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National Botanic Gardens, Sunday 8th December
ConTempo Quartet – Corelli & the Snowman. A magical festive afternoon with Corelli's Christmas Concerto & the Snowman performed by the incredible ConTempo Quartet.
Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 6, No 8; otherwise known as the Christmas Concerto; was commissioned by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni and published posthumously in 1714 as part of Corelli's Twelve concerti grossi, Op 6. The concerto bears the inscription “Fatto per la notte di Natale” (made for the night of Christmas).
Raymond Briggs wonderful wordless picture book story entitled the Snowman tells the tale of a boy who builds a snowman who comes to life at the stroke of midnight! Music for the animated award winning film adaptation is by Howard Blake and on this special performance, ConTempo Quartet are joined by a special guest boy soprano. The narrator is Historian & Journalist, Dr Martin Alioth.
Bogdan Sofei – violin I
Ingrid Nicola – violin II
Andreea Banciu – viola
Adrian Mantu – cello
- Sunday 8th December
- 2.30pm - 3.30pm
- Education Visitors Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Rd, Northside, Dublin 9, Ireland