THE Walled City Music Concert Series’ prestigious 2012 programme will draw to a spectacular close this week at Magee with a stunning performance from the internationally acclaimed Vanbrugh Quartet alongside violist Nobuko Imai.
The quartet will bring a programme of some of the world’s most beautiful chamber music for strings to the sumptuous surroundings of the Great Hall on December 5th. The programme on the night will include Beethoven’s Quintet Op.29; Brahms’ Quintet Op.111; and John Kinsella’s Dialogue.
Based in Cork as Resident Quartet to RTÉ for over 25 years, the national treasure that is the Vanbrugh Quartet needs no introduction to Northern Irish audiences. The ensemble enjoys a thriving international career, performing at such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Carnegie Hall, New York. Their guest performer, Nobuko Imai, is regarded as one of the most outstanding violists of her generation. Noted for her flawless technique and warm, expressive tone, Imai has performed as a solo artist with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, The Netherlands’ Royal Concertgebouw, and the London Symphony.
This event promises be a very special opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest chamber musicians perform in the intimate and beautiful setting of Magee’s Great Hall.
The quartet will perform at the Great Hall at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus on Wednesday 5th of December at 8pm. Tickets £10 and £5 concessions are available at the door or through Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4740002475