Boyne Music Festival: Opening Concert 'Justice'

Boyne Music Festival: Opening Concert 'Justice'

Friday, 29 July 2022, 8.00pm

Boyne Music Festival returns to Drogheda for its first in-person event since 2019!
To open the festival, be mesmerised by the evocative sounds of Larsen's Song Without Words and the enchanting H. Leslie Adams' Nightsongs. The programme's centrepiece is the World Premiere work by Rhona Clarke, Deirdre Gribbin and Deirdre McKay, titled 'The Magdalene Songs' for mezzo-soprano and piano. To round off the opening night of the festival, hear Schoenberg's iconic chamber masterpiece Verklärte Nacht. Featuring the stellar festival artist line-up in the stunning Townley Hall.

PROGRAMME
LIBBY LARSEN Song Without Words for clarinet and piano
RHONA CLARKE, DEIRDRE GRIBBIN & DEIRDRE MCKAY The Magdalene Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano (world premiere)
H. LESLIE ADAMS Nightsongs for tenor and piano
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht for string sextet

PERFORMERS
Naomi Louisa O’Connell, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Stewart, tenor
Jessie Grimes, clarinet
Nicky Sweeney, violin
Aisling Manning, violin
Paul Cassidy, viola
John Murphy, viola
Jacqueline Thomas, cello
Julie-Anne Manning, cello
Deirdre Brenner, piano

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