Double String Quartet to Premiere Gerald Barry Work in Sligo

Vogler Quartet. Image © Christian Kern

Double String Quartet to Premiere Gerald Barry Work in Sligo

Vogler Quartet and RTÉ Con Tempo will join forces at Sligo International Chamber Music Festival for 'Midday'.

The second Sligo International Chamber Music Festival (formerly Music at Drumcliffe), directed by violinist Tim Vogler, will take place at Drumcliffe Church and The Model, Sligo, from 28 April to 1 May. 

Gerald Barry’s new work Midday, a co-commission by RTÉ and Sligo County Council, will be performed by a double string quartet composed of ensemble-in-residence Vogler Quartet and the RTÉ Con Tempo Quartet at the closing concert on Monday 1 May. The performance will be recorded for broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM, preceded by an interview with composer Barry and Michael Dungan. Barry describes the work as ‘…standing still in the landscape, listening, watching, waiting.’

The festival also features performances from the wind quintet Cassiopeia Winds; the Amatis Piano Trio; clair-obscur saxophone trio; pianist Hugh Tinney; and clarinettist Ib Hausmann, all of whom will share the stage in concerts across the weekend. The programme features a wide range of chamber music, including music by Gershwin, Bach, Berio, Thomas Adès, Hindemith and Josef Suk. 

Together with partners Music Generation Sligo, it will also include a young musician programme curated by the Royal Irish Academy’s Professor James Cavanagh, called ‘Tuned In!’. This combines masterclasses and performances for young performers (string, woodwind, piano and saxophone, individuals and ensembles) and their tutors. 

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Published on 29 March 2017

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