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NCH Chamber Music Series 2019/2020

The John Lynch Chamber Music Project 2020

Sunday 22nd March
Sunday 5th & Sunday 19th APril

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The fourth annual series of The John Lynch Chamber Music Project presented by members of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Concert Orchestra in memory of their late colleague John Lynch. The three concerts take a fascinating musical journey through three countries, providing a unique opportunity to hear rarely performed works for a wonderful array of instrumental combinations.





 


France

France CANCELLED

Sunday 22 March, 3pm

Pianists Lance Coburn and Fergal Caulfield join members of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in works by some of the most colourful composers who flourished during the belle époque.

Fascinating combinations of trumpet, flute, piano and strings charm and excite in four marvellous works.

Saint-Saëns Septet, Op. 65
Lance Coburn piano | Killyan Bannister trumpet | Orla Ní Bhraoin violin | Karl Sweeney violin | Adèle Johnson viola | Martin Johnson cello | Mark Jenkins double bass

Germaine Tailleferre Piano Trio
Fergal Caulfield piano | Orla Ní Bhraoin violin | Martin Johnson cello

Albert Roussel Trio for flute, viola and cello Op. 40
Sinéad Farrell flute | Adèle Johnson viola | Martin Johnson cello

Philippe Gaubert Trois Aquarelles for flute, cello and piano
Fergal Caulfield piano | Sinéad Farrell flute | Martin Johnson cello


 

Hungary CANCELLED

Sunday 5th April, 3pm

Oscar-winning Hollywood composer Miklós Rózsa’s 1st String Quartet evokes the Hungarian folk music of the composer’s youth, while Ligeti’s Bagatelles and Dohnányi’s Sextet mix pathos with humour.

Violinist Elaine Clark and clarinettist John Finucane join their colleagues from the RTÉ orchestras in this highly entertaining musical cocktail.

György Ligeti Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
Catriona Ryan flute | Ciara Glasheen-Artem oboe | John Finucane clarinet | Cormac Ó hAodáin horn | Hilary Macken bassoon

Miklós Rózsa String Quartet No 1, Op. 22
Ting Zhong Deng violin | Jane Hackett violin | Fiachra de hOra viola | Ailbhe McDonagh cello

Ernö Dohnányi Sextet in C for piano, strings and winds, Op. 37
Réamonn Keary piano | John Finucane clarinet | Cormac Ó hAodáin horn | Elaine Clark violin | Fiachra de hOra viola | Niall O’Loughlin cello

Hungary
 


USA

USA CANCELLED

Sunday 19th April, 3pm

Members of the RTÉ National Symphony and RTÉ Concert Orchestras combine to perform some of the most evocative music to come out of the US in the last thirty years. From Corigliano’s expression of grief in Soliloquy to Adams’s mystical Shaker Loops, Reich’s poignant Different Trains and Bolcom’s wistful Ghost Rags, this promises to be a rare experience not to be missed.

John Corigliano Soliloquy for clarinet and string quartet
Michael Seaver clarinet | Brona Cahill violin | Hugh Murray violin | Lisanne Melchior viola | Úna Ní Chanainn cello

Steve Reich Different Trains, for string quartet and tape
Brona Cahill violin | Hugh Murray violin | Lisanne Melchior viola | Úna Ní Chanainn cello | Adrian Harte tape

William Bolcom Three Rags for string quartet
Brona Cahill violin | Hugh Murray violin | Lisanne Melchior viola | Úna Ní Chanainn cello

John Adams Shaker Loops
Brona Cahill violin | Hugh Murray violin | Carole Quigley violin | Lisanne Melchior viola | Úna Ní Chanainn cello | Ailbhe McDonagh cello | Helen Morgan double bass

         

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