Glucksman Gallery

Glucksman Unplugged

Camilla Griehsel, copyright Jason Lee 2009

For the first time an Irish audience will be able to experience the operatic talents of Swedish-born soprano Camilla. Glucksman Unplugged concerts that takes place on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm.

Glucksman Unplugged: Camilla Griehsel & the Retorika Quartet

6pm, Thursday 25 June

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is delighted to welcome Camilla Griehsel & the Retorika Quartet for the forthcoming Glucksman Unplugged on Thursday 25 June at 6pm. For some years now Swedish-born soprano Camilla has been living in Schull, but this is the first time an Irish audience is able to experience her operatic talents. She will be joined by a new quartet, the Retorika, made up of some of Cork’s most talented string players: Marja Gaynor (Beyond the Pale, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Polskadots) and Aidan McWatt (Madrigal 75, RTE Concert Orchestra) on violins; Catriona O’Hora (RTE Concert Orchestra, Polskadots) on viola; and luthier Bertrand Galen (Swell Season, Cork Symphony Orchestra) on cello.

The programme will mix instrumental with vocal, and old favourites with new discoveries from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, featuring music by two Bachs, Dowland, Purcell and Handel. From toe-tapping Renaissance dances to courtly melancholy and high baroque virtuosity this promises to be a concert of great charm and variety.

*Camilla Griehsel began her singing career in Stockholm, where she performed in jazz clubs while studying at the city’s music academy . After numerous residencies and international tours a period in London with the band One 2 Many brought her and Colin Vearncombe (writer of the hit song “Wonderful Life”) together and romance blossomed. They now live in West Cork with their three children and often perform together as part of the Schull ‘supergroup’ Dog Tail Soup, which includes Interference front man Fergus O’Farrell and Golden Globe nomine Maurice Seezer. Other projects in Camilla’s vibrant and eclectic career path include recording her own album ’Rum and Chocolate’ in Lima with percussion legend Julio ‘Chocolaté’ Algendones and performing the lead in the first Yiddish opera ‘The Dybbuk’ in Tel Aviv.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery
Time: 6pm
Location: Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Glucksman Gallery
021 490 1844

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