the ficino ensemble
Sun 27 May

Music, Comedy Arts FestivalFicino Ensemble

We are delighted to welcome back the brilliant Ficino Ensemble with a gorgeous new programme.


The Ficino at Portico

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Adès: The Four Quarters

Walton: String Quartet No.2 in A minor


About Ficino Ensemble

Ficino Ensemble was formed by Artistic Director Nathan Sherman in 2012 as a flexible chamber music group that performs all the great music for small ensembles, ranging from string trios to works written for larger ensembles. 

Ficino Ensemble's aim is to perform works that appeal to a discerning audience whilst championing lesser known works that deserve to be appreciated. The group have performed nationwide, and in 2016 they highly successful chamber music series at the National Concert Hall in August 2016. Most recently, they played an all-Beethoven concert at the Music for Galway Emily Anderson Memorial Concert in the newly re-named Emily Anderson Concert Hall at the Aula Maxima, a performance which was recorded for live broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. With an extensive repertoire ranging from early classical to newly commissioned works, their concerts have been described as exciting and intimate with a high calibre of ensemble playing. The members of the group are recognized in Ireland and abroad as soloists and chamber musicians and are devoted to the exploration of the vast repertoire for small ensembles.


Elaine Clark, Lynda O'Connor - violins

Nathan Sherman - viola

Ailbhe McDonagh - cello

John Finucane - clarinet

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Event Details

Sun 27 May
19:30 to 21:30

£15 / Under 25s £5


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Portaferry Hotel
  • Joe's Hot Spot
  • Fiddler's Green
  • The Lobster Pot

How to get here

Portico is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.