City Hall, Large Room, October 2018 to April 2019
Wed 17 October 2018 – 610th Concert
Amatis Piano Trio – Lea Hausmann (Germany) violin, Samuel Shepherd (England) cello, Mengjie Han (Holland) piano. This exhilarating young piano trio has taken the chamber music scene by storm, winning a slew of international prizes and this season were selected as ‘Rising Stars’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation, which will see them perform in 23 prestigious concert venues across Europe.
Presented by Music Network
Thursday 1 November 2018
Rising Stars Ellen Jansson piano and Kevin Jansson piano
Cork siblings Ellen and Kevin Jansson bring us a range of piano pieces from chamber music concerts, competitions and orchestral concertos they are playing this autumn in Sweden, Estonia, Switzerland, Dublin (NCO) and Belfast (Ulster Orchestra). Kevin’s debut CD was issued by Swiss Claves Records in 2017.
Saturday 17 November 2018
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jörg Widmann, with Katherine Spencer clarinet
Ireland’s leading Chamber Orchestra returns to Waterford under the baton of their Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann, whose irrepressible energy and musical insight promises an unforgettable evening. The programme comprises music by well-known composers Puccini and Tchaikovsky together with Stamitz’s Clarinet Concerto and a new commission from Sebastian Adams.
In association with the Symphony Club of Waterford. Tickets: €20 on the door.
Monday 17 December 2018
Solstice week Stars Tara Erraught mezzo-soprano & Derbhla Collins piano.Dundalk-born Tara Erraught has been resident principal soloist with the Bayerische Staatsoper since 2010, and has been highly acclaimed in opera and recital in the US, Asia, and Europe. Accompanied here by the accomplished pianist Derbhla Collins, Tara will sing Operatic and mid-Winter favourites, including arias by Mozart and Rossini.
Elizabeth Downey Memorial Concert – Tickets €20 on the door
Thursday 31 January 2019
Far Flung Trio Katherine Hunka violin, Dermot Dunne accordion, Malachy Robinson double bass
Get 2019 off to a lively start with this virtuosic and charming Trio. The seductive melodies of Bizet’s Carmen and Rossini’s mischievous Barber of Seville overture … jazzy tunes by Gershwin and an original work by Irish jazz giant Ronan Guilfoyle … and lots more, all delivered with panache and delight.
Presented by Classicallinks, supported an Arts Council Touring Grant
Thursday 21 February 2019
Inspiring Bach Claire Duff baroque violin & Benjamin Alard (France) harpsichord
Alard is one of the leading interpreters of Bach’s music for harpsichord and organ; he is currently recording all of Bach’s solo works on these instruments for Harmonia Mundi. This delightful concert with Claire Duff on violin combines Bach, Corelli and a new commission for Music Network.
Corelli: Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalos
Presented by Music Network – Heinz Pollmeier Memorial Concert ?
Thursday 28 March 2019 – Waterford Voices
Roisin O’Grady soprano & Bridget Knowles – mezzo-soprano with Deirdre Long – piano
Duet and solo vocal repertoire from the art song and operatic genres by Purcell, Handel, Pergolesi, Mozart and Delibes. Awaiting details from singers
Wed 10 April 2019, 617thconcert
Raphaela Gromes cello and Julian Riem piano (Germany)
Raphaela Gromes is one of the current generation of outstanding young classical musicians, and has been a SONY Classical exclusive artist since 2016. Julian Riem is a much sought-after chamber musician and Lied accompanist.
Presented by Music Network
Large Room at City Hall, The Mall, Waterford