Date Tuesday, June 4th at 7.30 pm
Venue Richmond Barracks

JACK Quartet
Carol McGonnell, clarinet

Admission €20/€14

Ruth Crawford Seeger: String Quartet 1931
Kaija Saariaho: Duft for Solo Clarinet
Juri Seo: Three Imaginary Chansons (Irish première)
Ann Cleare: Clarinet Quintet (world première) 

DICMF is proud to open the 2024 iteration of Ireland’s longest- running chamber music festival with an ambitious new work for clarinet and string quartet by Ann Cleare. Commissioned by DICMF, with funds from The Arts Council, the work takes its inspiration from the iconic surroundings of Dublin’s Richmond Barracks, a building of historical importance with over 200 years of military, political and social history located in Inchicore. 

A recipient of a prestigious 2019 Ernst von Siemens Composer Prize, Ann Cleare is one of Ireland’s most celebrated and innovative compositional voices. The world première of her work will be performed by acclaimed musicians, clarinettist Carol McGonnell and JACK Quartet. 

All acknowledged champions of new music and deeply committed to commissioning new works, these exceptional musicians embrace close collaboration with the composers whose works they perform, leading to a radical embodiment of the technical, musical and emotional aspects of their work. 

Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet 1931 “a significant contribution to the canon of American modernism” (New York Times), Kaija Saariaho’s Duft, commissioned by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation for the International Clarinet Competition Freiburg, and the Irish première of composer/pianist Juri Seo’s Three Imaginary Songs also feature in this completing programme. 

An exciting start to DICMF 2024. 

Presented in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company and Richmond Barracks 

Supported by Dublin City Council 

Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks, Off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, D08 YY05 | +353 1524 2532

Richmond Barracks is a building of historical importance located in Inchicore. In 2016, major refurbishment works were completed on Richmond Barracks as part of a Dublin City Council Community Partnership to restore and commemorate the heritage of the building. It is now home to a library, garden, and Culture Connects, a programme of cultural activities that celebrate the experiences and interests of the local communities and people.


You can also book tickets directly on Eventbrite, or explore our Tickets page to book for all DICMF concerts.

To find out about the other concerts in DICMF 2024, you can check out the full festival brochure in a PDF by clicking the button.