Liverpool Quartet in Drogheda
Piazzolla - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires 
Deirdre Gribbin - Merrow Sang 
Zemlinsky - Quartet No.1 in A major Op.4 
Shostakovich - Quartet No.3 in F major Op.73 
(programmes will be drawn from these works, see NSQF.ie)
Róisín Walters’ Liverpool Quartet brings an exciting and varied programme including their own arrangement of the impassioned tangos of Piazzolla’s extraordinary Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Still relatively unknown, Zemlinsky pursued a parallel compositional path to Schoenberg and this beautiful early masterpiece is very much in the genre of Brahmsian late romanticism. Shostakovich’s third quartet is a heart-breaking musical commentary on the futility and pain of war and ranks amongst the finest quartets of the twentieth century. Deirdre Gribbin’s magical and mysterious Merrow Sang from 2007 vividly recounts a tale of merrow-maidens emerging from the sea during the burial of one the Cantillon family of Ballyheigue.
This concert is part of a tour coordinated by the National String Quartet Foundation. It is supported by the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM. Further details at www.NSQF.ie