Mairéad Hickey violin
Anaïs Gaudemard harp
Like coffee and cake, fish and chips or Fred and Ginger, some pairings just can’t be topped. The exquisite combination of violin and harp is most definitely a match made in heaven, and no more so than in this new Music Network collaboration between Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and French harpist Anaïs Gaudemard.
Celebrated for her captivating expression, soaring tone and fearless virtuosity, Mairéad Hickey’s natural ability to communicate sincerely, and with beauty and integrity has entranced audiences worldwide. Anaïs Gaudemard is recognised as a musician of exceptional talent whose mastery of her instrument alongside an ability to deliver extraordinarily expressive performances has won her widespread acclaim.
Featuring a beautiful selection of music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Viardot, Spohr (the inventor of the violin chin rest no less!) and a brand new Music Network commission, their programme will delight and enthral music lovers around the country.
Composer John McLachlan will present a Composer Insight Session during the final concert of the tour at Station House Theatre, Clifden on 16 October.
Spohr Sonata Concertante in E-flat Major for violin and harp, Op.113 no.4
JS Bach Andante and Allegro from Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
John McLachlan Phoenix (New Music Network Commission)
Tedeschi Elegia Op.22
Spohr Fantasie in C minor, Op.35
Viardot Haï Luli!
Massenet Méditation de Thaïs
Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in A Major, Op.124
Audience Safety Information & Terms and Conditions for Music Network performances at St. Ann’s Church
Welcome back to live music!
In response to the Government’s recent announcement, patrons attending the concert on 13th October will be required to provide proof of immunity to Covid-19 on entry to the event. Patrons who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months should present the relevant certificate plus a photo ID on arrival. Accompanied minors (under 18) may attend regardless of their immunisation status.
Facemasks must be worn inside St. Ann's Church at all times, in keeping with the current Government mandate.
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