The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
18th November 2022
7:30 pm
tickets: €17/€15/€5
(on sale from 26th October)

Renowned French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca and award-winning accordionist Félicien Brut collaborate on their first Irish Tour from 10 Nov - 20 November performing in Waterford on 18th November 2022.

Music Network’s November tour will complete the season with the boundary-crossing French virtuosi cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca and accordionist Félicien Brut. The tour showcases World Songs, a genre-busting programme spanning the Baroque to the modern day, including the premiere of a new Music Network commission, Winter Wisps Softly Dissipate, by Irish composer Judith Ring.

Both are distinguished soloists in their own right. Christian-Pierre La Marca won a Gramophone Award for his ‘Cello 360’ recording last year with a radiant presence on world concert and recording platforms. Accordionist Félicien Brut has established himself as a leading innovator and musical collaborator among the new generation of French musicians. His latest album was released in October 2022 by Warner Classics / Erato, which saw him become the first accordionist to record for this label.

La Marca and Brut have chosen a diverse programme for their Music Network tour - from baroque masterpieces to frenzied South American rhythms; they travel the globe finding roots in the most eclectic scholarly and popular cultures. Two French virtuosos of the new generation are not to be missed! 

World Songs 
Jean-Phillippe Rameau (1683–1764)  ‘Les Sauvages’, Les Indes Galantes (arr. La Marca/Brut) 
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)  Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G Major, BWV 1027, mov. 3 &4 
Frédéric Chopin (1810–49)  Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, no. 4 (arr. Domi Emorine) 
Marin Marais (1656–1728)  La Folia for cello solo 
Judith Ring (b. 1976)  Winter Wisps Softly Dissipate (Music Network Commission)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–75) Adagio from Le Clair Ruisseau, Op. 39
David Popper (1843–1913) Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Astor Piazolla (1921–92) Maria de Buenos Aires – extracts (arr. Jérôme Ducros and Domi Emorine)
Ariel Ramirez (1921–2010) Alfonsina y el mar (arr. Domi Emorine) 
Franck Angélis (b. 1962) Impasse - extracts
Tony Murena (1917–70) & Jacques Brel (1929–78) Passion (Murena) – Indifférence (Murena) – Vesoul (Brel) 
Richard Galliano (b. 1950) Tango pour Claude

Watch Marin Marais: La Folia - Christian-Pierre La Marca  HERE & Félicien Brut et Thibaut Garcia - Astor Piazzolla: Zita  HERE