Redmond O’Toole (8-string guitar) on tour

Redmond O’Toole (8-string guitar) on tour

May 6, 2018 5:00 pm

Irish Classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole is heading to the Whale Theatre in Greystones on May 6th to perform an intimate show as part of his national tour.

Redmond O’Toole has been hailed as one of the most interesting players of his generation, renowned for his atmospheric performances and dazzling virtuosity. He was the first to adopt Paul Galbraith’s ‘Brahms guitar’. This groundbreaking instrument and technique uses an 8-string guitar in the position of a cello.

His programme exploits the full range of his unusual 8-string guitar and “cello” style technique.  The concert begins with transcriptions of J.S. Bach and Haydn before visiting Mexico and Spain for the music of Rodrigo and Ponce and ending with Carlo Domeniconi’s masterwork “Koyunbaba”.

Redmond has given recitals throughout Europe and the US at prestigious concert halls and festivals as soloist as well as with ‘The Chieftains’ and ‘Dublin Guitar Quartet’. He recently collaborated with acclaimed artists including Derek Gripper (South Africa), Chloe Hanslip (UK) and ‘The International Guitar Quartet’ in Wexford Opera House.

Programme

  • J.K. Mertz – Grand Fantasie (La Romantique)
    J.S Bach – Cello Suite No.1
    F.J. Haydn – Allegro Moderato (Sonata in Ab HOB:XVI46)
    Rodrigo – Invocation y Danza
    M.M. Ponce – Variations and Fugue on ‘La FoliasEspagnol ‘ (Excerpts)
    Carlo Domeniconi – Koyunbaba Suite

 

Tickets €16/€14 concessions.

For booking: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873585439 or call the booking office on 01 2010550.

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