UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
Jane Hackett and Beth McNinch
Jane Hacket violin
Beth McNinch viola
Waterford Music and Musici Ireland present an exciting programme of virtuosic works for Violin and Viola, showcasing two of Ireland’s most respected musicians: Jane Hackett and Beth McNinch.
Jane Hackett is an Irish professional freelance violinist based between Dublin and Vienna. She performs regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish National Opera and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. She has appeared as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, is an RDS Rising Star, and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council. Jane enjoys a diverse mix of repertoire, spanning from solo, chamber and orchestral, to experimental performance art and contemporary music. She is a member of the contemporary music group, Kirkos Ensemble and is interested in cross art collaborations and has recently been commissioned to work with artists and devise performances in the area of dance and visual art.
Beth McNinch studied viola at the GSMD & RAM in London, continuing with a successful freelance career, performing with all major symphony orchestras in the UK, including the London Symphony Orchestra & BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as principal violist with English national Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Wexford Festival Opera, Irish National Opera, RTE Symphony & Concert Orchestras and the Ulster Orchestra. She is recipient of the SEVN bursary, researching & recording works for solo viola by female composers. Beth is also recipient of an arts council bursary to study viola d’amore. She has also been awarded a place on Creation 21/22, a mentoring scheme run by the Performance Corporation to encourage cross genre collaborations.
The programme includes a world premiere performance of British composer Libby Croads “Deeds not Words” commissioned by violist Beth McNinch as part of her SEVN Bursary awarded in 2021. The piece is based on the fight of the suffragettes to gain women’s right to vote.
Sibelius Duo in C Major
Mozart Duo K424 in G
John Buckley “A few notes for Jim” for solo violin
Bartok 7 duos
Handel Halverson Passacaglia
Martinu 3 Madrigals
Libby Croad “Deeds not Words” for solo viola WORLD PREMIERE
Spohr Grand Duo for violin and viola Op.35
TBA | Garter Lane | Admission: €17, Concession €15, Students €5 | Tickets : Garter Lane
PAST LIVE EVENTS
Wednesday 6th April 2022
Jennifer Stumm viola
If the violin is a pop star, full of sparkle and pyrotechnics, the viola is a jazz singer who speaks to your heart when it’s breaking, who whispers secrets, and tells lies. The viola might be called the middle child of the string family, often overlooked in favour of its more famous relatives the violin and cello. It’s a chameleon, a character actor, an instrument with imperfect acoustics and a spectrum of frequencies closest to the human voice. Composers throughout history have been drawn to its unique ability to convey deep expression, often writing their late (or their last) works for viola.
Weaving together music and spoken word on her 16th century viola, Stumm will perform pieces ranging from Bach all the way to Sting, as well as a new Music Network commission by Irish composer Jonathan Nangle. In this mix of talk and performance, the acclaimed violist tells a musical story of how imperfection can be the very thing that gives us our voice.
Known for the seductive power and “opal-like beauty” (Washington Post) of her sound, violist and director Jennifer Stumm has appeared on many of the world’s great stages. An enthusiastic speaker and writer, Jennifer recently spoke at NASA about how the arts can help innovate towards a better world, and her viral TEDx talk about the viola and the blessings of being different, An Imperfect Instrument, was named editor’s pick of all TED talks and led to a solo debut at the Berlin Philharmonie. Jennifer has created a special solo version of An Imperfect Instrument for this Music Network tour.
As part of Music Network’s commitment to making live music accessible to people of all ages throughout Ireland, Stumm will lead a series of music workshops for viola players in school and community settings throughout this tour. Complementing this, Irish-based musicians Ingrid Nicola, Diane Daly and Anita Vedres will deliver additional workshops for secondary school students. The workshops will focus on the history of the viola and illuminate aspects of the music that students will hear when they attend the concert.
“An immaculate player, with unimpeachable accuracy and clarity” The Strad
“As played by Jennifer Stumm, the instrument truly shines” The Guardian
“Remarkably refined, yet with a wide expressive range” Gramophone Magazine
Thursday 10th March 2022
Amy Dickson, Sonoko Miriam Welde & Simon Mulligan
Amy Dickson saxophones
Sonoko Miriam Welde violin
Simon Mulligan piano
Performing together for the first time on this Music Network tour, this trio of extraordinary musicians has selected a programme which showcases both their virtuosity and ability to creatively adapt much-loved music to their unusual combination of instruments.
