Camerata Ireland to Present Online 'Clandeboye at Home' Series

Barry Douglas (Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

Camerata Ireland to Present Online 'Clandeboye at Home' Series

The online festival will feature five concerts from 18 to 22 August with the orchestra and Barry Douglas performing a Beethoven piano concerto each night.

Camerata Ireland has announced that this year’s Clandeboye Festival will be a fully online event. ‘Clandeboye at Home’ will present five concerts from 18 to 22 August with pianist Barry Douglas and the orchestra performing one of Beethoven’s five piano concertos each night. 

The performances have been recorded at Clandboye Estate in County Down – the venue where the festival usually takes place – and will be broadcast on Camerata Ireland’s website at 7pm each evening, remaining online for audiences to stream for thirty days.  

The opening concert of the festival takes place this evening (18 August) and will see the orchestra performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, with the other four concertos following in the subsequent days. A full festival pass, providing a stream for each concert, costs £35, with each concert costing £10 individually. 

Commenting on the festival, Barry Douglas, Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland, said:

Initially, we were disappointed that it would not be possible to host a live festival at Clandeboye this year. We will sorely miss performing live for our supportive and committed audiences. However, we were determined to use this time to create something new, something special that encapsulates Beethoven’s spirit of creativity and ingenuity.

As an orchestra, Beethoven holds such a special place in our hearts.  We regularly play his music all over the world, and always relish in how it transcends barriers and creates connections. It’s vivacious, intense, and powerful, but also has a strong sense of personality and charm. During this difficult and testing period, many of us have been turning to art and music for comfort. We hope that our online Beethoven series will give audiences all over the world a sense of connection and joy during this isolating and difficult moment in time.

Tickets are on sale now: www.camerata-ireland.com/clandeboyeathome

Published on 13 August 2020

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