Lunchtime with ConTempo

Lunchtime with ConTempo

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 1.10pm

Galway Music Residency’s Lunchtime with ConTempo series continues this spring with a varied programme of music by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist.

The performance takes place at 1:10pm on Tuesday 2 May in the stunning surroundings of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Lombard Street, Galway. Listen to ConTempo Quartet perform Dvořák's String Quartet No 10 (nicknamed The Slavonic Quartet) and Rehnqvist's The Riddle (Gåtan) which was composed in 2017 for the "Kronos' 50 for the future" project.

Athenry Vision Orchestra is a community youth orchestra with members from age 10-16. They rehearse weekly with lively discussion and much fun! Their repertoire emphasises living composers with a particular fondness for Irish composers.

Sligo Academy of Music Junior Orchestra is made up of students aged 5-13. They rehearse weekly and perform at many events throughout Sligo and are really looking forward to collaborate with the Athenry Vision Orchestra and The ConTempo Quartet.

ConTempo Quartet is the resident ensemble of Galway Music Residency and was RTE’s Resident Quartet from 2014 until 2019. Praised as a “fabulous foursome” (Irish Independent) and noted for performances which are “exceptional” (The Strad) and “full of imaginative daring” (The Irish Times), ConTempo Quartet has forged a unique place in Irish musical life.

Galway Music Residency is proudly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, University of Galway (Education Partner), and Galway City and County Councils. For further information, visit

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Published by Galway Music Residency on 12 April 2023

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