Midwinter Festival FAURÉ: Music from 1885 – 1895
Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 7:30 pm
The Hardiman Ballroom
Michel Dalberto, piano
Benoît Capt, baritone
Finghin Collins, piano
Thema & Variations for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73
Selected songs from Fauré’s second period
Cinq Mélodies de Venise, Op. 58
“Dolly” Suite for piano duet, Op. 56
Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89
In this concert we focus on Fauré’s so-called middle period, music written between the ages of 40 and 50. Michel Dalberto has chosen a wide-ranging selection of works to reflect this period, including the charming set of four-hand pieces “Dolly”, written for the daughter of Fauré’s mistress Emma Bardac. Two groups of exquisite songs also feature in the programme, which culminates with the D minor piano quintet, which has one of the most beautiful openings in the entire chamber music repertoire.
CONTEMPO QUARTET IS PRESENTED BY GALWAY MUSIC RESIDENCY
THE MIDWINTER FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GALWAY AND THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN IRELAND
Music for Galway Dinner Package
Give yourself or a loved one, the gift of the perfect night out!
With any Midwinter Festival concert ticket, you can avail of The Hardiman’s delicious Midwinter Festival offer.
This package includes a 10% discount on dinner in the Gaslight Brasserie (you will receive the booking link in your ticket email).
Book early as space is limited.
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.