Incorporating elements of folk and popular music from around the world, their performances will include Gershwin’s jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue, Ravel’s famous Bolero, and Amy Dickson’s gorgeous transcription of Philip Glass’s shimmering violin sonata, alongside a new Music Network commission by Ronan Guilfoyle.
Listen and enjoy, as metal, wood and string alchemize in the hands of these highly accomplished musicians, to produce an extraordinary musical soundscape of breath-taking beauty.
Poulenc L’Invitation au Château
Defontaine Couleurs d’un Rêve
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Simon Mulligan)
Ronan Guilfoyle – A new Music Network commission
Debussy Violin Sonata in G Minor
Philip Glass Sonata for Violin and Piano, 3rd Movement (transcr. Amy Dickson)
Ravel Bolero (arr. Simon Mulligan)
“Amy Dickson is not just an outstanding saxophonist, she’s a musician full of curiosity to explore the full potential of her instrument – thoroughly recommended.” David Mellor – Classic FM
“One of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with.” Yehudi Menuhin [on Simon Mulligan]
“She has a sound that is both touching and fascinating.” RESM Leif Ove Andsnes & the Equinor Scholarship jury [on Sonoko Miriam Welde]
Thursday 17th February 2022
Sharon Carty & Una Hunt
Sharon Carty mezzo-soprano
Una Hunt piano
Pianist Úna Hunt teams up with Irish mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty to take a less travelled road and in their joint repertoire honour works of sung and unsung female composers, such as Joan Trimble and Cécile Chaminade. These wonder women musicians will finally present their programme, including some arias and piano pieces by William V. Wallace, in the Large Room of City Hall on 17th February 2022.
Una Hunt is one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has performed many concertos with Irish orchestras. Particularly noted for her work in rediscovering Irish composers she has curated and performed this repertoire in the USA (including Carnegie Hall) and Russia. Una has released 14 world-premiere recordings including the CD to the rare Album 1854 by Waterford-born composer, William Vincent Wallace – excerpts of which will be performed at the concert. Her Thomas Moore Songbook has been recently published by Carysfort Press/Peter Lang (Dec 2021) with download tracks on Apple Music and Spotify.
In 2019, Una produced the first modern performance of Stanford’s Veiled Prophet opera for Wexford Festival Opera and in June 2022, she will produce Wallace’s sumptuous opera, Lurline, at the National Concert Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Sharon Carty is an alumna of the RIAM Dublin, MDW Vienna, and the Oper Frankfurt Young Artists programme. Her opera repertoire includes many of the important roles for lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano. In demand on the concert platform across Europe, she is also a dedicated recitalist, appearing regularly with Jonathan Ware and Finghin Collins.
Recent opera performances have seen her at Irish National Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Wexford Festival Opera and the Festival di due mondi, Spoleto.
Recordings include Gilbert & Cellier’s comic opera The Mountebanks with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and La Traviata on DVD with the NDR Radiophilhamonie alongside Thomas Hampson and Marina Rebeka. A disc of Schubert songs was released in May 2020 with Jonathan Ware.
“…what made this recital special was the way this partnership captured the inner aspects of the songs… Adjectives seem inadequate for such focused, intelligent artistry.” The Irish Times
William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865)
The Night Winds, nocturne (from the opera, Lurline)
A mon etoile
William Vincent Wallace songs – The Seasons (H. C. Watson)
William Vincent Wallace – piano solo
The Minstrel Boy and Rory O’More
Melodie Irlandaise (Cuishlih ma chree)
William Vincent Wallace – songs and arias (H. C. Watson/Lurline/Maritana)
Two Songs of the Sea
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
The Seal Man (John Masefield)
My Grief on the Sea (Douglas Hyde)
Hope Temple (Alice Maud Davis) – The Mélodie
Cécile Chaminade – Mélodies
Wednesday 9th February 2022
WIRES, STRINGS & OTHER THINGS
A new music show for Ages 6+ composed by Brian Irvine and directed by Wouter Van Looy
Meet Ed, Andreea and James, three totally different people with one thing in common – they are crazy about music and sound.
