Category - Classical
Date - Friday, September 7, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018 All Day


Every year it is a wonderful challenge for us to vary the programme for Westport’s by now well-established Festival of Chamber Music.  Last year for instance, we introduced an exclusively string quartet concert for the first time.  This year we introduce a classic song-cycle from the German repertoire; and in a contemporary American song-cycle on poems by Yeats; we shall have seven musicians collaborating onstage, another first.

We are delighted to welcome you back to the Festival, which continues to change and grow.  Our three great venues – Westport House, Westport Town Hall Theatre and Holy Trinity Church – continue to put their own stamp on the music-making.  And most importantly, we have a warm and loyal audience that plays a huge part in creating this Festival’s distinctive character.  We thank you and we hope that you will greatly enjoy your time here.

Catherine Leonard & Hugh Tinney – Artistic Directors of Westport Festival of Chamber Music

Season Tickets

Season Tickets for the festival are available to purchase here. The Season Tickets cover all concerts for the festival.

To avail of your Complimentary Tickets for each concert in The Westport Festival Of Chamber Music, you must first complete the process of purchasing this Season Ticket. Once the purchase has been completed you will be required to navigate to each concert event and pick the seats where you will then have exclusive access to the complimentary tickets. If you are experiencing any difficulties do not hesitate to contact us directly on 098 28459 and we will be happy to assist you.

Amount: €120 

Friday, 7th September at 8.00pm in Westport House





Grieg: Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Michael McHale (piano)

Milhaud: Chants Populaires Hébraïques
Honegger: Petit Cours de Morale, H. 148
Robin Tritschler (tenor), Diana Ketler (piano)

Mozart: Quintet in G minor, K. 516
Heath Quartet, Eivind Ringstad (viola)

Tickets: €50


Saturday, 8th September at 11.30am in Westport Town Hall

Next Generation Artists Concert – Ceolchoirm – An Chéad Ghlúin Eile





Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A major
Debussy:  Cello Sonata in D minor
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro.

Killian White (cello), Gary Beecher (piano)

Tickets: €10


Saturday, 8th September at 8.00pm in Westport Town Hall





Lowell Liebermann: “A poet to his Beloved” (Yeats)
Robin Tritschler (tenor), Heath Quartet, William Dowdall (flute), Hugh Tinney (piano),

Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19
Natalie Clein (cello), Diana Ketler (piano)

Fauré: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 45
Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Eivind Ringstad (viola), Natalie Clein (cello), Michael McHale (piano)

Tickets: €25


Saturday, 8th September at 10.30pm in Westport Town Hall





Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Robin Tritschler (tenor), Michael McHale (piano)

Tickets: €10


Sunday, 9th September at 11.30am in Westport House





Bach: Three Chorales, BWV 641, 614, 622
Britten: String Quartet No.2 in C
Heath Quartet

Tickets: €18


Sunday, 9th September at 2.30pm in Holy Trinity Church





Schubert: “Arpeggione” Sonata in A minor, D. 821
Eivind Ringstad (viola), Michael McHale (piano)

Debussy * Six Épigraphes Antiques – *centenary of Debussy’s death (1918)
Diana Ketler (piano)

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Op. 66
Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Natalie Clein (cello), Diana Ketler (piano)

Tickets: €20



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