Altissimo Quintet - Galway debut and world premiere

IRELAND’S ONLY viola quintet, the Altissimo Quintet, will give their debut Galway concert next week, performing music by Brahms and Dvorak, as well as premiering a new work.

The quintet - Joanne Quigley, Paul O’Hanlon, Adèle Johnson, Errika Horsley, and Martin Johnson - will perform their concert New World - Old World on Tuesday April 9 in The Ballroom, Hotel Meyrick, at 8pm.

Alongside Brahms’ String Quintet No 2 and Dvorak’s ‘American Quintet’, which the Czech composer wrote during a holiday in Spillville, Iowa, Altissimo will give the world premiere of Stephen Gardner’s ‘Bicycles’, an eight-minute piece specially composed for the ensemble.

Tickets are €20/16/6 from Music for Galway (091 - 705962, [email protected] ), Opus II, or www.tht.ie

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