Recollections of Ireland
William Vincent Wallace and the 1854 New York Album
Wednesday 8th March, 7.30pm
Room: Kevin Barry Recital Room
Una Hunt piano
Rachel Kelly mezzo soprano
David Tobin, violin
Have you ever wondered about little-known Irish composers and what their music sounds like? Or would you like to find out more about important historic musical personalities? Recollections of Ireland provides a rare opportunity to explore this heritage in a uniquely informative and entertaining way. The series gives focus to music from the National Library of Ireland and other important collections as well as music inspired by Ireland written by European composers.
Each concert, curated by Una Hunt, features rarely-performed works composed prior to 1917 with some modern premieres included. Programmes will be presented in order to illuminate the background to the featured composers, making the music very accessible to all audience members.
Music from William Vincent Wallace, Ireland's first pioneer composer. The concert includes drawing room songs and piano pieces from the historic 1854 New York album in the National Library of Ireland and excerpts from Wallace's celebrated operas. Also, the unknown and rarely-performed virtuoso variations for violin on The Last Rose of Summer.
Presented by the National Concert Hall