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Introducing Season 75

I am delighted to present our 2016/17 season dedicated to the genre of chamber music - repertoire designed for the more intimate setting of the salon rather than the grand hall. Across the season of eight recitals, many of Ireland’s and Europe's finest musicians will again grace our elegant Large Room at City Hall and for the first time in our 75 year history, we will enjoy an evening in the magnificently restored 17th century splendour of St Patrick’s Church.

The first half of the series is marked by beginnings and endings. We hear the intriguing combination of uilleann pipes with Ireland’s premier Baroque ensemble in the first collaboration of Waterford‘s own David Power and Camerata Kilkenny. French pianist Nathalia Milstein, the first lady to win the Dublin International Piano Competition stops off on her first Irish tour. Our old friends, the Vanbrugh String Quartet return to City Hall on their final tour with Gregory Ellis as leader and it is back to Bach with Chamber Choir Ireland, our premier professional vocal ensemble.

Strings hold sway over the second half of the season. Six of the best include rising Irish star Mairéad Hickey in a programme of string sextets. The Irish Chamber Orchestra will present an Easter offering. Strings won’t have it all their own way though and the star singer for the Elizabeth Downey memorial recital will very soon be revealed. Watch this space.

There has been much emphasis on developing a European dimension as part of a South East bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. We are proud of our long and unbroken history of bringing European performers to Waterford audiences to share musical traditions. Waterford Treasures - a trio of award winning museums, galleries, restaurants and hotels are all within a few paces from our main venue. Do come and join us for some if not all of our 75th season.

Marian Ingoldsby  Artistic  Advisor    Waterford-Music

Next Concert

KK Camerata Poster

Admission: €15.00, Students €5.00 (Includes interval soft drink)

NB New Concert Start Time 7:30pm

Tickets available at the door. Unallocated Seating.

Full Autumn 2016 Programme

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