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The Drogheda International Classical Music Series recommenced in 2012 and gave Drogheda audiences a chance to see and hear a wide variety of classical performances including pianist Finghin Collins and cellist Marc Coppey, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers and local violinist Tadhg Murphy. Thanks to the generous support of the Arts Council, Louth County Council Arts Office, RTÉ lyric fm and Droichead Arts Centre the 2013/14 Series will feature artists from home and abroad which we hope will appeal to a wide audience. We would like to thank Gillian Sheils, Rev. Graham, the Vestry of St Peter’s Church of Ireland and the Board of Droichead Arts Centre for allowing us the use of their venues. Finally, we are delighted to introduce some new features this season including pre-concert talks, children and student tickets and the opportunity to purchase a full season ticket for just €70. We hope that you enjoy the music we have programmed and look forward to seeing you. Pauline Ashwood Artistic Advisor Drogheda International Classical Music Series Committee Tadhg Murphy, Áine Nic an Ríogh, Fergus Sheil, Sean Faulkner, Marcella Bannon and Pauline Ashwood
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Michael Collins (clarinet) & Michael McHale (piano)
Miriam Murphy (soprano) & Andrew Synnott (piano) Fri 18 Oct 2013, 7:30pm | St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s St Tickets €18/€15 conc. €5 Children and Students Pre-Show Talk, 7pm – Fergus Sheil introduces tonight’s programme
Fri 7 Feb 2014, 7:30pm St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s St Tickets €18/€15 conc. €5 Children and Students Pre-Show Talk, 7pm – The performers in conversation
Following her phenomenal success singing Beethoven and Wagner with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in June, soprano Miriam Murphy returns to Drogheda to perform a programme including Wagner’s stunning Wesendonck lieder and Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’.
Michael Collins is a much sought-after soloist recognised for his dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship. For this performance he is joined by the award-winning Irish pianist, Michael McHale.
Nikolay Khozyainov (piano)
Together they will play pieces by Brahms and Weber.
Thurs 21 Nov 2013, 7:30pm St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s St Tickets €18/€15 conc. €5 Children and Students In association with Music Network
Winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition and fresh from his Carnegie Hall debut, 21-year old Russian pianist Nikolay Khozyainov is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. For his first performance in Drogheda he will play works by Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt.
Arcadia Quartet (string quartet) Thurs 28 Nov 2013, 7:30pm | Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St Tickets €15/€12 conc. € 5 Children and Students Arcadia Quartet is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading string quartets with a host of international prizes under their belt. Hailing from Romania, this will be their first visit to Ireland where they will perform Janacek’s ‘Intimate Letters’ – used in Brian Friel’s play ‘Performances’ as well as quartets by Beethoven and Debussy.
Wexford Carols (Traditional Song) Fri 6 Dec 2013, 7:30pm | Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St Tickets €16/€12 conc. €5 Children and Students In association with Lundstorm Arts Management
Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with this traditional approach to your favourite seasonal music. Singer Caitriona O’Leary has uncovered some new melodies, perhaps not heard for 200 years and will perform them with an ensemble in this enchanting evening.
Irish Baroque Orchestra Fri 28 Feb 2014, 7:30pm St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s St Tickets €18/€15 conc. €5 Children and Students Following many years performing at the annual Ardee Baroque Festival, we are delighted that the Irish Baroque Orchestra under director Monica Huggett will visit St Peter’s Church of Ireland with a programme that will highlight some of the beautiful works written for these instruments including one of Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concertos.
Moynihan Piano Trio Fri 28 Mar 2014, 7:30pm St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s St Tickets €18/€15 conc. €5 Children and Students Pre-Show Talk, 7pm – The performers talk about preparing for this concert The Moynihan Piano Trio comprises of Irish pianist Fionnuala Moynihan, violinist Mia Cooper and cellist Emma-Jane Murphy. This superb piano trio will perform works by Mendelssohn and Mozart.