World famous Callino Quartet celebrate Lent at Castlecoote House

Roscommon Arts Centre and Music Network are delighted to announce a concert by The Callino Quartet on Wednesday April 8, at 8pm in Castlecoote House, Roscommon. The quartet will perform Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of the Saviour on the Cross.   

Composed over 200 years ago, Haydn was commissioned by the Canon of Cadiz Cathedral in Spain to compose instrumental music on, The Seven Last Words of the Saviour on the Cross. The work was to be performed during Lent as an aid to meditation during Holy Week. The seven slow movements (Adagios ) are sometimes referred to as sonatas or meditations and are intended to reflect the final utterances of Jesus on Mount Calvary.

The Callino Quartet has performed with many diverse musicians including the Vogler and Belcea string quartets, double bassist Edgar Meyer, pianist Barry Douglas, rock band Arcade Fire, and jazz guitarist John Abercrombie. In 2007 they released their first commercial CD of works by Ian Wilson on the Riverrun label. They have toured extensively from Canada to the Czech Republic and regularly broadcast on RTE Lyric FM and BBC radio, as well as making several appearances on RTE television. They have performed to critical acclaim at major festivals and concert halls including the Cheltenham festival and Wigmore Hall.  

The Callino Quartet are Sarah Sexton, violin; Michaela Girardi, violin; Rebecca Jones, viola; and Sarah McMahon, cello. The quartet have chosen Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross to coincide with the Lenten season. In the intimate surroundings of the atmospheric and historic Castlecoote House this will be a night for both enthusiasts and those interested in listening to classical music. For more information check out http://www.myspace.com/callinoquartet. 

Tickets are €15 / €12 and available on (090 ) 6625824.

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