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 3 at 7.00 pm Castle Hall, Dublin Castle
The final concert is a celebration of John as performer extraordinaire. The concert will see John and his colleagues from the Royal Irish Academy of Music (Fionnuala Hunt and Lynda O’Connor, violins; Rosalind Ventris, viola and Christopher Marwood, cello) round off a day of wonderful music-making in fine style. It will include a performance of Schumann’s exquisite Piano Quintet and John himself will play Beethoven, the composer with whom he has been most closely associated throughout his career and, in the opinion of many critics, of whose works he is one of the world’s best interpreters.
Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de Printemps and Deux Morceaux
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello in A major, op 69
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, op 44
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://greatmusicinirishhouses.com/
Listen to a festival playlist below also.