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See our programme of 2018 events below. You can opt to view the Full Programme, Masterclasses, Fringe Events and/or a listing by Artist by selecting the relevant tabs.

Friday 29 June 2018

Fringe Festival - Halcyon Quartet

Date 29 June 2018
Time 3:30 pm
Location Cork Airport
Admission FREE
Artist Halcyon Quartet

1. Opening Concert

Date 29 June 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €50/€40/€30/€16
Kodaly Duo Sonata / Mairéad Hickey / Ella van Poucke
Grazyna Bacewicz Quartet 4 / Dudok Quartet
Beethoven Quartet in F major Op.59/1 ‘Razumovsky 1’ / Quatuor Danel
Saturday 30 June 2018

2. Masterclass

Date 30 June 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Halcyon Quartet, Christopher Marwood

3. Coffee Concert

Date 30 June 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Artist London Chamber Brass
Tallis Four Voluntaries (arr Maxwell Davies)
Jan Koetsier Kleiner Zirkusmarsch from Kinderzirkus Op.79
Jan Koetsier Brass Quintet Op.65
Anthony Plog Four Sketches
Enrique Crespo Suite Americana

4. Masterclass

Date 30 June 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Red Abbey Quartet, Liana Gourdjia

Fringe Festival - Alex Petcu & Caitriona Frost

Date 30 June 2018
Time 12:30 pm
Location The Old Supervalu
Admission FREE
Artist Alex Petcu & Caitriona Frost

5. Town Concert

Date 30 June 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Ensemble Dagda
Works by Hildegard von Bingen, Jacquet de la Guerre, Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini and other women composers 

6. Masterclass

Date 30 June 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Doolan Quartet, Liana Gourdjia

7. Baroque Masterclass

Date 30 June 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry Courthouse
Admission Free
Artists Westland Baroque Ensemble, Peter Spissky

8. Crespo Series

Date 30 June 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €18/€13/€9
Artist Apollon Musagète Quartet
Arensky Quartet Op.35a
Dvorák Quartet no.14 in A flat Op.105

9. Main Evening Concert

Date 30 June 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Mozart Quartet in G major K.387 / Dudok Quartet
Andrzej Panufnik Quartet No.1 / Apollon Musagète Quartet
Beethoven Quartet No.8 in E minor Op.59/2 ‘Razumovsky’ / Quatuor Danel

10. Late Great Show

Date 30 June 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €14
Artist Cédric Pescia
J.S.Bach  Goldberg Variations
Sunday 1 July 2018

11. Morning Talk

Date 1 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Brick Oven
Admission €6
Artists Evelyn Grant, Nathalia Milstein, Dana Zemtsov

12. Masterclass

Date 1 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Beckett Quartet, Liana Gourdjia

13. Coffee Concert

Date 1 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Artists Lyudmila Shkirtil, Peter Spissky, Camerata Øresund, Jonas Nordberg, Berit Norbakken Solset
Vivaldi Concerto for strings in C major RV 114
Vivaldi Cessate, omai cessate RV 684
Vivaldi L’estro armonico - Concerto for 4 violins in E minor RV 550
Vivaldi Motet - In furore iustissimae Irae RV 626
Vivaldi L’estro armonico – Concerto for violin D minor RV 565
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor RV 315 'Summer' & Aria - Sonno, se pur sei Sonno

14. Masterclass

Date 1 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Halcyon Quartet, Dudok Quartet

15. Young Composers Forum

Date 1 July 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission Free
Artists Doolan Quartet, Halcyon Quartet, Beckett Quartet, Red Abbey Quartet
Omar Zatriqi Key Chain
Lisa Robertson Machair
Daragh Black Hynes Procession for String Quartet
Darragh Kelly Blue

16. Baroque Masterclass

Date 1 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry Courthouse
Admission Free
Artists Westland Baroque Ensemble, Marcus Mohlin

17. Crespo Series

Date 1 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €18/€13/€9
Artist Quatuor Danel
Elizabeth Maconchy Quartet No.2
Beethoven Quartet No.9 in C major Op.59/3 ‘Razumovsky’

18. Main Evening Concert

Date 1 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Bloch Violin Sonata No.1 / Nurit Stark / Cédric Pescia
Andrzej Panufnik Quartet No.2 ‘Messages’ / Apollon Musagète Quartet
Franck Piano Quintet / Quatuor Danel / Julius Drake

19. Late Great Show

Date 1 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €14
Artist Barry Douglas
Brahms Fantasias Op.116, Intermezzos Op.117, Piano Pieces Op.118/1, Op.118/6
Monday 2 July 2018

20. Morning Talk

Date 2 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Brick Oven
Admission €6
Artists Evelyn Grant, Peter Spissky, Berit Norbakken Solset, Camerata Øresund

