ClassicalKids
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

ClassicalKids

Music in Monkstown is delighted to join forces again with Classical Kids for a special event at the Knox Hall on Sunday 9 September at 11 am.

Designed for the pre-schooler and older child up to 7 or 8, these concerts are all about interacting with the music in a totally natural way.

Making sounds, moving around, dressing up, standing completely still with mouth wide open, it’s all good with us! We have play mats, lego, colouring, and musical worksheets for older children.  All are welcome to come and have a closer look at the instruments at the end of the concert.

There will be time for them to go and investigate the instruments, to touch feel and pluck!

Classical Kids gives children a chance to enjoy classical music in a setting that allows them to learn, feel and express themselves.

Tickets cost €15 per adult and include free entry for up to 3 children. They can be bought here (link coming shortly) and at the door.

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The Palestrina Choir
Sep
9
3:30 PM15:30

The Palestrina Choir

The Palestrina Choir, Director Blanaid Murphy

Exsultate Justi

Viadana Cantate Domino

Monteverdi Spaten Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei) 

Mozart Jesu Dulcis Memoria 

Gregorian Chant Ave Verum Corpus 

Mozart Ave Maria 

Gregorian Chant Ave Maria 

Bruckner Ave Maris Stella 

Grieg Ag Críost an Síol - arr. Armstrong

Deus Meus Adiuva Me - arr. Mooney

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Barry Douglas with RTE ConTempo Quartet
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Barry Douglas with RTE ConTempo Quartet

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.

Schubert- Impromptus op.90 nos.1 and 4

Schubert- Sonata in B Major D575

Brahms- Piano quintet in F minor op.34

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RTE ConTempo Quartet
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

RTE ConTempo Quartet

The RTE Contempo Quartet is currently Ireland's National Television & Radio Broadcasters Quartet in Residence and is also the resident quartet on the West Coast of Ireland in the Galway Music Residency. Praised as a “fabulous foursome” (Irish Independent) and noted for performances which are “exceptional” (The Strad) and “full of imaginative daring” (The Irish Times), RTÉ ConTempo Quartet has forged a unique place in Irish musical life.

Tonight they present Carl Maria Von Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat Major, Op. 34, together with clarinetist John Finucane and Dvorák's Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op. 81, with Lance Coburn.

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Palestrina Boys Choir
Sep
10
3:30 PM15:30

Palestrina Boys Choir

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Music in Monkstown is delighted to present its first choir concert, performed by the boys of the venerable Palestrina Choir.

Programme:

The Boys of the Palestrina Choir
Director: Blánaid Murphy
Accompanist: Siobhán Kilkelly

Panis Angelicus - Charpentier
A Íosa, glan mo chroíse - arr. Mooney
Ave Verum Corpus – Gregorian Chant
Ave Verum Corpus – Elgar
Tantum Ergo - Andriessen
Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Brevis - Britten
Ave Maria – Gregorian Chant
Ave Maria – Cousins
Maria Mater Gratiae -Fauré
The Bells of the Angelus – arr. Mooney
Pie Jesu – Fauré
Agnus Dei – Selmeczi
Ut Flos, Ut Rosa – Crivelli
Gaudent in Coelis - Dering
Deus Meus Adiuva Me – arr. Mooney
Haec Dies - Mawby

The Palestrina was established in 1902 by Edward Martyn, a prominent landowner whose runaway philanthropy would eventually lead to bankruptcy (he subsequently helped set up the Abbey Theatre with WB Yeats and Lady Gregory). In the 1890s, he had embarked on a grand tour of Europe's cathedrals and was entranced by the wonderful choral music he heard.

"He went to places such as Ravensburg and was eager to bring the same thing for the Pro-Cathedral," recounts Music Director Blanaid Murphy. "Back in Dublin he discovered a boys' choir singing Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli at St Teresa's Carmelite Church in Clarendon Street and knew that was what he wanted. That is why it is called the Palestrina Choir. He donated the equivalent of €1m to set it up. The money was only for male singers - I don't think it ever occurred to him that the choir director could be a woman, which is why he didn't stipulate against it." Across the next century, the Palestrina would become one of Dublin's great music institutions. Past members include historian Diarmaid Ferriter and respected tenor soloist Emmanuel Lawler.

The choir has twice been asked to the Vatican in the past three years. The boys sang for the outgoing Benedict XVI in 2013 and, recently, for Pope Francis. In the latter case, they had been requested to sing at a Papal Mass in St Peter's Basilica marking the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order. On the same trip they performed Irish traditional compositions for a concert, Remembering 1916 in Song, at St Isidore's College in Rome (the invitations in both instances extended in recognition of the choir's status as among leading boy ensembles in Europe).

