Midwinter Festival STANDFORD - Jeremy Dibble Talk

Midwinter Festival STANDFORD - Jeremy Dibble Talk

Friday, 21 January 2022, 6.00pm

Friday 21 January – 6.00pm

Town Hall Theatre

Jeremy Dibble Talk Part 1: Stanford as a composer of chamber music

For its 2022 Midwinter Festival, Music for Galway shines a light on a largely unsung hero of music history, the Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.

While many music-lovers might have a passing acquaintance with some of his choral music, the scope and breadth of his extensive musical output is worthy of far greater recognition.

The influence and legacy of Stanford as one of the 20th century’s most important composition teachers is hard to overstate. Throughout the weekend, alongside chamber and vocal works by Stanford himself, we hear music by composers who influenced him, but also by many of the composers who studied with him in London.

“Mr. Stanford’s music is dramatically significant, as well as beautiful in itself. It has, moreover, that quality so are among modern composers – style.” The Times, London “Stanford’s teaching seemed to be without method or plan. His criticism consisted for the most part of “I like it, my boy,” or “It’s damned ugly, my boy” (the latter in most cases). In this, perhaps, lay its value.” His pupil, Edgar Bainton

This event is free.

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Midwinter Festival: STANFORD

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 January

Town Hall Theatre & St. Nicolas' Collegiate Church, Galway

For its 2022 Midwinter Festival, Music for Galway shines a light on a largely unsung hero of music history, the Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. While many music-lovers might have a passing acquaintance with some of his choral music, the scope and breadth of his extensive musical output is worthy of far greater recognition. The influence and legacy of Stanford as one of the 20th century’s most important composition teachers is hard to overstate. Throughout the weekend, alongside chamber and vocal works by Stanford himself, we hear music by composers who influenced him, but also by many of the composers who studied with him in London.

“Mr. Stanford’s music is dramatically significant, as well as beautiful in itself. It has, moreover, that quality so are among modern composers – style.” The Times, London

“Stanford’s teaching seemed to be without method or plan. His criticism consisted for the most part of “I like it, my boy,” or “It’s damned ugly, my boy” (the latter in most cases). In this, perhaps, lay its value.” His pupil, Edgar Bainton

Sharon Carty mezzo-soprano | Finghin Collins piano | ConTempo Quartet | John Finucane clarinet | Ríona Ó Duinnín flute | John Leonard bassoon | Hannah Miller horn | Dominic Dudley double bass | Collegium | RIAM Student Quartet | Jeremy Dibble musicologist

Friday 21 January – 6.00pm

Town Hall Theatre

Jeremy Dibble Talk Part 1: Stanford as a composer of chamber music

Friday 21 January – 7.30pm

Town Hall Theatre

SCHUMANN /STANFORD Selected songs
REINECKE Flute Sonata “Undine” Op. 167
REBECCA CLARKE Viola Sonata
STANFORDString Quartet No. 6 Op. 122

Saturday 22 January – 3.00pm

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway

Collegium | Mark Duley director | Finghin Collins piano

Excerpts from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha Trilogy – “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast”

Part-songs by Stanford and a selection of his pupils

Saturday 22 January – 6.00pm

Town Hall Theatre

Jeremy Dibble Talk Part 2: Stanford and his pupils

Saturday 22 January – 7.30pm

Town Hall Theatre

BRAHMSFAE Scherzo
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Two African Dances for violin and piano
FRANK BRIDGE Three Idylls for string quartet
STANFORD Fantasy No. 1 in G minor
REBECCA CLARKE Selected songs
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Clarinet Quintet Op. 10

Sunday 23 January – 3.00pm

Town Hall Theatre

SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro Op. 70 for cello and piano
WILLIAM HURLSTONE Phantasie for String Quartet in A minor
STANFORD Clarinet Sonata Op. 129
MURIEL HERBERT Selected songs (Yeats / Joyce settings)
STANFORD Nonet Op. 95

Sunday 23 January – 8.00pm

Town Hall Theatre

FILM:

That’s None of My Business – Two men of distinction recall their youthful attempt to desegregate a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963. Premiere of short film by Charles Kaufmann.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor and His Music in America, 1900–1912. Full feature documentary by Charles Kaufmann

Total running time of the two films: 90 minutes

Friday 21 January to Friday 18 February

Foyer of Town Hall Theatre

EXHIBITION: Honouring Those Who Went Before Us

Booking through the Town Hall Theatre: [email protected] | 091 569777

Main concerts: €25/€22.50 |Students (full time) €10 | MfG Friends €21

Choral concert: €15/€13.50 | Students (full time) €6 | MfG Friends €11

Film: €8/€7

Talks: Free

Festival Ticket: €90/€81 | MfG Friends: €77

Only fully vaccinated people are permitted to attend our events in person. Masks must be worn throughout the performance. No drinks will be available during the interval.

Tickets will be available to purchase from Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Midwinter Festival is sponsored by MJ Conroy and NUI Galway

ConTempo Quartet is presented in association with Galway Music Residency

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Published on 2 November 2021

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