21. Masterclass

Date 2 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Red Abbey Quartet, Andreas Reiner

22. Coffee Concert

Heroines of Love and Loss
Date 2 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Admission €20/€14/€10
Artists Ruby Hughes, Jonas Nordberg
Barbara Strozzi L’Eraclito Amoroso; Lamento, Lagrime mie
Francesa Caccini Lasciatemi qui solo
Giovanni Kapsberger Works for Theorbo/Archlute
Henry Purcell Dido’s Lament

23. Masterclass

Date 2 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Doolan Quartet, Quatuor Danel

Fringe Festival - Ensemble Dagda

Date 2 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location Organico
Admission FREE
Artist Ensemble Dagda

24. Town Concert

Date 2 July 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Halcyon Quartet
Beethoven Quartet No.6 in B flat Op.18/6
Omar Zatriqi Key Chain WORLD PREMIERE
Bartok Quartet No.3

25. Masterclass

Date 2 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Beckett Quartet, Apollon Musagète Quartet

26. Violin Talk

A Question of Sonority
Date 2 July 2018
Time 3:15 pm
Location Old Cinema
Admission FREE
Artist Robert Pierce

27. Crespo Series

Date 2 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €18/€13/€9
Artist Dudok Quartet
Weinberg Quartet No.3 Op.14
Machault, Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez and Gesualdo  Madrigals
Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor Op.80 ‘Requiem for Fanny’

28. Baroque Masterclass

Date 2 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry Courthouse
Admission Free
Artists Westland Baroque Ensemble, Peter Spissky

29. Main Evening Concert

Paule Cotter Memorial Concert
Date 2 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Artist Mairéad Hickey
Ravel Duo Sonata
IRISH PREMIERE Lera Auerbach Arcanum, Sonata for viola and piano
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat D.898

30. Late Great Show

Date 2 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €14
Artist Philippe Cassard
Debussy Les Préludes, Premier Livre
Tuesday 3 July 2018

31. Morning Talk

Date 3 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Brick Oven
Admission €6
Artists Evelyn Grant, Quatuor Danel

32. Coffee Concert

Date 3 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Artists Camerata Øresund, Mark Padmore, Ruby Hughes, Peter Spissky, Anna Besson
J.S.Bach Cantata Ich habe genug BWV 82
J.S.Bach Ouverture No.2 in B minor BWV 1067
J.S.Bach Cantata Non sa che sia dolore BWV 209

Fringe Festival - Elias Folk

Date 3 July 2018
Time 12:20 pm
Location Bantry Library
Admission Free
Artist Elias String Quartet

33. Town Concert

Date 3 July 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Voice Trio
Hildegard of Bingen (C12th, Germany)  
Guillaume de Machaut (C14th, France)  
Francesco Landini (C14th, Italy)  

34. Masterclass

Date 3 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location The Maritime Hotel
Artists Andreas Reiner, Red Abbey Quartet

35. Baroque Masterclass

Date 3 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry Courthouse
Admission Free
Artists Westland Baroque Ensemble, Peter Spissky

36. Crespo Series

Date 3 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €25/€20/€14/€10
Artists Andreas Brantelid, Nathalia Milstein
Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5 in D major Op.102/2
Debussy Cello Sonata
Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op.40

Fringe Festival - VOICE WORKSHOPS

Date 3 July 2018
Time 5:30 pm
Location The Old Supervalu
Admission Free
Artist Voice Trio

37. Main Evening Concert

Date 3 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €34/€25/€11
Haydn Quartet in F minor Op.20/5 / Dudok Quartet
WORLD PREMIERE Deirdre Gribbin Kindersang / Caroline Melzer / Nurit Stark
Schubert Schwanengesang D.957 / Mark Padmore / Julius Drake
Wednesday 4 July 2018

38. Morning Talk

Date 4 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Brick Oven
Admission €6
Artists Evelyn Grant, Niek de Groot

39. Masterclass

Date 4 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Beckett Quartet, Andreas Reiner

40. Coffee Concert

Date 4 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Mozart Flute Quartet in D major K.285 / Fiona Kelly / Liana Gourdjia / Andreas Brantelid / Piotr Szumiet
Beethoven Quartet No.1 in F major Op.18/1 / Quatuor Danel
Mieczyslaw Weinberg Improvisation and Romance for String Quartet IRISH PREMIERE / Quatuor Danel

41. Masterclass

Date 4 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Red Abbey Quartet, Apollon Musagète Quartet

Fringe Festival - Voice

Date 4 July 2018
Time 12:00 pm
Location Glebe Gardens, Baltimore
Admission Free
Artist Voice Trio

