Drogheda Classical Music Series 2018/19
See full details on the 2018/19 Drogheda Classical Music concert series below:
Emma Johnson & John Lenehan
Friday, 14 September, 7.30pm
An evening with the sensational duo Emma Johnson (clarinet) & John Lenehan (piano) with romantic and jazz-influenced works.
One of the great clarinet and piano duos, Emma Johnson and John Lenehan will give their first performance in Drogheda for the opening of the 2018/19 Drogheda Classical Music series. Playing a programme of romantic works by Brahms and Schumann, a show-stopping arrangement of Verdi’s La Traviata plus some great works by Poulenc, Gershwin and Bernstein.
Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch
Thursday, 18 October, 7.30pm
A rare chance to hear three of today’s leading musicians perform a trio together for this their first visit to Ireland. Renowned as soloists with the world’s finest orchestras, together they will perform a beautiful programme of works for piano, cello and violin by Schubert, Beethoven and Dvořák.
Friday, 9 November, 7.30pm
A frequent visitor to Drogheda, we’re delighted to welcome Hugh Tinney back for a concert to mark the occasion of his 60th birthday. Part of a nationwide tour, Hugh will perform pieces that are important and loved by him including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ian Wilson and Chopin.
Tara Erraught, Dearbhla Collins & Ulrich Pluta
Thursday, 13 December, 7.30pm
Tara Erraught is riding the crest of a wave at present. Her rich, radiant voice and superb stage presence make her much in-demand as a performer. For this pre-Christmas concert, Tara will be joined by musical partners Dearbhla Collins and Ulrich Pluta for Schubert’s beautiful Shepherd on the Rock as well as some well-known operatic and seasonal favourites.
Lynda O’Connor, Mia Cooper & Wolfgang Ensemble
Friday, 25 January, 7.30pm
Violin virtuoso Lynda O’Connor and the Wolfgang Ensemble, which includes some of Ireland’s finest musicians, come to Drogheda for a performance of Vivaldi’s much loved Four Seasons. A suite of four mini-concertos, each movement describes a different season with one of the most famous depictions being music representing winter, with the high-pitched plucking from the strings sounding a bit like cold and icy rain. In recognition of the Fleadh Cheoil’s return to Drogheda in 2019, Lynda will be joined by leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Mia Cooper for Bill Whelan’s Inishlacken.
Irish National Opera – Orfeo ed Euridice
Sunday, 10 February, 7.30pm
In association with Galway International Arts Festival, a co-production with United Fall in partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Starring Sharon Carty (mezzo) and Sarah Power (soprano) with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish National Opera present a concert version of Gluck’s great musical myth Orfeo ed Euridice.
Tuesday, 5 March, 7.30pm
Belfast-born pianist Barry Douglas shot to international fame when he won the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. He is now regarded as one of the most in-demand pianists with international orchestras. Since his first appearance in Drogheda with the orchestra in 2014, Barry has built up a relationship with Drogheda Classical Music and is delighted to return for a solo piano recital. Playing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, which was inspired by his visit to an exhibition by the Russian artist Viktor Hartmann. It is therefore fitting that this recital takes place in the beautiful setting of Highlanes Gallery.
Published on 24 August 2018