Celebrate Beethoven in NUIG

THE MUSIC of Beethoven will be celebrated when Music For Galway presents the Emily Anderson Annual Memorial Concert in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, on Friday February 20 at 8pm.

Galwegian Emily Anderson carved a reputation for herself in the world of music by translating the correspondence of Mozart and Beethoven into English. She lectured in German at NUIG and as the daughter of the then university president, grew up within the very walls of the Aula Maxima.

To commemorate her life and work, Music for Galway together with NUIG holds the memorial concert each year, in which programmes alternate between Beethoven and Mozart.

For this show, the ConTempo Quartet will be joined by clarinettist Paul Roe, horn player Lesley Bishop, Michael Dooley on bassoon, double bass player Malachy Robinson, and horn player Conor Palliser.

The musicians will perform Beethoven’s Sextet in E flat Op 81b for string quartet and two horns. The piece was written over three decades before it was actually published; the Duos for clarinet and bassoon WoO 27 (which Beethoven may or may not have composed - no one is sure ); and Beethoven’s Septet for violin, viola, cello, double bass, horn, bassoon, and clarinet - a piece that was both revolutionary and instantly successful in its time.

Tickets are €20/16/6 from Music for Galway on 091 - 705962 or Opus II, St Augustine Street.


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