Corigliano at Cork

Corigliano at Cork
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Works by John Corigliano will feature prominently in this year’s West Cork Chamber Festival. The nine-day festival, which takes place in Bantry in the south west corner of Ireland, is renowned for attracting international musicians and audiences.

On the festival’s opening night, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will perform Corigliano’s String Quartet No 1. The work, written for the the Cleveland Quartet’s valedictory tour in 1995, is - in the composer’s words - “coloured with a feeling of farewell”.

Corigliano’s Mr Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan will feature in an all-American programme performed by soprano Mary Hegarty and pianist Nicole Panizza on July 4. Composed for Sylvia McNair in 2000, the songs are original settings of texts by Dylan from familiar songs that include Blowin’ in the Wind, All along the Watchtower and Mr Tambourine Man.

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