Events Tickets

Saturday 16th June at 1.05pm 

St. Iberius Church, Wexford

Tickets: €17, €14 (concessions) & €5 students

Ficino Ensemble


Michael McHale, piano


On Saturday 16th June at 1.05pm in St. Iberius Church Wexford, Music for Wexford will present a recital by the Ficino Ensemble of a string trio by Beethoven and a piano quartet by Brahms. The String Trio in G Major op. 9 no 1 is an early work by Beethoven, composed shortly after he moved to Vienna in 1792. It was dedicated to Count Johann George van Browne, a patron of Irish ancestry.

The Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor op. 60 by Brahms was started in 1856 but was set aside for 17 years as Brahms came to the assistance of Clara Schumann following the death of her husband Robert. When he resumed work on it, Brahms changed the key, revised the first movement and inserted a Scherzo. It was premiered in Vienna on 18 November 1875, with Brahms at the piano, and members of the Hellmesberger Quartet.

The Ficino Ensemble was formed by Artistic Director Nathan Sherman in 2012 as a flexible chamber music group that performs all the great music for small ensembles, ranging from string trios to works written for larger ensembles. On this occasion the line-up will comprise Lynda O’Connor, violin, Nathan Sherman, viola, Ailbhe McDonagh cello and their guest Michael McHale, piano.

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