Apollo Chamber Players present An Irish Odyssey
Apollo’s season-finale is a multi-genre exploration of the storied music of Ireland. The ensemble premieres its first co-commissioned work, a string quartet fusing classical and electroacoustic with the distinct soundscapes of the national bagpipe of Ireland, the Uilleann Pipes. Arrangements of folksong from the Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music, and music spotlighting the plight of the Irish Palatine community bring this Irish journey full circle.
Acclaimed University of Houston professors Timothy Hester (piano) and Timothy Jones (baritone), and Houston Grand Opera Studio Artist (2016 Met Opera Grand Finalist Winner) Yelena Dyachek join Apollo as guest artists for Beethoven’s exquisite take on Irish folksong.