The Vanbugh & Friends

St Brendan's Church, Bantry

Sun 01 Oct 2023 (note: this event has already taken place)
€20 / €10

West Cork Music’s autumn concert series opens on Sunday October 1st at 3pm with The Vanburgh and Friends in St Brendan’s Church, Bantry.

The Vanbrugh, violinist Marja Gaynor, viola player Ed Creedon and double bass player Stéphane Petiet will be performing two much-loved works from the extended chamber music repertoire – Beethoven’s String Quintet Op. 104 and Dvo?ák’s String Quintet Op. 77.

Beethoven wrote his darkly beautiful C minor piano trio Op.1 No.3 in 1795 and it became one of his most popular chamber works. He published this string quintet arrangement in 1819. Dvo?ák’s Op.77 quintet adds the depth of the double bass to the instruments of the string quartet and together with Dvo?ák’s love of melody and rhythmic vitality, the result is a glorious and joyful musical celebration.

The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the Vanbrugh Quartet which was based in Cork as RTE’s Resident Quartet from 1986 to 2013 and as Artists-in-Residence at University College, Cork from 1990 until the retirement of violinist Gregory Ellis in 2017. Over three decades

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