West Cork Chamber Music Festival
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2018 (29 June – 8 July) marks the centenary of the end of World War I, and explores questions of how composers respond to conflict and war, including Kodály’s Duo Sonata, Chad Cannon’s Citizen 13660 and Thilloy’s Khojaly 613. Across evening concerts, coffee concerts, late night concerts and the Crespo series, the festival presents a wealth of famous and lesser-known chamber music.
Music by women feature highly on the billing, with world and Irish premieres by Deirdre Gribbin, Lera Auerbach and Sofia Gubaidulina, while Ensemble Dagda will perform a programme of music by ten women composers from the late 11th to the early 18th centuries.
Performing at the festival will be a wide range of Irish and international performers, including Mairéad Hickey, Barry Douglas, Dudok Kwartet, Christopher Marwood, Philippe Cassard and more. Throughout the course of the festival, twenty students will receive masterclasses from the attending professionals, while the winning composers in the West Cork Chamber Music Composition Competition will take part in a forum with Deirdre Gribbin.
See the full programme below.
Published on 26 March 2018