9. Late Great Show

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Saturday 27 June 2020

10:30 pm

11:15 pm

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This is music so intensely special and so demanding you may never get another chance to hear it played.

Admission: €15

David Lang’s mesmerising mystery sonatas are an overt homage to Biber’s ground-breaking work from the late seventeenth century, but without the insane scordatura and the explicit liturgical programme. Lang divides his work into seven sonatas, intimate personal reflections on joy, sorrow and glory. One manifestation of this intimacy appears in the outer movements where the violinist is instructed to play as if singing to yourself.

Lang’s music has unmistakeable similarities to that of Arvo Pärt; their worldview meeting at common points of repetition and inner spirituality – it is easy to get lost in their long, constantly metamorphosing lines.

All works performed by Mairéad Hickey


Composer Work
David Lang mystery sonatas for violin solo IRISH PREMIERE
Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
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