Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th 

September 2023

Programme/Clár 2022

Thursday 8th September
St. Patricks Church, Newport

. 7.30pm

Shostakovitch: Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
Paul Frost: Trip
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3

Continuing our programme of collaborative events, we welcome the Irish Chamber Orchestra to Newport, Co. Mayo. For this performance they will be joined by Katherine Hunka (violin/director), Fiachra Garvey (piano) and Colm Byrne (trumpet). 

Further information and tickets for this event are available directly from the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Friday 9th September
Westport House

. From 7.15pm Wine Reception

. 8.00pm

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
Nikolaas Kende (piano) and Jolente De Maeyer (violin)

Wagner: Cor Anglais Solo from Tristan and Isolde
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)

Schubert: Impromptu no. 3 in G flat major
Schubert: 2nd klavier stuck, in E flat, from the 3 Klavierstücke, D. 946
Nikolaas Kende (piano)
INTERVAL Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
Sitkovetsky Trio - Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Wu Qian (piano), & Isang Enders (cello)

Saturday 10th September
Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 11.00am

Next Generation Artists
Phoebe White (violin) & Ellen Jansson (piano)

Tartini, ed. Kreisler: 'Devil’s Trill' Sonata
Schubert: Sonatina No. 3 in G minor, D. 408
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
Ravel: Tzigane

. 2.00pm

Marimba WorkshopJi Hye Jung discusses and demonstrates this fascinating instrument - no tickets required (in Matt Molloys Yard Bar, Bridge St.)

. 6.00pm

Sean Staunton Suite, Lecture

A festival artist will give a talk on an aspects of their instrument and their experiences of performing in the world of classical music. 

. 6.45pm

Balcony Concert: Nicholas Daniel serenades the town of Westport impromptu style! 

. 8.00pm

Moeran Phantasy Quartet:

Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Jolente De Maeyer (violin), Brian O'Kane (cello) & Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
Marmen Quartet

INTERVAL Franck: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, viola transcription
Maxim Rysanov (viola) and Nikolaas Kende (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimental
Brian O'Kane (cello) and Nikolaas Kende (piano)

Liszt: Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth
Franck: Melancholie in E minor
Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin

Nikolaas Kende (piano) and Jolente De Maeyer (violin)

. 10.30pm

Festival Commission
"dlúthinneach" by Dr Ryan Molloy

Ji Hye Jung (marimba), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Wu Qian (piano), Johannes Marmen (violin), Sinead O'Halloran (cello) & Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola)

Sam Perkins: ‘Freak Show’
Sitkovetsky Trio - Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Wu Qian (piano) & Isang Enders (cello) 

Lera Auerbach: Preludes No’s 2, 8, 14 & 15
Jolente De Maeyer (violin) and Nikolaas Kende (piano)

Concluding with a Marimba showcase from Ji Hye Jung
including Emma O’Halloran: How Sweet the Thought of You (2019)

. Concert ends 11.15pm

Sunday 11th September

Westport Town Hall Theatre

. 11.30am

Bach: Fugue from Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Ji Hye Jung (marimba)

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

Sitkovetsky Trio - Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Wu Qian (piano) & Isang Enders (cello) with Maxim Rysanov (viola)

. 2pm

Sean Staunton Suite: Lecture
In this talk, Gary Leahy will outline the history of violin bow-making, and the techniques and exotic materials that go into the making of a bow.

Holy Trinity Church

. 3.30pm

Bach: Cello Suite no. 1 in G major
Isang Enders (cello)

Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1
Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Brian O'Kane (cello) & Maxim Rysanov (viola)


Brahms: String Sextet No.1 in B-flat major, Op. 18
Marmen Quartet - Johannes Marmen (violin), Laia Valentin Braun (violin), Bryony Gibson-Cornish (viola) & Sinéad O’Halloran (cello) with Brian O'Kane (cello) & Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Schools Programme

Schools workshop from Marmen Quartet, 11am, Friday 9th, Town Hall Theatre.

Other workshops to take place in the academic year 2022/23 in selected national schools in the Westport area.