The Galway Music Residency’s Music & Musingssummer series in association with the Contemporary Music Centre continues on Thursday 7th June at 8:30pm in the Black Gate Cultural Centre. This series of concerts featuring the Galway ConTempo Quartet, and established composers from Ireland, presents high quality chamber music in an intimate setting, along with opportunities to eat, drink and meet the artists and composers.
Following a very successful event in May, the second instalment of the series on Thursday 7thJune will feature Deirdre McKay’s Snowline, a new work for string quartet commissioned by RTÉ last year. The Galway premiere of this exciting new work will be performed by the Galway ConTempo Quartet paired with Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor. The performances will be interspersed with conversations with Deirdre McKay and the quartet, chaired by Linda O’Shea Farren of the Contemporary Music Centre.
Tickets for this unique event cost €12/€7 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.ie or on the door (limited availability). The venue has no step-free access. Music & Musings will return in the autumn.
The Galway Music Residency is supported by NUI Galway, the Arts Council, Galway City and County Councils and GMIT. For further information, visit www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie or call 091586706.
The Galway Music Residency (TGMR) was established in 2002 to cultivate a comprehensive music development programme for Galway, with a professional ensemble at its centre. The programme was designed to bring performances to new audiences in Galway City and County and to broaden the experience of those already involved in music.ConTempo Quartet was chosen as TGMR’s Ensemble in Residence in 2003 and continues to captivate audiences throughout the city, county and beyond with its repertoire of classical, contemporary, folk and traditional music. TGMR also runs a vibrant programme of community and educational projects, engaging with young musicians and listeners of all ages.
Formed in 1995 in Bucharest, ConTempo Quartet is recognised as one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. It has performed world-wide in many prestigious venues, winning prizes at competitions in Munich, Rome and London, and worked alongside artists of the highest calibre. It has broadcast widely on European radio, premiered and recorded many contemporary pieces and in June 2016 the members were awarded with honorary doctorates in music from NUI Galway in recognition of 13 years of music and education in the West of Ireland. In 2014 ConTempo was also appointed RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence.
The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland's archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the island of Ireland. CMC is a relevant, resourceful and recognisable force in the documentation, development and promotion of Contemporary Music in Ireland. CMC meets the needs of a wide variety of interest groups: composers, performers, musicologists, teachers, students and reaches a range of audiences including music enthusiasts, other artforms, children and young people in its support to Contemporary Music. As the archive for composers' works and related materials from the island of Ireland, CMC’s strategic goal is to ensure that the contemporary music landscape in Ireland is documented and preserved for future generations and that access to our dynamic library of contemporary works is provided.
For further information contact:
Maeve Bryan, Operations Manager, the Galway Music Residency
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 091-586706
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