Lynda O'Connor & Mia Cooper with Wolfgang Ensemble

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY, 2019

Lynda O'Connor & Mia Cooper with Wolfgang Ensemble

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY, 2019

A concerto for two violins – one in the classical style and one traditional

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Violin virtuoso Lynda O’Connor and the Wolfgang Ensemble, which includes some of Ireland’s finest musicians, come to Drogheda for a performance of Vivaldi’s much loved Four Seasons. A suite of four mini-concertos, each movement describes a different season with one of the most famous depictions being music representing winter, with the high-pitched plucking from the strings sounding a bit like cold and icy rain. In recognition of the Fleadh Cheoil’s return to Drogheda in 2019, Lynda will be joined by leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Mia Cooper for Bill Whelan’s Inishlacken.

Don’t miss out, book tickets now.

The Four Seasons, composed in 1723, is one of Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous works for violin and is familiar to audiences through its uses in advertising and radio play.

A concerto for two violins (one in the classical style and one traditional), Bill Whelan’s Inishlacken was named after an island off the Galway coast and has been inspired by living in Connemara and by many visits to that now deserted island.

Lynda O'Connor, Violinist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall
LYNDA O'CONNOR – VIOLINIST

Violinist Lynda O’Connor is in much demand as a soloist, chamber musicians and leader of freelance orchestras in Ireland and abroad. 

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She is one of the leading Irish violinists of her generation. Showing early promise, she made her début appearance at the National Concert Hall, Dublin when she was just four years old. Lynda has collaborated with such wonderful artists as Michael Collins, Richard Watkins, Barry Douglas, Chee Yun Kim, Andreas Diaz, Nobuko Imai, Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin and Dr. Carol Leone.

Mia Cooper, Violinist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall
MIA COOPER – VIOLINIST

Mia Cooper is leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a regular chamber musician and soloist.

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Mia has also been a guest leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

In equal demand also as a chamber musician, Mia plays and records with various chamber orchestras and ensembles, including the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, Fibonacci Sequence and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, at major venues and festivals in the UK, France, India, and returns to Lithuania each year for the “Land of the Disobedient Chamber Music Festival”. She has recorded for Naxos, Meridian and Chandos.

Mia Cooper, Violinist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall
WOLFGANG ENSEMBLE

The Wolfgang Ensemble is a freelance orchestra made up of some of the finest Irish musicians currently playing.. 

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They are adaptable and engaged for specific projects, making them suitable for most musical projects. This will be their first time to perform in Drogheda.

Book tickets

Book tickets for this concert through the Droichead website using the link below.

Alternatively, you can pop into the Droichead Arts Centre box office in person on Stockwell Street or call the box office on 0419875140

Our tickets are great value and even include a free drink at the interval.

WHEN

Friday 25th January 2019
Pre-concert talk 7pm, concert start 7.30pm

WHERE

St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

TICKETS

From €19 in advance
€17 concessions, €5 student/children

Special ticket offers

We have two promotional ticket offers for the Series this year. Purchase a full season ticket for all 7 concerts for just €100 (that’s a saving of €40), or book tickets to 4 concerts for the price of 3.

Call the box office on 0419875140 for more details.

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Romantic and jazz-influenced works to set the mood for the coming season.

THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 2018

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

A programme of trios by Beethoven, Schubert and Dvořák.

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2018

Hugh Tinney

Celebrating the 60th birthday of one of Ireland’s most-loved pianists.