Musici Ireland: Beth McNinch and Lance Coburn

Musici Ireland: Beth McNinch and Lance Coburn

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 7.30pm

An exciting evening of music featuring works by Schumann, Prokofiev, Gershwin & Wexford composer Liam Bates
About this event
co-presented by Wexford Arts Festival and Music For Wexford, Musici Ireland are delighted to be performing this eclectic programme for a live audience.

Special guest is Wexfords own Liam Bates, composer of the hit Christmas show Noel, who will introduce his works "Out of the Blue" and "Dancing with Gioconda".

Other works include 2 movements from the Prokofiev "Romeo and Juliet" suite, Schumann "Märchenbilder", Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue" and Cole Porter "It's Alright by me"

alongside music by Carl Vine and Thea Musgrave

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear two internationally renowned soloists performing in the town.

Beth McNinch- Viola and Lance Coburn-Piano for more info

Founded in 2012 by violist Beth McNinch, Musici Ireland is a chamber collective that takes pride in presenting interesting and evocative programmes, highlighting composers from diverse backgrounds and shining a resplendent light on Irish composers.

Musici consists of a core of players that welcomes collaborations with nationally and internationally celebrated musicians. Over the last decade they have created lasting relationships with venues and guest artists, performing regularly at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, making their debut at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2019, and enjoying a successful partnership with RTE Lyric FM through regular broadcast of their performances.

Beth McNinch is principal viola of Wexford Festival Opera and the founder and Artistic Director of Musici Ireland. She presents Arts podcast Musici Chats and has appeared with all of the professional orchestras in the UK and Ireland. She has also enjoyed a prolific career as a chamber musician, appearing at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Royal Albert Hall and the Concertgebouw. Beth has lived in Blackwater since 2009, where she runs the Blackwater Bows program for Music Generation Wexford and is the new conductor of the County Wexford Youth Orchestra.

Since winning 1st prize at the Tomassoni International Piano Competition, Cologne in 2001, Lance Coburn has performed in Austria, Germany, Italy, Greece, Israel, Russia, United States, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Korea as both concerto soloist and recitalist. Blessed with a dazzling technique, innate musicianship, and a charismatic performance flair, Lance also broadcasts frequently for radio Deutsche Welle, BBC Radio 3, RTE Lyric FM (Ireland) and ABC FM (Australia).

We look forward to welcoming a live audience for this special event and we will create a special atmosphere despite needing to comply with current Covid-19 regulations:

reduced performance times of approx. 60-70 minutes in duration;

no interval / no bar;

we asked patrons to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before start time, showing them straight to their seats to avoid any social interaction in the foyers;

when the concert is over, patrons have to leave straight away;

Vaccination certificate required for entry

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