Informal Music Afternoon with Siobhan Terry and Niamh Crowley

Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

Informal Music Afternoon Sun. 3 Apr. at 1 pm

The Model, Sligo

Siobhan Terry mezzo soprano and Niamh Crowley piano with the Sligo Baroque Orchestra.

Discover some of the music composers that were part of the Court of Frederick the Great, the King who was passionate about music and, two hundred years later, the music of the Weimar Republic, cabaret songs by Kurt Weill.

Cabaret style set-up with the café catering to your needs.

April IMA is mainly a sort of Tapas tasting menu for some of the composers resident in the Court of Frederick the Great in Berlin/Potsdam in the 18th Century. His status, wealth and, perhaps most of all, his near ob  sessional pleasure in music resulted in his gathering some of the greatest European musicians of that time to his court.  Many of their names are now more or less forgotten, but their music was of the highest quality.

Sligo Baroque Orchestra  (leader Nicola Cleary) will perform works by Christoph Schaffrath, Johann Joachim Quantz, Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, Johann Gottlieb Graun as well as two sinfonia by Frederick himself.  The son of a militaristic father who despised the arts, particularly music, Frederick had a great passion for music, playing, composing, organising music. When circumstances allowed, there was daily music-making that included between three and five flute concertos with the King as soloist, as well as trios and other small-scale chamber works;

Private affairs with a small group of virtuoso musicians.

As an interlude to the 18th century court music, there will be a move to Berlin in the 1920s to the cabaret music of the Weimar Republic – courtesy of Siobhan Terry mezzo soprano and Niamh Crowley piano, to the music of Kurt Weill.

Admission €8 and children go free 

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IMAs are produced by Sligo baroque orchestra in partnership with the Model

And are supported by The Arts Council and Sligo County Council