St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music

St. Barrahane’s Church of Ireland


(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

The Contempo Quartet

September 22, 2023

8:00 pm

This Concert is Part of


Organised in collaboration with the National String Quartet Foundation

and supported by



Venue: Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen, P81 KP99

Starting time: 8pm

Tickets: Free admission

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Bogdan Sofei – violin, Ingrid Nicola – violin, Andreea Banciu – viola, Adrian Mantu – cello


Haydn – Quartet Op.33/2 Joke [1781]
Rebecca Clarke –
Poem for string quartet [1924]
Jane O’Leary –
ConTempo ConVersations [2005]
Schubert –
Quartet in G major D.887 [1826]

The ConTempo Quartet was founded in Bucharest in 1995 and has been based in Ireland since 2003 as Galway Music Residency’s Ensemble in Residence. They have performed nearly 2000 concerts in 46 countries. Rebecca Clarke’s serenely beautiful Poem from 1924 and Jane O’Leary’s 2005 ConTempo Conversations are framed in this programme by two of the quartet greats, Haydn’s witty Joke quartet and Schubert’s epic masterpiece, his posthumously published G major quartet.