RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet Visit Cork Schools
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, who this year celebrate twenty-five years as RTÉ’s resident quartet, will host interactive workshops at ten schools in Cork across 14—18 November. The workshops are part of Tuning-Up, Cork County Council’s Music in Schools programme which aims to bring Cork students face to face with practicing Irish musicians, and to allow them to see the techniques of music making and music composition first hand.
The Vanbrugh’s workshops will explore the storytelling aspects of music, both in terms of its ability to create visual images and its ability to convey a narrative. And so, students will go on a figurative journey from Austria to Russia, taking in Germany, China and Estonia along the way, through the performance and exploration of music by Béla Bartók, Zhou Long, Arvo Pärt and Dmitri Shostakovich.
The Vanbrugh will visit schools in Macroom, Ballingeary, Glounthaune, Youghal, Passage West, Berrings, Innishannon, Bandon, Drinagh and Union Hall. The workshop series follows immediately after the quartet’s concert in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin on 13 November, where music by Frederick May and Franz Schubert will be performed.
The final Tuning-Up project this Autumn will feature traditional musicians Matt Cranitch and Conal Ó Gráda, who will host workshops in schools from 28 November to 2 December.
Pictured: RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet.
Published on 10 November 2011