Dublin Musical Saunter – John O’Conor Celebration @ Great Music in Irish Houses 2019
This year the Dublin Musical Saunter focuses the spotlight directly on one of Ireland’s most distinguished pianists, John O’Conor, and the day has been carefully constructed to celebrate John’s prowess as both a celebrated performer and a teacher sans pareil, always encouraging and championing his students to achieve their full potential.
Concert 2 at 3.00 pm Farmleigh House
This second concert in the series will look at some of the successes enjoyed by John’s students in international competitions over the years, bringing together an impressive roster of talent from at home and abroad. The concert will feature Finghin Collins, winner of the Clara Haskil Competition, Soo Jung Ann, who won the Maria Canals Piano Competition and the Beethoven Bonn Competition, Lance Coburn, winner of the Tommassini International Competition, Cologne, and Sae Yoon Chon and Alexander Bernstein, first and second prizewinners in the Dublin International Piano Competition. The concert will also feature five works for piano by Irish composers commissioned by the Dublin International Piano Competition (of which John is Artistic Director and a founder) over its 30-year history performed by these exceptional pianists.
Elaine Agnew: Seagull
Carl Vine: Five Bagatelles
John Kinsella: Reflection II
Marian Ingoldsby: Exchange: The Irish and Normans Mingle at the Fair
from the Ros Tapestry Suite
Gráinne Mulvey: Interference Patterns
Frederic Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
David Byers: A Full Moon
Amy Beach: A Hermit Thrush at Eve, op 92 no 1
Deirdre Gribbin: Unseen
Rachmaninov: Lilacs, op 21 no 5 and Daisies, op 38
The Great Music in Irish House Festival takes place from 11 to 16 June in various venues around Dublin and Wicklow.
This year, Ireland’s oldest chamber music festival features Richard Goode, the Pavel Haas Quartet, Marc Coppey and Finghin Collins, Ailish Tynan, the Van Kuijk Quartet, Chamber Choir Ireland conducted by Paul Hillier, the Colin Currie Quartet, and a special John O’Conor Celebration featuring the pianist and former and current students.
Venues include the Royal Irish Academy, Kilruddery House, National Botanic Gardens, Belvedere House, St Ann’s, Farmleigh House and Dublin Castle.
For full details, download the brochure below or visit https://bit.ly/2VdM3UL
Listen to a festival playlist below also.