Imagine a night with live performances of jewels from the romantic and jazzy piano repertoire, played by the celebrated Irish pianist & composer Philip Martin.
‘Visions of the Night’ is what he had in mind when composing his own Nocturnes and his New York Nights which reflect the hustle and bustle of the City that never sleeps.
To get into the right mood he starts off with BEETHOVEN's famous ‘Moonlight Sonata’, followed by MENDELSSOHN’s Fantasia on Moore’s ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ and three of CHOPIN’s most beautiful Waltzes.
GERSHWIN loved to play his own songs at private parties, like tonight’s ‘The Man I Love’, ‘Somebody Loves Me, ‘Sweet and Low Down’, ‘Liza’, and ‘I Got Rhythm’.
Finally, the American ‘Chopin of the Creoles’ GOTTSCHALK, who was the first to capture the syncopated music of South Louisiana and the Caribbean in works that anticipate ragtime and jazz by half a century.
Philip Martin will bring romance and jazz to life on Thursday 4 April at 8pm in the atmospheric Large Room of Waterford’s monumental City Hall.
Tickets at the door: €15 / €5 (students)