2018 – 2019 Season

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Raphaela Gromes
(Germany) cello

Julian Riem
(Germany) piano

Raphaela Gromes is one of the current generation of outstanding young classical musicians, and has been a SONY Classical exclusive artist since 2016.  Julian Riem is a much sought-after chamber musician and Lied accompanist. 

Busoini: Serenata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 34
Martucci: Sonata for cello and piano in F-sharp minor, Op. 52
Volans: Cello:Piano 2 c-major (New Music Network Commission)
Rossini: Une Larme for cello and piano
Rossini: Three songs of soirées musicales: L’invito, La gita in gondola, la danza
Offenbach: Hommage á Rossini
Martinu: Variations on a theme of Rossini

Presented by Music Network

Thursday, 28 March 2019
Waterford Voices


Róisín O’Grady
soprano

Bridget Knowles
mezzo-soprano

with
Deirdre Collins
piano

East Waterford singers will delight us with duets and solo vocal repertoire from the art song and operatic genres by Purcell, Handel, Pergolesi, Mozart and Delibes. 

Heinz Pollmeier Memorial Concert

Thursday, 21 February 2019
Inspiring Bach


Claire Duff
baroque violin

Benjamin Alard
(France) harpsichord

Alard is one of the leading interpreters of Bach’s music for harpsichord and organ; he is currently recording all of Bach’s solo works on these instruments for Harmonia Mundi.  This delightful concert with Claire Duff on violin combines Bach, Corelli, and a new commission for Music Network.

Corelli: Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Sonate a violin e violone o cimbalo
New Music Network Commission
J. S. Bach:
Adagio in G major, BWV 968
Fugue in B minor (on a theme by A. Corelli), BWV 579
Sonata for violin and basso continuo in G major, BWV 1021
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1017
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Sonata No. 6 in G major for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1019


Presented by Music Network

Thursday, 31 January 2019
Far Flung Trio


Katherine Hunka
violin

Dermot Dunne
accordion

Malachy Robinson
double bass

Get 2019 off to a lively start with this virtuosic and charming Trio.  The seductive melodies of Bizet’s Carmen and Rossini’s mischievous Barber of Seville overture… jazzy tunes by Gershwin and an original work by Irish jazz giant Ronan Guilfoyle…and much more, all delivered with panache and delight. 

Rossini: Overture to the Barber of Seville
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Gershwin: Medley of Songs
Ronan Guilfoyle: Binary Number
Dvořák: 2 Slavonic Dances
Repnikov: Capriccio for solo accordion
Malachy Robinson: Sartorial Matters
Stravinsky: 3 Pieces from Petrushka

Presented by Classicallinks
Supported by an Arts Council Touring Grant

Monday, 17 December 2018
Solstice Week Stars


Tara Erraught
mezzo-soprano

Dearbhla Collins
piano

Dundalk-born Tara Erraught has been resident principal soloist with the Bayerische Staatsoper since 2010, and has been highly acclaimed in opera and recital in the US, Asia, and Europe.  Accompanied here by the accomplished pianist Dearbhla Collins, Tara will sing operatic and mid-winter favourites, including arias by Mozart and Rossini.

Tickets €20, Concession €18, Students €5

Elizabeth Downey Memorial Concert in association with Winterval

Saturday, 17 November 2018
Irish Chamber Orchestra


Jörg Widmann
Conductor

with
Katherine Spencer
clarinet

Ireland’s leading Chamber Orchestra returns to Waterford under the baton of their Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann, whose irrepressible energy and musical insight promises an unforgettable evening.  The programme comprises music by well-known composers Puccini and Tchaikovsky together with Stamitz’s Clarinet Concerto and a new commission from Sebastian Adams.

Puccini: Chrysanthemums, for String Orchestra
Sebastian Adams: 2018:2
Stamitz: Concerto for Clarinet in B-flat major
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

Tickets €20 on the door.

In association with the Symphony Club of Waterford
and Winterval



Thursday, 1 November 2018
Rising Stars


Ellen Jansson
piano

Kevin Jansson
piano

Cork Siblings Ellen and Kevin Jansson bring us a range of piano pieces from chamber music concerts, competitions and orchestral concertos they are playing this autumn in Sweden, Estonia, Dublin (NCO) and Belfast (Ulster Orchestra).  Kevin’s debut CD was issued by Swiss Claves Records in 2017.

Brahms: Fantasien, Op. 116
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6, mvt 1
Dvořák: Duet movement
Chopin:
Nocturne, Op. 48, No. 1
Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
Mazurkas, Op. 52
Ballade, No. 4, Op. 52

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Amatis Piano Trio

Lea Hausmann
(Germany) violin

Samuel Shepherd
(England) cello

Mengjie Han
(Holland) piano

This exhilarating young piano trio has taken the chamber music scene by storm, winning a slew of international prizes and this season were selected as ‘Rising Stars’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation, which will see them perform in 23 prestigious concert venues across Europe. 

Haydn: Trio in C major, Hob. 15.27
R. Schumann: Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110
Amanda Feery: New Commission by Music Network
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Presented by Music Network
In association with Imagine Arts Festival