Pure Magic

Saturday 4 February 2012

Music Network Presents

Cara O’Sullivan & The Degani Quartet

Alan Smale Violin
David James Cello
John Lynch Viola
Ruby Ashley Oboe


Cara O Sullivan, soprano The Degani Quartet
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(inclusive of Meet the Artists reception)
(€10 students at the door only)


Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, KV 370
Schubert: String Trio Movement in B flat, D.471
Gounod: Song: Aubade (Arr. Fiachra Trench)
Song:  Sérénade (Arr. F. Trench)
Bellini: Song: Vaga luna che inargenti (Arr. F. Trench)
– Interval –
Gatti: Oboe Quartet in F Major
Ravel: Song: Deux Melodies Hebraiques
Song: Kaddisch (Arr. F. Trench)
Song: L’Énigme éternelle (Arr. F. Trench)
Ravel: Chanson Italienne (Arr. F. Trench)
Chanson Espagnole (Arr. F. Trench)
Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op.50, No.5,
HOB III:  48 for violin, oboe, viola and cello

The Degani Ensemble was first formed in the mid-1980s by a group of young musicians keen to explore a wide variety of chamber music for wind and strings. Initially based around oboe and string trio, the group diversified into larger scale chamber music in the 1990s, but was re-formed in 2005 by founder members Ruby Ashley (oboe), Alan Smale (violin) and David James (cello). John Lynch (viola) was subsequently added, bringing a wealth of chamber music experience to the chosen repertoire. The ensemble has recently been joined by multi-award winning soprano Cara O’Sullivan.

Cork-born Cara has an impeccable operatic pedigree and has risen to prominence as one of Ireland’s leading sopranos. She is an instinctive performer with a remarkably full voice – exciting and dramatic, yet always performing with great sensitivity. She has shown herself to be a fearless vocal artist, whether singing Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti or Puccini. In demand for opera, oratorio, and song recital, she is kept busy year-round and across the globe. Operatic engagements
have taken her all over the world. Spanning an impressive and wide-ranging repertoire, she has been referred to as ‘The Irish Superstar of her generation’ by the Irish Times.

Click here to read Cara O’Sullivan’s biography
Click here to read The Degani Quartet’s biography
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