Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2015
Presented in association with the 2015 Belfast International Arts Festival
Mark Chambers counter-tenor
Sunday 18 October 2015, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB
Ave Maris Stella – Hail Star of the Sea
Mark Chambers, counter tenor, teacher, and director of the NI-based early music group Sestina, works regularly with the world’s leading choirs and ensembles, including the Monteverdi Choir, the Gabrieli Consort, Tenebrae and Chamber Choir Ireland.
He performs a programme of splendours from 16th century Venice, in the company of cornettist Jamie Savan (of His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts) and Dublin-based organist and harpsichordist David Adams.
Music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries.
Wednesday 21 October 2015, 7.30 pm
Sonic Lab, Sonic Arts Research Centre, QUB
The Cavaleri Quartet is one of the UK’s most dynamic up-and-coming young quartets. Multiple prize-winners and alumni of the Park Lane Group Young Artists and RCM ‘Rising Stars’ schemes, the quartet features Belfast-born violinist Ciaran McCabe.
Mozart String Quartet no. 19 in C major, K. 465 (‘Dissonance’)
Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8 in C minor, op. 110
Brahms String Quartet in A minor, op. 51 no. 2
Sunday 25 October 2015, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB
The Quercus Ensemble brings together some of NI/Ireland’s finest young musicians under artistic director, Derry-born cellistKim Vaughan. This is a programme both of melancholy and of exuberance – culminating in Dvořák’s much-loved ‘Dumky’ trio.
Music by Dvořák, Brahms, Janáček, Bartók and Kodály, to include:
Brahms Hungarian Dance no. 1 (piano trio arrangement)
Kodály Duo for violin and cello
Dvořák Trio no. 4 in E minor, op. 90 (‘Dumky’)