Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival 2017
13:15 - 23:59
GLASDRUM, a north Dublin voluntary organisation dedicated to bringing high quality arts events to Glasnevin and Drumcondra, reunites with Music at DCU to present the FIDELIO TRIO WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 from Friday, December 1st to Sunday December 3rd in Belvedere House, St Patrick’s Campus DCU, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Now in its fifth outing, this gem of a winter weekend sees the renowned Fidelio Trio - Darragh Morgan (violin), Adi Tal (cello) and Mary Dullea (piano) – appear in the intimate 18th century surrounds of Belvedere House for four sumptuous programmes: two evening concerts (Friday and Saturday), a lunch-time concert (Saturday) and an afternoon concert (Sunday)l. The Trio are joined by guest musicians Jack Liebeck (Violin), Victoria Mavromoustaki (Violin), Ruth Gibson (Viola), the RIAM String Quartet and Adam Collins (Harpsichord) as well as the actor Adrian Dunbar who performs as narrator in ‘Up by the Roots’ by Piers Hellawell / Sinead Morrissey. In a wide ranging programme, the Fidelio Trio bring audiences the beautiful chamber music works of Mahler, Schubert, Fauré, Mozart and Bartok as well as a celebration of Italian music across all ages, and with the amazing compositions of Beamish, Buckley and Bryars they bring us right up to the present day. Always strong ambassadors for Irish composers and new music for piano trio, this festival includes the world premiere performance of a new piano trio from composer Kevin Volans commissioned by RTÉ Lyric fm as well as the world premiere of the evocativly titled Black Ink on Rice Paper by Italian composer Daniella Terranova The festival is supported by the Arts Council Small Festival Funds. The Festival opens on Friday December 1st (7.30pm), when the compelling Fidelio Trio present CELEBRATING ITALY, performing chamber works by Vivaldi, Puccini, Sciarrino, Paganini/Szymanowski, Respighi and the world premiere of Black Ink on Rice Paper by Italian composer Daniella Terranova. Approx duration 2hrs. On Saturday December 2nd is our lunchtime concert (1.15pm) DUETTI, featuring a wealth of diverse violin duos with works ranging from Mozart and Bartok through to Sally Beamish, Gavin Bryars and Irish composer John Buckley. Approx duration 1hr. The evening concert on Saturday December 2nd (7.30pm) - LE TOMBEAU DES REGRETS - includes two beautiful works by Fauré, his Piano Trio in D Minor and Piano Quartet in C Minor, followed by the world premiere performance of a Lyric FM commissioned work from Kevin Volans, his third piano trio, Le Tombeau des Regrets Approx duration 2hrs. We close the festival with UP BY THE ROOTS, a very special Sunday afternoon show (3.15pm). The Fidelio Trio set a cinematic tone with the well known Schubert Piano Trio in Eb, the second movement of which many will know from the film 'Barry Lyndon', followed by Mahlers' String Quartet in A Minor, which also has film connections. We end on a high with Up By The Roots, created by Belfast-based composer Piers Hellawell and poet Sinead Morrissey with the Fidelio Trio in which the poetry interweaves with, and then dissolves into, the music. We are particularly excited to welcome internationally aclaimed actor Adrian Dunbar as narrator for this very special work. Click on TICKETS above to buy tickets and to see more programme details for each concert. Tickets are also available to purchase in person (cash only) at the Library Building, DCU St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. NOTE: Concession rates apply to under 18-year-olds, students, senior citizens and the unwaged. When attending the event please ensure you can present proof of eligibility / ID on request. All concerts are open seating so you are advised to arrive early to secure a preferred seat. Brought to you by Music at DCU and GlasDrum. This project has been made possible with funding from the Arts Council – An Chomhairle Ealaíon and with the support of Dublin City University (DCU).