42. Town Concert

Date 4 July 2018
Time 1:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Westland Baroque Ensemble
Purcell Sonata in 4 Parts, no.6 in G minor Z807
Vivaldi Sonata in D minor ‘La follia’ RV63
and works by Corelli, Couperin and Handel 

43. Masterclass

Date 4 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Halcyon Quartet, Apollon Musagète Quartet

44. Crespo Series

Date 4 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €37/€27/€21/€11
Artists Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien
Brahms Violin Sonata No.1 in G major Op.78 'Regensonate'
Brahms Violin Sonata No.2 in A major Op.100
Vierne Violin Sonata Op.23

45. Baroque Masterclass

Date 4 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry Courthouse
Admission Free
Artists Westland Baroque Ensemble, Peter Spissky

Fringe Festival - VOICE Workshops

Date 4 July 2018
Time 5:30 pm
Location The Old Supervalu
Admission Free
Artist Voice Trio

46. Main Evening Concert

Date 4 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €34/€25/€11
Shostakovich Symphony for Strings Op.118a / Festival Strings / Yuri Serov / Niek de Groot / Liana Gourdjia
Shostakovich Spanish Songs / Festival Strings / Yuri Serov / Liana Gourdjia / Lyudmila Shkirtil / Niek de Groot
Jonathan Dove  In Damascus / Mark Padmore / Elias String Quartet

47. Late Great Show

Date 4 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €14
Artists Caroline Melzer, Cédric Pescia
Messiaen Harawi, chant d’amour et de mort
Thursday 5 July 2018

48. Morning Talk

Date 5 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Brick Oven
Admission €6
Artists Evelyn Grant, Nurit Stark, Caroline Melzer, Cédric Pescia

49. Masterclass

Date 5 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Doolan Quartet, Alina Ibragimova

50. Coffee Concert

Date 5 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Artists Berit Norbakken Solset, Sebastian Philpott, Camerata Øresund, Peter Spissky, Lyudmila Shkirtil, Jonas Nordberg
G.F.Handel Concerto grosso Op.6/5 Largo – Allegro
G.F.Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine (HWV 74 Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)
G.F.Handel Concerto grosso Op.6/5 Presto – Largo
G.F.Handel Recitativo, Aria: Ah! Ruggiero crudel, tu non mi amasti! (Alcina)
G.F.Handel Concerto grosso Op.6/5 Allegro – Menuet & TBC Where shall I fly (Hercules HWV 60)
G.F.Handel Sonata HWV 399, Op.5/4 (Orchestral version from Alcina) & Let the bright seraphim (Samson HWV 57)

51. Masterclass

Date 5 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Halcyon Quartet, Andreas Reiner

Fringe Festival - Voice with West Cork Choirs

Date 5 July 2018
Time 12:30 pm
Location The Old Supervalu
Admission Free
Artist Voice Trio

52. Town Concert

Date 5 July 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Beckett Quartet
Shostakovich Quartet No.9 in E flat Op.117
Lisa Robertson Machair WORLD PREMIERE
Ravel Quartet in F major

53. Masterclass

Date 5 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Red Abbey Quartet, Quatuor Danel

54. Violin Talk

Wood and tools, hands and sound
Date 5 July 2018
Time 3:15 pm
Location Old Cinema
Admission FREE
Artist Patrick Robin

55. Crespo Series

Date 5 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €18/€13/€9
Artists Mark Padmore, Ruby Hughes, Philippe Cassard, Niek de Groot, Elias String Quartet
Sally Beamish  Reed Stanzas
Watkins In my craft or sullen art
Fauré La Bonne Chanson

56. Main Evening Concert

Date 5 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Mozart Clarinet Trio K.498 ‘Kegelstatt’ / Annelien Van Wauwe / Barry Douglas / Rosalind Ventris
Weinberg Violin Sonata No.2 Op.15 / Elina Vähälä / Yuri Serov
Dvorák Piano Quintet in A major / Philippe Cassard / Apollon Musagète Quartet

57. Late Great Show

Date 5 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €14
Artists Lyudmila Shkirtil, Yuri Serov
Sviridov Petersburg, song cycle to text by Alexander Blok
Friday 6 July 2018

58. Morning Talk

Date 6 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Brick Oven
Admission €6
Artists Evelyn Grant, Dudok Quartet

59. Masterclass

Date 6 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Beckett Quartet, Quatuor Danel

60. Coffee Concert

Date 6 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Artists Ramon Ortega Quero, Elias String Quartet
Haydn Quartet in E flat Op.64/6
Mozart Oboe Quartet K.370
Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op.13

61. Masterclass

Date 6 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Halcyon Quartet, Andreas Reiner

