With March marking the third instalment of our new Classical Picks feature, we here on the Goldenplec Classical Team have once again come together to bring you a concise list of what not to miss this month!
Best of the West
Istvan Vardai & Finghin Collins, March 24th at HP Building, Ballybrit Business Park, Galway
Due to perform at the HP Building in Ballybrit, Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai brings with him a stellar reputation and many international accolades. Tonight he performs a selection of exciting pieces for the cello alongside Irish pianist Finghin Collins. This really is a great opportunity to see two seasoned performers outside the country's capital.
Beethoven Sonata in A major Op. 69
Brahms Sonata in E minor Op. 38
De Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Shostakovich Sonata Op. 40
Natalie Dessay and Philippe Cassard, 26th March at the NCH
World class French soprano Natalie Dessay takes to the Main Auditorium of the NCH where she will focus on the vocal works of Mendelssohn, Schubert, Duparc, Poulenc, Fauré and Debussy. Tonight Dessay will be joined by pianist Philippe Cassard. Cassard himself has a real passion for vocal music so will no doubt be in his element this evening. Considering Dessay's reputation and sheer vocal ability, this is one not to be missed!
Natalie Dessay Soprano
Philippe Cassard Piano
Pick of the Month
IBO As Winter Ends... March 6th at Newman University Church
To mark the arrival of Spring,the Irish Baroque Orchestra have formulated an exquisite programme to help you greet the new season. This clever juxtaposition of welcoming the season of new life with the music of the past is sure to be a winner. It will also be an opportunity to hear on of the country's most unique performing groups.
Georg Muffat: Armonico tributo No. 1 in D major
Johann Rosenmuller: Sonata decima for 5 part strings
Giovanni Legrenzi: La Fugazza Book 3, Opus 8,
Francesco Antonio Bonporti: Violin Concerto, Op. 11 No. 5 in F
Georg Muffat: Armonico tributo no 2 in G minor
Matthias Weckmann: Sonata no. 9 from the collection "Sonate a 3 e 4 istromenti"
Carlo Farina: Capriccio stravagante
Georg Muffat: Armonico tributo no 5 in G major