The final chapter of the 9th Kaleidoscope season presents an eye-widening line up that won’t so much bring the curtain down on the season as send it into the stratosphere. As well as the return of Kaleidoscope favourites, the Esposito Quartet (playing Schumann on this occasion), violinist Mia Cooper and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, the evening hosts debutants Suzie Thorn (oboe), principal with RTE Concert Orchestra, and renowned UK piano soloist, Viv McLean, who will partner with bassist Dan Bodwell and drummer Guy Rickarby as the night’s jazz piano trio. Another special series debutant is Rhiannon Giddens, folk musician extraordinaire, who recently added two 2017 solo Grammy nominations to her 2011 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album with the ground-breaking group, Carolina Chocolote Drops. Other accolades, of many, include of BBC 2 Folk Singer of the Year (2016). Every Kaleidoscope night is a night not to be missed but this redefines the meaning of the word “unmissable”.
Robert Schumann: “String Quartet Op. 141, No. 1” | Alessandro Marcello: “Oboe Concerto in D minor” | Claude Bolling: “Suite for Violin and Jazz Trio” | “Music from Southern Italy to the American South”
Marja Gaynor (baroque violin) | Gulrim Choi (baroque cello) | Finucane Clarinet Quartet | John Finucane (clarinet) | Kaleidoscope String Quartet | Alec Brown Trio