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Midwinter Festival SEASONS

 

Friday 20 January to Sunday 22 January 2023
Town Hall Theatre and Hardiman Hotel Ballroom

 

Our 20th Midwinter Festival takes its inspiration from its own name and explores not only winter but all four of the seasons.

Vivaldi’s hugely popular classic opens the weekend with the vibrant Irish Chamber Orchestra and soloist/director Katherine Hunka, who pair the work with its Argentinian counterpart.

More intimate recitals follow on Saturday and Sunday. Olga Scheps juxtaposes extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Seasons with Chopin Four Ballades while our two song recitals take us on two very different journeys.

Schubert’s deeply moving and intensely beautiful Winterreise, sung by German baritone Jochen Kupfer with pianist Finghin Collins, is followed on Sunday by a journey of redemption, promise and joy with songs from spring, autumn and summer brought to life by Galway favourite, the radiant Dutch soprano Lenneke Ruiten. 


Katherine Hunka violin/director | Irish Chamber Orchestra Olga Scheps piano | Jochen Kupfer bass-baritone | Finghin Collins piano | Lenneke Ruiten soprano


Friday 20 January – 8.00pm

Town Hall Theatre, Galway

IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | Katherine Hunka violin/director


Saturday 21 January – 6.00pm

Hardiman Hotel Ballroom, Eyre Square

Olga Scheps piano


Saturday 21 January – 9.00pm

Hardiman Hotel Ballroom, Eyre Square

Jochen Kupfer bass-baritone | Finghin Collins piano


Sunday 22 January – 3.00pm

Hardiman Hotel Ballroom, Eyre Square

Lenneke Ruiten soprano | Finghin Collins piano


THE MIDWINTER FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GALWAY


FESTIVAL TICKETS

Each festival ticket includes all 4 concerts.
Please note that the ticket for Friday’s concert will be emailed directly from the Town Hall Theatre.

Festival Ticket – Standard €90

Festival Ticket – Over 65s and Unwaged €81