In association with Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Venue: Nun's Island Theatre

Date: 21 April 2020 at 8pm

Price: €12/ €7

Experience the WORLD PREMIERE of Wait a new piece for String Quartet, composed by Ailís Ní Ríain, which was co-commissioned by GMR and Cúirt International Festival of Literature. The work was composed in response to ‘Wait’ by the American poet Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), who read at Cúirt twice, from his collection Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980). The composer has created a fascinating aural experience heightened by, and enveloped in, Kinnell’s words. The World Premiere will be followed by conversation featuring quartet members, the composer, a local poet, Evonne Ferguson, Director of the Contemporary Music Centre, and Aidan Thomson, Director of the BA in Music at NUI Galway.

Tickets available from www.tht.ie or 091-569777

This commission is funded by the Arts Council’s Music Commission Award.

Arts Council and Cuirt

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