Full article available on Irish Independent

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Classical Kids
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Classical Kids

Music in Monkstown is delighted to join forces again with Classical Kids for a special event at the Knox Hall on Sunday 10 September at 11 am.

Designed for the pre-schooler and older child up to 7 or 8, this concert is all about interacting with the music in a totally natural way.

Making sounds, moving around, dressing up, standing completely still with mouth wide open, it’s all good with us! We have play mats, lego, colouring, and musical worksheets for older children.  All are welcome to come and have a closer look at the instruments at the end of the concert.

There will be time for them to go and investigate the instruments, to touch feel and pluck!

Classical Kids gives children a chance to enjoy classical music in a setting that allows them to learn, feel and express themselves.

Tickets cost €15 per adult and include free entry for up to 3 children. They can be bought here and at the door.

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Classical Kids
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

Classical Kids

Music in Monkstown is delighted to join forces again with Classical Kids for a special event at the Knox Hall on Sunday 10 September at 11 am and again at 2.pm

Designed for the pre-schooler and older child up to 7 or 8, these concerts are all about interacting with the music in a totally natural way.

Making sounds, moving around, dressing up, standing completely still with mouth wide open, it’s all good with us! We have play mats, lego, colouring, and musical worksheets for older children.  All are welcome to come and have a closer look at the instruments at the end of the concert.

There will be time for them to go and investigate the instruments, to touch feel and pluck!

Classical Kids gives children a chance to enjoy classical music in a setting that allows them to learn, feel and express themselves.

Tickets cost €15 per adult and include free entry for up to 3 children. They can be bought here and at the door.

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RTE Contempo Quartet, Michael McHale & John Finucane
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

RTE Contempo Quartet, Michael McHale & John Finucane

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The RTE Contempo Quartet join forces with Michael McHale, Music in Monkstown founder and clarinetist John Finucane to present a programme of music by Mozart - Kegelstatt trio K498 and his Adagio and Fugue in C Major K 546, by Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op.34 and Glazunov: String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.1

The concert will be followed by late-night jazz at FXB Restaurant, Monkstown.

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A polished and professional group, full of exuberance
— The Strad
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John Finucane - wide and beautiful tonal range...outstanding virtuoso
— Gramophone Magazine
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Soprano Trio with David Adams, piano
Sep
9
3:30 PM15:30

Soprano Trio with David Adams, piano

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Rising vocal stars Clodagh Kinsella and Dana Tanase, sopranos and Eimear McCarthy-Luddy, mezzo-soprano, will perform with renowned pianist & organist David Adams.

Programme:

Je veux vivre, from Romeo et Juliette, Gounod

Prenderò quel brunettino, from Così fan Tutte, Mozart

Piangerò la sorte mia, from Giulio Cesare, Handel

Parto, parto, from La Clemenza di Tito, Mozart

Sull’aria, Marriage of Figaro, Mozart

Must the winter come so soon, Vanessa, Samuel Barber

Quando me’n vo’, from La Bohème, Puccini

The Jewel Song from Faust, Gounod

Flower Duet from Lakmé, Delibes

Je rends à votre amour, from William Tell, Rossini

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Michael McHale, piano
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Michael McHale, piano

Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

He has performed as a soloist with the Minnesota, Hallé, Moscow Symphony and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, the London Mozart Players, and all five of the major Irish orchestras, and performed at the Tanglewood Festival, Wigmore Hall, London, Berlin Konzerthaus, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Lincoln Center, New York, Symphony Hall, Boston and Pesti Vigadó in Budapest. 2016/17 performances include concerto performances with the City of London Sinfonia and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida, and a début concert at the Tokyo Spring Festival. Future engagements include a début in the Dublin National Concert Hall's International Concert Series performing the Schumann Concerto with the City of London Sinfonia.

This is Michael's second year performing at Music in Monkstown.

Programme details:

Beethoven:    Sonata in C # minor op.27 no. 2 “Moonlight” 

Chopin:           

Waltz op.64 no.2

Mazurka op.67 no.4

Ballade op.52 no.4

Nocturne op.9 no.2

Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition 

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The concert will be followed by late-night jazz at FXB Restaurant, Monkstown.

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May
21
7:30 PM19:30

Music in Monkstown for harp, flute, viola and clarinet

Music in Monsktown is delighted to present an evening of music for harp, flute, viola and clarinet, featuring some of Ireland's leading musicians:

Ina Boyle

Bill Dowdall, Flute

Lisa Dowdall, Viola, 

John Finucane, Clarinet

Lynda Lee, Soprano

and Andreja Malir, Harp

This concert features the world premiere of Ina Boyle's Three Ancient Irish Poems, written in 1958. Ina Boyle was one of Ireland's most prolific female composers in the first half of the 20th century, and whose music encompassed a broad spectrum of genres. Unfortunately many of her compositions remain unpublished and unperformed.  We are delighted to present her Three Ancient Irish Poems (translated by Kuno Meyer), written for soprano, viola and harp.

