Tuesday, 19, September 2017

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Where to hear classical music in Cork

Upcoming season at the Triskel Arts Centre

Where to hear classical music in Cork

Cork is not a city that’s short on musical happenings – you can hear traditional music tinkering out of pubs on any evening, and there are often buskers livening up the streets. And that doesn’t include the big names that come to the city for sell out concerts.

But there are also a multitude of events for the classical music fans. At Triskel Arts Centre, there are a number of classical series that run throughout the year. Here are some concerts coming up on the calendar which we think are well worth a trip.

The Red Abbey String Quartet

A quartet of extraordinarily talented musicians on the violin, viola and cello will be playing Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op.42 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F minor Op.80.       
When: Saturday October 7th, 1pm (€10)

Where to hear classical music in Cork

The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale

With Michael McHale on piano, Keith Pascoe on violin, Simon Aspell on viola and Christopher Marwood on cello, this is set to be a brilliant lunchtime performance.
When: Saturday November 4th, 1pm (€10) 

Spotlight Chamber Music Series

A season of events running through to January, with must-see performances the October event, featuring Eoin Ducrot and Brendan Garde (Violin), Tríona Milne (Viola), Aoife Burke (Cello) and Chiara Opalio (Piano).
When: Saturday 21st October, €10 

The Complete Beethoven Cycle

Performed by the RTE Contempo Quartet, this incredible event celebrated some of the most extraordinary music ever composed. “Written over a span of thirty years in roughly three blocks, Beethoven took the form, perfected by “Papa Haydn” and developed further by Mozart , completely revising and transforming it.”
When: Thursday 12th October (and once a month following), 6.30pm, €12

There is an Island

With a fresh and interesting take, There is an Island take their influence from a wide array of performers, from Nick Cave to Mozart. “Expect hushed invocations, oceanic lullabies and haunting melodies with a sound that is at once transparent and full of warmth.”
When: Saturday 14th October, 8pm, €15 

You can see more information about all of the performances above (and book tickets) on the  Triskel website. The Triskel Arts Centre is just a ten-minute walk from The River Lee.