NCH Chamber Music Series: The Natural World Fiona Kelly & Jean Kelly "Towards the Sea"
Fiona Kelly flute
Jean Kelly harp
Cécile Chaminade Sérénade aux étoiles op. 142
Arnold Bax Sonata for flute and harp
Toru Takemitsu Toward the Sea III for alto flute and harp
H. Leslie Adams Night Song
William Alwyn Naiades Fantasy - Sonata for flute and harp
Sisters Fiona and Jean Kelly present a flute and harp recital inspired by Nature, the Sea and the Night Sky. The concert opens with Cecile Chaminade’s beautiful miniature ‘Sérénade aux étoiles’. Down by the Salley Gardens is quoted in the next work – ‘Fantasy Sonata’ by Arnold Bax, an English composer who spent a great deal of time in Cork and was inspired by Ireland and Irish folk music. ‘Toward the Sea’ by Toru Takemitsu is an evocative work for alto flute and harp, commissioned by Greenpeace for the Save the Whale campaign. ‘Night Song’ by American composer H. Leslie Adams provides a touch of jazzy romance. The programme concludes with the dramatic ‘Naiades, A Fantasy Sonata’ by William Alwyn.