BELOVED: Magical Midwinter Memories
Over three days in mid-January ConTempo performed as part of Music for Galway's BELOVED Midwinter festival. Alongside nationally and internationally renowned artists, ConTempo performed works by composers in love. From 19th to 21st January ConTempo joined forces with Finghin Collins (piano), Simon Aspell (viola), and Christopher Marwood (cello) to explore works by Schoenberg, Wagner, and Brahms. The quartet also performed Janacek's 'Intimate Letters' during the festival, the composer's 'manifesto on love'. As well as ConTempo's performances, audiences were treated to a host of talks, a film screening and performances by Dearbhla Collins (piano), Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano) and James Gilchrist (tenor). The concerts were recorded by RTÉ Lyric FM, so if you missed the festival don't despair! Watch this space for details.