Outreach

Ortús musicians are bringing their music into the community during the festival in collaboration with Cork ETB School of Music, CIT Cork School of Music and Cork County Council.

This year Ellen Jansson (piano) and Brendan Garde (violin) have worked with two young ensembles from Cork City and County in the weeks coming up to the festival:

· Caleva Trio (from Cork ETB School of Music): Selena McCarthy (violin), Caoimhe Cronin (cello) and Eva Crowley (piano)

· Carpe Diem (from CIT Cork School of Music): Irina Riedewald (violin), Catherine Kelly (violin), Oliver Linger (viola) and Michael Murphy (cello)

19th February

School outreach workshops and Q&A sessions with County Cork Schools by Sinéad O’Halloran (cello), Brendan Garde (violin) and Ellen Jansson (piano).

· Clondrohid National School
· Ballinora National School

Educational Concert and Q&A session with Mairéad Hickey and Yoan Brakha (violin)

· Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig

1pm Cork County Library – Outreach workshop and Q&A session

3pm Pop-Up Concert at the Farmgate Café in The English Market

21st February

Chamber music masterclasses with students of Cork ETB School of Music in Glanmire Community College coached by Ortús musicians

Short concert

Meet the Musicians Q&A session

23rd February

7.15pm Doolan Room, CIT CSM – Pre-Concert Prelude performed by the Carpe Diem Quartet

7.30pm Doolan Room, CIT CSM – “Meet the Composer” Pre-Concert Talk by composer Ian Wilson prior to the world premiere of Denier for Flute, Two Violins and Two Cellos at 8pm in the Curtis Auditorium

24th February

10.30am-12.30pm Doolan Room, CIT CSM – Open rehearsal

7.15pm St. Multose Church, Kinsale – Pre-Concert Prelude performed by the Caleva Trio