Haydn in London RESCHEDULED

Thursday 19th August 2021

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Joseph Haydn on arriving in London, 1791

My arrival caused a great sensation…Everyone wants to know me!


This performance has been rescheduled from 26th February to 19th August.

Ticket holders are being contacted and will automatically be transferred to the new date.

Pauline Graham
, soprano
Julie Maisel, flute
Roisin Ní Bhriain, flute
Ailbhe McDonagh, cello
Niall Kinsella, piano

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

London-Trio No. 1 in C major, Hob. IV:1
for two flutes & cello

(i)    Allegro moderato
(ii)    Andante
(iii)    Finale: Vivace

English Canzonettas, Hob. XXVIa:25-36a       
for soprano & piano

The Mermaid’s Song
She Never Told Her Love
The Sailor’s Song
The Wanderer

The Battle of the Nile, Hob. XXVIb:4
Cantata for soprano & piano

Piano-Trio in D major, Hob. XV:16
for flute, cello & piano
(i)    Allegro
(ii)    Andantino più tosto Allegretto
(iii)    Vivace assai

In 1791, Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was already greatly admired in England. Having just been released from his service to the court of Esterházy, Haydn made the first of two trips to London, where he enjoyed many months being celebrated by musical society, lucrative commissions, and most notably, the famous 12 ‘London’ Symphonies. Taking advantage of a huge market in domestic music making, Haydn composed two sets of songs, or ‘canzonettas’, to English texts, and several piano trios and chamber works in various combinations, including three delightful trios for flute, cello and piano. 

Haydn in London features songs and chamber music from Haydn’s London visits, performed by some of Ireland’s finest musicians. 

Scottish soprano Pauline Graham graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow and continued her vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, specialising in early music; her teachers included Jill Feldman and Rita Dams. She completed a doctorate on William Byrd’s sacred music at University College Dublin, with a scholarship provided by the Irish Research Council. Pauline has performed at early music festivals in Galway, Sligo, Utrecht and Cremona, working with conductors such as Ton Koopman and Konrad Junghänel, and has been broadcast on RTÉ radio and television. 

Flautist Julie Maisel received her Doctor of Music and Master of Music in Music Performance from Florida State University under the tutelage of Charles Delaney, and her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Since 2005 she has been a lecturer in flute performance in the TU Dublin Conservatoire. As a freelance musician, Dr Maisel has performed in the Castleknock Music Festival, Five Lamps Arts Festival, Castletown Music Series and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. As a Baroque flutist, she has given solo recitals with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Her debut CD, The Flute Music of Luigi Zaninelli, was released in September 2018. 

Flautist Róisín Ní Bhriain studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under William Dowdall (Flute) and Patricia Morris (Piccolo), obtaining a Masters Degree in Flute Performance, with 1st class Honours. She also holds an Honours Bachelors Degree in
Music, from University College Cork, where she studied both Flute and Piano at the Cork School of Music, under John McCarthy and Sabine Ducrot. Roisin has performed as guest Flautist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra as well as the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also a passionate Chamber musician and regularly guests in Dublin based groups.
Cellist Ailbhe McDonagh performs throughout Ireland and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland where she now teaches Cello and Chamber Music, she studied with world-renowned cellists Steven Doane, Nora Gilleese, Aisling Drury-Byrne and William Butt. McDonagh gave her debut recital with celebrated Irish pianist John O’Conor at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, and since then has performs throughout Europe, Asia and the USA and has appeared as a concerto soloist numerous times all over Ireland and abroad.

Pianist Niall Kinsella studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, completing his studies in Lieder accompaniment at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, in Baden-be-Wien, Austria, and at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg. His debut CD “The Complete Songs & Airs of John F. Larchet” will be released internationally on Champs Hill Records (UK) this year, and his second CD, of Schubert lieder, for Austrian label Gramola Klassik is also due for international release. Niall is Artistic Director of Irish Songmakers. 

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