ONE of Europe’s finest young string quartets will play in the All Saints Church in Castleconnell next week as part of the autumn classical concert series.
The church will be filled with the strains of Mozart, Bartók and Shostakovich on Tuesday, October 13, as the Zaïde Quartet play in the village.
The female quartet have established quite a reputation in a short space of time, playing in some of the world’s most prestigious halls this year as part of the ECHO Rising Stars programme, with shows in Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Beijing Performing Arts Centre in the past three years.
“It’s so exciting to have these rising stars, the Zaïde Quartet come to Limerick as part of the Castleconnell Concert Series,” said a spokesperson for the Castleconnell Concert Committee, who are supported by Music Network, The Arts Council and Limerick 2020.
“Their choice of music for the programme represents composers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries honouring the European tradition of quartet composition as a genre. Don’t miss their technical brilliance in their once off visit to Limerick.”
The group have worked regularly with Hatto Beyerle, violist and founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, and last year released a much-lauded debut album featuring works by Janáček and Martinů.
Ticket details for the Castleconnell 2015 Autumn Concerts Series programme at the All Saints’ Church - tickets €15 available at the door prior to each performance, €10 concession. Online booking is recommended through the Lime Tree on 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie