Essex, his Galiard’ [1605]
Mendelssohn - String Quintet in B flat Op.87 [1845]

The Solas Quartet first performed as the 2020 Quartet in online concerts during that autumn’s lockdown. Now we welcome them in real life splendour, led by Irish Chamber Orchestra leader Katherine Hunka, in a fascinatingly varied programme spanning five centuries and reflecting the wide-ranging musical talents and specialities of the quartet’s members. For the second half of the concert they are joined by Cork violist Ed Creedon for Mendelssohn’s brilliant B flat string quintet.

This concert is part of a tour coordinated by the National String Quartet Foundation, supported by the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM. Further details at www.NSQF.ie

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Published on 4 August 2022

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