To read more about our performers and their musical careers, go to this page

Programme:

Arnold Bax: Elegiac Trio for flute, harp and viola

Jacques Ibert: Entr’acte (Flute & Harp)

Maurice Ravel: Pièce en Form de Habanera (Flute & Harp)

Gabriel Fauré: Sicilienne (Flute & Harp)

Théodore Dubois: Terzettino for flute, harp and viola

Claude Debussy: Trio Sonata for flute, harp and viola

INTERVAL

Ina Boyle: Three Ancient Irish Poems (tr. Kuno Meyer), Soprano, viola and harp

(World premiere)

Britten: Down by the Salley Gardens

Balfe: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

Trad/Harty: My Lagan Love

Jean Michel Damase: Clarinet Sonata (clarinet and harp)

 

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Navarra Quartet & Michael McHale
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Navarra Quartet & Michael McHale

It is a great opportunity to listen to the great Navarra Quartet perform with the young Irish pianist, Michael McHale, who is taking the piano world by storm both here and worldwide.

The cellist of the quartet, Brian O’Kane, a young musician also making a great career, joins him for the Saint-Saëns. Our festival closes with the beautiful Trout Quintet, for which they are joined by our local Double Bass soloist Malachy Robinson.

Haydn. String Quartet Op.9 no.2

Saint-Saëns. Sonata for cello and piano Op.32 no.1

Schubert. Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, the "Trout" with guests Michael McHale, piano, and Malachy Robinson, double bass.

Tickets cost €20 and can be bought at this Eventbrite link

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A Journey across Renaissance Europe:  Instrumental and Vocal music from 16th & 17th Centuries.
Sep
11
3:30 PM15:30

A Journey across Renaissance Europe: Instrumental and Vocal music from 16th & 17th Centuries.

We welcome young Irish virtuoso Conor Hastings to Monkstown. Playing the baroque Cornetto, he and his friends take us on a musical journey around the courts of Europe in the sixteenth century. This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear this music in such a perfect acoustic.

The German/Dutch name for his instrument is the “Zink” so Conor has christened the group “Kitchen Zink”…

The members of the group are

  • Conor Hastings, Darren Moore-Cornetto
  • Daniel Serafini, Jon Clifford, Paul Frost-Sackbutt
  • Graham Hastings, Killyan Bannister- Trompette
  • David Adams- Cembalo, Organo

Programme:

H.I.F Biber (ca1644-1704), Balletti à 6 (Sonata, Aria, Amoresca, Ciaconna)

Claudio Merulo (1533-1604), from Canzoni per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti 1608: Canzon Decimaottova

Gioseffo Guami (1542-1611), from Canzoni per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti 1608: Canzon Decimanona

Giovanni Picchi (1571 or 1572-1643), from Canzoni da sonar con ogni sorte
d’istromenti 1625: Canzon Undecima a 4

Johan Staden (1581-1634), from Neue Pavanen, Galliarden, Curranten, Balletten, Intraden und Canzonen 1618: Canzon Prima Toni

Giovanni Gabrieli (ca 1554/1557-1612), from Canzoni per Sonare 1608:
Canzon Seconda

John Adson (ca 1587-1640), from Courtly Masquing Ayres 1621: Two dances

Jerome Bassano (1559-1635): Fantasia à 5 No. 1 Anthony Holborne (ca 1545-1602), from Pavans, Galliards, Almains and other short Aeirs, both grave and light, in five parts, for Viols, Violins, or other Musicall Winde Instruments 1599: Pavan, Galliard, Almain

Tomás Luis de Victoria (ca 1548-1611), from Tenebræ Responseries 1585: Tenebræ factæ sunt, Una Hora

Luca Marenzio (1553 or 1554-1599), from Primo Libro di Madrigali 1580: Tirsi Morir Volea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), from Il quarto libro di madrigali a cinque voci 1603:Quell’ Augellin Che Canta

Johann Herman Schein (1586-1630), from Banchetto Musicale 1617: Suite no. 5

 

Tickets cost €15 and can be bought at this Eventbrite link

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Navarra String Quartet & John Finucane, clarinet
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Navarra String Quartet & John Finucane, clarinet

We are delighted that the internationally successful Navarra Quartet is returning to Music in Monkstown. These amazing musicians are rapidly becoming one of the most important quartets in the world and it is a great privilege to hear John Finucane perform Mozart, Haydn and Dvorak with them.

