Drogheda Classical Music has announced a new concert series for Autumn 2020, with four short concerts to be presented at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda. Following the successful online concert hosted there in June, all four concerts will – if possible – be given in front of a live, socially-distanced audience, and also streamed online.
The series opens on 24 September: pianist Barry Douglas and the Esposito Quartet (Mia Cooper, Keith Pascoe (violins), Joachim Roewer (viola), William Butt (cello)) perform the brilliant Piano Quintet in F minor by Johannes Brahms. Two concerts mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven: veteran pianist John O’Conor plays two sonatas (including the much-loved Moonlight sonata) on 16 October, and this is followed on 13 November by a performance of the ‘Archduke’ Trio played by Fionnuala Moynihan (piano), Sarah Sew (violin) and Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello). Bringing the series to a close on a festive note, leading Irish tenor Gavan Ring is joined by pianist Gary Beecher on 10 December for an evening of opera, song and seasonal favorites.
Introducing the series, DCM director Pauline Ashwood reflected that it ‘will give audiences a chance to experience exceptional chamber music by some of our leading musicians.’
Tickets to attend live concerts will be €20 and strictly limited. Concerts will also be streamed via Vimeo and available to watch (live and for a limited period after the concert) for €10. More information and links to watch are available from www.droghedaclassicalmusic.com
- Thurs 24 September – Barry Douglas with the Esposito Quartet – Further details
- Fri 16 October – John O’Conor – Further details
- Fri 13 November – Fionnuala Moynihan, Sarah Sew, Aoife Nic Athlaoich – Further details
- Thurs 10 December – Gavan Ring, Gary Beecher – Further details