West Wicklow Festival 2019.
This year’s programme celebrates two important themes.
Firstly, 2019 marks the second centenary of the birth of perhaps the world’s most significant woman composer, Clara Schumann. To honour her legacy the festival will feature arguably her greatest work for solo piano, the Variations, Op 20 her stunning 3 songs op 12 and the poignant 3 Romances for violin and piano op 22.
Secondly, by way of contrast, 2019 also marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). To commemorate this important anniversary, the Festival is delighted to have commissioned two new works, one from prominent Irish composer Sam Perkin and the other from young British composer Lilly Vadaneaux.
It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome Elena Urioste, Tom Poster, Quatuor Voce, Trio Atanassov, Lauren Fagan and Duo Játékok to West Wicklow and sincerely hope that they enjoy their experiences in Ireland! To have such eminent, world-renowned musicians in Wicklow is a rare privilege and I can safely say we are all in for an incredible treat.
The National Concert Hall, Dublin will bring an inspiring, innovative and interactive education and outreach programme to younger audience and to the next generation of musicians and music lovers!
For full schedule and tickets click here.