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Quasars Ensemble

WED 5 OCT | THE SONIC LAB | 8PM (SHARP), £12/£8 BOOK HERE

We are delighted to present Slovakian contemporary music trailblazers, Quasars Ensemble.

Since its inception in 2008, Quasars Ensemble has masterfully honoured the past while pressing forward with a bold, contemporary approach.

A truly international ensemble, Quasars are a leading light in the classical world, performing the works of renowned present-day composers such as Bent Sørensen, Michael Jarrell, Kaija Saariaho, Toshio Hosokawa and Tristan Murail.

Recording exclusively for Hevhetia, it is impossible not to be charmed by Quasars Ensemble. This programme will include works by Greg Caffrey (Ireland), Michael Jarrell (Switzerland), Bohdana Frolyak (Ukraine) and Ivan Buffa (Quasars director) along with other Slovak composers.

It is a privilege to welcome this remarkable group to Belfast for the very first time which has been made possible with support from the Slovak Arts Council and Music Fund Slovakia. For this performance, Quasars will be a 7-piece ensemble featuring flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, and conductor.

Come along!


PROGRAMME

These are the clouds about the fallen Sun (2013) Greg Caffrey (b.1963)
ensemble

Lamento (2008) Bohdana Frolyak (b.1968)
piano trio

Le point est la source de tout…(Épitomme II) (2020) Michael Jarrell (b.1958)
flute solo

Tesserae…Interstices (2007) Michael Norris (b.1973)
ensemble

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Fresco (2021) Ivan Buffa (b.1973)
ensemble

Osm (2015) Dai Fujikura (b.1976)
cello solo

Relay Race (2021-2022) Mário Polónyi (b.1975)
piano trio

Kamea (2000-2001) Jana Kmiťová (b.1976)
ensemble

 

Members of Quasars Ensemble:

  • Ivan Buffa – conductor
  • Eric Lamb – flute
  • Jozef Eliáš – clarinet
  • Diana Buffa – piano
  • Irena Manolova – percussion
  • Peter Mosorjak – violin
  • Ján Bogdan – cello

 

 

Presented by Music at Queen’s and Moving On Music, in partnership with Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble