The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford 16th February 2023 7:30pm

Tickets: €17/€15/€5

Season Tickets (5 concerts for €50)

available from Waterford-Music

Michael McHale – piano

“This programme combines beloved works by some of the Romantic era’s greatest pianist-composers with stories of romance and heartbreak, from Romeo and Juliet to the Greek myth of Hero and Leander, from love song arrangements by Clara and Robert Schumann to more contemporary takes on love and loss.

As I turn 40 this year, I have also included music that has played an important part in my musical life, from my childhood through to the present day, and composers with whom I have a special connection.”


Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in C minor op.13 “Pathetique”
John Field: Nocturne No.5 in B flat major
Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major op.9 no.2

Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano op.75

    iv. The Young Juliet vi. The Montagues and the Capulets vii. Father Lorenzo viii. Mercutio

– interval –

Franz Schubert: Impromptu in A flat op.90 no.4

Three love songs arranged for solo piano:

Augusta Holmès (arr. McHale): Évocation d’Amour

Clara Schumann (arr. McHale): Sie Liebten Sich Beide op.13 no.2

Liszt/Schumann:Liebeslied “Widmung” S.566

Philip Hammond: …this hour of quiet…

Missy Mazzoli: Heartbreaker

Franz Liszt: Ballade No.2 in B minor S.171

Listen to John Field’s Nocturne in C minor by Michael McHale/RTĖ National Symphony Orchestra HERE

The Large Room, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford

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