Music for Galway Presents: MidWinter Festival 2019 – Swansong

Music for Galway Presents: MidWinter Festival 2019 – Swansong

Friday, 18 January 2019, 4.00pm

MIDWINTER FESTIVAL 2019 – SWANSONG
A SALUTE TO THE FINAL WORKS OF GREAT COMPOSERS

Compositions written towards the end of a composer’s life are the focus of Music for Galway’s MIDWINTER FESTIVAL - SWANSONG. Taking place at the Town Hall Theatre Galway from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January 2019, this popular festival brings people together every year to enjoy great music in a welcoming and comfortable setting.

Featuring
Henk Neven, baritone
Ailish Tynan, soprano
Michael Collins, clarinet
Finghin Collins, piano
Leon McCawley, piano
ConTempo Quartet – in association with Galway Music Residency 

FULL PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 18 January 2019
4.00pm:  Richard Wigmore Talk:  Indian Summers, Brahms, Strauss and a sense of the past

8.00pm:
Bach Art of Fugue: Selection of contrapuncti (1740-1750) (15 mins) – ConTempo Quartet
Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio Op. 11  (1840) (26 mins) – Bogdan Sofei (violin), Adrian Mantu (cello), Leon McCawley (piano) 
Brahms Four Piano Pieces Op. 119 (1893) (15 mins) – Finghin Collins (piano)
Strauss Four Last Songs (1948) (25 mins) – Ailish Tynan (soprano), Finghin Collins (piano)

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SATURDAY 19 January 2019
2.00pm – 20th Century Duos at Two
Debussy Violin Sonata (1916-17) (13 mins) – Bogdan Sofei (violin), Leon McCawley (piano)
Poulenc Clarinet Sonata (1962) (13 mins) – Michael Collins (clarinet), Leon McCawley (piano)
Shostakovich Viola Sonata (1975) (35 mins) – Andreea  Banciu (viola), Finghin Collins (piano) 

7.00pm
Hans Gál 24 Fugues for Piano Op. 108 (1979) – a selection (10 mins) – Leon McCawley (piano) 
Schumann Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor Op. 105 (1851) (18 mins) – Bogdan Sofei (violin), Leon McCawley (piano) 
Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op. 133 (1826)  (15 mins) – ConTempo Quartet

Interval

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 130: Finale (1826) (9 mins) – ConTempo Quartet
Fauré String Quartet Op. 121 (1924) (24 mins) – ConTempo Quartet
Fauré l’Horizon Chimérique  Op. 118 (4 songs) (1921) (8 mins) – Henk Neven (baritone), Finghin Collins (piano)
Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (3 songs) (1932-33) (7 mins) – Henk Neven (baritone), Finghin Collins (piano)
Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle (1898) (8 mins) – AilishTynan (soprano), ConTempo Quartet, Finghin Collins (piano) 

10.00PM
Schubert Schwanengesang D. 957 (1828) (50 mins) – Henk Neven (baritone), Finghin Collins (piano)

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SUNDAY 20 January 2019
11.00AM
Interview with the composer
John Kinsella String Quartet No. 5 (2013) (30 mins) – ConTempo Quartet
Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 (1891) (35 mins) – Michael Collins (clarinet), ConTempo Quartet 

SUNDAY 3.00PM
Haydn String Quartet, Op. 103 (unfinished) (1803) (11 mins) – ConTempo Quartet
Schumann Five Poems of Mary Stuart, Op. 135 (1852) (10 mins) – Ailish Tynan (soprano), Finghin Collins (piano)
Schumann Fairy Tales, Op. 132 (1853) (17 mins) – Michael Collins (clarinet) Andreea Banciu (viola), Finghin Collins (piano)

Interval

Britten String Quartet No. 3 (1975) (25 mins) – ConTempo Quartet
Mozart Three Songs K. 596, 597, 598 (1791) (8 mins) – Ailish Tynan (soprano), Finghin Collins (piano)
Schubert Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965 (1828) (12 mins) – Ailish Tynan (soprano), Michael Collins (clarinet), Finghin Collins (piano)

SUNDAY 7.30PM
FILMDEATH IN VENICE

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Published on 3 January 2019

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