Programme:

Haydn. String Quartet Op. 76 no.1

Dvorak. Selection of Cypresses (Love Songs)

Mozart. Clarinet Quintet K. 581

Tickets cost €20 and can be bought at this Eventbrite link

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Operatic Heroines
Sep
10
3:30 PM15:30

Operatic Heroines

Mairead Buicke and Anthony Byrne present a concert displaying some of the greatest operatic heroine roles, both in the full Lyric and Spinto Soprano repertoire, from Mimi in La Boheme by Puccini to Desdemona from Otello by Verdi ... Mairead will perform and also give an insight into these heroic characters and the journeys they take through the operas.

Programme to include:

Porgi Amor - (Countess) - The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart

Dove Sono - (Countess) - The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart

Letter scene – (Tatiana) - Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky

"Willow Song" (Salce) (Desdemona) Otello - Verdi

Mi Chiamano Mimi – (Mimi) - La Bohème - Puccini

Donde Lieta – (Mimi) - La Bohème - Puccini

Un bel di – (Cio Cio San) - Madama Butterfly - Puccini

Song to the Moon – (Rusalka) - Rusalka - Dvořák

 

Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased at this Eventbrite link

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John O'Conor
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

John O'Conor

We are proud to present one of the world’s leading piano soloists for the opening concert of the Music in Monkstown Festival.

John O’Conor has a glittering career throughout the world and we are lucky to have this chance to hear one of his rare recitals in Ireland.

Haydn: Sonata in B minor, Hob XVI, No. 32
Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No.1
Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob XVI, No. 23
Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Op. 2, No. 3

 

Tickets cost €20 and can be bought at the door. Eventbrite sales have closed now for this concert.

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May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Monkstown Miscellany

A series of readings presented by Leo Cullen, interspersed with well-loved songs and interludes of music from the baroque.

Featuring soprano Clodagh Kinsella, Conor Hastings on Cornetto and David Adams on organ and harpsichord.

Saturday 7th May, Monkstown Parish Church, 7.30pm

Tickets €20 from Hewett's Newsagent, Monkstown Village or at the door.

Words: Leo Cullen

Music: Clodagh Kinsella, Soprano

Conor Hastings, Cornetto

David Adams, Piano, Organ and Harpsichord

 

 

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Sep
20
3:00 PM15:00

Anita Vedres, Malachy Robinson, David Adams

Anita Vedres, baroque violin

Malachy Robinson, gamba

David Adams, harpsichord

Music of the Baroque:

Corelli: la Folia op.5, no.12,

Handel: Violin sonata in D op.1 no.4 HWV371,

Bach: Violin sonata in G, BWV 1021

Schmelzer's Sonata Quarta in D from Unarum Fidium.

 

Tickets cost €10 and are available from Hewett's Monkstown, at the door or at musicinmonkstown.eventbrite.ie

Special Offer - buy tickets for all 5 concerts for €60

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Celine Byrne

Leading Irish soprano Celine Byrne, accompanied by Dearbhla Brosnan, performing well-known arias by Handel, Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, Catalani and Korngold.

Also songs by Brahms, Richard Strauss, Toselli and Irish composers.

 

Tickets cost €20 and are available from Hewett's Monkstown, at the door or at musicinmonkstown.eventbrite.ie

Special Offer - buy tickets for all 5 concerts for €60

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Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

NCH Gamelan Orchestra

The NCH Gamelan Orchestra play the ancient music of Java. They would like to thank UCD School of Music for use of their instruments.

Ladrang Wilujeng laras slendro pathet manyurå

Lancaran Singå Nebah laras slendro pathet manyurå

Ranyono Langkah

Sailendra

Ladrang Pangkur-Ketawang Tulad laras slendro pathet sångå

Workshop at 1.30pm

 

Tickets cost €10 and are available from Hewett's Monkstown, at the door or at musicinmonkstown.eventbrite.ie

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Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Philip Martin

Chopin: Three Waltzes, Op 64 No.3 in C sharp minor, Op 34 in A minor, and 3 in F.

Faure: Nocturne in D flat, Op 63, No.6

Liszt: Balade No.2 in B minor

Philip Martin: "Flight" (2014), The Gathering, Murmuration, "New York Nights" (2005).

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel, Op.24.

Billy Mayerl (1902 - 1959): Shallow Waters (1935), Robots (1928)

Tickets cost €20 and are available at Hewetts, Monkstown, at the door or at musicinmonkstown.eventbrite.ie

Special Offer - buy tickets for all 5 concerts for €60

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