Reimagined Drogheda Classical Music series
IN the words of Woody Allen, ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans’.
With this in mind, the team behind the Drogheda Classical Music series will present a number of concerts in an imaginative way so audiences can still enjoy some of the country’s finest musicians during COVID restrictions.
The new Autumn series for 2020 will include four concerts live and streamed from September - December 2020 in the stunning setting of St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda.
‘It is a privilege to present a re-imagined series of concerts this autumn, which will give audiences a chance to experience exceptional chamber music by some of our leading musicians,’ says Director Pauline Ashwood. ‘All artists are Irish or Irishbased and where permissible, concerts will be in the presence of a limited and socially distanced audience, but concerts will also be broadcast online for those unable to attend’.
The first concert this Thursday September 24th at 7.30pm, will see pianist Barry Douglas, violinists Mia Cooper and Keith Pascoe, Joachim Roewer on viola and William Butt on cello, performing Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34.
‘We’re delighted that Barry Douglas is returning to Drogheda for the opening concert in this re-imagined series,’ adds Pauline. ‘Barry will be joined by the Esposito Quartet for Brahms’ epic Piano Quintet. This concert will be approximately 45 mins in duration, without an interval
Tickets to attend the live concert will be €20 and with the restricted numbers, priority will be given to previous season ticket holders and Benefactors. It will be streamed via Vimeo and available to watch from Friday 25 September for €10.
The other concerts planned are pianists John O’Conor on October 16th with Beethoven Sonata in c minor Op. 13 Pathétique, Fionnuala Moynihan with Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major Op. 97 Archduke on November 13th and Gary Beecher piano with Gavan Ring tenor for an evening of opera, song and seasonal favourites on December 10th.
The series is funded by the Arts Council and Louth County Council and run in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre with sponsorship from the d Hotel and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.
More information and link to watch will be available from www.droghedaclassicalmusic.com.