Friday 25th September
1:30 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:
7.30 pm Final Concert: Hana Blazíková – soprano, Collegium Marianum €20/18 conc.
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.
The Ensemble Classes during the festival are an opportunity to have some very expert guidance and a good style and approach to playing baroque music in small groups – it should be worth a great deal for any wanting to improve their performance – but it only costs €20 (10 for under 18s) for which you get:
up to three mentoring sessions with (probably) different experts
and the chance to play through the piece or movement in public on Sunday afternoon.
Tutors are: Colin Booth, Sarah Groser, Reiko Ichise and Nicola Cleary.
Don’t miss the chance !
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.
The Arts Council of Ireland
Sligo Arts Service
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB
RTE Supporting the Arts
Judge Keenan Johnson
In memory of Teresa and James Storey
Nolan & Quinlan
Dr Klocker Dental Surgery
Sligo Grammar School
Sligo Academy of Music
Anna Maria Watters
In memory of Patrick Gordon
Olive & Sean Braiden
Olive and Sean Braiden
Anna Fewer Hamilton
Fabio Ice Cream
Mary McDonnell Tir na n’Og