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Midwinter Festival: Swansong

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Intimations of Mortality

Ailish Tynan soprano
Henk Neven baritone
Finghin Collins piano
Leon McCawley piano
Michael Collins clarinet

The term Swan Song is derived from the legend that, while they are silent during the rest of their lives, swans sing beautifully and mournfully just before they die.


Friday 18th January Town Hall Theatre

4.00pm: Richard Wigmore Talk

Indian Summers: Brahms, Strauss and a sense of the past


8.00pm: Concert

BACH Art of Fugue: Selection of contrapuncti | ConTempo

FANNY MENDELSSOHN  Piano Trio Op. 11 | Bogdan Sofei, Adrian Mantu & Leon McCawley

BRAHMS  Four Piano Pieces Op. 119 | Finghin Collins

STRAUSS  Four Last Songs | Ailish Tynan & Finghin Collins


Saturday 19th January Town Hall Theatre

11.30am: Richard Wigmore Talk

Reinventing Romanticism: the late music of Schumann and Fauré


2.00pm: 20th CENTURY DUOS AT TWO

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata | Bogdan Sofei & Leon McCawley

POULENC Clarinet Sonata | Michael Collins & Leon McCawley

SHOSTAKOVICH Viola Sonata | Andreea Banciu & Finghin Collins


7.00pm: Concert

HANS GÁL 24 Fugues for Piano Op. 108 – a selection | Leon McCawley

SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor Op. 105 | Bogdan Sofei & Leon McCawley

BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge Op. 133 | ConTempo

BEETHOVEN String Quartet, Op. 130: Finale | ConTempo

FAURÉ String Quartet Op. 121 | ConTempo

FAURÉ L’Horizon Chimérique Op. 118 | Henk Neven & Finghin Collins

RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée | Henk Neven & Finghin Collins

CHAUSSON Chanson Perpétuelle | Ailish Tynan, ConTempo & Finghin Collins


10.00pm: Concert SCHUBERT Schwanengesang D.957 | Henk Neven & Finghin Collins


Sunday 20th January Town Hall Theatre

11.00am: Interview with the Composer

JOHN KINSELLA String Quartet No. 5 | ConTempo

BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 | Michael Collins & ConTempo


3.00pm: Concert

HAYDN String Quartet Op. 103 | ConTempo

SCHUMANN Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart Op. 135 | Ailish Tynan & Finghin Collins

SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen Op. 132 Op. 132 | Michael Collins, Andreea Banciu & Finghin Collins

BRITTEN String Quartet No. 3 | ConTempo

MOZART Three Songs, K.596, 597, 598 | Ailsih Tynan & Finghin Collins

SCHUBERT Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D. 965 | Ailish Tynan, Michael Collins & Finghin Collins


7.30pm: Film Death in Venice


Tickets: €25/€22.50 / Students (full time) €10 / MfG Friends €21
Daytime Concerts: €15/€13.50 / Students (full time) €6 / MfG Friends €12
Late Night: €12/€10 / Students (full time) €6 / MfG Friends €8
Festival Ticket: €100/€90 (excludes film)
Film: €10/€8 Link

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