Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2014


In partnership with Ulster Bank Festival at Queen’s


agnew-mcallisterAgnew/McAllister Duo
Flute and Guitar

Sunday 19 October 2014, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB

Belfast-born flautist Aisling Agnew and Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister have performed throughout Ireland and the UK as well as in North and South America, Europe and the far East. They recorded their critically acclaimed debut CD ‘Recital’ in 2006, and have a new recording due for release in 2014.
Programme included works by Bach, Locatelli, Poulenc, Bizet (arr. Borne) and Greg Caffrey

quercusQuercus Ensemble

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 7.30 pm
Great Hall, QUB

Based around the Benyounes String Quartet, the Quercus Ensemble brings together some of NI/Ireland’s finest musicians for this programme of French and Irish music. The programme includes Cros by local composer Patrick Brennan, commissioned by Quercus and written in response to Debussy’s Danses Sacrée et Profane and Brian Friel’sDancing at Lughnasa.

The Benyounes Quartet is joined by:

Eimear McGeown – flute
Laura Sheerin – soprano
Jean Kelly – harp
Nadene Fiorentini – piano
Jessie Grimes – clarinet

Programme included music by Debussy, Fauré, Ravel, Chausson and Brennan

morwood-fisherEmma Morwood – soprano
Jonathan Fisher – piano

Sunday 26 October 2014, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB

Born in Belfast, Emma Morwood is one of NI’s rising opera stars. A ‘radiant’ Pamina (Sunday Times) in OTC’s Irish tour of The Magic Flute, she has also worked with Opera North and Scottish Opera/NI Opera as well as with many of the UK and Ireland’s finest orchestras.

Programme included songs by Liszt and Rachmaninov

The 2014 Northern Lights Mini-Fest was supported by:

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