Sunday 13th May at 3pm. Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny
Donegal Chamber Music Society presents the 2nd concert of the new afternoon “Sundays in Conwal” series with a programme of “Serenade & Dances” played by the Donegal Camerata String Quintet on Sunday 13th May at 3pm in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny. Admission €10/5.
Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at the door. For booking contact: An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777
“Serenade & Dances” with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet is the second concert of “Sundays in Conwal”, the Donegal Chamber Music Society´s new Sunday afternoon concert series. The aim of this series, which started in March, is to bring to life well-known music as well as pieces that are rarely heard, but also to acquaint music-lovers with new, contemporary compositions.
Popular Classical Music will be played, such as Mozart´s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Boccherini´s Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid (famous tune used in the Hollywood movie Master and Commander) and
Brahms’s well-known Hungarian Dances Nos. 6 and 5. The ensemble will also perform Derek Ball´s Suite “O´Carolan in Love” specially composed for them, based on dances and tunes by Turlough O´Carolan. Derek Ball is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland’s national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.
The DONEGAL CAMERATA (founded in 2007) is an international string ensemble of professional players based in the North West: Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (first violin); Northern Ireland violinist Claire Cunningham (second violin); Slovakian string player Lucia Spacirova (viola); Spanish musician Víctor Yélamo (cello) and Donegal bass player Michael McGinty (double bass). The Donegal Camerata is the only fully professional ensemble offering a regular concert series in the North West.
A forty-five minutes recital by 5 international professional players at a popular price for a Sunday afternoon chamber music treat in Conwal Church, Letterkenny.
PICTURE: DONEGAL CAMERATA String Quintet, from left to right
Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, violin; Lucia Spacirova, viola; Michael McGinty, double bass; Víctor Yélamo, cello; Claire Cunningham, violin.Photo by John Soffe (www.johnsoffe.com) © John Soffe 2012