An evening of classical tunes


An evening of classical tunes
By Ryan Dunne @laoisnews

As part of the Leaves Festival, Music Network presents Anneleen Lenaerts, principal harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic and clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Portlaoise, this Sunday November 13.

Expect passion, technical aplomb and an exceptional chemistry from these two dazzling virtuosi.

The duo will perform a programme that includes the premiere of a new Music Network commission by Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell, as well as works from the Romantic era by Schumann, Schubert, Smetana and Verdi.

The programme includes Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen, Op. 94; Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang D. 957; Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821; Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke Op.73; Anne-Marie O‘ Farrell, Klaria (Music Network Commission); Bedřich Smetana, Mà Vlast, II. Vltava (Moldau), Op.43, Arr. Trneček; Giuseppe Verdi, "La Traviata" - Fantasia di concerto di Donato Lovreglio.

"Dynamic finesse, nuance in articulation and jaw-dropping skill" is how the Aspen Times described Lenaerts, while Die Welt called Grammenos “one of the most promising stars of tomorrow".

Not to be missed, this is chamber music-making of the highest order, which begins at 7pm this Sunday.

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