Date: 13th March 2015
Time: 1.10pm
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music

Metamorphosen| For 23 Solo Strings

13 March | Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music| 1.10pm


An exciting collaborative precedent is set this week when some of the finest string players from Ireland's four conservatoire music colleges come together to perform Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen, a work completed in 1945 in the wake of the Allied bombing of Dresden, the composer's lament for Germany's physical  and cultural ruin.

The work's title alludes to Ovid's Metamorphoses, the ancient Roman poem describing the creation of the world. The metamorphosis depicted in Strauss's music instead is the devolution of civilization to a more primitive state. A stunningly beautiful work of just thirty minutes duration for 23 solo string players as opposed to an orchestra, live performances are rare.

The performance this Friday 13 March in the CIT CSM Curtis Auditorium, Union Quay at 1.10 pm is led by Katherine Hunka director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Lecturer in Violin in CSM along with ICO section principals. The remaining players are selected from BMus and Masters students at CIT Cork School of Music, DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Royal Irish Academy of Music and University of Limerick.

Admission is free
Joan Scannell, Head of Strings, CIT Cork School of Music
Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss
Friday March 13  at 1.10pm


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