Fidelio Trio announce details of their 2014/15 season

The Fidelio Trio announce the details of their 2014/15 concert season at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, where they are Artists-in-Residence.

The ensemble have been in residence at the College since 2012, and perform regular lunchtime and evening concerts throughout the academic year, as well as hosting an annual Winter Chamber Music Festival. This programmes regularly mix contemporary Irish works with works from the classical/romantic canon, and works from composers in other countries. This season sees the ensemble give the Irish premieres of new works by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Mark Bowden, and Judith Weir, among others. Full programme details below.

As well as the regular lunchtime and evening concerts, the Trio presents the second Winter Chamber Music Festival, and will be joined by oboist Nicholas Daniel, violist Meghan Cassidy, and Irish composers Gerald Barry and Seoirse Bodley. Taking place from 5-7 December, the weekend programme includes three commissioned pieces, by Barry and Bodley, as well as works by Schnittke, Gubaidulina and others.

Concert Series dates and programmes:

Fri, 10 Dec, 1.15pm, St. Patrick’s College
Mendelssohn – Variations Concertantes
Suk – Ballade & Serenade
John Adams – Road Movies

Weds, 21 Jan, 1.15pm, St. Patrick’s College
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly – Ekstase II (Irish premiere)
Mark Bowden – Airs No Oceans Keep (Irish premiere)
Percy Grainger – Colonial Song

Weds, 25 Feb, 7.30pm, Auditorium, St. Patrick’s College
Fauré – Piano Trio Op. 120
John Buckley – Piano Trio
Judith Weir – Piano Trio Two (Irish premiere)
Schoenberg (arr. Steuermann) – Verklarte Nacht

Weds, 15 Apr, 1.15pm, St. Patrick’s College
Dorothy Ker – Channel (World premiere)
Mozart – Piano Trio in E major K 542

Weds, 8 Jul, 7.30pm, Auditorium, St. Patrick’s College
Martin O’Leary – Bluescape
Liszt arr. Saint-Saens – Orphée (Poeme Symphonique)
Chausson – Piano Trio in G minor Op. 3

Winter Chamber Music Festival, 5–7 Dec, Belvedere House:

5 Dec, 7.30pm: Opening Concert
Gerald Barry – Fanfare for solo oboe (World premiere)
Schubert – String Trio in B flat major D471
Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F major K370
Gerald Barry – New work for violin and piano (World premiere)
Mozart – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K 478

6 Dec, 1.15pm: Schumann
Schumann – Three Duos for Oboe and Piano arr. Howard Ferguson
Schumann – Piano Quartet in E flat major Op. 47

6 Dec, 6.30pm: Eastern Promise
Arvo Part – Fratres for Violin and Piano
Sofia Gubaidulina – Chaconne for Solo Piano
Schnittke – Stille Musik for Violin and Cello
Shostakovich – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op. 40

7 Dec, 3.15pm: Folk Inspirations
Haydn – Piano Trio in G major Hob.XV:25 (‘Gypsy’)
Seoirse Bodley – Piano Trio (World Premiere)
Dvořák – Piano Trio in E minor Op. 90 (“Dumky”)

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