INTIMATE VOICES, Music For Galway’s annual January festival, will not only appeal to chamber music fans, but enthusiasts of the visual artists, dance, and jazz.
The three day event, which takes place from January 20 to 22 in the Town Hall Theatre, promises something quite different from previous years as it will incorporate a range of disciplines, not just music.
The concerts will feature The ConTempo Quartet and Holland’s Amstel Quartet performing music by Mozart, Bach, Arvo Pärt, and Philip Glass; actor Rod Goodall reading love letters by composer Janacek; songs from baritone Gavan Ring; and a performance by Galway dancer Judith Sibley.
Not only this, but video artist Mihai Cucu is creating three specially commissioned video films to accompany the music each night; and The Chatham Saxophone Quartet will join with the Amstel Quartet to perform a work for eight saxophones by Jan Sweelinck.
Charlie Byrne’s Bookstore will be based in the Town Hall for the weekend, offering a selection of books with a musical theme, and a workshop involving young musicians from Galway will take place in the Town Hall Studio on Saturday afternoon.