Music in Monkstown Festival on in Monkstown Parish Church (C.o.I.)

Nathalia Milstein, piano
Friday, September 7, 2018
7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Haydn – Variations in F minor Hob XVII/6
Prokofiev – Visions Fugitives op.22
Prokofiev – Toccata
Schumann- Fantasiestücke op.12
Schumann- Toccata op.7

Maighréad McCrann, violin, Réamonn Keary, piano
Saturday, September 8, 2018
3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Bach- Chaconne from the Partita in D Minor BWV 1004
Schubert- Sonata for violin and piano in A Major D574
Schumann- Sonata for violin and piano in A Minor op.105

€1 “Cushion Concert” with Simon Stroughair, harpischord
Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Knox Hall (map)
Nip in to the Knox Hall before the RTE Contempo concert in Monkstown Church, for 30 minutes of wonderful harpischord playing by Simon Stroughair. Entry is just €1, payable at the door.
A native of Dublin, Simon Stroughair studied organ with Malcolm Wisener as part of the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music, taking his first organist post at the age of fourteen. Having moved to part-time organ studies with the late Una Russell at the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama, Simon was awarded the Actors’ Church Union Prize at the conservatory competitions, and he also won the Fitzgerald Trophy for advanced organ performance at the Feis Ceoil.
More recently he has studied organ with David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and taken part in masterclasses given by Ben van Oosten, Margaret Phillips and Daniel Roth. In his former role as assistant organist of Monkstown Parish Church, Simon accompanied the choir during tours to Tewkesbury Abbey, Bath Abbey and Zehdenick in Germany.

He has acted on the committee for the ‘Pipeworks’ festival and was consultant for the organ rebuild project at Dublin’s Unitarian Church, completed earlier this year by Trevor Crowe. Simon is a graduate and foundation scholar of Trinity College Dublin, where he studied theoretical physics.

RTE Contempo String Quartet, John Finucane & Guests
Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:30 PM 9:30 PM

RTE Con Tempo String Quartet with guests John Finucane, clarinet, John Hearne, Bassoon, Peter Ryan, horn and Aura Stone, double-bass.
Debussy, String Quartet in G minor, op. 10
Beethoven, Septet in Eb Major, op.20

Sunday, September 9, 2018
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Music in Monkstown is delighted to join forces again with Classical Kids for a special event at the Knox Hall on Sunday 9 September at 11 am.
Designed for the pre-schooler and older child up to 7 or 8, these concerts are all about interacting with the music in a totally natural way.
Making sounds, moving around, dressing up, standing completely still with mouth wide open, it’s all good with us! We have play mats, lego, colouring, and musical worksheets for older children. All are welcome to come and have a closer look at the instruments at the end of the concert.
There will be time for them to go and investigate the instruments, to touch feel and pluck!
Classical Kids gives children a chance to enjoy classical music in a setting that allows them to learn, feel and express themselves.
Tickets cost €15 per adult and include free entry for up to 3 children. They can be bought here (link coming shortly) and at the door.

The Palestrina Choir
Sunday, September 9, 2018
3:30 PM 4:30 PM
The Palestrina Choir, Director Blánaid Murphy
Accompanist: David Grealy
Exsultate Justi – Viadana
Cantate Domino – Monteverdi
Spatzen Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei) Mozart
Jesu Dulcis Memoria – Gregorian Chant
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Ave Maria – Gregorian Chant
Ave Maria – Bruckner
Ave Maris Stella – Grieg
Grieg Ag Críost an Síol – arr. Armstrong
Deus Meus Adiuva Me – arr. Mooney

€1 “Cushion Concert” with Brian Dungan, marimba
Sunday, September 9, 2018
6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Knox Hall (map)
Nip in to the Knox Hall before the Barry Douglas concert in Monkstown Church, for 30 minutes of wonderful marimba playing by Brian Dungan. Entry is just €1, payable at the door.
As an orchestral percussionist Brian Dungan works regularly with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and the Ulster Orchestra. He is also timpanist and a founding member of Fishamble Sinfonia.
Brian loves to perform new music. For Northern Ireland Opera in Belfast Brian played the frenetic percussion part – with its massive instrumental array extending to fishing reels and bags of broken crockery – in the Irish premiere (2017) of Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face which drew rave international reviews including five stars from both The Times and The Telegraph. Brian played more Adés (the Irish premiere of Totentanz with the RTÉ NSO) as well as John Cage (Living Room Music) with Bangers and Crash at the 2017 New Music Dublin Festival. Brian played in Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians in a joint performance with Crash Ensemble, Bang on a Can Allstars and Sō Percussion in Dublin in 2014. He played the John Cage duo for flute and percussion, Roanji, with flautist Manuel Zurria in 2014, and recorded Perotin’s Viderunt Omnes for eight cellos and percussion by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky in 2012, both for Louth Contemporary Music Society. Brian played for Arvo Pärt in a chamber group assembled for the composition seminar at the 2008 RTÉ Living Music Festival.
He is assistant to Richard O’Donnell, director of the RIAM Percussion Ensemble, with whom he has toured to New York many times since 2010.
Some notable masterclasses include those with Pedro Carneiro, Collin Currie, Evelyn Glennie, Arnie Lang, Eriko Daimo, and Toni Micelli. He was runner-up in the Yamaha European Foundation Scholarships competition (2013).
Brian earned a Masters in music pedagogy from the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, Budapest, following his first-class honours B. Mus. Ed (with Gold Medal) from Trinity College Dublin. He continues to study with Richard O’Donnell (Principal Percussionist, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra) on the Masters programme at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Barry Douglas with RTE ConTempo Quartet
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Monkstown Parish Church (map)
Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.
Schubert- Impromptus op.90 nos.1 and 4
Schubert- Sonata in B Major D575
Brahms- Piano quintet in F minor op.34