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Drogheda Classical Music Series 2019-2020


From: Friday, 6 December 2019 To: Thursday, 12 March 2020


St Peter's Church of Ireland Drogheda Louth

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

A Celebration of the Voice with Tara Erraught | 31 January – 2 February 2020
Drogheda Classical Music celebrates The Voice in all its glorious forms. Under the guest artistic direction of international mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, from 31 January – 2 February, Drogheda will become the centre for a weekend of seminars, interviews, masterclasses, concerts and much more all focused around the voice.

Gabriela Montero (piano) | Sunday, 23 February 2020
Born in Venezuela, Gabriela Montero is one of the leading lights in piano playing today. For this one-off concert in Drogheda, she will perform familiar works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann before playing some of her entertaining improvisations, which are often inspired by audience requests.

Mozart and Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintets | Thursday, 12 March 2020
Mozart and Beethoven’s quintets for piano and wind instruments are clever and charming and considered two of the great works from the chamber music canon. The ever-engaging Irish pianist Finghin Collins is joined by an ensemble of distinguished wind players.

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