Castleconnell music series continues with Esposito Quartet

William Butt and Joachim Roewer with Mia Cooper and Anna Cashell of the Esposito Quartet, playing Tuesday
One of Ireland’s finest classical quartets will take centre stage at the latest show in the Castleconnell Autumn Concert series, taking place next Tuesday night, September 29.

One of Ireland’s finest classical quartets will take centre stage at the latest show in the Castleconnell Autumn Concert series, taking place next Tuesday night, September 29.

The Esposito Quartet, featuring Mia Cooper and Anna Cashell on violin and Joachim Roewer on viola and cellist William Butt, will perform in the All Saint’s Church in Castleconnell as part of the classical music series, which runs until November.

The Quartet are named after pianist and composer Michele Esposito and have established reputations in Ireland and abroad as orchestra leaders, principals, professors and recording artists. They will bring to life the string compositions of Joseph Haydn, Samuel Barber, Philip Glass and Ludwig V. Beethoven at the show.

The concert series is presented by the Limerick Arts Office in association with the Castleconnell Concert Committee, and supported by The Arts Council, Limerick 2020 and Music Network.

“We are delighted to welcome the Esposito Quartet, who include William Butt, Professor of cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin; Joachim Roewer artistic director of Killaloe Chamber Music Festival; Mia Cooper, leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and Anna Cashell, founder of the Esposito Quartet and a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra,” said committee member Pat Burke.

The series began last month with pianist Stuart O’Sullivan and cellist Péter Sebestyén. On October 13 the French-based Zaïde Quartet, regarded as one of Europe’s finest young string quartets, will perform the music of Shostakovich, Mozart and Bartók. The final concert on November 17 will feature soprano Sylvia O’Brien, cellist Christopher Marwood and pianist Michael McHale coming together in a combination to perform ‘A Romantic Voice’.