Top classical talent for Letterkenny and more

Friday April 5, 2019

THE Regional Cultural Centre hosts a superb classical duo from Germany for a truly inspiring evening this weekend.

Currently on a seven-date Irish tour with Music Network, cellist Raphaela Gromes and pianist Julian Riem, both from Munich, play the Letterkenny centre on Saturday, April 6.

Raphaela Gromes is an exceptional young cellist who has quickly garnered a slew of rave reviews for the incredible intimacy of her playing, her musical imagination, and thrilling virtuosity. Add to this her symbiotic duets with partner Julian Riem and you’re set for a truly inspiring evening.

Winner of many international prizes, Gromes has performed extensively throughout Europe in prestigious venues like the Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin and Konzerthaus Wien, and several composers have already dedicated cello concertos to her, including Valentin Bachmann and Mario Bürki.

A renowned soloist and award-winning pianist, Julian Riem has appeared with many of Europe’s leading orchestras.

He is a passionate advocate of contemporary music and a sought-after chamber musician: in addition to his work with Raphaela Gromes, he is a member of the Munich Horn Trio and the Velit Quartet.

On this tour, which takes them across the whole island of Ireland, the duo will perform a new piece by Kevin Volans, commissioned by Music Network.

Tickets are available from HERE or by calling the An Grianán Theatre Box Office on Tel 07491 20777.

Other upcoming events

On Thursday, 18 April, the third in a new series of conversations aiming to create dialog and to provoke critical thinking around art and culture and the contested ‘value’ of culture in society will be hosted at 7.30pm in the RCC.

Chaired by Bernadette Hopkins, this month’s guests for ‘Radical ReThink – Conversations in Contemporary Art Practice’ are Eve Olne, an academic and media practitioner who explores her subjects through experimental ethnographic technique, and painter, poet, gardener, tattooist, designer, maker and father, Aodán McCardle. This event is free and everyone is welcome!

The RCC privileged to host a variety of community groups on a regular basis. This month the centre welcomes support service for young people aged 15 to 25, Jigsaw Donegal and their annual art exhibition.

The show features artworks by secondary school art students, Youthreach and YMCA STEP and the aim of the project is to promote positive mental health through art and give young people a chance to have their artwork displayed in the RCC and the Jigsaw Hub.

The official opening of the Jigsaw Donegal Annual Art Exhibition will take place on Thursday, 11 April at 11am. Everyone welcome! The exhibition will  be on display to 27 April.

To download your RCC Spring Programme 2019 pdf, click here.

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