Saltarello Trio

Saltarello Trio

Condensing a thousand years of music into just two hours might be a bit of a challenge, but Saltarello Trio are here to step up to the plate!

Tour Dates

Thurs 27 Feb Moving on Music, Belfast Book Tickets
Fri 28 Feb Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, Derry Book Tickets
Sat 29 Feb Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart Book Tickets
Sun 1 Mar, 8:00 pm Station House Theatre, Clifden Book Tickets
Mon 2 Mar, 8:00 pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar Book Tickets
Tues 3 Mar, 8:00 pm National Opera House, Wexford Book Tickets
Wed 4 Mar, 7:00 pm Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Thurs 5 Mar, 7:30 pm CIT Cork School of Music Book Tickets
Fri 6 Mar, 7:30 pm The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford Book Tickets
Sat 7 Mar, 8:00 pm Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard Book Tickets

A lot can happen in a thousand years. Condensing it into just two hours might be a bit of a challenge, but Saltarello Trio step up to the plate, tracing a clear musical line from Hildegard Von Bingen to David Fennessy, taking in multiple stops along the way to admire the work of Dowland, Vivaldi and Purcell.

The trio are all very familiar to Irish audiences, their collective and vast experience in the fields of classical and contemporary music have brought us many fine and memorable occasions, but for this outing they seek out the colours and textures of folk music to inform their witty arrangements. In this, they highlight the connections and similarities that exist between soundworlds of today and of hundreds of years ago, and Garth Knox’s new composition, specially commissioned for this tour by Music Network, will sit across the centuries, mediating a conversation between past and present.

The trio’s gorgeous swirling string lines and tasty percussion open a new window on old music, proving that a good tune can speak easily to all of us, no matter what the language, no matter when the time. 

Garth Knox, medieval fiddle | viola d’amore | viola
Sylvain Lemêtre, percussion
Agnès Vesterman, cello

PROGRAMME:
Hildegard von Bingen Ave Generosa | Guillaume de Machault Tels rit au matin | Medieval Dances arr. Saltarello | John Dowland Flow my tears | Henry Purcell Music for a while | Antonio Vivaldi Largo and Presto from Concerto for viola d’amore in D minor, RDV 393 | Marin Marais Folies D’Espagne for viola d’amore and cello |  David Fennessy 3 Hofer Photographs for solo cello | Gérard Pesson Tafelmusik for solo percussion | Black Brittany (traditional tunes) arr. Saltarello | Garth Knox Song from the sea | Garth Knox Galway Green* (Music Network Commission)  

*Republic of Ireland performances only 

 

Saltarello trio perform an Irish selection at Poisson Rouge

Thurs 27 Feb Moving on Music, Belfast 004428-9024 8818 Moving on Music
Fri 28 Feb Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, Derry 004428-9024 8818 Ulster University Magee in partnership with Walled City Music
Sat 29 Feb Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart 004428-9024 8818 Flowerfield Arts Centre
Sun 1 Mar Station House Theatre, Clifden 8:00 pm , €15 / €12 095-21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
Mon 2 Mar Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8:00 pm , €17 / €14 094-9023733
Tues 3 Mar National Opera House, Wexford 8:00 pm , €17 / €15 053-9122144
Wed 4 Mar Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 7:00 pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01-4750224 Music Network
Thurs 5 Mar CIT Cork School of Music 7:30 pm , €20 / €15 / €10 / €5 Cork Orchestral Society
Fri 6 Mar The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford 7:30 pm , €17 / €15 / €5 Waterford Music
Sat 7 Mar Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard 8:00 pm , €25 / €12.50 087-6839061 Derravaragh Music Association

Purcell: Oedipus - Arr. for viola d'amore and cello - Music For A While


"a mesmerising tour-de-force of combined talking and drumming."

- The Irish Times [on Lemêtre]

"Hearing such timeless songs in Knox’s arrangements is to hear them as if they were always intended for these instruments."

- Limelight Magazine (Australia)

"Superb, earthy playing."

- The Guardian [on Knox]

"Quite simply one of the most outstandingly magical discs I have heard."

- Gramophone [on Knox & Vesterman’s d’Amore]