Sonoro Quartet in Waterford

Sonoro Quartet in Waterford

Friday, 3 November 2023, 7.30pm
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Sonoro Quartet
Sarah Jégou-Sageman, violin
Jeroen De Beer, violin
Séamus Hickey, viola
Léo Guiguen, cello

Beethoven - Quartet Op.59 No.3 Rasoumovsky [1806]
Sean Doherty - Devil's Dream [2015]
Shostakovich - Quartet No.2 [1944]

Cork violist Séamus Hickey returns for a second tour with his outstanding Belgium-based Sonoro Quartet and they open with Beethoven’s third Rasoumovsky quartet, its virtuosic outer movements contrasted with an atmospheric funeral march and a quaintly old-fashioned minuet. Sean Doherty’s musical roots lie in the Donegal fiddle tradition and his quartet Devil’s Dream offers an exciting and authentic fusion of trad and classical. Shostakovich’s dark and powerful second quartet was written in 1944, its mood and dramatic vision clearly shaped by the ongoing tragedy of the second world war. The extraordinary last movement is devastating in its range and depth of expression.

Presented by Waterford Music
Part of a National String Quartet Foundation tour supported by the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM

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Added by nsqf on 18 August 2023

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