David Whitla Book Tickets

Saturday 24 February

Cork based double bassist David Whitla will present a programme of modern lyrical music for unaccompanied double bass, including the Irish Premiere of Bernard Salles’ “Little Suite for F. Posta.”

The double bass is a wonderfully versatile and sonorous instrument, but is often neglected in the solo arena. This recital brings the double bass out from its usual role as a group player and into the spotlight. All the works featured here are by living composers who are also bassists. The results are pieces that are inventive and adventurous, but still lyrical and listenable.  
David Whitla is the double bass instructor at the CIT Cork School of Music and a former member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, David plays regularly with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, including recording and touring, and has performed with most of the main performing groups in Ireland.  Besides classical music, David is a member of the Colin McLean Latin Trio, and has played in bands with singers such as Karen Underwood, Mandy Murphy, Karan Casey, and Billy Kennedy.

Teppo Hauta-Aho – Poetic Caprice
Bernard Salles – A Little Suite for F. Posta
David Heyes – Ilmarinen  
David Hayes – Syrinx
PK Waddle – Sunrise and the Dogwood
Miloslave Gajdos – Invocation
Teppo Hauta-Aho – A Bass Song
Dave Anderson – Capriccio no.2

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