VANBRUGH & FRIENDS
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA CONCERT
in support of the National String Quartet Foundation
Aula Maxima, UCC - Saturday 15th June 2019 at 7.30
INTRODUCED BY EVELYN GRANT
Presented by Cork Orchestral Society with the support of University College, Cork
Thanks to everyone who helped make the concert on 15th such a memorable night. A packed house in UCC’s Aula Maxima (sincere apologies to those who were turned away at the door), fantastic performances and lots of background from Evelyn Grant all combined to create a very special event. Particular thanks to UCC and to President Patrick O’Shea for hosting the evening.
Masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Dvorak together with four spectacular arrangements for eight cellos, presented by nineteen of Cork’s finest string players, including both internationally established artists and exciting younger talent.
Mairead Hickey will join us fresh off the plane from New Zealand where she is one of just two Europeans to have made the finals of the prestigious Michael Hill violin competition.
This concert marks sixty years since the first performance of the RTE String Quartet Residency in summer 1959 and celebrates the remarkable legacy of exceptional musicians that flowed from that initiative.
All musicians are giving their services in support of the National String Quartet Foundation. If you are unable to attend the concert, please consider making a donation.
Dvorak: String Quintet in E flat major Op.97
Mairead Hickey, violin
David McElroy, violin
Ed Creedon, viola
Cian O’Duill, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 (1st mmt)
Schubert: Standchen (from Schwanengesang)
Popper: Polonaise de Concert
Aoife Burke, cello
Eugene Lamy, cello
Yseult Stockdale Cooper, cello
Zoe Nagle, cello
Callum Owens, cello
Maria O’Connor, cello
Aoife nic Athlaoich, cello
Grace Coughlan, cello
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
Elizabeth Cooney, violin
Keith Pascoe, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
David Kenny, viola
Brian O’Kane, cello
Sinead O’Halloran, cello
Presented with the generous support of