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Drogheda Classical Music Series 2019


From: Friday, 6 December 2019


St Peter's Church of Ireland Drogheda Louth

Leon McCawley, piano | Friday, 27 September 2019 

Drogheda Classical Music is fast developing a reputation for presenting top quality artists to local audiences. Don’t miss the opening concert of the 2019/20 Drogheda Classical Music series which features pianist Leon McCawley. For this concert, which is exclusive to Drogheda's St Peter's Church of Ireland, Leon will perform familiar and popular works by Haydn, Schubert, Hans Gál, Schumann, Brahms and Chopin which all show off his profound virtuosity.

Irish Chamber Orchestra - Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto | Thursday, 24 October 2019 
Irish Chamber Orchestra | Gábor Káli Conductor | Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello | SAINT-SAËNS’ CELLO CONCERTO

From BBC Young Musician of the Future to royal weddings, the ICO works with the amazing young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason for the first time as he performs Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto, an instant hit and firm favourite due to its melodic content and virtuosic writing. Innovative and unique, it demonstrates the range, deeper bass and dynamic projection of the cello that speaks to the soul.  Beethoven composed his thrilling Overture to Goethe’s play Egmont, with its theme of defiance and tyranny, giving the music its explosive power. The inspiration for Irish composer Deirdre McKay’s Meltwater takes us to a distant world of glaciers - both solid and liquid. Bizet‘s Symphony in C Major reveals the individuality of a young man with a rare gift for melody and an instinctive grasp of form. Undiscovered for 80 years, it‘s an absolute gem. One of Europe’s finest young maestros, Gábor Káli conducts these two magical performances.

Navarra Quartet | Friday, 15 November 2019 

The Navarra Quartet has built an international reputation as one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today. Winners of countless, notable competitions and awards, this is their first performance in St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda which is presented in association with the The National String Quartet Foundation.  Performing a programme themed around Love and Death, the first half of the programme is a collection of short works by Kurtag, Turrina and Puccini plus Janacek’s famous quartet “Kreutzer Sonata” based on Tolstoy‘s novella. The programme ends with one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden - a breathtaking work and an incredible work to experience live.

Patrick Rafter, violin and Michael McHale, piano | Friday, 6 December 2019 

Two of the most exciting musicians in Ireland at the present time, Patrick Rafter - Violinist and Michael McHale Pianist come together to present a programme of Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Ysaÿe and Franck. This a wonderful opportunity to see these two players in the intimate surrounds of St Peter’s Church of Ireland. The concert also features as a focal point for a new education project involving primary school students, funded by CreativeIrl

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