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Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Music In Ennis

There is an attractive range of classical concerts scheduled for Ennis, County Clare next week as part of the Summer Music in Galway Festival. The full list for the week is below. Further updates and the full list is on the festival website This is the 20th anniversary of the festival and there is much to look forward to. Organiser, Bob Creech continues to draw an international pool of  high calibre performers to the West of Ireland for the annual summer music festival combining performances and a summer school for young orchestral performers..

The opening concert features Mozart's Requiem in a new chamber ensemble arrangement and  is conducted by Galway based Mark Keane.  Adrian Mantu is more usually heard with  the Con Tempo string quartet and there will be a rare opportunity to hear him perform solo repertoire. He will play the first of two cello concertos  in the wonderful acoustic of St Columba's. On Thursday evening, Beethoven's lovely Pastoral Symphony will be heard.
On Friday night, a dramatic new opera for children by British composer Nicola Le Fanu will be heard in Glór.

On Saturday, the action moves to the lakeside venue of the Anna Carriga Pavillion in Killaloe for afternoon and evening events. The splendid Norwegian trumpet virtuoso Jan Fredrik Christiansen will  feature at a concert in the afternoon  concert. .

Also at St Columba's on Thursday, the lunchtime song recital initiated by Helen Houlihan continues with baritone Owen Gilhooly. Owen is much in demand all over Europe and is receiving rave reviews for his operatic work.

2013 SMS/SMG Festival Orchestra Performances
Students performing with professional musicians in works highlighted
Wednesday, July 31 , 8.00pm St. Columba’s Church, Ennis 
‘20 Anniversary Festival Launch’
Requiem, K.626 50' Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
The first European performance of a new Chamber Ensemble version of Mozart’s final
Sinead Fitzpatrick, Soprano Shane Barriscale, Tenor
Sarah-Ellen Murphy, Alto Kevin Neville, Bass
Tribal Chamber Choir SMG Chamber Orchestra
Mark Keane, Conductor
Cello Concerto in D major, Opus 8, no. 11, p.153 10' Anonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Adrian Mantu, Cello
Soprano Aria TBA 10'
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125 Choral’ Finale; ‘Ode to Joy’ 7' Beethoven
SMS Symphony Orchestra
Bruce Dunn, Conductor

 Thursday, August 1 , 8.00pm St. Columba’s Church, Ennis st
‘Golden Age of the Symphony’
Symphony No.1 in C minor 20' Paul Alday (1764-c1835)
Cello Concerto in D major, Hob.V11b:2 26' Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Adrian Mantu, Cello
Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, in F major 40' Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827
SMS Symphony Orchestra
Keith Pascoe, Conductor

Friday, August 2 , 8.00pm Glór, Ennis nd
‘Prelude to an Opera’
The Green Children 80' Music by Nicola Lefanu
an opera composed for children Libretto by Kevin Crossley-Holland
SMS Youth Opera Theatre
Director: Airlie Scott (England) Music Director: Bruce Dunn (Canada)

Saturday, August 3 AnnaCarriga Pavilion, Lough Derg, Killaloe rd
‘20 Anniversary Gathering on the Lake’ 
2.30pm: ‘Lakeside Prom’
Finlandia 8' Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
SMS Symphony Orchestra
Norman Nelson, Conductor
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C minor 15' Johann Christian Bach
Adrian Mantu, Cello
Trumpet Concerto in E= major 14' Jan Køtitel Jiøí Neruda(c1707-c1780)
Jan Fredrik Christiansen, Trumpet
Toy Symphony, Hob.11: 47, C major 12' Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) 
Chamber Music Ensembles and works for student ensembles; tba 
Wind Serenade Mozart
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125, 7' Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827
‘Choral’ Finale; ‘Ode to Joy’
The Fields of Athenry 5' Arr. Bruce Dunn
SMS Symphony Orchestra
Bruce Dunn, Conductor
5.30pm - Picnic Barbecue
8.00pm ‘Midsummer Music by the Lake’
Marriage of Figaro, Overture; K.492 5' Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
SMS Chamber Orchestra
Norman Nelson, Conductor
Piano Quartet in E= major, Op. 47 27' Robert Schumann (1810-1856) 
The Four Seasons, Op..8, nos. 1- 4 43' Antonio Vivaldi (1678 -1741)
Keith Pascoe, Violin
SMS Chamber Orchestra
Norman Nelson, Conductor

Review Summer Music 2012

Summer Music Review 2011

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