Promoted by Wicklow County Council

Redmond O'Toole

Bray native Redmond O’Toole presents a program focusing on masterpieces for the guitar from the 20th century.

The concert will explore the legacies of the instrument’s greatest virtuosos and their most successful collaborations with composers. Redmond will perform Torroba and Monpou pieces that were dedicated to Andres Segovia, Poulenc’s only guitar piece, Sarabande, written for Ida Presti and Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal, hailed as the finest guitar composition of the 20th Century, that was commissioned by Julian Bream.

In addition the program includes Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba, a modern masterpiece made famous by John Williams at the turn of the century.

Described by the Irish Times as ‘Ireland’s most distinctive guitarist’ Redmond has performed worldwide at important festivals and events.

In addition he toured extensively as guitarist for the Chieftains for many years and was a founder member of the Dublin Guitar Quartet. He holds a Doctorate in Performance from Trinity College / RIAM and is lecturer in guitar at The Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Frederico Monpou - Prelude ( from Suite Compostelana )

Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata K213 in D minor (trans. O’Toole)

Frederico Moreno Torroba - Suite Castilleana

I Fandanguillo

II Arada

III Danza

Francis Poulenc - Sarabande

Benjamin Britten - Nocturnal (after John Dowland) opus 70

Carlo Domeniconi - Suite Koyunbaba, opus 19

I Moderato

II Mosso

III Cantabile

IV Presto

*Proof of full vaccination or else a recovery from COVID-19 certificate in the past 6 months is mandatory for patrons over the age of 18 to attend this performance. A valid form of ID is required to check certificates.*

Produced by Wicklow County Council under the LLMPS (Local Live Music Performance Scheme)