NATIONAL CONCERT HALL: Spring Series: Recollections of Ireland
Kevin Barry Recital Room
Featuring unknown music composed before 1917, including world-premiere performances. These programmes showcase the research and publications of Una Hunt, Jennifer O’Connor, Axel Klein and Clare McCague along with music from the collections at the National Library of Ireland and The National Archive of Irish Composers, http://naic.dmc.dit.ie/.
Wednesdays at 7.30pm: March 8│15│22│29│5 April 2017
William Vincent Wallace: Opera and the New York Album
Úna Hunt piano│Rachel Kelly mezzo soprano│David Tobin violin
Music by William Vincent Wallace, featuring the rare album published in New York (1854) in the collections at the National Library of Ireland.
The Harper’s Legacy: Celtic Fantasies
Úna Hunt piano│Clíona Doris and Clare McCague pedal harps
Music by Jan Václav Voříšek, Felix Mendelssohn, Joseph O’Kelly, Charlotte Maria Despard, Thomas Cooke, Charles Oberthür, William Vincent Wallace and others.
Fallen Leaves from an Irish Album
Úna Hunt piano│Sinead Campbell-Wallace soprano
From the National Library of Ireland collections – music by John Field, Michael Kelly, Francis Panormo, Samuel Lover and Thomas Augustine Geary.
The Shower of Pearls
Úna Hunt piano│Fionnuala Hunt violin
Music by George A. Osborne, Michele Esposito, Fanny Robinson, Charles V. Stanford and Victor Herbert.
The French Connection
Úna Hunt piano│Gillian Williams violin│Arun Rao cello
Music by the French O’Kelly family, Swan Hennessy, Augusta Holmes, George A. Osborne and Michael W. Balfe.