Ed can usually be found in a corner, building unusual electronic instruments, tinkering with his own world of sound. Andreea plays the viola beautifully and reads complicated sheets of music as if they were fairy tales. And James? Well, James wanders a labyrinth of sound like an explorer, connecting and disrupting with his bass clarinet as he goes.
Anything can happen as they find each other and start to invent music together. What stories will they share when, with your help, they explore the magic and mystery of how to compose, perform and improvise?
WIRES, STRINGS & OTHER THINGS is a music performance that encourages you to always be curious. To listen, respond to and communicate through the sounds, music and stories that are all around you – wherever you are and whoever you are with.
Commissioned and Produced by: The Ark and Music Network
Composer & Musical Director: Brian Irvine
Director: Wouter Van Looy
Performers: Andreea Banciu (viola), James Allsopp (bass clarinet), Ed Devane (electronic instruments)
Stage & Costume Design: Alyson Cummins
Video Design: Erato Tzavara
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Supported by: the Arts Council, with project funding from Creative Europe. Additional support from
Friday 28th Jan 2022
Michael McHale with The Vanbrugh (Piano Quartet)
Keith Pascoe, violin – Simon Aspell, viola – Christopher Marwood, cello
The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the legendary Vanbrugh Quartet. Over three decades the quartet gave close to three thousand concerts, presenting the chamber music repertoire to audiences throughout Ireland, Europe, the Americas and the Far East. Commercial recordings include more than thirty CDs of repertoire, ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to many contemporary Irish works. In 2016 the group was presented with the National Concert Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their contribution to music in Ireland.
MICHAEL MCHALE, piano
Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He has performed and recorded as a soloist with the Minnesota and Hallé Orchestras, the Moscow, Bournemouth, Jacksonville, Fort Smith, BBC and London Symphony Orchestras, City of London Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and all five of the major Irish orchestras, and performed at the Tanglewood, BBC Proms and Tokyo Spring Festivals, Wigmore Hall, London, Berlin Konzerthaus, Lincoln Center, New York, Symphony Hall, Boston and Pesti Vigadó in Budapest.
Winner of the Terence Judd/Hallé Award in 2009, Michael was also awarded the Brennan and Field Prizes at the 2006 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition, the 2005 Camerata Ireland/Accenture Award, and in 2016 a Major Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music, and his teachers and mentors include John O’Conor, Réamonn Keary, Christopher Elton, Ronan O’Hora and Barry Douglas.
Michael collaborates regularly with Sir James Galway, Michael Collins, Patricia Rozario, Dame Felicity Lott, Wigmore Soloists and Camerata Pacifica.
Linda Buckley – ‘Solas na Gealaí’ for solo piano
Beethoven – Piano Sonata No.14 ‘Moonlight’
Jean Francaix – String Trio
Two songs arranged for piano quartet by Michael McHale
Clara Schumann – ‘Die Gute Nacht’
Clara Schumann – ‘Der Mond Kommt Still Gegangen’
Brahms – Piano quartet in G minor Op.25
Friday 26th November 2021
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore violin
Laia Braun violin
Sascha Bota viola
Brian O’Kane cello
The Navarra Quartet are among the leading quartets on the world stage and they join us this autumn with a wonderfully varied programme including a lovely work by Dutch composer Henriëtte Bosmans, Jane O’Leary’s atmospheric ‘The Passing Sound of Forever’, Bartok’s electrifying third quartet and Dvořák’s magnificent and rarely heard G major quartet.
Henriëtte Bosmans – Quartet
Jane O’Leary – ‘The Passing Sound of Forever’
Bartok – Quartet No.3
Dvořák – Quartet in G major Op.106
Thursday 18th November 2021
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
George Fu piano
Bringing intelligence and sensitivity to anything they tackle, this charismatic violin and piano duo have a passion for discovering new music and reinvigorating the old.
