Limerick Concert Series 2022-2023 – The Vanbrugh & Friends

Sunday 12th February 2023, 3:30pm


Limerick Concert Series 2022-2023 – The Vanbrugh & Friends

The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the greats from the extended chamber music repertoire. Beethoven’s Op.29 string quintet, nicknamed ‘The Storm’, was written in 1801, shortly after his Op.18 string quartets and combines his mastery of quartet writing with the expansive richness of texture offered by the addition of a second viola. Tchaikovsky’s epic string sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’ from 1892 adds a second cello into the mix and from the first bar the music pulsates with intensity and energy.

The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the Vanbrugh Quartet which was based in Cork as RTE’s Resident Quartet from 1986 to 2013 and as Artists-in-Residence at University College, Cork from 1990 until the retirement of violinist Gregory Ellis in 2017. Over three decades the quartet gave close to three thousand concerts, presenting the chamber music repertoire to audiences throughout Ireland, Europe, the Americas, and the Far East. Commercial recordings include more than thirty CDs of repertoire ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to many contemporary Irish works. In 2016 the group was presented with the National Concert Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their contribution to music in Ireland.

Keith Pascoe, Simon Aspell, and Christopher Marwood continue to perform together as the nucleus of the Vanbrugh and are joined by guest artists for performances of a wide range of chamber music repertoire.  For this concert they welcome three wonderful colleagues, violinist Marja Gaynor, violist Ed Creedon and cellist Maria O’Connor.

Performing Artists:

Keith Pascoe (violin), Marja Gaynor (violin), Simon Aspell (viola), Ed Creedon (viola),

Christopher Marwood (cello), Maria O’Connor (cello).

Programme:

Beethoven: String Quintet in C major Op.29

Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor Op.70 ‘Souvenir de Florence’

Presented by UCH

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Start Time: 3.30pm

Interval: TBC

Finish: TBC

Support: NO

 

 

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