02 Dec. 2018, 1-3pm

Informal Music Afternoon

The final Informal Music Afternoon of 2018 takes place in the Model on Sunday, December 2nd.


An intriguing programme offers music for French horn and piano; a baroque flute concerto; a cello concerto and solo music for geomungo – a traditional Korean instrument that has a central place in both folk and court music throughout Korean history.

Sunjin Na attends the Korea National University for Arts and was awarded first prize in the string section of the On-Na-Ra Korea National Music Contest. Her performance will include both traditional Korean folk music and also contemporary music composed for the geomungo.

Ian Dakin was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1984 to 2017, and he has also wide experience performing with other orchestras and in chamber ensembles. On December 2nd IMA he will be joined by pianist

Aileen Cahill to perform Beethoven’s horn sonata and pieces by Paul Dukas and Volker Kirchner.

Lorraine Howley will be soloist with Sligo Baroque Orchestra in Fiorenza’s flute concerto in A minor, a bright, lively example of Neapolitan baroque.

Anna Houston is our cello soloist. Leonardo Leo was also from Naples contemporaneously with Fiorenza, but his cello concerto in D minor could hardly be more different – a piece with dynamic and emotional range, and an almost Romantic feel to it.

An IMA too good to miss. Admission €5 and children go free.

Informal Music Afternoons are held in The Model on the first Sunday of every month. They offer an eclectic mix of music from different genres performed in the Atrium, with its bright acoustic and ambience and a cabaret style set-up. The Café is open, and you can come and go as you please.

IMAs are produced by Sligo Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Model, they are supported by the Arts Council and Sligo County Council.