The last of the "Sundays in Conwal 2013" celebrates the music of Britten, Mascagni and Hindemith.
Closing another successful programme of "Sundays in Conwal" the Donegal Chamber Music Society presents a concert featuring the Donegal Camerata String Quintet, with guests the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, for a celebration of "Anniversaries" in the music of Britten (100th), Hindemith (50th) and Mascagni (150th).
The Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble of this concert series, will perform items from their touring programme "Serenades & Dances" which they offered this year in places such as Glenveagh, Ballyshannon
and Culdaff. This will be another Sunday afternoon concert with evergreen favourites of music such as Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Piazzolla's Oblivion and Brahms's Hungarian Dances. The ensemble pursues its aim of presenting music by contemporary living Irish composers. On this occasion they will perform the "Lament" from String Quartet No. 2 (2003) by John McLachlan, the internationally esteemed composer (b.1964 in Dublin) who lives in Inishowen. The composer will introduce his piece during this performance in Conwal Church.
At the end of the concert, the Donegal Chamber Orchestra will join the String Quintet to perform Hindemith's Five Pieces Op. 44, Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana and Britten's youthful Simple Symphony as a homage to those composers whose anniversaries occur this year.
For some years now the Donegal Chamber Music Society has presented Concerts in Conwal Church with the inestimable collaboration of Canon Stewart Wright and the Select Vestry. This regular series of recitals has hosted a variety of artists with local and international careers, such as soprano Anne Jennings, the Szabó-Yélamo String Duo, organist Desmond Hunter, flautist Sarah Murphy, the Conwal Singers, cellist Mihai Dancila, Carducci Quartet and many others. Music presented over the seasons ranges from Bach to Vincent Kennedy and from Monteverdi to Derek Ball, not forgetting Haydn, Dvorak or Bartok.
Sundays in Conwal 2013. 24th November, 3pm. Conwal Church. Letterkenny
Donegal Camerata String Quintet with guests the Donegal Chamber Orchestra:
Celebrating the music of Britten (100th anniv.), Mascagni (150th anniv.) and Hindemith (50th anniv.)
Admission €10/5. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at the
door. For booking contact: An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777