Music for Galway: Midwinter Festival – Stanford

Music for Galway
Midwinter Festival: Stanford
Town Hall Theatre
21-23 January 2022 For its 2022 Midwinter Festival, Music for Galway shines a light on a largely unsung hero of music history, the Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. While many music-lovers might have a passing acquaintance with some of his choral music, the scope and breadth of his extensive musical output is worthy of far greater recognition.

The influence and legacy of Stanford as one of the 20th century's most important composition teachers is hard to overstate. Throughout the weekend, alongside chamber and vocal works by Stanford himself, we hear music by composers who influenced him, and also by many of the composers who studied with him in London. The four concerts at the Town Hall Theatre will be available live and also online.

The concert at St Nicholas' Collegiate Church will be live only. Lectures and films will be available online. Artists
Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano
Finghin Collins, piano
ConTempo Quartet
John Finucane, clarinet
Riona O Duinnin, flute
John Leonard, bassoon
Hannah Miller, horn
Dominic Dudley, double bass
Chrisopher Bowen, tenor
Collegium choir
RIAM Student Quartet
Jeremy Dibble, musicologist

https://musicforgalway.ie/event/midwinter-festival-stanford/ *** Friday 21st January - 3.00pm - Online
TALK: Jeremy Dibble - Stanford as a composer of chamber music

Friday 21st - 6.00pm - Town Hall Theatre and Online
SCHUMANN/STANFORD/BRIDGE Selected Songs
REINECKE Flute Sonata "Undine" Op.

167
STANFORD Stanford String Quartet No.

6 Op.

122
Total Time 63 Mins *** Saturday 22nd January - 11.00am - Online
TALK: Jeremy Dibble - Stanford and his pupils

Saturday 22nd January - 2.00pm - St Nicholas Collegiate Church
PARRY Music when soft voices die
WOOD Full fathom five
GRAINGER Brigg Fair
WOOD Come sleep
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Turtle Dove
PARRY My delight and thy delight
STANFORD
Op 53 Praised be Diana
Op 49 Corydon
Op 110 Heraclitus
Op 119 The Blue Bird
Op 119 Chillingham
COLERIDGE TAYLOR Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
Total Time 60 Mins Saturday 22nd January - 6.00pm - Town Hall Theatre and Online
SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro Op.

70 for cello and piano
STANFORD
Fantasy No.

1 for clarinet quintet in G minor
REBECCA CLARKE/MURIEL HERBERT Selected songs
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Clarinet Quintet Op.

10
Total Time 67 Mins ***
Sunday 23rd January - 11.00 am - Town Hall Theatre and Online
FRANK BRIDGE Three Idylls for string quartet
STANFORD Clarinet Sonata Op.

129
REBECCA CLARKE Viola Sonata
Total Time 57 MINS Sunday 23rd January - 3.00pm - Town Hall Theatre and Online
BRAHMS FAE Scherzo
SAMUEL COLERDIGE-TAYLOR Nos.

1 and 2 from Four African Dances
HERBERT / CLARKE Selection of Songs
WILLIAM HURLSTONE Phantasie for String Quartet in A minor
STANFORD Nonet in F major Op.

95
Total Time 60 MINS Sunday 23rd January - 6.15 pm - Online
FILMS
That's None of My Business - Two men of distinction recall their youthful attempt to desegregate a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963.

Premiere of short film by Charles Kaufmann. Samuel Coleridge Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912
Full feature documentary by Charles Kaufmann Total running time of the two films: 90 minutes

*** Ticket prices and booking:
Main concerts: EUR20/EUR18 | Students (full time) EUR10 | MfG Friends EUR16
Choral concert: EUR15/EUR13.50 | Students (full time) EUR6 | MfG Friends EUR11
Film: EUR8/EUR7
Talks: Free
Festival Ticket: EUR95/86 | MfG Friends: EUR82
'Festival Ticket' discount applied automatically when purchasing all 5 events in one transaction Streaming:
Main concerts: EUR15
Film: EUR8/EUR7

Booking: www.musicforgalway.ie | Town Hall Theatre 091 569777

The Midwinter Festival is sponsored by MJ Conroy and NUI Galway
ConTempo Quartet is presented in association with Galway Music Residency