The Galway Ensemble-in-Residence is a project supported by a partnership of NUI Galway/Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh; the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and TG4; and assisted by Galway City Council, Galway County Council and Galway University Foundation.
The Galway Ensemble-in-Residence forms the cornerstone of a new Music Development Programme for Galway city and county that will bring the joy of music to Galway communities through performances, concerts, workshops and outreach activity.
At the heart of this activity is the ConTempo String Quartet. Formed in 1995 by four students at the Music University in Bucharest, Romania, the quartet has become one of the most celebrated young quartets performing today and their selection as Galway’s Ensemble-in-Residence in 2003 has created a unique opportunity for the development of music in Galway.
NUI Galway alumni and friends are invited to experience the ConTempo String Quartet on their first Irish Tour, which takes place this month at a number of locations across the country:
Wednesday, October 20th, 8.00pm – Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology
Thursday, October 21st, 8.00pm – Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary
Friday, October 22nd, 8.00pm – Church of St. Multose, Kinsale
Sunday, October 24th, 4.00pm – Holy Trinity Heritage Centre, Carlingford
Monday, October 25th, 8.00pm – John Field Room, NCH, Dublin
Thursday, October 28th, 8.00pm – St. Peters’ Church, Drogheda
Saturday, October 30th, 11.00am – Elmwood Hall, Belfast
playing the music of:
Haydn – String Quartet Opus 76 No. 5
Webern – “Langsamer Satz”
Beethoven – Opus 59 No. 3 (“Rasoumovsky”)
Tickets: €15/€12 (stg£11/£9) available from local promoters. Further information from ConTempo String Quartet or telephone 091 586706.
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