Midwinter Festival FAURÉ
Friday, January 19, 2024 at 12:00 am
Friday 19 January to Sunday 21 January 2024
The Hardiman Ballroom & St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
“For me, art, and especially music, exist to elevate us as far as possible above everyday existence” – Gabriel Fauré
Gabriel Fauré was one of the most significant French composers, linking the end of Romanticism with the beginnings of the twentieth century. At various times a busy organist, the director of the Paris Conservatoire and a prolific composer, he produced the most exquisite music throughout a long life. In particular, he is regarded as a master of song settings.
This year’s midwinter festival, curated by pianist Michel Dalberto alongside MfG artistic director Finghin Collins, marks the centenary of the composer’s death in 1924 and features three chamber music concerts and a performance of the popular Requiem. Michel is joined by the charismatic Swiss baritone Benoît Capt and two young string virtuosi from Paris, as well as Galway’s own ConTempo Quartet.
Michel Dalberto, piano | Benoît Capt, baritone | ConTempo Quartet | Laure-Hélène Michel, cello | Nathan Mierdl, violin | Andreea Banciu, viola | Finghin Collins, piano | St. Nicholas Singers | Mark Duley, conductor | Saoirse Knauer, soprano | Geraldine O’Doherty, harp | Ronan De Burca, organ | Jeannette Bogado, violin
THE MIDWINTER FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GALWAY AND THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN IRELAND
Individual concert tickets: click on the blue concert date link below to navigate to the specific concert and purchase your tickets there
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
The Hardiman Ballroom
MUSIC FROM 1870 – 1880
St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
Hardiman Hotel Ballroom
MUSIC FROM 1885 – 1895
Hardiman Hotel Ballroom, Eyre Square