2015 Programme of Events

Friday 25th September

2:30 pm Schools Concert: Introduction to Baroque Music €8/4 schools

8 pm Opening Concert: Contemporary Dance with Baroque Music €15/12 conc.

Saturday 26th September

1 pm Lunchtime Concert:  Collegium Marianum €12/8 conc.

7.30 pm Evening Concert: The Irish Baroque Orchestra. €18/15

10 pm Late Night Concert: Dark Harpsichord Music with Colin Booth €12/8 conc.

Sunday September 27th

2 pm Musick’s Recreation:
Music for lutes and viols €12/8 conc.

7.30 pm Final Concert:  Hana Blazíková – soprano, Collegium Marianum €20/18 conc.

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20th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music    25th – 27th September 2015

Musical excellence in an informal friendly atmosphere

The Sligo Festival of Baroque Music has frequently brought performers to make their debut appearances in Ireland – as well as providing a greatly valued platform for Irish musicians from students to those of international repute. For our 20th Festival we are delighted that Collegium Marianum and soprano Hana Blazikova are coming from Prague, Czech Republic.
They are presenting two programmes, the first a chamber recital with music by František Ignác Antonín Tůma František Benda Giovanni Benedetto Platti Václav Vodička with Collegium Marianum’s Director, flautist Jana Semerádová and the fabulous baroque cellist Hana Flekova.
Then in the final programme a fuller line-up of Collegium Marianum will be joined by the Soprano Hana Blažíková (no doubt as a realisation of other people’s dream to hear her live, not only mine!)in a programme that includes composers Jan Dismas Zelenka, Christian Gottlieb Postel, Johann Friedrich Fasch and Antonio Caldara.
The full festival programme will also include Irish Baroque Orchestra with Monica Huggett directing a programme of wind and string concertos that promises to be sparkling and virtuosic.
And watch out for details of the opening Concert…

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Tickets are available from The Hawks Well Theatre and from Wards Pharmacy, O’Connell Street, Sligo.

Also available throughout the festival at our desk in the Model.

What We Were Told

Over the last nineteen years there have been so many kind and flattering things written and
said about the festival that it is slightly embarrassing – as well as being very encouraging.
Below are a few of the comments we received at the 19th Festival in 2014.

Bill Tuck, October 2011

The Sligo Festival of Baroque Music has been held annually now for over fifteen years. With admirable support from the Irish Arts Council and local sponsors, it is able to attract many of the finest baroque musicians performing in Europe today. Over a single weekend at the beginning of October, …

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Our Sponsors

Our grateful thanks to all who assist with the 20th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, and our funders and sponsors.

The Arts Council of Ireland
Sligo Arts Service
Con Brio
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB
RTE Lyric FM
The Model
Foras Eireann
Music Generation

Wards Pharmacy
Homecare Pharmacy
Mullaneys Solicitors
Dr Magdalena Sommer
Vivion Kinsella
Con Brio
Simeon Gillan
Eileen Monahan
Rod Alston

Nolan & Quinlan
Dr Klocker Dental Surgery
Sligo Grammar School
Luisa McConville
John Coleman
Gabrielle Tims
Sligo Academy of Music

M Feeney

M&P Martin

Doris Nairn

Jean-Claude Girod

Avril Blennerhasset

M Gaine 

F Gordon

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