Sat 18 Sep 2021
1:00pm | €12/10
Sat 18 Sep 2021
1:00pm | €12/10

To open the Spotlight Chamber Music Series, an ensemble of some of Ireland’s most distinguished and engaging musicians will present a varied programme of works for clarinet and strings.

Takemitsu’s charming arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s October or Autumn Song movement from his twelve-movement work The Seasons for solo piano opens the concert. This is followed by between for Clarinet and Cello by Northern Irish composer Deirdre McKay, written in 2006 and based on the following couplet from an untitled poem by Samuel Beckett:

“my way is in the sand flowing
between the shingle and the dune”

The programme concludes with one of Johannes Brahms’ final works, his profound and deeply moving Clarinet Quintet.


Sarah Sew – Violin
David O’Doherty – Violin
Nathan Sherman – Viola
David Edmonds – Cello
Macdara Ó Seireadáin – Clarinet


Tōru Takemitsu – Herbstlied (arranged for Clarinet Quintet from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op. 37a)
Deirdre McKay – between for Clarinet and Cello
Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115


PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will need to be immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance. Patrons must present their Covid certificate (on their phone if possible) upon entry to the venue and will be asked to wear a mask during the performance.

Spotlight Chamber Music Series

The Spotlight Chamber Music Series returns to Triskel this Autumn/Winter. This popular series is based on the principle of bringing together some of Ireland’s most dynamic and distinguished musicians to play with one another in small ensembles. Funded by the Arts Council and supported by Triskel, these concerts showcase a wide range of repertoire and a wide variety of instrumental formations. Each concert features a work by a contemporary female Irish composer.

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