Venue: Athenry Castle
Date: 11 June 2022 at 1pm
Galway Music Residency’s partners with Athenry Music School to present a special lunchtime concert in the beautiful Athenry Castle.
ConTempo Quartet will perform Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, composed in 1960, which the composer privately stated was a eulogy to himself. The quartet will also perform Galway composer Katharina Baker’s Galway Suite in tribute to her contribution to music education and music-making in Galway city and county.
ConTempo Quartet will be joined by a number of young soloists and ensembles from Athenry Music School, who will showcase their talents:
- Adam Parkinson and Eva Mullen (cello & piano)
- Fionna Mc Kree (solo violin)
- Fiachra Niland (solo piano)
- Maia Englebrecht (solo violin)
- Starling Quartet: Fionna Mc Kree, Orna McCormack, Eli Parkinson, Adam Parkinson
- Accompanist: Teresa Turner
Due to the age of the building, there is unfortunately no step-free access and some surfaces are uneven.