Ficino Quartet in Dublin

Ficino Quartet in Dublin

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 3.00pm
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Ficino Quartet
Elaine Clark, violin
Hugh Murray, violin
Nathan Sherman, viola
Ailbhe McDonagh, cello

Osvaldo Golijov - Tenebrae [2000]
Shostakovich - Quartet No.7 [1960]
Ailbhe McDonagh - Quartet No.2 The Lore Quartet † [2023]
Brahms - Quartet in A minor Op.51/2 [1876]

† Commissioned by the National String Quartet Foundation with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland

Cellist-composer Ailbhe McDonagh presents her newly commissioned second string quartet on this tour by the Ficino Quartet. Osvaldo Golijov’s hauntingly beautiful Tenebrae reflects both the brutality of human conflict and the parallel perspective of the earth’s serene progress through space. Shostakovich’s short and enigmatic seventh quartet was dedicated to his first wife who had died six years earlier and the concerts end with Brahms’ glorious masterpiece, his A minor quartet Op.51 No.2

Presented by the National Concert Hall. Part of a tour supported by the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM

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