Wonderful music in a stunning setting! The 7th Annual Killaloe Chamber Music Festival takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend in the picturesque and historic village of Killaloe, Co Clare on the shores of Lough Derg. We are privileged to have St. Flannan's Cathedral as our venue with its unique and welcoming atmosphere. We promise you four days of memorable concerts with excellent musicians and singers and music inspired by great works of literature, hence our theme "Notes from Literature". We open with an opera, there are performances by the award winning Navarra String Quartet and renowned concert pianist Michael McHale and the premiere of a new work by the exciting young Irish composer Sam Perkin. Late night Kathleen Turner sings Gershwin and throughout the week the unique voice of celebrated actor Barry McGovern will lead us into the world of Cervantes and Tolstoy. And there's lots more.
Check our website www.killaloemusicfestival.com. Beidh fáilte romhat!
Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
in partnership with Opera Collective Ireland
“Pimpinone” by Georg Philipp Telemann
Opera in three acts. Sung in English. Irish Premiere.
A comic opera first performed in 1725 and hugely popular in its day with both story and music delightfully entertaining. Vespetta, a chambermaid, is looking for a rich husband. She decides the wealthy and gullible Pimpinone fits the bill but discovers she is not quite suited to the responsibilities that come with marriage!
Pimpinone - Rory Dunne (bass-baritone)
Vespetta - Kelli-Ann Masterson (soprano)
Peter Whelan (music director)
Jonathan Cocker (stage director)
Claire Duff (1st violin); Anita Vedres (2nd Violin); Marja Gaynor (viola); Aoife NicAthlaoich (cello)
Sarah Halpin (double bass); Alex Mc Cartney (theorbo)
Adults: €20.00 incl booking fee
Students: €10.00 incl booking fee
Under 18s: Free