Category - Classical
Date - Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019 All Day

About the Festival

Westport Festival of Chamber Music has grown in the past six years into a cultural event that fits seamlessly into the Westport autumn, yet with an atmosphere and a following all of its own. Everything plays its part in this collaborative sharing between musicians, audience members, venues, organisers and other local supporters.

We hugely encourage you to come and share a September weekend experience that is at once laid back and highly stimulating. The 2019 Festival will present six concerts over the three days.

Season Tickets

Once you have purchased your season ticket please proceed to book individual concerts.

Programme / Clár 2019

Friday 13th September

Westport House, 8.00pm

Dé hAoine, Teach Chathair na Mart


Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2 
Adrian Brendel (cello), Finghin Collins (piano)

Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata 

Julian Bliss (clarinet), Daria van den Bercken (piano)

Brahms: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op.25 
Mairéad Hickey (violin), Simon Aspell (viola), Isang Enders (cello), Daria van den Bercken (piano)

Saturday 14th September

Westport Town Hall Theatre, 11.30am
Dé Sathairn, Amharclann Chathair na Mart

Next Generation Artist Concert 
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D 821
Kodály: Adagio for Viola and Piano
Bowen: Rhapsody for Viola and Piano

Fiachra de hOra (viola), Aidan Chan (piano)

Westport Town Hall Theatre, 8.00pm
Dé Sathairn, Amharclann Chathair na Mart

Paul Schoenfield: Clarinet Trio 
Julian Bliss (clarinet), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Finghin Collins (piano)

Franck: Sonata in A for Viola and Piano (trans. from Violin Sonata) 
Eivind Ringstad (viola), Finghin Collins (piano)

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
Julian Bliss (clarinet), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Mairéad Hickey (violin), Eivind Ringstad (viola), Isang Enders (cello)

Westport Town Hall Theatre, 10.30 pm
Dé Sathairn, Amharclann Chathair na Mart

Arrangements for Voice and Marimba
Kelley Lonergan (soprano) , Alex Petcu (marimba)

Golijov: Mariel for Cello and Marimba 
Isang Enders (cello), Alex Petcu (marimba)

Sunday 15th September

Westport House, 11.30am
Dé Domhnaigh, Teach Chathair na Mart

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. for string trio) 
Alexander Sitkovetsky (viola), Eivind Ringstad (viola), Adrian Brendel (cello)

Holy Trinity Church, 2.30pm
Dé Domhnaigh, Eaglais na Tríonóide Naofa

Handel: Keyboard Suite in F, HWV 427, Chaconne in G, HWV 435 
Daria van den Bercken (piano)

Deirdre Gribbin:  How to Make the Water Sound 
Mairéad Hickey (violin), Miriam Roycroft (cello), Daria van den Bercken (piano)

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Mairéad Hickey (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 “Archduke”
Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello), Hugh Tinney (piano)