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Collins / Cooper / Coppey / McGonnell

Quartet for the End of Time and the world première performances of four new solo works for violin, cello, clarinet and piano

By Dublin International Chamber Music Festival

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Sun, 11 Jun 2023 19:30 - 22:30 IST


Kilmainham Gaol Inchicore Road D08 RK28 Dublin 8 Ireland

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  • 3 hours
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Finghin Collins, piano

Mia Cooper, violin

Marc Coppey, cello

Carol McGonnell, clarinet

Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

and the world première performances of four new works for violin, cello, clarinet and piano by Cenk Ergün, Amanda Feery, Gráinne Mulvey and Jonathan Nangle.

Composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his evocative Quartet for the End of Time while a prisoner-of-war at the Stalag VIIIA camp in Gorlitz, Germany. This seminal work, first performed on a brutally cold January night in 1941 in the camp by Messiaen and other internees, will be performed by and ensemble of exceptional musicians from home and abroad in the site-specific setting of Kilmainham Gaol’s East Wing. Taking their inspiration from the Gaol’s rich history and iconic surroundings, four new works, commissioned by DICMF with funds from The Arts Council, will be performed alongside Messiaen’s master oeuvre.

Pianist Máire Carroll will join forces with Finghin Collins for the first performance of Gráinne Mulvey’s work.

Presented in partnership with the Office of Public Works and Kilmainham Gaol Museum

DICMF would like to acknowledge the valuable support of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Office of Public Works and Dublin City Council

About the organiser

The Dublin International Chamber Music Festival (formerly Great Music in Irish Houses) is Ireland’s longest-established chamber music festival and was founded in Castletown House in 1970. Since then, the month of June has been a musical summer must for Irish chamber music devotees. Our objective was and still is, to present concerts of chamber music, “the music of friends” in the sort of smaller, intimate spaces for which the music was originally written, away from the more formal setting of a concert hall. Over the years we have offered Irish audiences the opportunity to hear some of the finest international and Irish artists perform a vast range of chamber music in a variety of Ireland’s most historic and notable buildings, spaces that would not normally resound with beautiful and exciting music. Stately Irish Houses are juxtaposed with some of the country’s iconic, modern buildings showing the diversity of Irish architectural and interior design. From that small sapling planted in Castletown House, the great oak that is now the current Festival has grown and is recognised widely as a prestigious platform for world-class musicians.

DICMF is a non-profit making organisation and depends on the support of sponsors and Friends to continue its work into the future. It is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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