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.
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Killaloe Chamber Music Festival: Opening Concert
The adventures of Don Quixote in music and song with readings by Barry Mc Govern. A new composition by Irish composer Sam Perkin and the Piano Quintet by Elgar. Telemann and Ravel were among the composers inspired by the Cervantes classic novel. Sam Perkin's Festival commission is a Duet for violin and Baroque violin and after the interval Elgar's Piano Quintet.
Telemann Don Quixote (Peter Whelan harpsichord, Claire Duff, Anita Vedres violins, Marja Gaynor viola, Aoife Nic Athlaloich cello, Sarah Halpin double bass)
Reading of Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” (Barry MacGovern)
Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinée (Rory Dunne bass-baritone, Michael McHale piano)
Sam Perkin Festival commission Duet for violin and Baroque violin (Diane Daly, violin, Claire Duff, Baroque violin)
Elgar Piano Quintet op.84 Navarra String Quartet Michael McHale piano
(100th anniversary of its first performance)
Adults: €25.00 incl booking fee
Seniors: €20.00 incl booking fee
Students: €10.00 incl booking fee
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children): €55.00 incl booking fee