Ficino Quartet in Concert
Music for Wexford proudly presents the Ficino Quartet in association with the National String Quartet Foundation.
Formed in 2012, the Ficino Quartet aims to perform popular chamber music alongside lesser known works that deserve to be appreciated. The Quartet features four outstanding musicans who are building an impressive reputation and an exciting repertoire. Their programme includes two major British works: William Walton’s second quartet from 1946 and Thomas Adès's award-winning second quartet, The Four Quarters, from 2010, written for the Emerson Quartet. Haydn’s Op.76 No.5 - the one with the other-worldly slow movement in F sharp major, and Donnacha Dennehy’s rhythmically entertaining Stamp, complete a fascinating and rewarding programme.
Elaine Clark, violin
Lynda O’Connor, violin
Nathan Sherman, viola
Ailbhe McDonagh, cello
Haydn: D Major Op.76 No.5
Thomas Adès: ‘Four Quarters’
Donnacha Dennehy: ‘Stamp’
Walton: String Quartet in A minor
This Music for Wexford concert is generously supported through funding by the Arts Council, Forás Éireann, and Wexford County Council. Music for Wexford is also grateful to the following sponsors and partners in supporting its mission to bring outstanding chamber music to Wexford audiences: Music Network Ireland, RTE Lyric FM, Wexford Echo Newspaper Group, and Wexford People.