WATERFORD-MUSIC & NATIONAL STRING QUARTET FOUNDATION PRESENT:

PIROSMANI QUARTET

The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford 

19th October 2022 7:30 pm

Mairead Hickey violin 
William Hagen violin 
Georgy Kovalev viola
Ella van Poucke cello

Cork violinist Mairead Hickey leads a star-studded lineup of international musicians. Beethoven’s Op.18 No.3 was by some accounts his first string quartet and from its lyrical opening to its fleet-footed finale it carries the hallmarks of the master’s genius. We lost many of Brahms’ quartets through his obsessive self censorship, but this magnificent A minor quartet is one of the three masterpieces that escaped his fireplace. Sean Doherty’s fine ‘Night Piece’ was written for Mairead Hickey’s Ortus Festival in Cork in February 2020. 

Programme:

Beethoven – Quartet in D major Op.18 No.3 [1798] 
Sean Doherty – ‘Night Piece’ [2020] 
Brahms – Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2 [1873]
Mairead Hickey (violin) & Ella van Poucke (cello) play Johannes Brahms Double Concerto, Op. 102 - Soundwave 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBbViChL2lE&ab_channel=SoundWaveCollective

tickets: €17/€15/€5

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