ConTempo Countywide

ConTempo Countywide

Saturday, 1 April 2023, 2.30pm

Join Galway Music Residency for the first ConTempo Countywide concert of 2023! Enjoy an afternoon of Easter music and poetry set in the beautiful Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library. This special collaboration is presented in partnership with Ballinasloe Library & Group 8.

Join ConTempo Quartet and members of the artist collective Group 8 for this evocative Easter performance which includes music by Joseph Haydn and poetry by Mark Strand. The music and poetry are interwoven in an hour-long meditation on "The Seven Last Words of Christ" with members from Group 8 sharing readings between musical movements performed by ConTempo.

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 University of Galway, the Arts Council, Galway County Council, and Galway City Council.

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Added by Galway Music Residency on 22 March 2023

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