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West Wicklow Festival 2019

Wednesday 15th - Sunday 19th May 2019 

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Welcome to the 2019 West Wicklow Festival! Now in its third year, the West Wicklow Festival brings some of the finest international classical musicians to perform in the stunning venues of Russborough House and St. Mary’s Church Blessington.This year, we are delighted to welcome Lauren Fagan (soprano), Elena Urioste & Tom Poster (violin & piano), Quatuor Voce, Trio Atanassov, Duo Játékok (piano duo) and West Wicklow Festival's Artistic Director, Fiachra Garvey (piano).

In 2019, we celebrate the second centenary of the birth of Clara Schumann and alongside works by this iconic female composer, we also feature other Irish and international female composers including Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Rhona Clarke, Rhoda Coghill and Joan Trimble.The 2019 programme also includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok, Dvorak, Gershwin, Liszt, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann, Strauss and more!

2019 also marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). To  commemorate this important anniversary, the Festival is delighted to have commissioned two new works, one from prominent Irish composer Sam Perkin and the other from young British composer Lilly Vadaneaux.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful programme and we look forward to seeing you at the West Wicklow Festival in May 2019.

Festival Ticket: €170 
Get access to every concert at the 2019 West Wicklow Festival by purchasing a full Festival Ticket for only €170 - Available directly from Box Office Tel:  01 4170000

Wednesday 15th May, 2019
Russborough House, 8.00pm

Fiachra Garvey, piano

Brahms  Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21, No. 1
Clara Schumann  Variations Op. 20
Rhoda Coghill  Gaelic Phantasy 
Sam Perkin  New Commission
Rachmaninoff  Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28

Tickets: €38

Thursday 16th May 2019
Russborough House, 8.00pm

Elena Urioste, violin
Tom Poster, piano

Kreisler  Miniatures (Preghiera; Songs My Mother Taught Me; Midnight Bells
Clara Schumann  Three Romances, Op. 22 
Dvorák  Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57 
Janacek  Violin Sonata 
Amy Beach  Three Pieces, Op. 40 
Gershwin/Heifetz  Selections from Porgy and Bess (My Man's Gone Now / Bess, You is My Woman Now /It Ain't Necessarily So)

Tickets: €38

Friday 17th May 2019
Russborough House, 8.00pm

Quatuor Voce
Fiachra Garvey, piano

Beethoven  String Quartet No. 10 in Eb Major, Op. 74 "Harp" 
Rhona Clarke  “Edge”
Dvorak  Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81
Tickets: €38

Saturday 18th May, 2019
Russborough house & Gardens, 11am - 1pm

Family Music Events

Details will be announced soon!

Saturday 18th May 2019
Russborough house, 8.00pm

Trio Atanassov

Schumann  Fantasiestücke for Trio, Op. 88
Lili Boulanger  D’un Matin de Printemps
Bartok  Dance Suite
Franck Martin  Trio on Irish Folk tunes
Ravel  Trio in A minor 

Tickets: €38

Sunday 19th May 2019
St Mary's Church, 1.30pm

Lauren Fagan, Soprano
Fiachra Garvey, piano

Clara Schumann  Three Lieder, Op. 12 
Rachmaninoff: Six Romances, Op. 38 (selections)
Poulenc: Deux Poems de Louis Aragon
Strauss: Three Songs
Lilly Vadaneaux: New Commission
Selection of Arias: Puccini / Stravinsky / Handel / Gounod

Tickets: €28 (Both Sunday concerts for just €50 - Available directly from Box Office Tel:  01 4170000).

Sunday 19th May 2019
St Mary's Church, 6.30pm

Duo Jatekok - piano duo

Joan Trimble  Sonatina
Brubeck  Points on Jazz
Liszt  Sonata in B minor
Bizet  Carmen-Fantaisie

Tickets: €28 (Both Sunday concerts for just €50 - Available directly from Box Office Tel:  01 4170000).