Widely praised for her expressive and strikingly individual performances, Tamsin Waley-Cohen has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s great concert halls. An adventurous and prolific recording artist, her recent recording of Beethoven Violin Sonatas on the Signum Classics label has received widespread critical acclaim.
Described by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, American pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu has established an international reputation as a captivating musician with distinctive intelligence and sensitivity. Passionate about the creation of new work, he is also a composer and an avid performer of contemporary music.
This phenomenal duo will present a programme that includes the F-A-E Sonata, uniquely co-authored by three great 19th century composers, Stravinsky’s exquisite Duo Concertant, Beethoven’s much loved ‘Kreutzer’ sonata and Release, a Music Network commission written by New York-based Irish composer Finola Merivale.
*Please, note these musicians will deliver the programme instead of the previously advertised line-up with Alena Baeva (violin) and Katia Skanavi (piano)
Albert Dietrich, Johannes Brahms & Robert Schumann F-A-E Sonata
Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertant (for Violin & Piano)
Finola Merivale Release (Music Network Commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
“Waley-Cohen’s achievement of pure legato is wondrous and her sound is tinged with golden frailty” Gramophone
“A spiritually intense expressivo reminiscent of Yehudi Munuhin in his prime”
“Her sense of line and capacity to make things happen are both beautiful and strikingly individual”
BBC Music Magazine
“George Xiaoyuan Fu impressively navigated the fierce demands of Messiaen’s ecstatically-charged piano writing”
“The piano soloist was constantly in motion, fingers flying and playing with amazing skill.”
Thursday 14th October 2021
Mairéad Hickey violin
Agnès Clément harp
A captivating new duo featuring the celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and the acclaimed French harpist Agnès Clément.
Like coffee and cake, fish and chips or Fred and Ginger, some pairings just can’t be topped. The exquisite combination of violin and harp is most definitely a match made in heaven, and no more so than in this new Music Network collaboration between Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and French harpist Agnès Clément.
Celebrated for her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity, Mairéad Hickey’s natural ability to communicate sincerely, and with beauty and integrity has entranced audiences worldwide. Agnès Clément is recognised as a musician of exceptional talent whose astonishing virtuosity alongside an ability to deliver performances brimming with full-blooded passion has won her widespread acclaim.
Featuring a beautiful selection of music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Viardot, Renié,
Spohr (the inventor of the violin chin rest no less!) and a brand new Music Network commission by John McLachlan, their programme will delight and enthral music lovers around the country.
Composer John McLachlan will present a Composer Insight Session during the final concert of the tour at Station House Theatre, Clifden on 16 October.
Please note that Agnès Clément replaces Anaïs Gaudemard on this tour, in a change to the previously-advertised line-up.
Louis Spohr Sonata Concertante in E-flat Major for violin and harp, Op.113 no.4
Johann Sebastian Bach Andante and Allegro from Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
John McLachlan Phoenix (New Music Network Commission)
Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi Elegia Op.22
Henriette Renié Légende d’après les Elfes de Leconte de Lisle
Pauline Viardot Haï Luli!
Jules Massenet Méditation de Thaïs
Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in A Major, Op.124
“Hickey brought an amazing combination of gutsiness and ecstasy.”
“Virtuoso at the summit of her art” Agence France-Presse [on Clément]
PAST ONLINE EVENTS 2021
Saturday 13th November, 2021
Waterford Music and Symphony Club of Waterford present a FREE live streamed concert from Christ Church Cathedral Waterford. Featuring the New Dublin Voices directed by Bernie Sherlock and Cathedral Organist – Simon Harden. The concert will honour and celebrate the late Eric Sweeney, who gave so much to the musical life of Waterford City.
Music by Eric Sweeney, J.S. Bach, Seán Doherty, Eoin Conway and Levente Gyöngyösi.
live stream from: waterford-music.org/livestream/
Patrick Rafter violin
Fiachra Garvey piano
Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music from France, Belgium and Ireland.
“I’ll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick’s diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and his swift rise to being one of Ireland’s finest musicians is no surprise given his innate musicianship, his dazzling technique and his passion.
