Midwinter Festival FAURÉ: Music from 1915 – 1923
Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 3:00 pm
The Hardiman Ballroom
CLOSING CONCERT AND RECEPTION
Michel Dalberto, piano
Benoît Capt, baritone
Laure-Hélène Michel, cello
Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109
Mirages, Op. 113
L’Horizon Chimérique, Op. 118
Nocturne No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119
String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121
For the final concert we look to Fauré’s later period and hear music written in his seventies. Still unashamedly Romantic, the music of this period has an elusive quality with its complex harmonic shifts and long lyrical lines. This is well evidenced in the first cello sonata and the composer’s only string quartet, written shortly before his death, music of sublime, supernatural beauty. Once again, we include a selection of Fauré’s song output, with two glorious late song cycles – Mirages and l’Horizon Chimérique.
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.