MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS PIANO QUARTET, CAPPA ENSEMBLE, ON TOUR 1 – 8 NOVEMBER 2010

21 September 2010


“This young award-winning Belfast pianist has an intuitive feel for music, and can cross musical boundaries effortlessly." Sunday Business Post on Michael McHale

“Intensely poetic” New Zealand Herald on Bartosz Woroch

“O’Kane’s tender cello solo was welcome balm” www.classicalsource.com on Brian O’Kane


Music Network is delighted to present the exceptional Cappa Ensemble, a quartet of outstanding young artists from Ireland, Poland and the UK, including two former winners of the Camerata Ireland Young Musician of the Year award, Michael McHale and Brian O’Kane. Performing works by Mozart, Walton, Schumann and contemporary Irish composer Elaine Agnew, Cappa Ensemble tour Ireland from 1 – 8 November. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost music ensembles at affordable prices in venues around Ireland and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.

Named after the celebrated 17th-century Italian violin-maker Gioffredo Cappa, this exciting young chamber ensemble has quickly established itself as a quartet of outstanding artistry, equally at home playing classical and contemporary works. Previously a very successful string quartet, in July 2008 the group shifted its focus to performing works for both string trio and piano quartet. It has toured extensively in Australasia and Japan as well as enjoying a busy concert schedule performing to audiences throughout the UK. Cappa Ensemble were awarded a place on Music Network’s Young Musicwide scheme in 2009.

Its four members are all top-notch performers in their own right – and both Brian O’Kane and Michael McHale are former winners of the Camerata Ireland Young Musician of the Year. McHale has established himself as one of the leading Irish pianists of his generation, while cellist O’Kane has collaborated with artists such as the Vanbrugh Quartet, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Polish violinist Bartosz Woroch has toured with the Bern Symphony Orchestra and the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra and performed at the Barbican and the Wigmore Hall, and violist Adam Newman has played with the London Steve Reich Ensemble, the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Conchord Ensemble.

Programme

Mozart piano quartet in g minor k.478
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Rondon

Walton piano quartet in d minor (1921)

1. Allegramente
2. Allegro Scherzando
3. Andante tranquillo
4. Allegro molto

Elaine Agnew string trio - 3 Angry Men (1991).

Schumann piano quartet in E flat Major op.47

1. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Scherzo. Molto vivace - Trio I - Trio II
3. Andante cantabile
4. Finale. Vivace

On Tour:  Monday 1st November CLOUGHJORDAN (St. Kieran's Church of Ireland 8:00 PM), Tuesday 2nd November DUBLIN (Coach House, Dublin Castle, 8:00 PM), Wednesday 3rd November WATERFORD (Large Room, City Hall, 8:00 PM), Thursday 4th November KILLORGLIN  (Intermediate School, 8:00 PM), Friday 5th November NEWBRIDGE (Riverbank Arts Centre, 8:00 PM), Saturday 6th November NAVAN (Solstice Arts Centre, 8:00 PM), Sunday 7th November CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8:00 PM), Monday 8th November CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM).


FOR LISTINGS EDITORS


Music Network presents
Classical Music Tour
The Cappa Ensemble (Ireland/Poland/UK)
Winners of Music Network’s Young Musicwide competition in 2009

Bartosz Woroch, violin
Adam Newman, viola
Brian O’Kane, cello
Michael McHale, piano

On Tour 1 – 8 November 2010

“This young award-winning Belfast pianist has an intuitive feel for music, and can cross musical boundaries effortlessly." Sunday Business Post on Michael McHale

“Intensely poetic” New Zealand Herald on Bartosz Woroch

“O’Kane’s tender cello solo was welcome balm” www.classicalsource.com on Brian O’Kane

Bartosz Woroch, violin
Adam Newman, viola
Brian O’Kane, cello
Michael McHale, piano


Monday 1st November St. Kieran's Church of Ireland, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €12 / €10
Booking: 0505 42091
Promoted by: Cloughjordan Community Development Committee

Tuesday 2nd November Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €40 / €15 / €10
Booking: 01 6719429 or www.musicnetwork.ie
Promoted by: Music Network

Wednesday 3rd November Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €15 / €5 (students)
Booking: Tickets available at the door
Promoted by: Waterford Music

Thursday 4th November Intermediate School, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €15 / €8 (concession)
Booking: 066 9761246
Promoted by: Killorglin Arts Festival

Friday 5th November Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €15 / €13
Booking: 045 448327
Promoted by Riverbank Arts Centre

Saturday 6th November Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €15 / €12
Booking: 046 9092300
Promoted by: Solstice Arts Centre

Sunday 7th November Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €12 / €10
Booking: 095 21699
Promoted by: Clifden Arts Society

Monday 8th November Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: €15 / €12
Booking: 094 9023733
Promoted by: Linenhall Arts Centre


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