Fiachra Garvey is possessed of a maturity and profound understanding of his art, which when combined with his infectious enthusiasm for music-making, has already captivated audiences in concert halls across Europe and beyond. Patrick and Fiachra have planned a beautifully-ethereal programme, with works by Fauré, Franck and Ysaÿe presented alongside the world premiere of a new Music Network commission by Emma O’Halloran.
Along with this beautiful programme of music, viewers will hear from the musicians in interviews hosted by Music Network’s CEO Sharon Rollston, and composer Emma O’Halloran will introduce her new work in a short Composer Insight Session during the broadcast.
Individually, Patrick and Fiachra are stellar musicians who are making a significant mark on the international stage. Together, their performance on this digital tour promises to more than clear the very high bar that these young musicians have set for themselves.
César Franck Sonata in A major
Emma O’Halloran To turn in Circles New Music Network Commission
Eugène Ysaÿe Poème élégiaque in D minor, Op. 12
Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1
“Belonging amongst the greatest violinists… this is passionate, abandoned playing, full of excitement, risks and drama… a dangerously virtuosic ability which seems to feed off itself.”
– Alexander Bailie, RDS Music Festival on Rafter
“[Garvey] brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort.” –The Sunday Times
Thu 17 Jun 7:30pm Waterford Music | theatreroyal.ie | Tickets €10
Watch Fiachra Garvey performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Watch Patrick Rafter and Maxim Vengerov perform Bach’s Double Concerto for two violins with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Music Network has announced its exciting new Spring/Summer digital touring programme, running from 12 May – 1 July 2021. The programme, which Music Network is presenting in collaboration with Waterford Music among 14 partner promoters around Ireland, features a quartet of masterful cellists, awe-inspiring Americana and a spectacular performance by two of Ireland’s outstanding young classical musicians. Audiences can also look forward to two new Music Network commissions, artist interviews and composer insight sessions, all available to enjoy from home.
The series of three digital tours begins on 13th May with a new Music Network collaboration between four masterful cellists, William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Ailbhe McDonagh. Guided by their collective musical influences, the cellists have crafted an inspirational and varied programme which celebrates the beauty of their instrument. Audiences can look forward to marvellous arrangements of works by Bach, Beethoven and Bartók, Mozart’s beautiful Ave Verum Corpus, a fiery exchange between two cellos in Barrière’s popular Sonata in G Major, Debussy’s uber-romantic Clair de Lune and Gershwin’s jazz-infused favourite ‘Summertime’. Contemporary music for this unusual combination is well catered for in Ailbhe McDonagh’s own Cellango and An Autumn Night’s Dream, a new Music Network commission by composer Conor Linehan.
As part of the classical tours, audiences can also enjoy interviews with the musicians, hosted by Music Network’s CEO Sharon Rollston, and composers Conor Linehan and Emma O’Halloran will introduce their new works with short Composer Insight Sessions.
Programme notes can be downloaded from: musicnetwork.ie/content/images/Music-Network_CelloQuartet_programme-notes.pdf
Tickets for Cello Quartet can be purchased on Theatre Royal’s website: theatreroyal.ie
Thu 13 May 7:30pm Waterford Music | theatreroyal.ie/events/cello-quartet-stream | Tickets €10
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Thursday, 3 October 2019 (618th Concert)
Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
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Alex Petcu, percussion
Emma King, percussion
Brian Dungan, percussion
Cork-born percussionist Alex Petcu has put together a concert with a difference, collaborating with two other young and energetic virtuosos to cook up a menu of new music which will tickle tastebuds and defy expectations. Their appetite for exploring rhythmic influences from around the world – Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Javanese gamelan – is healthy, hearty and irrepressible.
Tim Ouderits & Tom Ouderits: Surprise!
Alyssa Weinberg: Table Talk
Elliot Cole: Postlude No 8
Philip Glass: Madeira River
Steve Reich: Nagoya Marimbas
Steve Snowden: A Man with a Gun Lives Here
Alex Petcu: New Music Network Commission
Thierry de Mey: Musique de Table
Gene Koshinski: And So the Wind Blew
Presented by Music Network
W. F. Watt Memorial Concert
Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Mia Cooper, violin
Anna Cashell, violin
Joachim Roewer, viola
William Butt, cello
The Esposito Quartet comprises four of Ireland’s most distinguished musicians, all with a wealth of experience as recital artists, orchestral leaders and teachers. They have been playing together as a quartet since 2010, naming it in honour of Michele Esposito, pianist, composer and RIAM professor.
