Saturday 15 May at 7.00pm
Summertime Recital: Niamh Murray (soprano) with Ronan Murray (piano/organ).
This is the centenary of the death of mezzo-soprano Pauline Garcia-Viardot (1821-1910). She influenced the lives and careers of many people including such luminaries as Ivan Turgenev, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Fauré and Robert Schumann. On retiring from the stage she dedicated her life to teaching and to composition. Her output includes over 100 vocal pieces, 15 instrumental compositions, and 5 salon operas.
The renowned soprano Niamh Murray presents a recital which includes repertoire composed by Pauline Garcia-Viardot along with repertoire dedicated directly to her or written by composers who benefited from her generous influence and guidance. The recital features music by Garcia-Viardot, Fauré, Schumann, Gounod and Widor.
Tickets €10 available on the door.
Further information on the performers is available at www.niamhmurray.com and www.ronanmurraymusic.com
Monday 17 May at 7.30pm
Music on Mondays: Schools Concert.
Two local schools join forces for a festival of music. The pupils of John Scottus and Saint Conleth’s feature in a varied programme of musical delights. Tickets €5 available on the door; free to under 18s, senior citizens and full-time students.
Tuesday 18 May at 8.00pm