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Event: Cork Orchestral Society 72nd Season November 2009

Monday, 30 November 2009


Thursday 5th November
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet at 8p.m.
Aula Maxima, UCC.

Haydn String Quartet No. 5, Op. 64 ‘The Lark’
Les Vendredis  Artsybushev Serenade
Liadov  Fugue
Liadov  Mazurka
Kopylov Polka
Sokolov Scherzo
Borodin String Quartet No. 1 in A 

Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 64 No. 5 was one of a set of six quartets written in 1790 and among his last
compositions from the Esterhazy years. Known as ‘The Lark’ probably from the opening theme’s high E, it was
also nicknamed ‘Hornpipe’ because of the lively finale’s resemblance to the English folk dance. Although over-shadowed by the popularity of his second string quartet, Borodin’s Quartet in A Major is nonetheless as worthy. In finding a Russian response to the string quartet, Borodin looked to Beethoven for inspiration and like in Haydn’s quartet he also featured folk music themes. The concert will also include short works from ‘Les Vendredis’.


Thursday 12th November

Cristina Ortiz (piano) at 8pm
Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music

Debussy Suite Bergamasque
Deux Arabesques
LÕlisle joyeuse
Villa-Lobos A Prole do Beb No.1
Alma Brasileira
Valsa da dor
Festa no sertao

Resident in the UK for many years, it is the passion, spontaneity and allure so characteristic of her Brazilian cultural heritage which are central to Chrtina Ortiz' music-making. During more than 25 years as an international concert andmrecording artist she has developed a unique bond with audiences all over the world and has become one of the most popular and repeatedly sought-after soloists.

  Thursday 26th November
Tasmin Little (violin)
The Naked Violin Tour 2009 at 8pm
Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music 
Music Network presents The Naked Violin Tour featuring Tasmin Little (violin)
“One of the supremely great violinists of our time.” Bernard Jacobson, Musicworld International

Tasmin Little was already being hailed as one of the finest violinists of her generation when in 2008 she
turned the music industry on its head with her trailblazing project, The Naked Violin, in which she offered free downloadable works for solo violin in a bid to encourage newcomers to classical music.

Saturday 28th November
CIT Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra
Geoffrey Spratt (conductor)
Conor Palliser (conductor)
Danusia Oslizlok (piano)
City Hall, Cork at 1.10pm (please note time)

Schumann Piano Concerto
Rossini “Overture” to William Tell

With a wind section that one reviewer described earlier in the year as of professional standard, the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra is regarded as one of the finest in Ireland. The energy and verve which they will bring to Rossini’s ever-popular Overture to William Tell is sure to excite, and they are joined by the distinguished Dublin-based pianist, Danusia Oslizlok, for Schumann’s buoyant and melodic Piano Concerto - described by Donald Tovey as ‘recklessly pretty’.

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