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Saltarello Trio

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First Presbyterian Church

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An odyssey of sound and time.

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A lot can happen in a thousand years. Traveling a millennium in one performance might seem like a bit of a challenge, but Saltarello Trio manage it with gusto. This musical journey, presented by Garth Knox, Sylvain Lemêtre and Agnès Vesterman, somehow traces a clear musical line from Hildegard Von Bingen to David Fennessy, stopping along the way to admire the work of Dowland, Vivaldi and Purcell, not to mention an extraordinary arrangement of the folk song Black is the Colour, entitled ‘Black Brittany’.

No strangers to Irish audiences, the three members of Saltarello have been trailblazing the world of classical and contemporary music for years. For this outing they soak-up the colours and textures of folk music to hatch arrangements full of wit and feeling. They highlight connections and similarities that exist between century-wide soundworlds, and present it in an immensely enjoyable programme.

The trio’s gorgeous swirling string lines and razor-sharp percussion helps reimagine old music, proving a good tune speaks to us all, regardless of language, no matter the age. Come along and experience this odyssey of sound and time.

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Garth Knox - medieval fiddle | viola d’amore | viola

Sylvain Lemêtre - percussion

Agnès Vesterman – cello

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PROGRAMME:

Hildegard von Bingen - Ave Generosa

Guillaume de Machault - Tels rit au matin

Medieval Dances arr. Saltarello

‘Love songs’: John Dowland Flow my tears / Henry Purcell Music for a while

Antonio Vivaldi Largo and Presto from Concerto for viola d’amore in D minor, RDV 393

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Marin Marais Folies D’Espagne for viola d’amore and cello

Black Brittany (traditional tunes) arr. Saltarello

David Fennessy 3 Hofer Photographs for solo cello

Gérard Pesson Tafelmusik for solo percussion

Garth Knox (b. 1956) Song from the sea for trio

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TOUR DATES

28/02 DERRY - Ulster University

29/02 PORTSTEWART - Flowerfield Arts Centre

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