RICHARD WIGMORE “Beethoven and the Immortal Beloved”  @ Music for Galway Midwinter Festival 2018

RICHARD WIGMORE “Beethoven and the Immortal Beloved” @ Music for Galway Midwinter Festival 2018

Friday, 19 January 2018, 4.00pm

Music for Galway presents Midwinter Festival 2018

BELOVEDCOMPOSERS IN LOVE

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January
Town Hall Theatre, Galway

The 2018 Midwinter Festival will follow on from the PRODIGY theme of last January’s festival to focus on music composed by composers in love.

Music by the great Romantics Brahms, Wagner and Schumann (Robert and Clara), along with other musical love letters by Beethoven, Schubert, Janácek, Britten and Schoenberg, will move us all with their ardent expressions of love. The BELOVED festival will also feature an afternoon recital of popular love-inspired arias and duos from the world of opera.

Galway’s ConTempo Quartet
Dearbhla Collins, piano
Finghin Collins, piano
Sarah-Jane Brandon, soprano
James Gilchrist, tenor
Simon Aspell, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
Richard Wigmore, talks

Festival Ticket €81/€73
MFG Friends €71
call box office at 091 569777

Full details and online booking, visit http://www.musicforgalway.ie/midwinter-festival

Festival programme

Friday 19th January
Town Hall Theatre

4.00pm - TALK
RICHARD WIGMORE “Beethoven and the Immortal Beloved”

8.00pm - CONCERT
BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2
BEETHOVEN “An Die Ferne Geliebte” Op. 98
STRAUSS Selected songs
SCHOENBERG “Verklärte Nacht”

Saturday 20th January
Town Hall Theatre

11.30am - TALK
RICHARD WIGMORE “Clara Schumann: Musician and Romantic Muse”

2.00pm - CONCERT
IN LOVE AT THE OPERA
Operatic love songs and duets with Sarah-Jane Brandon, James Gilchrist and Dearbhla Collins.

8.00pm - CONCERT
ROBERT SCHUMANN Four Duets Op. 34
CLARA SCHUMANN Three songs
JANACEK String Quartet “Intimate Letters”
BRITTEN Michelangelo Sonnets
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll arr. Alfred Pringsheim

Sunday 21st January
Town Hall Theatre

12.00noon - FILM
SPRING SYMPHONY‘ by Peter Schamoni. This German film from 1983 brings to life the passionate relationship between Schumann and Clara Wieck and her father’s attempts to thwart it.

3.00pm - CLOSING CONCERT
Schumann Selection from “Myrthen” Op. 25
Schubert Fantasie in F minor
Brahms String Sextet in G major

For more, visit http://www.musicforgalway.ie/midwinter-festival

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Published on 8 January 2018

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