Music & Musings: Greg Caffrey


  • The Mick Lally Theatre
  • 23 November 2018 at 8:30pm
  • €15/€10 -

The Galway Music Residency’s autumn 2018 series of Music & Musings in association with the Contemporary Music Centre concludes this Friday 23rd November at 8:30pm in the Mick Lally Theatre. The series, featuring Galway ConTempo Quartet and emerging and established composers from Ireland, is presented in an intimate setting and aims to break down the barriers too often associated with new music, offering opportunities to discuss the works presented.

Following a very successful inaugural concert earlier this month featuring composer Rhona Clarke and visual artist Marie Hanlon, the second and final concert in the autumn 2018 series of Music & Musings will feature composer Greg Caffrey, and the world premiere of his new work for String Quartet recently commissioned by the Galway Music Residency and Galway City Council Arts Office. The piece, entitled String Quartet No. 4 … borne back ceaselessly into the past will be complemented by excerpts from Mozart’s String Quartet No 19 in C major K465. Performances will be punctuated by discussion between composers and artists, chaired by Linda O’Shea Farren of the Contemporary Music Centre, with audience participation welcome.

Caffrey has previously been commissioned by the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, Izumi Kimura, RTÉ, BBC Radio 3 and The Ulster Orchestra. His compositions have been performed in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Estonia, U.S. Bangkok, China and Brazil, receiving critical acclaim. More recently he has been responsible for the artistic directorship of Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, Northern Ireland’s only ensemble entirely devoted to contemporary and 20th Century music repertoire. Caffrey is a Contemporary Music Centre represented composer.

Tickets for this unique events cost €15/€10 and can be purchased at / 091-568660 or at the door subject to availability.

The Galway Music Residency is supported by NUI Galway, the Arts Council, Galway City and County Councils and GMIT.

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