Fringe Festival - Doolan Quartet

Date 6 July 2018
Time 12:30 pm
Location Mannings Emporium, Ballylickey
Admission Free
Artist Doolan Quartet

62. Town Concert

Date 6 July 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Red Abbey Quartet
Shostakovich Quartet No.3 in F major Op.73
Darragh Kelly  Blue WORLD PREMIERE
Dvorák Quartet in F major Op.96 ‘American’

63. Masterclass

Date 6 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Doolan Quartet, Dudok Quartet

64. Crespo Series

Date 6 July 2018
Time 4:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €18/€13/€9
IRISH PREMIERE Gubaidulina So sei es / Nurit Stark / Cédric Pescia / Niek de Groot / Luigi Gaggero
Schubert Fantasie D.934 / Nurit Stark / Cédric Pescia

65. Main Evening Concert

Date 6 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €47/€37/€27/€13
Mozart Duo for violin and viola in G major K.423 / Alina Ibragimova / Marie-Louise de Jong
IRISH PREMIERE Rautavaara String Quintet ‘Unknown Heavens’ / Elina Vähälä / Mairéad Hickey / Dana Zemtsov / Christopher Marwood / Ella van Poucke
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 / Quatuor Danel / Barry Douglas

66. Late Great Show

Date 6 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €14
Artist Cédric Tiberghien
Cage Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
Saturday 7 July 2018

67. Masterclass

Date 7 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Dudok Quartet, Doolan Quartet

68. Coffee Concert

Date 7 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Connesson Techno Parade
Louise Farrenc  Sextet for piano and winds
Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds Op.16

69. Masterclass

Date 7 July 2018
Time 11:30 am
Location The Maritime Hotel
Admission Free
Artists Beckett Quartet, Christopher Marwood

Fringe Festival - Halcyon Quartet - Durrus

Date 7 July 2018
Time 12:30 pm
Location Durrus Festival, Philips Green, Durrus
Admission Free
Artist Halcyon Quartet

71. Crespo Series

Date 7 July 2018
Time 3:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €37/€27/€21/€11
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives Op.22 / Nathalia Milstein
Rebecca Clarke  Piano Trio / Andreas Reiner / Ella van Poucke / Nathalia Milstein
Prokofiev Cello Sonata / Ella van Poucke / Nathalia Milstein

72. Main Evening Concert

Date 7 July 2018
Time 8:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €34/€25/€11
Brahms Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor Op.108 / Alina Ibragimova / Cédric Tiberghien
Kurtág Scenes from a Novel Op.19 / Caroline Melzer / Nurit Stark / Luigi Gaggero / Niek de Groot
Mozart String Quintet in D major K.593 / Dudok Quartet / Simone van der Giessen

70. Town Concert

Date 7 July 2018
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €7
Artist Doolan Quartet
Beethoven Quartet No.11 in F minor Op.95
Daragh Black Hynes  Procession WORLD PREMIERE
Brahms Quartet in C minor Op.51/1

73. Late Great Show

Date 7 July 2018
Time 10:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €14
Artists Alina Ibragimova, Elina Vähälä, Dana Zemtsov, Andreas Brantelid, Christopher Marwood, Marie-Louise de Jong
Andrzej Panufnik  Song to the Virgin Mary for String Sextet
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Op.4
Sunday 8 July 2018

74. Coffee Concert

Date 8 July 2018
Time 11:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €20/€14/€10
Mozart Duo for cello and bassoon K.292 / Bram van Sambeek / Christopher Marwood
Beethoven Septet in E flat Op.20 / Andreas Reiner / Dana Zemtsov / Christopher Marwood / Annelien Van Wauwe / Ron Schaaper / Bram van Sambeek / Niek de Groot

75. Young Musicians Platform

Date 8 July 2018
Time 2:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €15
Vivaldi Sonata in D minor ‘La follia’ / Westland Baroque Ensemble
Haydn Quartet in D major Op.20/4 / Halcyon Quartet
Janacek Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ / Doolan Quartet
Dvořák Quartet in F major Op.96 ‘American’ / Red Abbey Quartet
Ravel Quartet in F major / Beckett Quartet

76. Finale

Date 8 July 2018
Time 7:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €50/€40/€30/€16
Isang Yun Together for Violin and Double Bass / Elina Vähälä / Niek de Groot
Franck Violin Sonata in A major / Alina Ibragimova / Cédric Tiberghien
Fauré Piano Quartet in G minor Op.45 / Elina Vähälä / Dana Zemtsov / Andreas Brantelid / Cédric Pescia
Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G major / Andreas Reiner / Mairéad Hickey / Dana Zemtsov / Andreas Brantelid / Ella van Poucke / Simone van der Giessen

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