19. Coffee Concert

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Monday 29 June 2020

11:00 am

12:00 pm

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Admission: €24/€20/€14/€10

The Ouranos Wind Ensemble from France, now in quintet form, make their Bantry debut with Malcolm Arnold’s entertaining Three Shanties, three simple songs given witty and delighted new life. Ligeti’s Bagatelles are perhaps the twentieth century’s best-loved wind quintet, quintessentially Hungarian – Bartók is never far away, but he never wrote anything quite like this. And you have never heard it played quite like this either. Karol Beffa’s Five O’clock is another surprise, crisp, rhythmic, exuberant, exciting and very French. The First Quintet by Jean Françaix is notorious for being outrageously difficult to play, the challenge being to make its sprightly vitality sound completely natural – for the audience it is pure pleasure.

All works performed by Ouranos Wind Ensemble


Composer Work
Arnold Three Shanties for Wind Quintet, Op.4
Ligeti Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Beffa Five O’Clock for Wind Quintet
Francaix Wind Quintet No.1
Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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