Sligo International Chamber Music Festival Commission Premiere

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival Commission Premiere

Second Quintet for Accordion and String Quartet by Nick Roth

Monday 6th May, Drumcliffe Church, Sligo

 

The 20th Sligo International Chamber Music Festival takes place from Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May and features some of the finest Irish and international musicians to perform with the internationally acclaimed ensemble-in-residence, the Vogler Quartet.  In celebration of 20th anniversary year, the festival has commissioned composer Nick Roth to write a new work, funded by Sligo County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme 2018-2022. More details at www.sligochambermusic.ie.

Inspired by the ezan, or call to prayer, in Islam and the Sufi tradition in Persian architecture Nick Roth’s Second Quintet for Accordion and String Quartet will be performed by Dermot Dunne and the Vogler Quartet on Monday 6th May at 12 noon in Drumcliffe Church.

Speaking about the commission, Nick says, “The idea for this piece came to me in Istanbul whilst I was there  to perform my First Quintet at the Akbank Festival. I happened to be standing between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet when the call to prayer was sounded, filling the square between these two amazing buildings with an incredible duet. It instantly seemed fitting to imagine a companion to the Clarinet Quintet (my first quintet), which is based on Jewish cantorial chanting, that explores the ezan in Islam and highlights the deep connections that the two faiths share at their root.

On Sunday 5th May Nick will host a workshop at The Model Sligo to give an insight into how this work evolved. The workshop will explore the inspiration, the voyages and the imagining that go into the creation of new music. Nick will tell the story of how the work came to be, with live performance and illustration of examples from the piece by the musicians to whom it is dedicated. Tickets €5 available fromwww.sligochambermusic.ie/ Tel. 071 916 1518.

The Creative Ireland programme is an invitation to all communities across Ireland to become involved in a celebration of our unique creativity. Sligo County Council welcomes this initiative and embraces the opportunity to empower communities to share equally in this celebration as part of Sligo International Chamber Music Festival.” Donal Tinney, Sligo County Librarian & Creative Sligo Co-ordinator.

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator. A curious predisposition and a steadfast refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with an array of international performers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, sculptors, directors, festivals and ensembles. In 2017 he was artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency (ESTEC) and dlr LexIcon, in 2015 at the California Academy of Sciences and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and in 2014 at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI), Paris.  He is artistic director of the Yurodny Ensemble, a founding member of the Water Project, and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music. His work is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre and the Association of Irish Composers.

This year’s Sligo International Chamber Music Festival boasts an exciting line up of Irish and international guest artists including the Grieg Trio, Eugène Mursky (piano); David Orlowsky (clarinet); Michael McHale (piano); Dermot Dunne (accordion); Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano); Vashti Hunter (cello); Malachy Robinson (double bass); Bruno Schneider (French horn); Henrik Rabien (bassoon) and Nick Roth (composer, saxophone, producer). These illustrious performers, along with the Vogler Quartet will perform music from all periods and musical styles including quintets, quartets, trios, duos, solos and songs by composers Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven and many, many more, something for everyone from music lovers and enthusiasts to the novice and the curious.   More details at www.sligochambermusic.ie.

 

Sunday 5th May, 2.00 pm, The Model, Sligo

Festival Commission Workshop with Nick Roth’s on his Second Quintet for Accordion and String Quartet

This workshop explores the inspiration, the voyages and the imagining that go into the creation of new music. Nick Roth’s Second Quintet for Accordion and String Quartet, commissioned by the Festival for Dermot Dunne and the Vogler Quartet, explores the ezan, or call to prayer, in Islam and the Sufi tradition in Persian architecture. The composer will tell the story of how the work came to be, with live performance and illustration of examples from the piece by the musicians to whom it is dedicated.

Tickets €5 available from www.sligochambermusic.ie/071 916 1518

 

Monday 6th May, 12 noon, Drumcliffe Church, Sligo

Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes for clarinet, string quartet and piano

Vogler Quartet, Eugene Mursky (piano)  David Orlowsky (clarinet)

Nick Roth: Premiere of Second Quintet for String Quartet and Accordion

Dermot Dunne (accordion), Vogler Quartet

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 1 Op 8

Grieg Trio 

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Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44

Eugene Mursky (piano)  Vogler Quartet

Tickets €30 available from www.sligochambermusic.ie/071 916 1518

 

Full festival listings on www.sligochambermusic.ie

Sligo International Chamber Music Festival is produced by Sligo County Council Arts Office. Funded by Sligo County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.

For further information, please contact Louise Walsh info@sligochambermusic.ie087 649 0818

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