Westport Festival of Chamber Music 2015 is taking place from Friday 11th  September to Sunday 13th of September. The performers include Hugh Linney(Piano) and Catherine Leonard(violin) who perform throughout the weekend at different venues including Westport House, Holy Trinity Church and Westport Town Hall Theatre.

Guest Artists also performing during the festival include Priya Mitchell(Cello), Simon Aspell(Viola), Guy Johnston (Cello),Sylvia O’Brien(Soprano), Jose Franch-Ballester (Clarinet) and Charles Owen (Piano). Guest young musicians performing are Sinead O’Halloran (Cello)  and Gary Beecher (Piano).

The festival is very popular with locals and visitors alike, so be sure to get your tickets as early as possible.

Friday 11 September Westport House 8.00pm Tickets €40  

SchumannFantasiestücke Op.73
Jose Franch-Ballester, Charles Owen,
MessiaenL’Abîme des oiseaux
Jose Franch-Ballester
ShostakovichSeven Romances on verses by Alexander Blok
Sylvia O’Brien, Priya Mitchell, Guy Johnston, Charles Owen
SchubertPiano Trio No 2 in E flat, D 929
Catherine Leonard, Guy Johnston, Hugh Tinney

Saturday 12 September Holy Trinity Church 12 noon Tickets €5

Young Musician – Invitation Concert
Sinead O’Halloran (Cello), Gary Beecher (Piano)

BeethovenSonata for Cello and Piano No.3 in A major, Op. 69
FauréÉlégie, Op.24
PopperHungarian Rhapsody, Op.68

Saturday 12 September Holy Trinity Church 8.00pm Tickets €20

BachConcerto in the Italian style BMV 971
Charles Owen
SchubertDer Hirt auf dem Felsen
Sylvia O’Brien, Jose Franch-Ballester, Charles Owen
StravinskyL’Histoire du Soldat (suite)
Catherine Leonard, Jose Franch-Ballester, Charles Owen
BrahmsPiano Quartet no 3 in C minor, Op 60
Priya Mitchell, Simon Aspell, Guy Johnston, Hugh Tinney

Sunday 13th Clew Bay Hotel 12.30 pm free event

‘Meet some musicians and their instruments’
Catherine Leonard and Jose Franch-Ballester introduced by Gary Leahy

Sunday 13 September Westport Town Hall 3.00pm Tickets €22

MozartPiano Trio in E flat, K 498 “Kegelstatt”
Simon Aspell, Jose Franch-Ballester, Hugh Tinney
FallaSiete Canciones Populares Españolas
Sylvia O’Brien, Hugh Tinney
DvorakPiano Quintet in A, Op 81
Catherine Leonard, Priya Mitchell, Simon Aspell,
Guy Johnston, Charles Owen

Make sure to check venues for accurate dates and times particularly on the day just in case of any last minute changes. Check venues for ticket availability or check www.classicallinks.ie

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