From Antiquity to Modernity: 'On Nostalgia, Birds and Dreams'

From Antiquity to Modernity: 'On Nostalgia, Birds and Dreams'

Sunday, 26 May 2024, 3.00pm

From Antiquity to Modernity: ‘On Nostalgia, Birds and Dreams’
Berginald Rash, clarinet 
Laure Chan, violin 
Lucy Nolan, viola 
Peggy Nolan,cello
Billy O’Brien & Cahal Masterson, piano 

Programme
Libby Larsen – 
Black Birds; Red Hills for clarinet, viola, and piano 
I. Pedernal and Red Hills, 1936
II. Black Rock with Blue Sky and White Clouds, 1972
III. Red and Orange Hills, 1938
IV. Red hills and Sky, 1945
V. A Black Bird with Snow-Covered Red Hills, 1946
VI. Black Bird Series (In the Patio IX), 1950

Schumann – Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Lebhaft, leicht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Liebermann – Trio No. 1, Op. 32 for violin, cello, and piano

Hannah Kendall – Vera for clarinet, violin, viola and cello

Fauré – Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro molto

From Antiquity to Modernity takes audiences on a journey from the icons of classical music to their modern counterparts. Curated by Berginald Rash, the series takes a playful and joyous approach – juxtaposing the old and the new, the canonical and well-known to and recently reappraised and celebrated. 

We turn to the quintet, this combination of clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano will expand and contract as the repertoire allows. From trios like Libby Larsen’s Black Birds, Red Hills, a musical reimagining of Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings, Lowell Liebermann’s cinematic Trio No. 1, Op. 32 for violin, cello and piano, to Schumann’s seminal chamber work Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 that can be performed by either clarinet or cello and Hannah Kendall’s clarinet quartet, Vera. This concert is one of nostalgia and dreams culminating in Faure’s sublimely decadent Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15.

Venue: Kevin Barry Recital Room
Tickets: €17.50 
10% discount for Friends of NCH

Presented by NCH
Collaborative visual art by Ishmael Claxton 

Additional concerts in this series:
16 June: From Antiquity to Modernity: ‘Dark Love’

For booking, visit the link below.

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