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MUSIC: The Esposito Quartet
Friday 10th September, 2021 - 20:00€15 – €18
Mia Cooper, violin
Anna Cashell, violin
Joachim Roewer, viola
William Butt, cello
The Esposito Quartet comprises four of our most distinguished musicians with a combined wealth of experience as recital artists, orchestral leaders and teachers, who have been playing as a quartet since 2010.
This programme includes:
Mozart – Quartet in F major K.590
Ian Wilson – ‘Across a Clear Blue Sky’
Korngold – Quartet No.1
Ian Wilson’s ‘Across a clear blue sky’ was written in 2009, inspired by Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Horace and the Thunder’, written following the attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre on 11th September 2001. The Esposito Quartet opens this autumn season with performances of the work marking the twentieth anniversary of that atrocity. The programme opens with Mozart’s great F major quartet from 1790, famously written for the cellist King of Prussia and concludes with Korngold’s first quartet, completed in Vienna in 1923. This beautiful quartet lives in the fairytale sound world of late romanticism (Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht is recalled, especially in the slow movement) and also clearly holds the seeds which led to Korngold’s later fame as a film composer.
The Esposito Quartet tour is supported by the National String Quartet Foundation, The Arts Council and RTÉ
Please note, due to Covid safety and social distancing requirements, audience capacity for our Autumn events is strictly limited. The tickets on sale currently are for unallocated seating. We will contact you closer to the event with details of your seats.