ONLINE Drogheda Arts Festival Sharon Carty & Úna Hunt

ONLINE Drogheda Arts Festival Sharon Carty & Úna Hunt

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 8.00pm

Recorded in St Peter’s Church of Ireland for Drogheda Arts Festival, mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty and pianist Úna Hunt perform a programme celebrating female composers.

Irish mezzo soprano Sharon Carty wowed Drogheda audiences when she sang the role of Orfeo in Irish National Opera’s acclaimed production of Orfeo ed Euridice in 2019. For this concert, which celebrates works by female composers, Sharon joins forces with Irish pianist Úna Hunt, renowned for her championship of Irish composers whose music she has performed and presented to audiences all over the world.

France meets Ireland in this eclectic mix of songs and piano music by female composers. From France are Mélanie Bonis (1858-1937) and Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) who join little-known composers of Irish interest, Augusta Holmès (1847-1903), Hope Temple (1859-1938) and Fanny Robinson (1831-1879) whose piano music features in a new two-volume sheet music collection, The Irish Piano Album, edited by Úna Hunt. To open the programme, a collection of songs of the sea by the English composers, Ethyl Smyth and Rebecca Clarke and the haunting ‘My Grief on the Sea’ by Enniskillen-born, Joan Trimble. This programme was initially devised by Sharon Carty and Úna Hunt for a series of concerts celebrating female composers and performed in the National Concert Hall in January 2020.

Please note unlike some of our previous online performances, this is a streamed event and will ONLY be available to watch at the designated event time. Please use the room link and code from your ticket confirmation email to enter the Ticketsolve Room and watch the performance.

Tickets: €10 per device

“what made this recital special was the way this partnership captured the inner aspects of the songs … Adjectives seem inadequate for such focused, intelligent artistry.” The Irish Times

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