The Callino Quartet, together with soprano Ailish Tynan, are on a nationwide tour and The Source Arts Centre in Thurles play host on Wednesday, April 15th at 8pm.
The Callino Quartet programme of music offers contrasts from three centuries will include a classical string quartet by Haydn and a romantic work by Brahms.
The 20th century Schoenberg’s String Quartet No.2 has the addition of a soprano, in this case an Irish singer with a starry international career, the charming Ailish Tynan.
Ailish Tynan and the Callino Quartet will close the concert with Mozart’s exuberant ‘Exultate Jubilate’.
This concert programme on April 15th will delight, challenge a little, charm and uplift your spirits.
The Callino Quartet, named after ‘Cailin cois tSuir a me’, the first Irish air to be notated in the 16th century, was established at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 1999.
The quartet have since performed around the world as a quartet and had many interesting collaborations.
The quartet’s recording of Haydn’s ‘Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross’ with poetry written and performed by former English Poet Laureate Andrew Motion is due for release shortly.
The quartet are delighted to be joined by Ailish Tynan for this tour.
Ailish was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a BBC New Generation Artist and she won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at the 2003 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Recent highlights in her international career include Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Prague Symphony Orchestra under Jac van Steen; Mahler Symphony No. 2 with the Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Myung-whun Chung; Bella in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davies and a series of recitals at the Vinterfestspill, Norway, with pianist Matti Hirvonen.
Operatic engagements include Gretel Hänsel und Gretel and Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims forthe Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Gretel Hansel & Gretel for Scottish Opera; Tigrane Radamisto for English National Opera; Papagena Die Zauberflöte at La Scala; Despina Così fan tutte at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse; Héro Béatrice et Bénédict for Houston Grand Opera, Opéra Comique and the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg.
The Callino Quartet tour is funded by The Arts Council and supported by RTÉ Lyric fm. For more details please see www.classicallinks.ie.
The Callino Quartet will feature at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles on Wednesday, April 15th at 8pm.
For all bookings and enquiries please call the box office 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm) or book online at www.thesourceartscentre.ie.