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Monkstown Parish Church, Thursday 5th September - Sunday 8th September
Music in Monkstown – Featuring Hugh Tinney, Emma Abbate, John Finucane, Amy Gillen, Sacconi String Quartet, National Chamber Ensemble, Ceybele's Flutes and the Jiani Guzheng Ensemble.
The brain-child of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra‘s principal clarinettist and Monkstown resident John Finucane, supported by other enthusiastic local music lovers. After five incredibly successful years featuring exceptional artists such as sopranos Celine Byrne and Claudia Boyle, pianists John O'Conor, Finghín Collins, Michael McHale and Nathalia Milstein, Music in Monkstown is back for its sixth annual festival.
This year's programme features concerts by some of the world's finest musicians: the Sacconi String Quartet will be joined by John Finucane for The Mozart clarinet quintet and by Emma Abbate for the Schumann piano quintet. Hugh Tinney will perform well-known works by Beethoven and Chopin as well as music written for him by Irish composer, Raymond Deane. A new concert is added this year with the winner of the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year, flautist Amy Gillen, performing on the Thursday night. Two Irish groups perform the afternoon concerts: a four members of the National Symphony Orchestra unite as the National Chamber Ensemble on Saturday and as a Baroque ensemble on Sunday. There is an innovative concert also on Saturday when a group of Chinese harpists give a demonstration and a concert of the beautiful music of their country.
The aim of the Music in Monkstown festival has always been to offer the people of Monkstown and surrounding areas chamber music of the highest international standard and this year is no exception. Six fantastic concerts, each with a different outlook on the world of music and each one brought to your doorstep! The festival is also proud to offer musical delights for young children too, through our collaboration with ClassicalKids who offer relaxed, affordable, accessible classical music concerts for parents, children, toddlers and babies in community settings.
- Thursday 5th September - Sunday 8th September
- Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown Road, Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland