Music Generation Sligo in partnership with the Sligo International Chamber Music Festival will present the third annual ‘Tuned In’ residential programme over three days this May Bank Holiday weekend. Curated by Professor James Cavanagh (RIAM), this short, intensive chamber music experience for young wind and strings ensembles and their tutors takes place at The Model, Sligo.
The programme, aimed at young musicians age 13+ from Sligo and throughout Ireland, incorporates masterclasses and performances and provides opportunities to develop skills in ensemble playing within the classical genre. The weekend also brings young musicians into the audience to experience live performances of an international standard, and enables participants to engage with high level artists in the nurturing environment of the Festival.
Masterclasses will be led by members of the Vogler Quartet and other Festival performers, and the three-day experience will culminate in a finale performance by the young musicians on Sunday 6 May, 5pm, at The Model.
‘The holistic experience of music that the weekend offered was quite incredible. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be part of it.’ (Tuned In 2017 participant)
Established in 2000, the Sligo International Chamber Music Festival takes place in St Columba’s Church Drumcliffe and The Model Sligo from 4 to 7 May 2018. Developed by Artistic Director Tim Vogler, the Festival programme features internationally acclaimed ensemble-in-residence, the Vogler Quartet, alongside artists including Christiane Oelze (soprano), Jonathan Ware (piano), Christopher Ellis (cello), Erlendis Guitar Quartet, Katherine Hunka (violin), Silver-Garburg Piano Duo and Dermot Dunne (accordion).
Early Bird ticket discounts are available for all Festival events if purchased before midnight, Wednesday 11 April 2018.
To book tickets and for more information about Tuned In and the full Festival progamme visit: www.sligochambermusic.ie
Tuned In is funded as a Music Generation National Partnership Project, in association with Music Generation Sligo. Sligo International Chamber Music Festival is produced by Sligo County Council Arts Office and Music Generation Sligo, funded by Sligo County Council, the Arts Council and Music Generation Sligo.
For further information about Tuned In and other Music Generation Sligo programmes contact:
Rhona McGrath, Coordinator / Emma Smith, Administrator
Music Generation Sligo, Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education and Training Board, Quay Street, Sligo