John Field: Piano works arranged for Quartet by Sebastian Adams
Aleksandra Vrebalo: Pannonia Boundless – a tribute to Serbian Gypsy fiddlers
Sebastian Adams: New Commission
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 Op. 80 – remembering Fanny Mendelssohn
National String Quartet Foundation Tour
Friday, 1 November 2019
Two hundred years of Piano Music
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Finghin Collins, piano
Finghin Collins is one of Waterford Music’s favourite musicians and we welcome him back to commemorate his winning the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. ( To learn more about Finghin Collins visit www.finghincollins.com) Collins reprises two important piano sonatas – Mozart’s ‘Alla Turca’, c. 1783 and one of Schubert’s famous three last sonatas written in 1828. He intersperses these with two short pieces he has been instrumental in commissioning for the New Ross Piano Festival, one each by Marian Ingoldsby and Philip Martin.
Mozart: Sonata in A major ‘Alla Turca’
Philip Martin: Ros Tapestry Suite No. 11b
Marian Ingoldsby: Ros Tapestry Suite No. 14
Schubert: Sonata in A major, D. 959
Heinz Pollmeier Memorial Concert
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Ben Johnson (Tenor) & Sean Shibe (Classical Guitar)
VENUE: Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street
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Tickets also available at the door on the evening
Catch this world-class duo on their first visit to Ireland. Sean Shibe has taken the world by storm ever since winning the BBC New Generation award in 2012; he is a musician with an intelligence and wisdom far beyond his years. For this concert he joins up with Ben Johnson, one of the busiest young tenors in the chamber music and opera worlds, a multi-award winning recitalist and owner of one of the most beguiling voices around.
Songs by John Dowland, Philip Rosseter, Thomas Morley, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Mauro Giuliani, Brian Bolger (new commission), William Walton, together with a collection of folk songs and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite in E minor, BWV996
Presented by Music Network
The Elizabeth Downey Memorial Concert
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Beethoven and the Romantics
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Michael McHale, piano
Pianist Michael McHale ( www.michaelmchale.com) has put together a beautiful programme especially for Waterford Music to celebrate the sestercentennial anniversary of the birth of the great Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). He will play two of Beethoven’s best known piano sonatas together with music by later Romantic composers, and two short traditional pieces that he himself has arranged and recorded.
Beethoven: Sonata in C# minor op.27 no.2 ‘Moonlight’
Chopin: Waltz, Mazurka and Ballade
Beethoven: Sonata in F minor op.57 ‘Appassionata’
John Field: Nocturne No.10 in E minor
Traditional (arr. McHale): My Lagan Love and Cailín Ó Cois tSuire Mé
Franz Liszt: Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert
Friday, 6 March 2020
The Saltarello Trio
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Garth Knox, Medieval fiddle, viola d’amore, viola
Sylvain Lemêtre, percussion
Agnès Vesterman, cello
In this concert the lively Saltarello trio capture the colours and textures of folk music to inform their witty arrangements, highlighting connections and similarities that exist between soundworlds of today and of hundreds of years ago. The trio’s gorgeous swirling string lines and tasty percussion open a new window on old music, proving that a good tune can speak easily to all of us, no matter what the language, no matter when the time.
Hildegard von Bingen: Ave Generosa
Guillaume de Machault: Tels rit au matin
Medieval Dances: (arr. Saltarello)
John Dowland: Flow my tears
Henry Purcell: Music for a while
Antonio Vivaldi: Largo and Presto from Concerto for viola d’amore in D minor, RDV 393
Marin Marais: Folies D’Espagne
Black Brittany: (traditional tunes, arr. Saltarello)
David Fennessy :3 Hofer Photographs for solo cello
Gérard Pesson: Tafelmusik for solo percussion
Garth Knox: Song from the sea for trio (to include a new Music Network commission)
Presented by Music Network