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 are no longer available.


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

Available on the door of Westport House 40mins before concert is due t start


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

Available on Door 40mins before concert at Holy Trinity Church



Full Profiles of each artist are available here: ARTIST PROFILES