Barry Douglas

TUESDAY 5 MARCH, 2019

Barry Douglas

TUESDAY 5 MARCH, 2019

Exploring music and art in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

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Belfast-born pianist Barry Douglas shot to international fame when he won the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. He is now regarded as one of the most in-demand pianists with international orchestras. Since his first appearance in Drogheda with the orchestra in 2014, Barry has built up a relationship with Drogheda Classical Music and is delighted to return for a solo piano recital. Playing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, which was inspired by his visit to an exhibition by the Russian artist Viktor Hartmann. It is therefore fitting that this recital takes place in the beautiful setting of Highlanes Gallery.

Don’t miss out, book tickets now.

Pictures at an Exhibition, a musical work in 10 movements by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky that was inspired by a visit to an art exhibition. Each of the movements represents one of the drawings or artworks on display. Although originally composed in 1874 for solo piano, Pictures became better known in orchestral form, particularly as arranged by French composer Maurice Ravelin 1922. Mussorgsky composed Pictures as a memorial to his friend, the Russian artist Viktor Hartmann, who had died in 1873 at age 39. Shortly after the artist’s death, Mussorgsky visited a retrospective exhibit of Hartmann’s sketches, stage designs, and architectural studies and felt the need to capture the experience in music. By early summer 1874, he had completed the work, a lengthy and fiendishly difficult suite for solo piano. At the time of Mussorgsky’s death in 1881 from alcoholism, the piece had been neither performed nor published. It fell to his friend and colleague Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov to tidy up the manuscript and bring it to print in 1886.

Our artist
Barry Douglas, Pianist – Photo by Frances Marshall
Photo by Frances Marshall
BARRY DOUGLAS – PIANIST

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow.

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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.

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…an enthralling mix of chiselled brilliance and melting lyricism.

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Belfast Telegraph

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

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Pre-concert talk 7pm, concert start 7.30pm

WHERE

Highlanes Gallery, 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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Our pre-Christmas concert with well-known operatic and seasonal favourites.

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY 2019

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

SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2019

Orfeo ed Euridice: In Concert

A concert performance of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice starring Sharon Carty and Sarah Power.